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Someone Gave Me Gluten By Mistake

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Someone said they bought gluten-free gravy for me. Since I saw other packets of gluten-free gravy of another brand in the cupboard, I really thought it was gluten-free. However, this person forgot this particular brand had gluten or wheat flour in it and was bought for a kid who liked gravy. When I had a bad stomach that evening, I checked the ingredients of the gravy brand online and this person also checked the label in the garbage. Yes, it has wheat flour in and I ate lots of it on my chicken and and potatoes. In fact, I had seconding since the gravy was good or thicker than I was used to.

 

I have been trying to be on a strict gluten-free diet for 2 years now. Could have this serving done damage to my intestines or set me back to where I was in the beginning of gluten-free diet? Does stomach pain mean damage is being done?

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The way I understand it - a 1 time thing won't do any big damage. It may start some antibodies and a little intestinal damage. But that should heal in a few weeks or less, once gluten free again.

This is the closest I could find to that question right now:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/if-i-accidentally-ingest-gluten-will-it-show-up-in-a-blood-test

If I accidentally ingest gluten will it show up in a blood test?

No, accidental exposure will not show up in a blood test. Repeated exposure elevates antibodies in the blood and causes damage in the small intestine.

I think I would be more careful about eating at gluten eaters houses, too. They don't have to deal with it everyday and don't always think about things like flour in a gravy mix or colanders with pasta in the holes, etc


 

 

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You got glutened. It happens. Usually a one or two day issue. Then back to normal.

 

For some of us it can be a 2-3 week or 2-3-month issue. that starts an autoimmune cascade.  For those with additional autoimmune diseases, it can cause some or all of them to flair. 

 

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For some of us it can be a 2-3 week or 2-3-month issue. that starts an autoimmune cascade.  For those with additional autoimmune diseases, it can cause some or all of them to flair. 

 

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I agree Colleen. I wish my reaction only lasted a day or two. 


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Sorry if indeed you are that sensitive. I, too have other autoimmune issues, but a glutening episode usually takes from 2 hours to a half day for me, alThough, on occasion, a day or two. And that is what most of the folks I have talked to observe as well. But this a strange and confounding disease. Blessings to those who endure more distress.

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