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ginghamkim

Glutened But No Symptoms

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Hi! I really need some wisdom from the forum.

We dined out Saturday at Carrabba's and I ordered my usual. I took my digestive enzyme and a lactaid pill.

The gluten-free sicilian chicken soup came and it was cold, so I sent it back. The new hot soup came back; I took 3 or 4 bites and then noticed that the soup had pasta in it (it was all the way at the bottom). I didn't eat any of the pasta, only the broth. I was stunned, I couldn't believe it was happening. I almost cried. All I could think was that the next 2 to 3 weeks would be horrible with pain (primarily pancreas and gallbladder working overtime to digest anything).

It's Monday and the pain is almost unnoticable. Have I misdiagnosed myself? I should be miserable. What do you think? Is it possible that I've healed enough that I'm only scratching the surface?

Btw, 13 months gluten-free, I am finally gaining weight, self-diagnosed.

Thanks to anyone with advice.

Kim


Gluten-free since 12/25/06. Soy-free since 3/1/07. High-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil free.

Initial problems with gallbladder and pancreas. Taking digestive enzymes to help.

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Could it have been rice pasta in the soup ?

I don't react consistantly either, nor with the same amount of reaction that many people report having here, but that is both a blessing and a curse, because sometimes I won't know immediately I had something cross contaminated, or I will tend to be a little .... cavalier at times with restaurant food that is not "certified" gluten free. But then other times I eat what is supposed to be safe and get nailed anyway. Life's like that, so I try very hard not to be paranoid and get upset, a good attitude helps.

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It's Monday and the pain is almost unnoticable. Have I misdiagnosed myself? I should be miserable. What do you think? Is it possible that I've healed enough that I'm only scratching the surface?

Hopefully, you're "out of the woods," but it's sometimes taken up to a week for me to experience significant digestive effects from known gluten exposure. In fact, the usual time for me is 3-5 days.


Life is to LIVE, not to suffer. Make the most of it, and have some FUN, regardless of your situation.

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I know I shouldn't be complaining...I'm just overreacting. I emailed my husband's g-ma who is celiac too (yep, my son has it on both sides) and she said that perhaps my gut is healed enough to withstand it and perhaps the poisonous pasta wasn't in the broth that long.

I'm just waiting for the pain to come on...crazy as it sounds. Definately overreacting.

Thanks for your input. Just a warning, even if ording off gluten-free menu to always, always check before ingest. Oh, that's good. Check b-4 Ingest.

Kim


Gluten-free since 12/25/06. Soy-free since 3/1/07. High-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil free.

Initial problems with gallbladder and pancreas. Taking digestive enzymes to help.

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Now that you have healed, sometimes your body can handle a little hear and there without giving you too noticeable of symptoms. If there is anything else your body may be fighting off or it is just having a bad day, they could be more noticeable. however, all of my reading has also implied that even in the smallest of amounts with little or no reaction, it can still increase inflammation, which I am sure you know is what causes or increases your risk of so many other diseases....etc. So be careful, and just be thankful...Often just the cross contamination will not bother me in a way I notice, although my husband can tell because I get a little mean and grumpy and cry alot...kind of like PMS....

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