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Rusla

Never Been This Sick In My Whole Life.

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I have literally never been this sick in my whole life. When I bought some chocolates at a company that I know the majority is gluten-free the qirl was new and gave me two that were wrong. Well one I had never had before and didn't know what it looked like. I just popped it in my mouth and started to chew.

Well, that chocolate, most of it came flying out of my mouth. It was a horrible jell and tasted like turkish delight that I not only hate but has gluten. Well I have not only spent 12 full hours in bed only to get out and run to the bathroom with the big "D" and I mean big "D" and vomiting. You all know the butt on the toilet head in the pail routine.

Finally, I have been able to leave the room and sit somewhere other than the toilet. Each time is worse than the times before and I never want to be this sick again and I hope no one else is ever this sick, it is horrible.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Oh Lord Rusla :o You are having quite a time of it. I'm so sorry to hear that, and over something that should be enjoyable too. I hope it doesn't turn you off chocolates for good, that would be a crime for sure. :(

Stay warm, keep some fluids in you and get as much rest as possible. I sure hope you don't have to work tomorrow!


Shirley

[save the Earth, It's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Gluten free since 1989

West Kootenay.... British Columbia

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Oh my gosh that's terrible! :(

What's the company?

We don't buy chocolate often, but once in a while we'll get some from Purdy's. (Callebaut's a bit pricey.)

I hope you feel better soon.


Linda, Mom to Ty (11 years old)

Ty was diagnosed by blood test June 7/05

biopsy Aug 11/05, diagnosis confirmed Aug 18/05

Mom, Dad and big brother Celiac-free.

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Yes, Callebaut is very pricey their Gilbert line is not gluten-free. However, where I got the chocolate from was Purdy's. The ones they have that are not gluten-free were all the chocolates I hated in the past and those are marzipan and turkish delight. However any of theirs with vodka are not gluten-free. It was the turkish delight that she gave me by accident. I still don't feel special but at leas I have quit the "P & P" parade to the bathroom. I have a headache too from this. I have had flu's that never did this to me.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Rusla, I am so SORRY that you're that sick. You poor baby. All that because of chocolates that were supposed to be gluten-free.

I hope you're feeling much better VERY soon. Please take care of you. I need to e-mail you, as well . . . have some interesting news to tell you!! There -- that will keep you guessing for awhile!

Talk to you soon,

Love & Hugs to you,

Lynne


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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Sorry you are so sick! From your posts it seems like you are always very careful - it is rough when you are trying to be careful and you still get sick! Hope you are doing better soon.

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Oh, Rusla, that's horrible. I'm sorry you're so sick. I know how careful you always are. It sucks when somebody else screws up and you get horribly ill from it. Hopefully this will be a short lived glutening and you'll be back to your fiesty old self in no time.

BTW, what's turkish delight? Is it anything like turkish paste? That should technically be gluten free. I haven't found a recipe for turkish paste that wasn't gluten free.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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Gosh, how awful! I hope you feel better soon. Stupid gluten!

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Turkish delight is a some kind of jelly yuck covered in chocolate. I don't know if turkish paste is the same or not. Even as a kid I hated turkish delights because they were jelly and only had part of a one that made me feel ill then. I guess a good reason why I hated them. Anyway Purdy's says their turkish delights have gluten in them and unfortunately that is what I got.

Now the good thing is I have quit having to do the 12 foot sprints to the washroom, however back pain is still there and feeling weak and on and off queasy. I have had small versions of this when glutened but usually only one sprint or two to the bathroom with the big "D". This time was 10000 times worse than any other time.

I have noticed with even minor glutenings lately, I will get dizzy and feel like I am going to pass out along with the bathroom dance.

I am so very careful and diligent about being gluten-free because I have noticed the minor glutenings causing me more grief than usual. This was just a half of a small candy.

And our lame governments don't consider this a disability, I can only hope one of them ends up with this and finds out how disabling this is and puts it back on as a disability deduction. I have missed work today because of this very nasty episode, if it had carried on past 2100 hours yesterday, I was prepared by the middle of the night to call the paramedics.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Rusla- I'm so so so sorry. Yuck, yuck and double yuck!


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

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How awful1 I hope you feel better soon and it never happens again! It's exactly the same as food poisoning to the rest of the population, isn't it? I guess that would make sense--your body knew it was poisoned and did everything it could to get that toxin OUT.

I'm actually wondering--any chance that whatever you ate 5-12 hours BEFORE the candy might have been carrying some kind of toxin as well? Lately, things like green onions and spinach seem to be carrying little nasties with them...

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I ate nothing different than normal. But because my reaction came from the candy about 12 hours later that was my reaction to it, I know that is the only thing it could be.

And believe me everything that came up was chocolate. Essentially as you said that when we get glutened it is like food poisoning because we are literally being poisoned by food. I also had my nasty bowel pains and the gurgling with this that usually accompanies a glutening.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Well after and in depth conversation with Purdy's they guaranteed me that none of the chocolates I had contained no wheat or gluten. We figured with the one chocolate that I might have got a chocolate that was the last in the bunch and got too much syrup in it which may have caused a bit of a problem. However, it could have been the flu also. Although i have DH on my head so, somewhere gluten played a part. I am still weak and my ribs really hurt, all that vomiting didn't help.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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I hope you feel better soon. No matter what they say about the chocolates, you better avoid them from now on.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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