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couldnt take the pressure yesturday i went to mcdonalds for my coworkers and got a quarter pounder with cheese, i took the bun off and used the gluten-free bread i made in my bread maker. it didnt taste as good but i couldnt take it , but does that make me a bad celiac for not worrying about cc??


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I don't think that makes you a bad Celiac. A lot of Celiacs have been in exactly the same position as you. I just think you should try harder and respect your body and try to take care of your body to your fullest potential. I hope I help you.

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Although your body may yet have something to say about it :ph34r: .


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Next time you want to be naughty, at least ask for it without the bun ... then worry about cc. What you had was NOT cc, it was crumbs left from taking the bun off. Even small amounts cause damage, but most of us here understand the "I can't take it anymore" feeling.

BTW, are you crazy? If I were going to cheat, it would have been with a Big Mac, fries and a Coke!! :P


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Next time you want to be naughty, at least ask for it without the bun ... then worry about cc. What you had was NOT cc, it was crumbs left from taking the bun off. Even small amounts cause damage, but most of us here understand the "I can't take it anymore" feeling.

BTW, are you crazy? If I were going to cheat, it would have been with a Big Mac, fries and a Coke!! :P

Dear CarlaB,

That is what I want too! Oh God I miss those things! Someone said they saw that MacDonald's fries are gluten free. I know that cannot be right. God I wish they were! You what we could do, Carla? We could get Todd Wilbur's books. He has written these great books called "Top Secret Recipes." We could recreate our favorite foods by using them, only replace the gluteny stuff with what we can have!

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.

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Hopefully you won't experience any adverse reactions if there was any gluten ingested. However, don't use that as an excuse to try it again. Just because you might feel alright after having a tiny bit of gluten, your insides are still being shredded and the consequences can be far worse than a night on the toilet.

Not trying to be heavy-handed or anything, we all understand the temptations. I make my daughter eat her cereal in a seperate room (God what I'd give for one more bowl of Cap'n Crunch B) ). Just want to make sure you remember what's at stake. It doesn't make you a bad celiac, it just proves you're human.

Hope all is well, stay strong.

P.S.

Crap, now I can't stop thinking about quarter pounders :(


John

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just to give a little update, about two hours after posting my confession i was in the bathroom twice within a half hour, and it had to be lunch ,cause i was totaly gluten-free for all meals bedfore that.i guess i felt a little weird asking for qp without a bun, but that wont happen again.


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just to give a little update, about two hours after posting my confession i was in the bathroom twice within a half hour, and it had to be lunch ,cause i was totaly gluten-free for all meals bedfore that.i guess i felt a little weird asking for qp without a bun, but that wont happen again.

Dear pnltbox27,

I cannot risk even a microscopic amount. I have a violent reaction. I get severely nauseated, get diarrhea, break out in a sweat, start shaking, sometimes my hands go numb, and dry heaves start if I do not get a promethazine down fast enough. They are so severe, that it feels like my insides are emploding. My parents are not gluten free, and I am, so cross contamination is a big problem here. They do not seem to care that my insides are being destroyed.

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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Well, some good things I see in this:

1) You did have the sense to use a gluten-free bun (though we know that's not good enough)

2) You felt ashamed of your lack of willpower

3) It didn't taste as good, which helps build willpower

4) You freely posted what happened

5) You got a noticeable reaction from it

6) You now have a stronger resolve to stick to the gluten-free diet


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McDonalds Fries are gluten-free.. we eat them all the time..

We also have no issues with ordering burgers NO BUN..

My boys and I all have severe reactions to Gluten.. almost immediate (within 30min)..

but we have had no issues to McD's..

However.. the high fat sometimes gets us :huh:


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McDonalds Fries are gluten-free.. we eat them all the time..

We also have no issues with ordering burgers NO BUN..

My boys and I all have severe reactions to Gluten.. almost immediate (within 30min)..

but we have had no issues to McD's..

However.. the high fat sometimes gets us :huh:

Gosh I hate to be the bearer of bad news.........but McDonald's french fries are not gluten free. You can check out their corporate website(I just reaffirmed this) and see how little they serve that is gluten free. There was a lawsuit brought about regarding the french fries....and some press coverage as they had prior claimed to be gluten-free. They no longer claim it.....so sorry!


