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hi,

i've been 2 weeks gluten free now. however i am currently having symptoms and so i have been searching around for withdrawal symptoms and i seem to match them - Diarrhoea, pains, fatigue... However tonight i've had symptoms of red face, headache and some Brain Fog (no bloating yet!!!) but i have not eaten anything with gluten in. and i'm wondering 1) if this is withdrawal  and 2) i have had tomato passata and orange juice (not together lol) and i'm wondering if the acidity may have triggered of these 'withdrawal' symptoms

please help i'm concerned i've accidentally eaten it and i dont want to be Unwell anymore.

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16 minutes ago, tammi22 said:

hi,

i've been 2 weeks gluten free now. however i am currently having symptoms and so i have been searching around for withdrawal symptoms and i seem to match them - Diarrhoea, pains, fatigue... However tonight i've had symptoms of red face, headache and some Brain Fog (no bloating yet!!!) but i have not eaten anything with gluten in. and i'm wondering 1) if this is withdrawal  and 2) i have had tomato passata and orange juice (not together lol) and i'm wondering if the acidity may have triggered of these 'withdrawal' symptoms

please help i'm concerned i've accidentally eaten it and i dont want to be Unwell anymore.

It could be withdrawel symptoms.  Many members have had similar complaints.  The juices might have upset your stomach too.  Stay the course and learn about the gluten-free diet.  If you have  celiac disease, each gluten exposure could increase antibodies  (flare-up) that can last  for months.  

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You say you had pasta. Did you use the same colander to drain it that you used to use for gluten pasta? That would get you.  If you haven't already do read the Newbie thread at the top of the Coping section.

You have only been gluten free for a short time and it can take some time to heal. Many have good days and bad days in the beginning and hopefully the good days will far outnumber the bad soon.

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49 minutes ago, ravenwoodglass said:

You say you had pasta. Did you use the same colander to drain it that you used to use for gluten pasta? That would get you.  If you haven't already do read the Newbie thread at the top of the Coping section.

You have only been gluten free for a short time and it can take some time to heal. Many have good days and bad days in the beginning and hopefully the good days will far outnumber the bad soon.

noo i had passata, it's this sauce made from tomatoes. but on another note, if i did use the same dishes that had previously had gluten in and have since been washed - would i risk contamination? (tried to write that as clearly as i could lol)

yeah i'm really hoping so, i've been 2 weeks gluten free now, but am already feel so much less bloated :)

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4 hours ago, ravenwoodglass said:

You say you had pasta. Did you use the same colander to drain it that you used to use for gluten pasta? That would get you.  If you haven't already do read the Newbie thread at the top of the Coping section.

You have only been gluten free for a short time and it can take some time to heal. Many have good days and bad days in the beginning and hopefully the good days will far outnumber the bad soon.

Good catch....pasta, Raven!  

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I would suggest investing in new dedicated gluten free cook ware and dishes. At least for now perhaps use disposable? Might make SURE that is not the issue. Also the prep environment, it could be the surface you fixed it on, or something you handled that had been previously contaminated, IE Fridge door has batter smears, residue on knobs, handles, and counter, the oven, toaster, etc. I always suggest using freezer paper over you counter to make clean up easy and prevent contamination to everyone. Also it could be spices you use, some use MSG, Fillers, Free flow agents, or they are just contaminated. A raw food diet will help with the elimination process of "What was contaminated".

I recall my first month, the withdrawal was brutal then after that I became hyper sensitive to gluten.

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4 hours ago, tammi22 said:

noo i had passata, it's this sauce made from tomatoes. but on another note, if i did use the same dishes that had previously had gluten in and have since been washed - would i risk contamination? (tried to write that as clearly as i could lol)

yeah i'm really hoping so, i've been 2 weeks gluten free now, but am already feel so much less bloated :)

Dishes are okay. You said they've been washed so no worries. Stainless pots & pans are okay too as long as they were scrubbed real well so no residue remains. Scratched teflon has to go! Get new. No wooden spoons left over from gluten days -- ditch them & get new. New colander/strainers, new cutting board.

You could be having gluten withdrawal or it really could be the sauce. Tomatoes are so acid and your tummy is damaged yet so it's hard to say at this particular point. Try to stick with more gentle foods for a while. Easy to digest stuff. McCormick spices are fine as long as you don't get blends. Pure spices are just that - noting added or it will say so on the label.

Finally, the first 6 months can be a roller coaster with good days/weeks & bad days/weeks. This is why it's really important to not eat out. That way you don't wonder if you got glutened at a restaurant. 

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