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Lays Potatoe Chip Question

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I was feeling bette till after I ate some Lays Potatoe chips today. I was out and bought a bag of the regular lays potatoe chips. the ingredients were potatoes, cottonseed, safflower and/or sunflower oil, salt. I thought they would be safe and did not want to buy anything else in the store. I had just had 4 tubes of blood taken and felt a little hungry. Anway...whatever the reson...I ate them and thought I would be ok.....a half hour after eating them I started to get dizzy, weak, racing heart and sour stomach. I also started to get bloated. I felt like I needed to lay down! What is going on? It is now almost 3 hours later and I still feel bad. My gut hurts and is sore and swollen. I feel a little less dizzy but am trying not to think about it as I am moving tomorrow and the moving truck is being packed up today. There is just too much going on right now and if I need to collapse I can do it tonight at bed time. My flight is tomorrow afternoon. Gotta get this stuff out of my systme so that I can pull myself together for all that lies ahead.

do you think it was cross contaminated? maybe one of the oils? Canola oil doens't seem to bother me but this wasn't made with it. Soybean oil is a no-no but I thought these would be ok?

Anyone have any ideas or any of the same reactions?

Thanks,

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"*The above products do not contain gluten nor casein; however, they are produced on the same line as our products that do contain gluten and casein. Although the lines are washed between batches, a slight residue may remain on the lines. Individuals who are extremely sensitive may be affected. "

No one in my family eats Frito-Lay products due to that statment right there.

It really is up to you if you eat them. Lots of people do but if you felt stick maybe it's best to skip them. I know I react to them.

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Yea I do know people that have reacted to them. They are produced in the same lines as gluten containing products so there is a risk for cross contamination. I personally eat their products and have not got sick off of them and I am very sensitive to small amounts of gluten but other people have reacted and if you get sick don't eat them.

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my rule of thumb is that if they make you feel sick, then don't eat them again... there could have been slight cross-contamination and I wouldn't risk it again if you have already gotten sick from them ... Hope you feel better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Given your reaction I certainly would not tell you to eat the chips again, but as of a few months ago the plain chips, plain Ruffles, Stax and plain Fritoes were made on dedicated lines. This was from a Lay's dietician.

richard

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I never scrolled down far enough to see that there was a products area for posting.....I was wondering where my post went.

thanks for your responses. I guess I am one of the ultrasensitive people!

I am still feeling sick today and depressed over the whole situation! I just want to cry. I am moving today....flying up to JFK with my dog then driving to NJ and really don't feel up to it. I'll be doing this alone as my husband is driving with a truck and helper.

I think I am also a little angry and disgusted with this whole situation. I have been trying to go gluten-free for about 3 months and keep getting sick.

I keep thinking..."how did this all happen?" "why is by body failing me?"

OK....here come the tears and the pity party!

sorry.........just really tired and stressed...mostly disgusted today.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better..............

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Given your reaction I certainly would not tell you to eat the chips again, but as of a few months ago the plain chips, plain Ruffles, Stax and plain Fritoes were made on dedicated lines. This was from a Lay's dietician.

richard

That's terrific! Thank you...I don't react to Lays, but was starting to get a little scared when I heard all the posts about people reacting...good to know :)

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