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Was Thinking Maybe It Was All In My Head

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I know others here have said things like, "I thought it was all in my head, so I ate _______ and then suffered." So I know I'm not alone. Since I've never been officially diagnosed, just know that I feel way better off gluten, I have started thinking again that maybe I don't have to be so careful. My family wanted to go to Azteca Mexican restaurant after church today. I'm tired of saying, "No, let's go somewhere I can eat safely", so I didn't say anything. I ordered a Tostada salad. Didn't even ask about cross contamination or gluten free. After all, it's just chicken, lettuce and tomatoes (no cheese for me) on top of a corn tortilla. How could that be harmful? And I'm tired of asking questions and explaining what I can and can't eat. Well, here I sit with horrible gas, yucky feeling in my stomach, a headache, and feeling weepy and depressed. When am I going to learn? For goodness sakes, the Seahawks WON today! I should be on top of the world! (Born and raised in Seattle, always a faithful 'Hawks fan.) But here I sit feeling like crying and am so mad at myself for being so stupid. Gee, maybe my husband has been right all along when he says I get moody and maybe it's something I ate <_< .

Thanks for letting me vent. My friends would think I was really crazy if I said that I felt depressed after eating something I shouldn't. They can understand the stomach ache part, but not the mental aspect.

Sleepless in Seattle,


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Hope you feel better soon, Liz. It takes a while before you're not tempted to cheat as much. It's harder when you're feeling good in a way, because it really DOES seem like it must be in your head. Plus how can something so good make you sick? :P Anyway, hang in there. x

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Last year my parents spent 4 months in Nigeria for vacation/business. And when they got back of course they told me everything they found out about the place. One very interesting piece of information was that they don't eat wheat anymore. And when they do, they become sick. Maybe this is americas future? A life of everyone being "allergic" to gluten. I know Latex allergies are on the rise because of over use, and just look at things like penicillin, was overused in the past, and now many people can't hjandle it.

heh, I just reread the original message and jsut realised that I talked about nothing at all pertaining to it :) oh well.

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DOn't feel bad about what you did. I too have done the same thing. When you start feeling good, is when you are in trouble. You start forgetting how bad you actually felt and not having an official diagnoses can make it hard. I am vegetarian and gluten-free and sometimes I get SO hungry, I just want to eat anything, wheat or not. I can completely relate to it making you depressed and weepy. I am the same way after having gluten. I was toying with maybe it being IBS for me and not celiac and my husband said "NO, don't do it!!!". He has seen me on gluten and off and he can tell the difference in me. I know what you are going through, but you will get back on track and realize more strongly then before, that you can't have gluten.


I just laughed outloud at the picture of your cat!! I have seen it before and not payed that much attention to it, but I looked at it closely and I can imagine him drinking and watching football! Is it your cat? Very cute picture.


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Hi Liz--so sorry you are not feeling well :( . I would chalk it up to a learning experience. Please don't be too hard on yourself--you'll be back on track in no time. I hear ya about the emotional part of the gluten reaction--people just don't "get it" most of the time. That's the part of it for me that takes the longest to go away. I got sick in mid Dec. and although the physical stuff went away, I'm just now feeling like myself again emotionaly.

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