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Breathing In Gluten

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Hello all! I've been enjoying other people's posts for a while now and thought I would make my introduction to the forum!

I self-diagnosed myself 5 months ago and put myself on the gluten free diet. The problem is I didn't get a diagnosis right away and I refuse to put myself back on gluten, so I don't have a diagnosis, and everyone seems to think my reactions are in my head. Even my parents. Grrrr.

Anyways, to the topic. I find that when I walk by the bread section of the grocery store, or go into the pantry at home, or open the freezer where there's a bunch of vege-meats my family eats (loaded with gluten) that I have a low grade, enthusiasm goes dead, reaction. Then about 4.25 hrs later I'm fine. Am I the only one this happens to? Am I just paranoid about reactions and put myself into one?

-Trav

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Maybe not paranoid, but could be psychological. Like never being able to drink rum after that one wild party in college...

Maybe your brain associates the smell with feeling bad so it just does it automatically.

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Hello all! I've been enjoying other people's posts for a while now and thought I would make my introduction to the forum!

I self-diagnosed myself 5 months ago and put myself on the gluten free diet. The problem is I didn't get a diagnosis right away and I refuse to put myself back on gluten, so I don't have a diagnosis, and everyone seems to think my reactions are in my head. Even my parents. Grrrr.

Anyways, to the topic. I find that when I walk by the bread section of the grocery store, or go into the pantry at home, or open the freezer where there's a bunch of vege-meats my family eats (loaded with gluten) that I have a low grade, enthusiasm goes dead, reaction. Then about 4.25 hrs later I'm fine. Am I the only one this happens to? Am I just paranoid about reactions and put myself into one?

-Trav

Trav, it may be that you have a wheat ALLERGY separate from a wheat INTOLERANCE. You know how someone with a cat allergy feels funky for a few hours, depending on the severity of their allergy, and then they're ok after being in clear air? That's my only idea, since an intolerance is an internal reaction, and an allergy typically has external reactions, that are shorter lived.

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Trav, it may be that you have a wheat ALLERGY separate from a wheat INTOLERANCE. You know how someone with a cat allergy feels funky for a few hours, depending on the severity of their allergy, and then they're ok after being in clear air? That's my only idea, since an intolerance is an internal reaction, and an allergy typically has external reactions, that are shorter lived.

That's a thought. I've suspected that I have a yeast allergy, maybe that's what I'm really reacting to when I breathe something in.

-Trav

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