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Cross Contamination - 3 Musketeers?

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ugh.

I just had my first full-blown attack of cramps and explosive D since going gluten-free.

It was a 3 Musketeers Bar, which is supposed to be gluten free.

They're off my safe list for good, but I'm wondering if anyone else had problems with these?

They were on a web list of foods that have tested positive for contamination, but the list was from back in 2002.

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I had some bloating and mild D on two ocassions I ate them and couldn't rule anything else in. I had purchased it with coffee in the snack bar on campus , the 2 thing I can eat there- well just 1 now, coffee.

Thought maybe it was the coffee but i drink mine black & it doesn't happen when i drink coffee w/o the three musketeers. So yeah i had suspected something up or that i was just weird. (could be both :)

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OMG I am sooo sick.

I'm right back where I started....

headache, hate the world, exhausted, explosive D, anger and depression

I can't believe I lived this way for so long...but now that I know what it's like to not be like this it makes it much harder to bear.

all this from only trace amounts? this is crazy. I want to jump off a cliff :(

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henny,

I'm sorry you are so sick and I have no good advice- I rarely eat anything processed other than Tinkyada pasta or Larabars. I was thinking of trying a 3 musketeer bar soon and you are making me rethink that decision.

Please feel well soon!

lisa

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No problems here. I munch on them at work. BUT I haven't worked out my level of sensitivity to gluten nor milk yet though. Right now I think the dairy is just as much of a culprit as the gluten so sometimes it's hard to tell. Hope you feel better soon!

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Considering you haven't been gluten free very long, it may be that your body is still healing and having trouble processing even safe foods.

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thanks guys

I'm feeling much better this evening.

truthfully I shouldnt be eating that sort of junk anyway *blush*

what a bizarre experience. It was more than just a physical return to previous symptoms, but mental/emotional regression as well. The blurred thinking, anger, and depression came right back too.

And the headache! UGH! I haven't had that headache since going gluten-free but had suffered it nearly every day for the past 15 years before.

It could have been a coincidence, you are right. My husband is not gluten free, so there are sources of CC in my kitchen that could have caused it. The candy being the source was on my mind because it's the first 'new' food I have tried since going gluten-free. I may have been too quick to blame it.

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Never ever apologize for eating chocolate ;) Glad you're feeling better. Hope it was kitchen CC and the 3 Musketeers are OK.

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