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New To Gluten-free Diet And Experiencing Hives To Foods That Did Not Cause Hives On Regular Diet

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I am new to the gluten-free diet, started this past Tuesday. I also posted my history of MS, joint pain, rashes on another forum. I am keeping a video and food diary of my journey. Anyways, I will get to the question:

I started the gluten-free diet on Tuesday, after rash experiences that I explain on glutenfreeandbeyond. Then on Thursday, I consumed rice crackers and tapicoa bread with peanut butter. In less than 2 hours, waiting for daughter at dance, my lower back is hot, itchy, lumpy. Hives.

Okay, what did I consume to cause such a reaction. I love peanut butter and ate it all the time on my regular diet. I am reacting to the protein in peanut butter and will I have to stay away from eggs, fish and other protein laden foods? Or could there be contamination in the rice crackers or tapicoa bread with gluten. Because the health food owner stated all her Celiac clients eat this tapicoa bread.

Is it possible to react to such a small amount of contamination? Should I not eat peanut butter or the crackers/tapicoa bread. What do I do? I hate hives, given a mother's job does not stop cause she is miserable. Need advice of what to do? Today rash has faded, sinuses were real bad today and yesterday. (NOTE I find taking a water pill relieved my hand joint pain, that I thought was arthritis, that I now believe is Celiac disease symptom) I did consume crackers yesterday, but no tapicoa bread.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks

lynda :(

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I have actually started have reactions to other foods since going gluten-free, but it took a few months. I know can't have too much iodized salt, and I recently found out I am allergic to ibuprofen (which I have taken several times before w/out a problem). I think lots of ppl experience new food problems once going gluten-free, but less than a week after seems a little strange to me. Maybe you do have an allergy to tapioca or something that you are suddenly eating alot more of.

Welcome to the boards! There are lots of wonderful ppl on here that are great at helping!

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Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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I am new to the gluten-free diet, started this past Tuesday. I also posted my history of MS, joint pain, rashes on another forum with http://www.glutenfreeandbeyond.org. I am keeping a video and food diary of my journey. Anyways, I will get to the question:

I started the gluten-free diet on Tuesday, after rash experiences that I explain on glutenfreeandbeyond. Then on Thursday, I consumed rice crackers and tapicoa bread with peanut butter. In less than 2 hours, waiting for daughter at dance, my lower back is hot, itchy, lumpy. Hives.

Okay, what did I consume to cause such a reaction. I love peanut butter and ate it all the time on my regular diet. I am reacting to the protein in peanut butter and will I have to stay away from eggs, fish and other protein laden foods? Or could there be contamination in the rice crackers or tapicoa bread with gluten. Because the health food owner stated all her Celiac clients eat this tapicoa bread.

Is it possible to react to such a small amount of contamination? Should I not eat peanut butter or the crackers/tapicoa bread. What do I do? I hate hives, given a mother's job does not stop cause she is miserable. Need advice of what to do? Today rash has faded, sinuses were real bad today and yesterday. (NOTE I find taking a water pill relieved my hand joint pain, that I thought was arthritis, that I now believe is Celiac disease symptom) I did consume crackers yesterday, but no tapicoa bread.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks

lynda :(

My first question would be are the rice cakes labeled gluten-free? Mny like the Quaker ones are not safe. Also what brand of cracker were they? I am asking because of my experience, which may not be yours of course. I used to use the Ener-g ones and loved them. I did seem to react to them, hives and finger swelling (I have arthritis that is in remission) and even some tummy troubles. I thought it was CC but it turned out that I am also intolerant to soy and that for me was the problem with the crackers. I now use Glutino crackers which look like ritz in shape and are not IMHO as tasty as the Ener-G but I don't get hives from them.


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Was the peanut butter from a new, dedicated gluten-free jar, or was it from a jar that's had a knife swiped on gluteny bread and then dipped back in the jar? If it's the latter, that is enough gluten to cause a reaction as well. Don't forget to have separate jar/tubs of peanut butter, jelly, mayo, butter, etc... anything that gets swiped and dipped.

-Sarah


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--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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did you eat tapioca before you were gluten-free? perhaps its an unknown allergy?


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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