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katecopsey

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Ok after close to 40 yrs on this celiac thing, I should know better right???

I am at that wonderful age when the dear doctors worry about bone lose and osteoporis etc, so I started taking a multi vitamin with calcium. No problem. The posh named brand ran out and I picked up the generic - just checked briefly for 'wheat'.

This last week or two I have felt 'off'. Not ill per se but definately not quite 100%. For some reason this morning I put my glasses on and was reading the label of the multivitamin - there ,after all the chemicals - the very last item - not wheat but pure gluten!

How could I be so stupid as to not put glasses on to read the ingredients carefully????

I have been taking these things for about 3 wks now so it is going to take a day or two to rid the body of all the symptoms.

Kate

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:lol: .. I know, not funny, but it is when you think about it.

We who have been on the diet for years, tend to check for wheat, malt flavouring or oats, but gluten doesn't pennitrate the old brain, because all the ingredients list wheat ... right! Wrong ...I've done that and fortunately had someone else in the house clue in before I ate any.

Seriously, I hope you haven't been too ill and will recover very quickly. It really is a wake-up call for all of us.


Shirley

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It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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I hope you don't get to sick. I was given a sample of estrogen pills a few years ago. I neglected to check with the manufacturer. Five days later when I checked, I confirmed what my body told me. They were not gluten free.

Reading ingredients was much easier 10 years ago. I swear the print on the lables has gotten smaller.

:lol:


Phyllis

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:lol: .. I know, not funny, but it is when you think about it.

We who have been on the diet for years, tend to check for wheat, malt flavouring or oats, but gluten doesn't pennitrate the old brain, because all the ingredients list wheat ... right! Wrong ...I've done that and fortunately had someone else in the house clue in before I ate any.

Seriously, I hope you haven't been too ill and will recover very quickly. It really is a wake-up call for all of us.

No - I didn't get too sick - more irratated than anything. It must have been a really low amount because I was not miserable or spitting at the world (someone would have told me that one!) just felt alittle off/bloated and tired.

Kate

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Reading ingredients was much easier 10 years ago. I swear the print on the lables has gotten smaller.

:lol:

The print on the lables have gotten smaller!!! That's gotta be the reason for sure :lol:

It looks like the three of us are all old hands at this gluten free business. It's a good thing we look younger every year :P


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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I honestly did that recently too with a box of cereal, and it was a few days and I had been feeling different. Sure enough when I checked the box it contained wheat. How did I miss that in the store. I looked at the box twice...I am blaming it on reading fast :)


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