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lc1333

I Know, I'm Just Whining

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ugh...before i figured out that gluten is my nemesis i ate out all the time.  now, there's nowhere that has fast food that i can eat...i ate at subway yesterday morning, I've always had good luck with them...they get out the meat from the bottom of the stack, same with the cheese and all that...yesterday i went to subway for breakfast.  last night by 10 pm the cramping started...then the hot flashes and the sweating...the cramps were so bad i thought i was going to have to go to the hospital...worst episode in over 2 years...then i was stuck in the bathroom for 2 hours dying...needless to say, there was nothing left in my system - anywhere!  it was so bad...and i can't think of anything i ate that wasn't gluten-free other than if the subway was cross-contaminated...i'm so bummed...i like eating out, and today, i'm still queasy, my gut is still grumbly, had to leave work early...

 

i know i'm whining, but damn i hate this!  i want to go back to eating whatever the hell i wanted and not knowing what was causing all of my symptoms...i'm pouting...

 

thanks for listening

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It sucks. It really does suck. And most of us totally get that. If you have a Wendy's in your area they're a much safer bet. None of us should ever even consider eating anything from a Subway ever because of risk of CC. It just isn't safe. I worked at one once, and when you get to the bottom of the meat and cheese containers they always have crumbs. Always. If you google Wendy's on the forum though you'll find lots of suggestions about how to order there safely. :) I've had success there, and since it's summer you'll be able to get Frostys too. Not sure where you are, but In N Out is also a great place to go. I've never had issues there. While we have to gently guide people at Wendy's, we can just tell the person at In N Out that it's a wheat allergy (I know it isn't but they list it as an "allergy burger" on the slip) and bam! just like that you get a safe meal. Maybe they're the reason I'm still fat and not my baking habit. :ph34r::lol:

 

When this was all new I cried in grocery stores in the bakery aisle. I cried in parking lots in fast food places. I'd cry when my husband ate junk no one should be eating anyway that I couldn't have. It does get better. Today I stopped in a new gelato restaurant (seriously, 5 blocks away from my house... how cool is that!!!) to talk to them about what I could eat there. I didn't intend to get anything when I walked in because I'm sick as a dog right now but my husband decided to get a watermelon gelato that was not gluten free. Other than the smallest pang of jealousy that it was HOTHOTHOT and he had an icy treat that I couldn't even taste, it didn't bother me. And, the owner has a bunch of food allergies and was super helpful and they'll email me back with what I can eat soon. You'll find, that while it may not be fast food, you'll find lots of small business owners like this who are very accommodating and just want to help make sure that we can all have a safe experience. So when you're ready to have a sit down meal, take the time to talk to some of your local places you used to love and see if they can work for you.

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I understand your pain and frustration! Last night my daughter made the most delicious beef stew and the whole time I was enjoying it, all I could think of was that there were no good old Bisquick dumplings floating in it (tried the gluten-free Bisquick... it wasn't good). Been gluten-free for more than 10 years and every once in a while I get so sad about food memories I'll never have again. I've cried in stores too... but in the very end it's all good. Wallowing is allowed!!

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Thanks, y'all,

 

I'm feeling better today.  It's really hard to completely change your lifestyle around food, I know that everyone here has had to do just that.  It's frustrating how pivotal food is in our lives...and demoralizing when we can't participate in our lives the way we used to.  I wish I was raised and used to the whole "just don't eat anything processed" lifestyle, but I wasn't, I was raised in a McDonald's practically, so this shift, while good for me, is really hard.

 

Thanks for your sympathy, it helps...

 

Linda

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