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shimo

Am I Allergic To Eggs Too?

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Hi everyone,

I have been a long time visitor of this site but I usually hang out on local community non-online groups.

I have been diagnosed with Celiac Disease just a week ago and obviously started a gluten free diet.

Since I started to fear the pain and all the other symptoms, I ate nothing but:

White Rice , White meat (turkey, chicken), and non-gluten pasta whenever i wanted to change.

This worked fine. All my symptoms were practically gone and I enjoyed massive improvements even on my mood.

Yesterday I was so hungry that I decided to change a little bit, so this is what I made for me:

Fries, 1 fried egg and chicken beefs.

Only a few hours later, almost all the symptoms got back (don't have any pain by the way, don't feel bloated neither at least for now). Incredible. And even today I don't feel that good and the egg taste is still on my throat, know that feeling?

I had to run to the bathroom like every hour or so (it's true!), I can say it was the worst D-attack I had for the last year at least, very bad and it wasn't anything but water. And today I feel itchy. It really looks like an allergic reaction.

When I had my food allergy test I hadn't had eggs for months so I suppose this is why they didn't show up. (i guess)

Today I'm back to what used to make me feel good but I definately want to know which one of those ingredients knocked me out.

I suspect it was the eggs. Actually I would put my hands on fire for it.

But can it be the french fries? I love to eat those :|

I don't leave with my parents neither have a partner to help out on the food selections so this is sometimes a nightmare for me. :angry:

Any idea? Thanks for your help :)

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But can it be the french fries? I love to eat those :|

Keep in mind I'm fairly new to gluten but I would put my bet on the fries. It is my understanding that you have to get brand specific with these (some brands have gluten, some don't). There is cross contamination issues also - were the fries cooked in the same grease as say battered onion rings?? I think that because eggs have a stronger taste they just kind of got caught in all the action.

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Welcome,

One week on the diet is a very short time to be free of issues. Many take several weeks and other take several months and even up to two years depending on the amount of damage you may have and how diligent you are on the diet.

Make sure that you have checked your colander, scratched pots and pans, toaster and wooded spoons. As well, check your cosmetics, shampoos, toothpaste and lipsticks/balms. Gluten can hide everywhere.

I would concentrate on eliminating the gluten. Then, if problems still persist eliminate one thing at a time so that you can identify what is bothering you.

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French Fries!!!! where did these come from?? did you make them?? you gotta recognize every ingredient in everything you eat. heck i thought so many things were just not working, HAD to contain gluten even though many said they had no problems...turns out it was the salt i was using--i think?? :unsure:

either way, different salt, different reaction. (a better one)

now if i could just figure out before i eat this...

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Hi, I don't mean to be a smartass, but what exactly do you mean by 'chicken beefs'? Is that some store bought thing? And as for the reaction you're having, it sounds like gluten to me, not some other kind of reaction.

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Well, I guess as an egg-intolerant person, I should pipe up here and say that it IS a possibility :o

However, you just started the diet. Folks frequently have some ups and downs in the beginning as their bodies adjust. I had a major problem three weeks in that I'm sure was unrelated to anything I ate. (I react to things by constipation -- what I had was the most incredible diarrhea of my life.) I've read the experiences of plenty of people here that experience the same thing.

It is like your body is trying to purge itself of all the gluten that had been stuck in the intestine or something.

Keep a food diary and be alert to the possbility of cross-contamination or other intolerances, though.

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Hi, I don't mean to be a smartass, but what exactly do you mean by 'chicken beefs'? Is that some store bought thing? And as for the reaction you're having, it sounds like gluten to me, not some other kind of reaction.

Nothing artificial, the chicken beefs which I don't know how you guys call it in english are cut from the chicken's chest.

So basically it's chest. And it's not artificial by the way, straight from the butcher.

As for the fries/egg, I am not really sure yet but from what I read here so far I really gotta bet on them. I did make them (i know that pre-frozen ones are not that safe) but since this is a pre-diagnosis colander I presume that it could be the issue?

I did change the oil, cleaned it and everything but who knows, there are always some stuff that won't come out if you know what i mean.

Eggs could be a problem too but I guess I just have to try it one more time without the fries.

The gluten reaction mentioned by hathor also makes sense to me.

I'm trying to use all of your suggestions, keep them coming!

PS: I heard a doctor's site that sometimes even cleaning pre-diagnosis stuff isn't enough. For example, some stores started to have fresh gluten-free bread and even though they cleaned everything to make sure no contamination would be possible - They all failed.

So that can be a possibility right?

I am very very new to this, so would appreciate any kind of feedback. :)

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Well, I guess as an egg-intolerant person, I should pipe up here and say that it IS a possibility :o

However, you just started the diet. Folks frequently have some ups and downs in the beginning as their bodies adjust. I had a major problem three weeks in that I'm sure was unrelated to anything I ate. (I react to things by constipation -- what I had was the most incredible diarrhea of my life.) I've read the experiences of plenty of people here that experience the same thing.

It is like your body is trying to purge itself of all the gluten that had been stuck in the intestine or something.

Keep a food diary and be alert to the possbility of cross-contamination or other intolerances, though.

I actually got constipation when I started the diet, but I guess that's just normal. I guess the only choise is probably to try eggs one more time, without the fries. :(

This can be stressful.

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I did change the oil, cleaned it and everything but who knows, there are always some stuff that won't come out if you know what i mean

Sounds like you need to get yourself a new deep fryer, if that's what you're using to fry the fries. Even though I cleaned mine regularly, it IS impossible to remove all the build-up. I got a new one that will never have gluten in it.

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Sounds like you need to get yourself a new deep fryer, if that's what you're using to fry the fries. Even though I cleaned mine regularly, it IS impossible to remove all the build-up. I got a new one that will never have gluten in it.

Exactly! That's what I am using and we always used to clean it as well, but like you said some stuff will never go out, so I will definately take your advice. Getting a new one today! ;)

Thanks for the precious tip.

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Exactly! That's what I am using and we always used to clean it as well, but like you said some stuff will never go out, so I will definately take your advice. Getting a new one today! ;)

Thanks for the precious tip.

By 'colander' did you mean the basket you fried the fries in? If so, those are impossible to get all the gluten out, as well as a regular pasta colander, that's probably your culprit. Try waiting a week and having another egg on a clean pan, any pan you had with scratches in it isn't safe by the way, because gluten hides in scratches. Oh, and we call it chicken breast in the US, well, New England anyway!

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Did you cook the eggs in butter? One week after gluten free I became very lactose intolerant. Dairy could be the culprit.

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