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Is It Possible To Create New Food Intolerances

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Well, I have been sick on and off since last Thursday since I got glutened at a buffet. Well, I thought I was on my way to heatlh yesterday because I wasn't eating ANYTHING processed, only whole natural foods.

Well, I had a banana and apple in the morning, chicken (plain-cooked myself) for lunch with carrots and an orange and for dinner we went to my fiance's parent's house for our Christmas with them. His Mom knows all about my problems and is very careful. She also cooked for me for Thanksgiving and I had no problems. Well, I had ham, sliced potatos, a salad with vinager and oil for dressing and berries for dessert. Oh and tea with my dessert- herbal Peach and spice tea. Then when I got home, I had some celery with peanut butter (just peanuts and salt). But before I ate that, I noticed that my left arm was hurting. Like the skin was (actually still is) burning, underneath. And it's weak. It goes from my elbow to my hand but it's only on the inside of my arm. So that was before I had the celery.....(and I want to add that when I woke up and most of the day yesterday, I felt really really good. No symptoms at all!)

Then this morning I woke up with THE WORST STOMACH PAINS and they keep coming and going still. It also hurt really bad to pee this morning, but it went away after I drank some water. My back is also achy and my stomach is HUGE. And my arm still "burns."

So, has anyone had this before? Especially the arm thing. And none of these foods ever bothered me before, so why did I get so sick from my food yesterday? Every little second I think I'm better, IT COMES BACK! Any advice?

I had an apple, some rice cakes, a potato and veggies today so far. I'm hungry but I'm so scared to eat! Help!

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I continued to find other food intolerances after I went gluten-free - but that is just me. Every now and then I try some of them again, just to see and still bad.

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My husband was glutened about 2 weeks ago now and he is still having stomach pains and feeling bad. He has had a few good days also where we thought he was just about over it and then he gets hit with waves of nausea (and sometimes that is staying for hours), back and forth w/ D & C, stomach cramps that wake him up or double him over, and a lot of burping. Sorry I can't help with the arm thing but maybe its normal to have a few good days while getting over being glutened. Hope your feeling better soon.

Jennifer

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I definitely have good and bad days after getting glutened, and the worst day for me seems to often be the 7th for some odd reason. :blink: I've more than once thought that I was glutened again, then I realize that it's exactly a week from my glutening, and then the day after that (8th day) I'm usually feeling alot better.

Another possibility I could imagine is that because you were recently glutened, that you react to some food that you normally wouldn't react so strongly to.

I hope you feel better soon, stomach cramps really suck. :(

Pauliina

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I became intolerant to dairy around the same time that I became intolerant to gluten. I believe that I am intolerant to casein, the milk protein. However, I have never been officially tested for a casein intolerance. I'm just going by my own observations.

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I definitely have good and bad days after getting glutened, and the worst day for me seems to often be the 7th for some odd reason. :blink: I've more than once thought that I was glutened again, then I realize that it's exactly a week from my glutening, and then the day after that (8th day) I'm usually feeling alot better.

Another possibility I could imagine is that because you were recently glutened, that you react to some food that you normally wouldn't react so strongly to.

I hope you feel better soon, stomach cramps really suck. :(

Pauliina

I agree with this-- after i am glutened, the following week can be widely unpredictable and i will react to foods that i know i dont have problems with. So dont freak out, wait a wk and reintroduce those foods and see how you feel. I know for a fact that i am not sensitive to any other foods, but everything makes me sick after im glutened, even liquids. Feel better!

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Thanks everyone.

Hmmm.....that's pretty interesting........because on Sunday I was feeling pretty darn good! It's so frusterating when you think it's over and then BOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM, it hits you again 10 TIMES WORSE! I guess I just really have to get used to everything and how my body reacts when I get glutened. I'm living on applesauce for now though. My stomach seems a lot better today because I went to the bathroom 2 times already............hopefully getting out whatever it was that bothered me!

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I'm wondering if your tea was gluten free--I know that some of the Celestrial Season teas have a note on them that they are not gluten free. I developed a soy intolerance about 3 yrs after being gluten-free and then a corn intolerance almost 3 1/2 yrs into being gluten-free. Around the time I was 4 yrs gluten-free, I found I can no longer have tomatoes in any form. So, yup--you can develop other intolerances at any time. Deb

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I hope you feel better soon. I do think you could still be having a reaction from the time you were glutened. I know the second week of being glutened I am surprised by how bad I feel.

Hez

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Thanks. Yeah, it's just so odd to me that I could feel fine and then out of nowhere again, I am sicker than ever! I'm scared to eat! I am feeling better today, but I'm scared to mess it up. All I've had is applesauce and 2 bananas.

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Hi Dani

Don't be too hard on yourself - remember that your intestines are still healing. Imagine that you'd cut yourself. Then you use a sun lotion or handwashing soap that you've always used and it stings. Our insides can be the same. Once they're sore and inflamed, things that don't normally hurt, hurt. We find this easier to accept on the outside of our bodies because we can see the damage and watch it heal. We can't see what's on the inside.

