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Dreaded Nightshades, Should I Avoid All?

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So I posted a topic a few days ago about my aweful weekend literally on the toilet and in front of the toilet. I had what was said to be gluten free at 2 seperate quick food places and after eating from Winger's (potato skins, chicken, fries, and veggies) I immediately got a severe migraine. I literally was throwing up for hours and was sick for 2.5 days straight. I felt like I could die or pass out. I'm pregnant and I should have gone to the ER, but I'm too stubborn at times! Anyway, I have been researching a lot about Nightshades. It really was after I at the potato skins that almost immediately my migraine came on. So, here's what I feel pretty confident about; I am pretty sure I can no longer have potatoes. My "food poisoning" -like symptoms were posted on many other forums when others had potatoes. So, what my question is is just this:

Do you think that it could just be potatoes and not all nightshades? I am really afraid to test anything right now. I was far too sick this weekend to even take care of my daughter and I don't want a repeat. But have any of you experienced only symptoms to potatoes? Is potato starch just as bad? How do I find gluten free breads and such without potato starch? Please help. I am really feeling depressed. Tomatoes are my favorite food and I love everything spicy with serano peppers!! And I'm obsessed with Pamela's pancakes, but they have potato starch.

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Have you tried potatoes at home, that are 100% safe? I wonder if its not potatoes/nightshades, but cross-contamination (gluten) at the fast food places.

Whenever you are re-introducing one of these items that you are concerned about, make sure you are eating at home and you are sure that it is gluten free. Only then can you determine if its gluten or another food intolerance.

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So I posted a topic a few days ago about my aweful weekend literally on the toilet and in front of the toilet. I had what was said to be gluten free at 2 seperate quick food places and after eating from Winger's (potato skins, chicken, fries, and veggies) I immediately got a severe migraine. I literally was throwing up for hours and was sick for 2.5 days straight. I felt like I could die or pass out. I'm pregnant and I should have gone to the ER, but I'm too stubborn at times! Anyway, I have been researching a lot about Nightshades. It really was after I at the potato skins that almost immediately my migraine came on. So, here's what I feel pretty confident about; I am pretty sure I can no longer have potatoes. My "food poisoning" -like symptoms were posted on many other forums when others had potatoes. So, what my question is is just this:

Do you think that it could just be potatoes and not all nightshades? I am really afraid to test anything right now. I was far too sick this weekend to even take care of my daughter and I don't want a repeat. But have any of you experienced only symptoms to potatoes? Is potato starch just as bad? How do I find gluten free breads and such without potato starch? Please help. I am really feeling depressed. Tomatoes are my favorite food and I love everything spicy with serano peppers!! And I'm obsessed with Pamela's pancakes, but they have potato starch.

My goodness, I'm sorry you were so sick!

Before you consider that potatoes are a problem, I would look more closely at the food from the fast food places. As regards cross contamination issues--did the server use clean utensils?, do they fry anything that contains gluten in the oil used to cook your foods?, if they used gloves, did they change them before handling your order?

Fast food restaurants are notorious for cross contamination....I would suggest eating at home for a while and focusing on whole foods--not packaged--until you feel better.

If you need to be out somewhere or at work, make your lunch at home and bring it with you--it's more of a hassle, but much safer.

Hope you feel better soon--once you are doing better, you can test foods like potatoes if you still think they could be a problem for you. Add one questionable food at a time with several days in between so you can get a good idea of how they affect you.


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Whenever you are re-introducing one of these items that you are concerned about, make sure you are eating at home and you are sure that it is gluten free. Only then can you determine if its gluten or another food intolerance.

I agree.

Also, potatoes are often treated with sulfites (not fresh potatoes). A person who is sensitive can react to sulfites in the way that you described. If you try a plain fresh baked potato at home then you can figure out if it was the potato or something else.


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Do you think that it could just be potatoes and not all nightshades?

I just posted on another thread that for me it seems to be tomatoes and green peppers only, although I have not yet challenged myself with eggplant. Potatoes don't seem to bother me, but I haven't tried eating them out, and red peppers are okay--after all, green peppers are just unripe red peppers. :P


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Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

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I am nightshade free and have been for about a month. Potatoes have definately had a neurological effect on me for years. 10 years ago, I would wake in the night feeling "weird". Disoriented for a few seconds. A strange taste in my mouth. It would pass and and then I would go back to sleep. This went on for months, before I figured out that it only happened when I ate potatoes. No potatoes....no "seizures". I realized that they were in fact "seizures" when I did some research. But as years went by, I slowly added some back into my diet and before I knew it, I would wake up with numb hands. Once again, it could be traced to the potatoes.

So no potatoes.

And I've cut ALL nightshades because they ALL contain neurotoxins. Google it. Since the majority of my symptoms are neuro, I am leaving no stone unturned. Just found a nightshade free pasta sauce. I am hopeful. :) I do miss tomatoes the most of all of them.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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And I've cut ALL nightshades because they ALL contain neurotoxins. Google it. Since the majority of my symptoms are neuro, I am leaving no stone unturned. Just found a nightshade free pasta sauce. I am hopeful. :) I do miss tomatoes the most of all of them.

I not only miss tomatoes, I mourn their loss :lol: Who makes the nightshade free pasta sauce?


Neroli

"Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted." - Albert Einstein

"Life is not weathering the storm; it is learning to dance in the rain"

"Whatever the question, the answer is always chocolate." Nigella Lawson

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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

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It's called "Nomato" and I found it in the gluten free mall advertised all over the sides of this forum. :) I will warn you that the color is something to behold A very bright red. Much brighter than regular tomato sauce, but it is pretty good. My family really liked it and they will be honest. In fact, I made a homemade salad dressing the other night and my daughter said, "Sorry Mom. This tastes like dirty gym socks." How would she know that?......LOL


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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In fact, I made a homemade salad dressing the other night and my daughter said, "Sorry Mom. This tastes like dirty gym socks." How would she know that?......LOL

:lol: I always wonder the same thing when someone says something tastes like cardboard!


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I live off of peppers and tomatoes, but potatoes do me in. I think you can react to one member of a family and not others.


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Potatoes seem to be the worst offenders. Some day I might add back small amounts of tomatoes and peppers and see. After I have healed.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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In fact, I made a homemade salad dressing the other night and my daughter said, "Sorry Mom. This tastes like dirty gym socks." How would she know that?......LOL

:lol:

Perhaps she once took the words "put a sock in it" just a little too literally.


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Even funnier is that I liked it. ***shrug***


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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