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Gosh I hate to be the bearer of bad news.........but McDonald's french fries are not gluten free. You can check out their corporate website(I just reaffirmed this) and see how little they serve that is gluten free. There was a lawsuit brought about regarding the french fries....and some press coverage as they had prior claimed to be gluten-free. They no longer claim it.....so sorry!

thanks for the heads up memphis , i just listed a new post spreading the word . i checked their web site and you were 100% correct


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Gosh I hate to be the bearer of bad news.........but McDonald's french fries are not gluten free. You can check out their corporate website(I just reaffirmed this) and see how little they serve that is gluten free. There was a lawsuit brought about regarding the french fries....and some press coverage as they had prior claimed to be gluten-free. They no longer claim it.....so sorry!

Dear GFMemphis,

I knew that was not right. I know some others on here got ill from eating them. I was so bummed. :( The good news is, that guy just came out with another book that has their recipe in them! I could get it, and tweak it to be gluten free! ;) As soon as I am able, I will post the gluten free recipe for them on here.

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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just to give a little update, about two hours after posting my confession i was in the bathroom twice within a half hour, and it had to be lunch ,cause i was totaly gluten-free for all meals bedfore that.i guess i felt a little weird asking for qp without a bun, but that wont happen again.

Before even reading the rest....

Change your mindset.... look at it like this... you went without all the other stuff and then you ruin it with a single slip....

I don't agree that "lets hope you don't react" because at least now you have the proof you need... we all need confirmation from time to time and you got it so instead of looking back look forwards and treat this as an experiment in your own self confirmation... pull the positives out of it... you reacted and not only did you pay the price but you confirmed you can't do this..

What may help it to try and find the most sympathetic colleage... explain what is at stake in terms of worst case scenarios (a pretty gruesome death) and say how hard your finding it... and ask them to maybe help you steer clear of temptation....

Funny thing.. it might not be your best friend... sometimes the best help can come from someone who just finds it easier to relate to that one thing... but don't be upset if whom you think should be most supportive isn't.. you just need a bit of encouragement and motivational help.... remember what you went without.... if you cave in then this is IMHO largely wasted and brushing off crumbs is pointless... at this point you mightest well eat the bun as well... if you try to think of it like that I find it easier...

I'm not going to eat the bun so why do the next closest thing...????

The fact your posting this.. you know what you did wrong... and that's between you and you... all we can do is encourage and support you but having someone to intervene and say "whoah" can be a big help when this sort of thing strikes...


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just to give a little update, about two hours after posting my confession i was in the bathroom twice within a half hour, and it had to be lunch ,cause i was totaly gluten-free for all meals bedfore that.i guess i felt a little weird asking for qp without a bun, but that wont happen again.

I used to be able to go there and just ask for a 'low carb' burger. They were even on the menu but don't know if they still are. I always made sure to ask for no condiments. Of course this was early on before I realized how sick CC makes me but perhaps if you go again you could ask if they still offer the low carb whopper.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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...but having someone to intervene and say "whoah" can be a big help when this sort of thing strikes...

Heh, upon reading this, the words "gluten police" popped into my head. Then a scene like something out of a Monty Python sketch formed: Guy pulls up to a drive-thru, and attempts to order a burger. Suddenly an alarm goes off. Two officers jump into view, drag the guy out of his car and proceed to club him repeatedly with corn cobs.

OK, so that would be overdoing it...


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Heh, upon reading this, the words "gluten police" popped into my head. Then a scene like something out of a Monty Python sketch formed: Guy pulls up to a drive-thru, and attempts to order a burger. Suddenly an alarm goes off. Two officers jump into view, drag the guy out of his car and proceed to club him repeatedly with corn cobs.

OK, so that would be overdoing it...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!


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Heh, upon reading this, the words "gluten police" popped into my head. Then a scene like something out of a Monty Python sketch formed: Guy pulls up to a drive-thru, and attempts to order a burger. Suddenly an alarm goes off. Two officers jump into view, drag the guy out of his car and proceed to club him repeatedly with corn cobs.

