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Well I've done it. I've been glutened. Although I've been exceedingly careful with restaurants, I went to a Korean place I trust - the owner herself spoke to me at length about the measures they take to ensure their gluten-free items are gluten-free - and choose poorly. In the past I'd always ordered items that had little chance of being mixed up with gluten ones, ones that had just whole ingredients, like the bibimbap. This place doesn't use wheat-based soy sauces, so they're pretty safe. This time, I made a mistake and ordered these rice sticks. Turns out the server, although I emphasized that I had celiac, and she acknowledged it, failed to make sure that I got the gluten-free version. I didn't even know they had a version that had wheat.

 

That night, in the middle of the night. There it was. GURGLE.

I tried denying, maybe it was gas. GURGLE my stomach rumbled. I could feel the intestines twisting into knots. GURGLE!!! I ran to the bathroom.

Came back to bed. 30 minutes later. GURGLE!! back to the bathroom. And on and on, all the while trying not to wake the DH.

 

Next day, step on the scale, sure enough. Gained 4lbs overnight. The next day, the deep depression sunk in and now almost 2 weeks later I'm just digging out of the hole.

 

I wrote the restaurant and got a very sincere apology. They're taking more steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. Do I take the risk and go back? Or are they dead to me?

 

Also - tinnitus?! Does anyone else get a big increase in ringing in the ears from glutening? Mine are driving me crazy.  I had it before, but noticed it's been much worse the past week.

 

Sigh. Guess I need to rely on my own cooking from now on.

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(hugs)  I hope you recover soon.  :(

I would be careful about going back.  It may be safe now, but you will need to be extra careful with them.  You already know that.  :)

 

Tinnitus?  I have that all the time too. I can't honestly say it was worse when glutened but we're all different.

 

Hang in there.


Nicole 

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:(  aww :(  feel better.  it is about 2 weeks for me, too, to recover.  yup, i mostly only eat what i cook.  me and the freezer are bff's.  

 

lolz - i have tinitus <sp) but i attributed that to too much loud music (hey, turn that up) and i am pretty deaf in one ear from underestimating how loud a .22 is (they might be little....) always wear ear protection.   <_<  :ph34r:


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Hello and (((hugs)))

It sounds awful. The 2 times I've been glutened were from restaurants and it took me about 2 weeks to recover. It's terrible. I now only eat out at the one gluten free restaurant we have. Other than that I do a whole lot of cooking. I'm a stay at home mom of 3 and can't be out for 2 weeks.

For me...I wouldn't go back...I got glutened at Red Robin. Lots of people have great experiences there. When I think of it I am reminded of 2 weeks on the couch holding my side and running to the bathroom. I won't be going back.

I have tinnitus to...no idea why?

So glad you are feeling better!


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I've read that tinnitus can be caused by a vitamin b12 deficiency. But my blood levels were fine in 2013 when my celiac was first diagnosed, so maybe it's just too much loud music. Apparently it's not physical damage, it's something in the brain, so maybe instead of brain fog I get ringing ears. I haven't felt that foggy, only tired and a little weepy, though I can also attribute that to feelilng sorry for myself.

 

It's such a bummer because the one sushi restaurant that took good care of me seems to have changed management and the quality of their food went downhill, and so now I'm down to two restaurants with celiac chefs that aren't totally gluten-free. At least the one has a dedicated fryer.

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Tinnitus is not related to B12 in my case either.  My last B12 check was actually above normal, and the ringing was the same as it is now, and was a few years too.

 

I hope you find other great restaurants. (hug)


Nicole 

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Hypothyroid - August, 2012

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So sorry!

Each time I go out to eat (rarely), I am worried! Does not make for a pleasant and relaxed dining experience.

I hope you feel better soon!


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I am sorry that happened to you,(hugs) any more with me I eat at home because of the last time a restaurant glutened me. P.F. Chang's in the past had been a good experience but the last time was anything but. With in a little while I felt beyond terrible and at that point I was done with them. This was back in August before my diet got modified drastically. I hope things clear up quickly for you.

Well I've done it. I've been glutened. Although I've been exceedingly careful with restaurants, I went to a Korean place I trust - the owner herself spoke to me at length about the measures they take to ensure their gluten-free items are gluten-free - and choose poorly. In the past I'd always ordered items that had little chance of being mixed up with gluten ones, ones that had just whole ingredients, like the bibimbap. This place doesn't use wheat-based soy sauces, so they're pretty safe. This time, I made a mistake and ordered these rice sticks. Turns out the server, although I emphasized that I had celiac, and she acknowledged it, failed to make sure that I got the gluten-free version. I didn't even know they had a version that had wheat.

 

That night, in the middle of the night. There it was. GURGLE.

I tried denying, maybe it was gas. GURGLE my stomach rumbled. I could feel the intestines twisting into knots. GURGLE!!! I ran to the bathroom.

Came back to bed. 30 minutes later. GURGLE!! back to the bathroom. And on and on, all the while trying not to wake the DH.

 

Next day, step on the scale, sure enough. Gained 4lbs overnight. The next day, the deep depression sunk in and now almost 2 weeks later I'm just digging out of the hole.

 

I wrote the restaurant and got a very sincere apology. They're taking more steps to ensure it doesn't happen again. Do I take the risk and go back? Or are they dead to me?

 

Also - tinnitus?! Does anyone else get a big increase in ringing in the ears from glutening? Mine are driving me crazy.  I had it before, but noticed it's been much worse the past week.

 

Sigh. Guess I need to rely on my own cooking from now on.

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I'm sorry. I think we've all been there before and it sucks! :( I glutened myself 2 weeks ago at work with an ibuprofen. I normally carry tylenol in ny purse because I know they're safe, but I didn't have any and took some ibuprofens from the medicine cabinet at work. Within an hour I felt my stomach start to cramp in agonizing pain and also tried denying I was glutened. I had to leave work early. I felt humiliated and for nearly a good two weeks felt all the depression and diaherria. It sucks because I felt like I let myself down that I wasn't careful. Also, because if I was going to get glutened why on an ibuprofen and not a slice of awesome pizza or cake??? Lol :) if I was you, I'd probably not go back. It sounds like you were pretty clear and took all precautions the first time. It was be a dream if there was a chain of solely gluten-free restaurants for people like us! A girl can dream, right?! Hope you feel better soon... *hugs*

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Gosh this is why I don't eat out much! you just cannot trust people, not sure why that is exactly....maybe they just don't care enough, its just sloppy, and if they had this problem they would understand.


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From Advil.com faqs:

I am allergic to gluten. Is it all right for me to take this product?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® and Advil® Migraine and contain a wheat derivative, and are not gluten-free. You should check with your doctor if you have any concerns about taking this product.


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From Advil.com faqs:

I am allergic to gluten. Is it all right for me to take this product?

Advil® Liqui-Gels® and Advil® Migraine and contain a wheat derivative, and are not gluten-free. You should check with your doctor if you have any concerns about taking this product.

 

 

 

Thanks.  I hadn't seen that.  I never use the liquid gels - they seem odd to me.   :lol:


 

 

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