Two things have happened to me recently which are similar to your experience. Firstly I got glutened, and everything hurt for about three days. I knew what had happened and was able to accept it. The second thing was a feeling of being glutened on and off for about a fortnight, which is one of the reasons that I hit these message boards again. I felt dreadful - up at 2.30 in the morning with such an achy tummy I couldn't sleep. I felt constantly nauseous as if I had bad indigestion, and I lived on Gluten-free rolls and little else for about three days. I went through all of my regular foodstuffs but couldn't work out where the gluten was coming from. Finally my husband told me that he'd been feeling rough with the same symptoms for about two weeks, and my daughter told me that she had a tummy ache, as did half the kids in our area. That's right - I had a bug of some sort - a virus or something. We're so quick to blame ourselves and our condition when sometimes the answer is not all about us. We're all beginning to feel better now, although I think I was hit worst of all because there's already damage inside.

The other thing to say is that you mention two very common allergens - peanuts and celery. These are things that irritate the best of people. Here in the UK legislation was passed last month to make food manufacturers list all the common allergens contained in their food on the label. Celery and peanuts are frequently listed, as are things like sesame seeds, soya, milk and milk products, nuts and of course, gluten. If you're feeling rough it might be worth steering clear of anything that commonly causes irritation in other people for a while until you're feeling better, then you can reintroduce them again one at a time. You wouldn't offer someone with diahorea a curry even though it might normally be their favourite food! Other irritants are any of the plants related to deadly nightshade (no surprise really as it's horribly poisonous). Think of what the flower looks like if you've ever seen a tomato plant, potato plant, pepper (capsicum) or aubergine (eggplant) plant - they're of the same family and many people can't tolerate them. There are plenty of delicious, gentle things that you can eat and enjoy - treat yourself!

Above all, remember that wise nurse, and be kind to yourself. You'll be fine soon - be gentle on yourself and allow your body to heal as you get to know it and its funny quirks. It's like a small child - some things work and some things don't - your job is to watch your body, nurture it and get to know it. Everything will be great soon.

Take care,

Rachel.

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CELERY?? I've never heard it mentioned before as problematic!!!

Hi Dani

Don't be too hard on yourself - remember that your intestines are still healing. Imagine that you'd cut yourself. Then you use a sun lotion or handwashing soap that you've always used and it stings. Our insides can be the same. Once they're sore and inflamed, things that don't normally hurt, hurt. We find this easier to accept on the outside of our bodies because we can see the damage and watch it heal. We can't see what's on the inside.

Two things have happened to me recently which are similar to your experience. Firstly I got glutened, and everything hurt for about three days. I knew what had happened and was able to accept it. The second thing was a feeling of being glutened on and off for about a fortnight, which is one of the reasons that I hit these message boards again. I felt dreadful - up at 2.30 in the morning with such an achy tummy I couldn't sleep. I felt constantly nauseous as if I had bad indigestion, and I lived on Gluten-free rolls and little else for about three days. I went through all of my regular foodstuffs but couldn't work out where the gluten was coming from. Finally my husband told me that he'd been feeling rough with the same symptoms for about two weeks, and my daughter told me that she had a tummy ache, as did half the kids in our area. That's right - I had a bug of some sort - a virus or something. We're so quick to blame ourselves and our condition when sometimes the answer is not all about us. We're all beginning to feel better now, although I think I was hit worst of all because there's already damage inside.

The other thing to say is that you mention two very common allergens - peanuts and celery. These are things that irritate the best of people. Here in the UK legislation was passed last month to make food manufacturers list all the common allergens contained in their food on the label. Celery and peanuts are frequently listed, as are things like sesame seeds, soya, milk and milk products, nuts and of course, gluten. If you're feeling rough it might be worth steering clear of anything that commonly causes irritation in other people for a while until you're feeling better, then you can reintroduce them again one at a time. You wouldn't offer someone with diahorea a curry even though it might normally be their favourite food! Other irritants are any of the plants related to deadly nightshade (no surprise really as it's horribly poisonous). Think of what the flower looks like if you've ever seen a tomato plant, potato plant, pepper (capsicum) or aubergine (eggplant) plant - they're of the same family and many people can't tolerate them. There are plenty of delicious, gentle things that you can eat and enjoy - treat yourself!

Above all, remember that wise nurse, and be kind to yourself. You'll be fine soon - be gentle on yourself and allow your body to heal as you get to know it and its funny quirks. It's like a small child - some things work and some things don't - your job is to watch your body, nurture it and get to know it. Everything will be great soon.

Take care,

Rachel.

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I'm pretty sure you can acquire allergies/intolerances once you've been diagnosed. This would be due to a decreased variety of food--if you eat the same thing over and over again, you're more likely to develop allergies to those foods. The other thing is, you might realize them once celiac symptoms are away. I just began to realize a few months ago that too much dairy bothered me... I don't really have to restrict, but just avoid eating huge quantities of it

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