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Nikki'smom

Could She Have Been Glutened?

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As I have said before my DD (7) is VERY lucky because she is very asymptomatic with her celiacs.

But Friday she had McDonalds cheeseburger no bun I did the whole wheat allergy thing to the workers i watched them make it etc. Then Sat morning she woke up and said she had a terrible head ache all day. I gave her some Tylonal but as soon as it wore off her head was hurting again. My 1st thought is maybe she is getting her little brothers cold but she had no other signs of a cold. By Sunday she was fine. Could the bad headache be a glutening?

Then Sunday night Hubby really wanted Wendy's we have eaten there before since my DD was diagnoised and the MGr was GREAT every time making the cheese burger himself saying if I ever have a problem in his location to tell him. Well this time I braved the drive through explaining the whole Wheat allergy to them and the kid taking the order said he completely understoon but one of the workers in the back came up and asked him about it while I was at the window so I explained it again in great detail. He said ok so I felt comfortable since we have eaten ther twice before. Well this morning she woke up saying her tummy hurt again. Of course I said Oh No I wonder if it was the Wendy's? I was in the shower when she told me it hurt so when I got out I asked her and she said she was fine now. UGH My 1st thought is she was afraid if she tells me her tummy hurt I will take Wendy's away too so she is hiding it. Could she have been glutened?

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I would say it's entirely possible. One thing that has really astounded me, is the fact that once you eliminate gluten, the reaction upon getting glutened is much more severe than before.

My son definitely has a strong reaction when glutened, pretty different from what we were dealing with before going gluten-free.

-Sarah

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Thats usually how I can tell when I've eaten something! I get a massive headache that won't go away for hours. It usually happens when I go out to eat or when I used to eat in school cafeterias. I think for me it is from the cross contamination. Usually I get a headache if there is some sort of cross contamination and I get sick (stomache ache and bathroom trips) if I eat something that actually contains gluten ingredients.

I don't have very severe symptoms either. I was incredibly sick prior to diagnosis (at age 1 and a half), malnutrition and all that...but now, I usually just get a headache and occationally sick to my stomach.

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Always, ask for the manager at those places - they are the only ones that care to do it right. & they are the only ones that have been trained. The workers are going to nod & agree with you no matter what you say, even when they do not understand a word of it...

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Thank you so much! I will def ask for a mgr from now on it can't hurt right ;)

I am also wondering if it was the Tylonal we were giving her for her head ache because it happened again last night. I know she was gluten-free unless he had something in school she shouldn't have but she swears she didn't. She was saying to hubby her head really hurt last night so he gave her walmart brand kids tylonal and this morning she was doubled over in pain crying her tummy hurt. It could also be her gastritis? I am going to call the company to double check it the pills are gluten-free hubby said he checked and they where but you never know....

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