OK, so that would be overdoing it...

Dear RiceGuy,

:lol: I like Monty Python! It is so crazy! You have to love it! In this house, I am the gluten police. No one cares if they make me sick. You know how that is. It is not their intestines being destroyed.

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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In this house, I am the gluten police. No one cares if they make me sick. You know how that is. It is not their intestines being destroyed.

Yes. I DO know exactly how that is, and very unfortunately so.


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i dont do mc d's i dont cheat because of my stomach problems im having for the past 4 days ive been having really bad stomach pains form what? i dont know but darmnit im sick of been in pain all the time how long does it take for your stomach to heal from the damage thats been done?

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Dear GFMemphis,

I knew that was not right. I know some others on here got ill from eating them. I was so bummed. :( The good news is, that guy just came out with another book that has their recipe in them! I could get it, and tweak it to be gluten free! ;) As soon as I am able, I will post the gluten free recipe for them on here.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

Off topic, but want to laud NoGluGirl for her GREAT posts and fantastic lists of products! Wish there was a way to print it all up for quick reference! :)


Iron deficiency without anemia, unexplained weight loss 2/2003

Positive celiac biopsy 4/2003

Autoimmune thyroiditis 8/2005

Gluten Free Since 2003

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Hopefully you won't experience any adverse reactions if there was any gluten ingested. However, don't use that as an excuse to try it again. Just because you might feel alright after having a tiny bit of gluten, your insides are still being shredded and the consequences can be far worse than a night on the toilet.

Not trying to be heavy-handed or anything, we all understand the temptations. I make my daughter eat her cereal in a seperate room (God what I'd give for one more bowl of Cap'n Crunch B) ). Just want to make sure you remember what's at stake. It doesn't make you a bad celiac, it just proves you're human.

Hope all is well, stay strong.

P.S.

Crap, now I can't stop thinking about quarter pounders :(

I have only been doing this for a week, and I found myself dreaming about bread! My other half isn't gluten-free so sometimes I have a hard time watching him eat because I'll be sitting there eating carrots and apples and he's having Mexican food.

This is hard, but our health has to come first. When I think about fast food I think about all the pain I used to be in... It passes fairly quickly.

:unsure: Missing French Bread,

Megan

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Off topic, but want to laud NoGluGirl for her GREAT posts and fantastic lists of products! Wish there was a way to print it all up for quick reference! :)

If you select the text you want to print, then click File>>Print...and choose the option to print only the selection, that should work fine.


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Yes. I DO know exactly how that is, and very unfortunately so.

Dear RiceGuy,

People are so inconsiderate. I hope that some miracle will happen and I can get my own place soon. Then I won't have to worry about it. My place will have no gluten in it! If people do not like it, too bad! :P

Dear GFMemphis,

Thanks you for the compliments! I just want to make this as easy as possible. This is such an overwhelming situation. It changes your entire life. It is so much work getting information, staying on the phone part of the day. Who has the energy or time to do this, then spend the rest of the day obsessively cleaning?

People who have children especially need the help. Kids will sneak gluten if they get hungry, then get sick. The lists help prevent that.

To print the list and have it readily available, you can save it in MS Word. Just click on the text you want, right click, left click copy, then click on Word and place your cursor. Then right click while in Word, and click on Paste. It will be right there! Next, you save it. Now you can print it anytime you go to the store!

To make it easier, it may be a good idea to make the list by departments. That way, you do not have to run all over the store! Shopping will be much easier. I have created a gluten-free foods folder in my documents to make it simpler.

Dear Megan,

I miss bread too! But like you, not enough to eat it and get sick! I have been gluten free since August of last year. It has definitely saved me from more misery. There are other health issues causing me trouble as well, though. Hopefully, I will have them taken care of soon.

Dear babygirl1234,

I know what you mean. I miss MacDonald's too. However, despite how much I love the fries, I know eating them would be like swallowing poison. My reaction is violent. Healing takes a while for some people. It can takes months or years. Another issue is other food intolerances. Dairy is something I am going to have to give up for a while. My doctor thinks it may be why I have been feeling rough again lately. Keep it up! Eventually, you will feel better.

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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