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Last night I accidentally ate a small amount of gluten.  My brother was preparing dinner and mistakenly used orzo (100% wheat flour) instead of arborio rice for risotto.  This was an honest mistake and by no means was he trying to "gluten" me.  I took one bite and knew instantly that it wasn't rice.  I swallowed maybe a few noodles and spit out the rest. I took some activated charcoal immediately.  I felt bloated and had stomach cramps last night.  This morning I feel a little groggy, but not like I have felt pre-diagnosis. I am dreading the days to come, but I'm hoping Ill be fine.  I have been gluten free for 3 years and have healed and am absorbing food better.  My last antibody test was undetectable!

 

I guess I'm wondering if anybody that has been gluten free for several years, and then ate gluten, if you have the same symptoms as pre-diagnosis?  Anybody eat gluten by mistake and have no reaction at all?

 

 

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We're all different. My digestive symptoms were mild and confined to "the next morning" if you get my drift. But the one and only time I have been glutened since I went gluten-free over three years ago I had nausea within twenty minutes and I didn't have to wait until the next morning to have those problems.

 

Quite a few here have much worse symptoms after being gluten-free for a while when they get glutened, and there are a few who don't have symptoms as bad as they used to.

 

Rest as much as you can, drink lots of water, and I hope you're feeling better soon.

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I have been gluten free for almost 2 years. I have had the occaisional accident. I think everyone reacts differently. I find I don't feel much right away. Maybe a few hours later I will feel really tired and foggy, maybe have an upset stomache, and then it goes away within an hour. But prolonged exposure (I ate gluten 3 days in a row to see what would happen) causes me to be full out symptomatic. I ate it the first day, nothing. Had it the second, felt kinda gross. By the third day, I was heading into migraine city within an hour of consumption. For me, I wouldn't get fully sick after an accidental bite or two. I may not feel so hot but I will be functional. Everyone is different though, My sis in law is down for the count, in bed after a bite or two. 

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Thanks for the reply's!  I did feel lousy yesterday-tired, headache, no appetite, brain foggy.  It seemed to be more mild compared to when I was eating gluten all the time. That was the first time in 3 years I have knowingly eaten any gluten  I was worried I'd be down and out for several days, but symptoms only lasted about 24 hours, and this morning I am feeling fine....for now....life as a celiac.....

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I have been g.f 4+ years.  My reaction now to an accidental glutening is far different from what it was one or two years ago.  As the body heals the reactions can change. 

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