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Salax

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I am not sure if this is the right place for this post, but I gotta ask this.

Does anyone (besides myself) react with nausea when smelling regular bread, toasted bread, etc?

I get really nauseated. :( Once I get out of the area I am better. But I wonder if it's a mental reaction or not. Meaning I smell it and know consuming it will make me sick, so instantly I react with nausea?

Any thoughts would be great or if anothers have this issue, it would help me not feel like I am more of a head case than I know I am. :P

Thanks!


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I am not sure if this is the right place for this post, but I gotta ask this.

Does anyone (besides myself) react with nausea when smelling regular bread, toasted bread, etc?

I get really nauseated. :( Once I get out of the area I am better. But I wonder if it's a mental reaction or not. Meaning I smell it and know consuming it will make me sick, so instantly I react with nausea?

Any thoughts would be great or if anothers have this issue, it would help me not feel like I am more of a head case than I know I am. :P

Thanks!

No, you are not crazy! I think it is totally psychosomatic and it happens to me also. I cannot STAND the smell of toasting, gluteny foods. Just walking down the bread aisle of a mainstream grocery store makes me want to gak so I usually avoid that aisle. If I stay there long enough, I get nauseous also.

I really think it's just a protective mechanism that our bodies put up when confronted by smells of food that will make us really sick. Once you clean your system out from all the gluten, it seemed to me my sense of smell became much more acute and smells like you describe really bothered me.

My husband has his toaster set up in another room near an open window because his wheaty bread is enough to give me a headache! :huh:

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I must be an oddball but as sick as the stuff makes me, I still love the smell of fresh baked breads or cinnamon rolls at the grocery store.

There are some smells that make me nauseous, but strangely, wheaty baked goods are not one of them. :rolleyes:


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Gem, (hope it's ok for me to call ya that) I definitely get the gag reflex and want to run..then the nausea sets in after awhile of staying there and not running. And same thing with the bread section at the store. Even when my co-workers are eating gluten foods, man I gotta leave the office.


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Cow Milk &  Corn free - June 2012,
Gall Bladder Failure - Removed July 2009,
Colitis, Hashimotos Disease, & Diverticulitis

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Gem, (hope it's ok for me to call ya that) I definitely get the gag reflex and want to run..then the nausea sets in after awhile of staying there and not running. And same thing with the bread section at the store. Even when my co-workers are eating gluten foods, man I gotta leave the office.

You can call me anything you want, as long as it isn't nasty! :P

I don't react as badly as you do....mine is more nausea which quickly goes away once the offending smell is gone. I never get to the point where something might regurgitate but the smell just turns my stomach. I also hate it when I am in a room and people are eating gluteny food which has strong odors. Sometimes, during meetings here at work, they always buy tons of those damn donuts and the whole room smells like a donut factory. The nausea starts to creep in and I don't breathe in as deeply. Ditto for pizza.

My husband started to drink gluten-free beer because I couldn't get near him if he drank regular beer. The smell of it on his breath was horrible. I have always had an extreme aversion to beer smell. He actually likes the gluten-free beer, thank God! One day, I came home from work and the minute I entered the kitchen, there was this yucky smell in the air. I kept thinking it smelled like regular beer. When hubby came in, I asked him right off what had he been eating or drinking or doing in the kitchen that caused that horrible smell. You should have seen the look on his face! For the first time in a long time, the store didn't have any gluten-free beer on hand so he bought the regular and I KNEW it the minute I entered the house! My sense of smell is like a dog's now that I am gluten-free. It's kind of funny when you think about it but

the bottom line is that smells really bother me. I can't even get near that Cinnabun place at the mall....... :blink:

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LOL now that you say it..your right my nose is like a dogs..It was pretty good before going gluten-free..now it's even more super powered! :D To bad I can smell cc in my food. That would be super hero cool!

Sometimes I think its a blessing that my smell is so good, sometimes I think it's a curse. But thanks to your post I no longer feel crazy for getting sick at the smell of gluteny food. B)


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Cow Milk &  Corn free - June 2012,
Gall Bladder Failure - Removed July 2009,
Colitis, Hashimotos Disease, & Diverticulitis

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(='.'=)
(")_(") Eat your vegetables!

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I get that vague nauseous feeling walking by a bakery that has the door open or one of the local big box food stores has their bakery right by the front door and vents the ovens to the front door....I loathe going through those doors!

single piece of bread at home or pasta boiling is okay for me (mixed house, I'm the only gluten-free person) but large amounts set me off.

kind of similar but not when I get migraines (regular and ocular) I don't get a visual aura but rather a scent/smell aura and darn it all it's the smell of baking or brewery, that funky combo of yeast and gluten! There's definitely a sense of irony to that :rolleyes:


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