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I know some of you have probably seen that I have posted on here recently about my belly not being "great" at 5 months out. Well, last week things started to improve. I didn't eat anything processed (aside from some bread and crackers) and I also did my best to calm down (I have bad anxiety) and things seemed better. Yesterday we went out of town and we had Chik-fil-a, which I know has a great reputation and I have always thought it to be safe. I had grilled nuggets, fries, and chick-fil-a sauce. Then after dinner I snacked on chips (certified gluten free) on the drive home. I know, chips are bad for me. I know.

this morning when I got up I had some D at the end of my normal bm. I don't feel bad. I was surprised. What I didn't say is yesterday, before we went out of town, I had a major anxiety issue and was kind of a ball of nerves for about 2 - 3 hours. So maybe that's what caused the D. I never know if what's there is from lunch, dinner, etc.

now I'm worried that chick-fil-a made me sick. I don't know that but I don't usually get actual D now that I'm 5 months into my diet. And of course I'm sitting here feeling like I totally derailed everything and that my intestine is damaged, that I have set myself back, that my TTG is probably high again - all over this chick fil a dinner. 

Thoughts?

 

after reading some of the posts on here about being glutened I have to wonder if my issue was more from anxiety than gluten. Because I have been gluten-free for 5 months and I don't think I've eaten gluten. But from what you all say, a glutening sounds pretty miserable. I don't feel bad. No pain. I just had some loose stool. So maybe my anxiety got my digestion all hyped up and that's what caused it. It's just so hard to know if belly issues are from stress, a bug, gluten, etc. now that I have celiac I always assume it's gluten, but some of you have taught me otherwise.

Anyway, I'm still interested in hearing your thoughts.

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Also, while at chik-fil-a I told them that my food and my son's food needed to be handled carefully because of celiac and they were "on it". They changed gloves and took time to be sure that it was ok. 

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I might be concerned about the grill, but I am pretty sure they get grilled gluten-free freeze packed to be reheated on the local stores. DO not quote me on this I am not familiar with how they do it. MY concern would be the fries.....they fry breaded chicken they fry fries, do they have a gluten-free dedicated fryer? How do they fix them, are the cooked fries kept in bins right next to fried chicken where they can CC each other, with over reach and tongs?    On the menu, and allergen page they show both to be wheat free ingredient wise, but how they get handled would be the concern, also check what sauce you had a few have wheat. We all react differently you might have gotten glutened and gotten lucky you might not have. in all honestly I would not eat a place that specializes in breaded fried foods and get anything on the fried menu.    As for set back its not that bad if you do not do it again for a long while think of it like 5 steps forward 1 step back. Just jump back on the horse and be more careful.

I really do suggest avoiding most places eating out, chicken and fries are done really easy on ones own house anyway. Meal prep and tubs lol. Chicken can be grilled cut up and vacuum packed in the freezer to be reheated months later, just poke some holes in it and zap in the microwave. Another great thing about chicken is this can be done in a BBQ sauce for great meals. Many companies make gluten-free fries in the freezer and I have some great recipes for making your own seasoned fries, (use any seasoning you want from gluten-free chili, Cajun, jerk,  or my blends I have like nacho cheese, ranch, chili cheese, etc)    You will find weber makes gluten-free marinade and seasoning mixes if your in a hurry, and other companies like spicely organics of Flavor God have some insanely good ones.....I got to admit flavor god is over priced but those seasons are great for crushing cravings.

PS your a lucky guy I can not eat meats like birds or red meat, but I cook for others a lot and can tell you all kinds of ways to fix them.

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27 minutes ago, Ennis_TX said:

I might be concerned about the grill, but I am pretty sure they get grilled gluten-free freeze packed to be reheated on the local stores. DO not quote me on this I am not familiar with how they do it. MY concern would be the fries.....they fry breaded chicken they fry fries, do they have a gluten-free dedicated fryer? How do they fix them, are the cooked fries kept in bins right next to fried chicken where they can CC each other, with over reach and tongs?    On the menu, and allergen page they show both to be wheat free ingredient wise, but how they get handled would be the concern, also check what sauce you had a few have wheat. We all react differently you might have gotten glutened and gotten lucky you might not have. in all honestly I would not eat a place that specializes in breaded fried foods and get anything on the fried menu.    As for set back its not that bad if you do not do it again for a long while think of it like 5 steps forward 1 step back. Just jump back on the horse and be more careful.

