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Cross Contamination

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I am new to this and still make mistakes here and there when out eating. I have read concerns of cross contamination and have to ask; Do some of you really get that bad that you are concerned with foods that have touched a wheat product?

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I have gotten violently ill and broken out with horrible dh on my eye and face from just a few crumbs. The longer I am gluten free the sicker I get. I have to wipe down my desk and everything on it at work because a couple of crumbs are enough to make me sick for a few days. Granted some are not as sensative as I am but if it makes me that sick you know it is doing damage.


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I have gotten violently ill and broken out with horrible dh on my eye and face from just a few crumbs. The longer I am gluten free the sicker I get. I have to wipe down my desk and everything on it at work because a couple of crumbs are enough to make me sick for a few days. Granted some are not as sensative as I am but if it makes me that sick you know it is doing damage.

Wow! I never knew it could get that bad.

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I am so worried about CC. everylittle piece makes me barf violently for weeks.

when i go out to restaruants, then i make sure that he clean the pan/grill where they are cooking it.


Molly

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I am new to this and still make mistakes here and there when out eating. I have read concerns of cross contamination and have to ask; Do some of you really get that bad that you are concerned with foods that have touched a wheat product?

I won't even allow gluten products in my home, nothing not toiletries or laundry detergent, not glues or paints (I am an artist and keep them in a totally seperate area from my living quarters), not pet foods or litters. I gave up trying to eat at restaurants long ago. I still get problems with CC at times, usually from a processed food, which makes me violently ill for a long time. Eat something that touched a wheat product? I won't eat it if it's in the same room :D


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Oh yeah! I have decided to become paranoid about gluten cross contamination. It's only my health, after all. I don't get the violently ill reactions as other do, but I can sure do without the brain fog, chronic fatigue and mood tailspins that even the littlist molecule seems to cause. No kissing hubby if he's "not safe"... I've gotten reactions from him sipping out of my cup when he's had something with gluten and then I drank out of it. Besides, better safe than sorry anyhow.


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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Heh. I just got glutened yesterday (bah!) because I went to a pancake restaurant with some people. The only thing I had there was a cup of tea, and I borrowed a fork to eat my own fruit salad with. Either one must have had traces of flour in it/on it. Anyway, today I'm bloated and tired, feel like a wet rag...

I did wonder if it was such a good idea before I went there. should have trusted my instincts, sigh.

Pauliina

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Hello!

I got glutened last night by my inlaws. They just don't get it. Both my husband and I have explained a million friggin times, and they don't get it. Anyway, the brain fog, insomnia, cramps, headache and mood swings are in full swing.

Cross contamination is a huge issue that a lot of people don't get. You must be strict about it. The results are not fun. My inlaws seem to try to do the right thing, but I'm always sick afer eating there. I want to bring my own food, but am afraid to insult them. I'll have to figure it out, I guess.

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Being new to all of this I had no idea about cc but it explains so much. I have tried so hard the last three weeks and every once in awhile have a reaction when I know it wasn't me. Also I had no idea that insomnia could be caused by this. No one has been able to tell me why I can't sleep. Thanks so much. This site is so wonderful when you have no clue but know where you can go to get help. THANKS


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CC will make me sick for 3 weeks. I'm just over the last episode. I avoid gluten, anything it touches, etc. like the plague. I din't think I'm paranoid--it really does make me that sick!


Patti

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