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Mtndog

Stomach Flu?

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I've had viral gastroenteritis now for about 10 days. I got glutened back at the end of Jan. and was FINALLY recovering from it when I got this (so basically- I've felt hideous for the last 6 weeks :angry: ).

I'm just eating rice and chicken soup (tried to add some veggies last night- BAD idea). I'm wondering if anyone else has had it this winter and did it take you longer to recover?


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I've had viral gastroenteritis now for about 10 days. I got glutened back at the end of Jan. and was FINALLY recovering from it when I got this (so basically- I've felt hideous for the last 6 weeks :angry: ).

I'm just eating rice and chicken soup (tried to add some veggies last night- BAD idea). I'm wondering if anyone else has had it this winter and did it take you longer to recover?

Dear Mtndog,

I think it does take us longer to recover. I always have had difficulty recovering from stomach bugs. Since I was young, it usually takes me a month to completely get rid of it. I had that virus back in October. I did not recover for a while. Finally, when I began recovering from that, I did a course of antibiotics that made me ill for another two weeks. It really sucked.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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I know it takes me longer to recover, besides the fact it is difficult to know if it's the flu or being glutened. I have found that I do not pick up as many bugs now that I am gluten free, which is a wonderful thing.


Deb

Long Island, NY

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Thanks ladies- I am getting quite frustrated. I seem to always get it in March, when I'm on vacation!


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

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

Albert Careb

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Thanks ladies- I am getting quite frustrated. I seem to always get it in March, when I'm on vacation!

Dear Mtndog,

Hopefully you will feel better soon! One thing is for sure, there is no good time for the stomach flu! If I could go my entire life without one communicable disease, that is the one I would pick!

I can handle colds, but not that! My system is too frail!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Dear Mtndog,

Hopefully you will feel better soon! One thing is for sure, there is no good time for the stomach flu! If I could go my entire life without one communicable disease, that is the one I would pick!

I can handle colds, but not that! My system is too frail!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

thanks so much- I think I would have to agree.


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

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

Albert Careb

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I agree yes I think it does take us longer. I seriously have avoided people with the flu at work like crazy. They do not realize once I get sick I stay sick for a while. My symptoms from wheat are throwing up for days and sweats as is. For some reason anything that makes me sick end in a bad result that last longer than it should.


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I have had a lot of that sort of trouble this past month or two, then went to the doctor and discovered I'd been eating the wrong brand of peanut butter, and it had been tainted with salmonella. Took me nearly 2 weeks to almost feel normal after that. I still don't feel right, but I attribute it to being nervous about buying my new house. :(

I hope you feel better soon!

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I have had a lot of that sort of trouble this past month or two, then went to the doctor and discovered I'd been eating the wrong brand of peanut butter, and it had been tainted with salmonella. Took me nearly 2 weeks to almost feel normal after that. I still don't feel right, but I attribute it to being nervous about buying my new house. :(

I hope you feel better soon!

Oh no- was that the Peter Pan incident?????????????

Several people have mentioned food poisoning to me as well......I got sick right after eating seafood. :(


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Beverly

Gluten free since 2005

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

Albert Careb

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Oh no- was that the Peter Pan incident?????????????

Several people have mentioned food poisoning to me as well......I got sick right after eating seafood. :(

Dear Mtndog,

Peter Pan was not the only kind recalled. Wal-Mart's Great Value Brand was as well. They just recalled more of the product. Any jars made in the Georgia plant from 2004 on were encouraged to be disposed of due to contamination. This is so scary! Thank God I eat Jif!

It is bad enough we have to be scared about food because of gluten, but now produce and other foods are no longer safe! First it was spinach, now peanut butter! What are we supposed to do? As far as the seafood goes, if you got it from that, it might have just gotten your system out of whack. The good news is, a probiotic supplement can fix it. Good bacteria like L. Acidophillus should help a lot.

If you tolerate dairy, you can also eat yogurt with live active cultures. I have to take supplements, because I cannot tolerate dairy, but Yoplait Whips are safe for people who can. They clearly label any gluten containing ingredients.

Dear Abug,

That is so scary! I thought it was E. Coli it was contaminated with. Maybe I heard that wrong.

It was salmonella? Either way, if you cannot eat dairy, get a probiotic supplement. That will help get your system back in balance. The good bacteria eats the bad stuff. If you can eat dairy, go for Yoplait yogurt with live active cultures.

I hope you both feel better soon!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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To both, that's where it came from. I got it from Great Value. I spent about 20 minutes in the peanut butter section the next time I was there looking for another brand I could eat, and finally settled on one. And I just looked up my paperwork to confirm, it was Salmonella. I think the E-coli was what's commonly recognised as the "spinach incident." Or probably one of any number of screw ups the food production companies have been making lately. Never thought I'd be a victim of one, but I always knew it was possible. I try not to delude myself with the kind of thinking that "unlikely bad events don't happen to me." That way, I can be prepared to deal with them when they come along.

Thanks for the good advise and well wishes, and I hope everyone feels better :) Oh, and yeah, I can't have dairy either. But besides the potential medicinal properties, I don't miss it at all after 5 years and 7 months gluten-free :D (I just calculated it .. earlier I said 6 or 7 years on another thread, but if I counted right, I was mistaken. I'm gluten-free since 18 September 2001.)

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