I really do suggest avoiding most places eating out, chicken and fries are done really easy on ones own house anyway. Meal prep and tubs lol. Chicken can be grilled cut up and vacuum packed in the freezer to be reheated months later, just poke some holes in it and zap in the microwave. Another great thing about chicken is this can be done in a BBQ sauce for great meals. Many companies make gluten-free fries in the freezer and I have some great recipes for making your own seasoned fries, (use any seasoning you want from gluten-free chili, Cajun, jerk,  or my blends I have like nacho cheese, ranch, chili cheese, etc)    You will find weber makes gluten-free marinade and seasoning mixes if your in a hurry, and other companies like spicely organics of Flavor God have some insanely good ones.....I got to admit flavor god is over priced but those seasons are great for crushing cravings.

PS your a lucky guy I can not eat meats like birds or red meat, but I cook for others a lot and can tell you all kinds of ways to fix them.

THey actually have dedicated fryers at chick-fil-a, so typically the fries are the least of my worries. 

thank you for all the tips!

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Also, my little guy ate the same thing (must less quantity of course) and he is fine today. He had fries and a nugget. Big eater. Lol

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21 minutes ago, Fbmb said:

Also, my little guy ate the same thing (must less quantity of course) and he is fine today. He had fries and a nugget. Big eater. Lol

There you have it.  Your little canary (mine is my hubby).  One of my big glutenings I had were traced to two items that he NEVER ate.  The second was while we were traveling and it could have been anything I was served and he did not order and he did not get sick.  We'll never really know  the glutening source, but the trip was worth it.  

It was most likely your nerves was the culprit.  

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7 minutes ago, cyclinglady said:

There you have it.  Your little canary (mine is my hubby).  One of my big glutenings I had were traced to two items that he NEVER ate.  The second was while we were traveling and it could have been anything I was served and he did not order and he did not get sick.  We'll never really know  the glutening source, but the trip was worth it.  

It was most likely your nerves was the culprit.  

I guess it's nice to have a celiac partner in the house. It's nice that your hubby is gluten free. Mine is too for the most part. But he does eat his poisonous bread (he doesn't have celiac) and uses a toaster that I prefer to keep locked away out of sight. It about sends me into a panic when I see that he's used it and I scrub my counters like crazy. Some days I wish he had celiac too. But of course I don't want him to have it. It's just nice to have a totally gluten-free house. 

I think it's my nerves too. Damn anxiety anyway.

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Hubby has been gluten-free for over 16 years now.  I was diagnosed just some 4 years ago.  I was shocked when I got my diagnosis!  We make a great team.  

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2 minutes ago, cyclinglady said:

Hubby has been gluten-free for over 16 years now.  I was diagnosed just some 4 years ago.  I was shocked when I got my diagnosis!  We make a great team.  

I'm sure you do! And I'm sure it helped to have his guidance. I think squirmingitch's husband has celiac too. Mine has never been tested but he always complains about GI issues. As common as this is I wonder if he should get tested.

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I know, what are the odds?  But hubby is not diagnosed formally.  He went Gluten Free per the poor advice of my allergist and his PCP.  They guessed right.  He got well.  But now he refuses to do a gluten challenge and I get that!  Besides, we like to eat and pay our bills!  He would become incapacitated for sure!  It is one reason I personally push members for testing before trying the diet.  A firm diagnosis has many benefits, but feeling good trumps everything!  So, I get why some members go gluten free.  The hard thing is staying on the diet long enough to get results.  Took hubby a year to feel well and he cheated a lot that first year.  There is no doubt in our minds that he has a gluten issue.  

 

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You can test yourself without a doctor.  You can buy the items you suspect and try them one at a time over a week and see if you react.  Or you can order a new set of nerves if you really believe you made yourself sick by worrying.  Where you'll get a good deal on a set of nerves I  am not sure, though, maybe Dr. Frankensteins store on E-bay. :)

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Yep, my hubby & I are a pair too. I suspect it's way more common than we know. Remember that 85% of celiacs don't know they have it. Once one does find out they are celiac then we know much more about the symptoms & realize that the big "D" is not the only symptom of celiac disease. Most media articles emphasize only the "D" part of it. Once I was diagnosed & learned, I recognized it in my husband. He of course sailed down the river of denial for a couple of months. I wouldn't let up on him though.

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