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Raywuwei

What is making me sick??

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For the first time since going gluten free about three years ago, I am living with a roommate who often eats bread (sandwiches, toast, pizza, etc). It has been really difficult but I didn't want to say no to the living situation when I know other celiacs live with gluten eating roommies. 

Through trial and error we have now started using seperate sponges, have seperate sides of the sink, and seperate dishes. In a fit of frustration that I was feeling sick I put her toaster and a terrifyingly crumb-laiden piece of tinfoil (which she heats pizza on and leaves in the oven) into a paper bag for her to store until I can move out in about 6 months.

Basically, even though we are being "safe" to the point where she think I am NUTS I have been constantly sick since moving in. Like, D so bad that I am tearing when I go to the bathroom multiple times a week, bloating every couple of days. My question is, is there possibly some other thing that is making me sick?? Do people have cross sensitivity to eggs? I am feeling horrible today and all I have had to eat is: corn chex with milk, Pamela's gluten-free brownies cooked with one egg, and happy campers bread with a fried egg and cheddar cheese. Is dairy possibly doing this to me??

I should be in to see a doctor soon, but I would love to hear anyone's thoughts about A) What else gives you symptoms similar to glutening and B ) Do you think it is really possible to have gluten eating roommate (who can be pretty messy) and not get sick from them?


4/25/12 tTG blood work tested at >200

5/11/12 Endoscopy confirmed scalloped Duodenum

Gluten Free since 5/11/12

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I am so sorry that you are in a situation living with a roommate who is not considerate!  Yes, you could be getting glutened.  Can you see your GI and get another celiac test to see if gluten is actually your problem?  When I was glutened on 7/7/2015, 30 days later, my celiac antibodies were as high as they had been when I was first diagnosed.  Everything, even safe food, hurt to digest.  My GI thought I might have SIBO, but it was simply gluten!  It took two months to feel better and another month to get back dairy.  Yes, I became lactose intolerant again!  That was a really a bummer!  I also picked up a new illness (rashes, hives and intestinal pain).  So that initial glutening and probably another few while on vacation, Set off a celiac autoimmune response and triggered a new illness!   I have no clue (but a few suspects) as to what glutened me to this day!  (I am not even going to test my theories either! 

 I hope you can manage for another six months!  Good luck and feel better soon!  

 


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

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