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Ok all! Thanks for all the info on the Type O Diet!! Now I need more help!!

I was diagnosed with Celiac in April and have been Gluten Free ever since....well....until seriously 4 bites of lasagna at a party the other night when I needed to be polite.....(Sunday).....I had a little pain that night, but came home and had my usual dinner, the pain went away. Monday and Tuesday were ok. It wasn't until Wednesday that I had a total flare-up of symptoms.....starts with burping, a rash on my knuckles, and then upset stomach. After lunch, my stomach hurt so bad I went back to bed. My diet has always remained the same and I really eat the same things over and over....nothing new.....Now I really thought the lasagna wouldn't have had such a delayed effect...but I'm kinda at a loss.....could also be lurking sinus infection that sometimes sets everything off??....I'm trying to find the connection......any comments would be helpful.....and I figure something else is going on. For the first couple months I was gluten free, I felt a little better--less bloated....and then about 6 weeks ago somthing changed and I started getting really bloated and constipated again.....again....same foods....same diet......haven't found the connection either....uurrgghhh!!!

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yes, it could be a delayed reaction.

and poisoning yourself is NEVER polite. other people can deal with you not eating their food so that you don't damage yourself. (pet peeve of mine, people expecting me to ignore what is best for me to make them feel more comfortable.)

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It can take anywhere from 12 hours to 3 days for me to start having the really bad reactions when I've been glutened. Delayed reactions are pretty common, actually.

As to why you've started feeling bad 6 weeks ago....that's one of those puzzles you've got to get to the bottom of. I've had similar things happen, and each time it took me a while to figure it out. Here are 3 possibilities off the top of my head:

1. It could be hidden gluten in something....even if you always, always eat the same things, manufacturers sometimes change ingredients. Or, even worse (harder to figure out), they can change the source of their ingredients and hidden gluten is sneaking into a product that used to be gluten free.

2. It could be that now that you've begun to heal, you're becoming more sensitive. I sure did! So that things that didn't bother you before bother you now. For example, I was just glutened recently by my old hand mixer. I used it early on in my gluten free adventures and had no problem. Hadn't used it for a while, because I was using my Kitchenaid stand mixer. Now, several months later, I can't use it without developing symptoms. So I had to throw it away.

3. Or you may be sensitive to more than just gluten. Some people have to give up dairy, other grains like corn, even potatoes and tomatoes and eggplant (all members of the nightshade family).

Good luck with everything! I hope you start to feel better soon!

JoAnn

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I have read that symptoms can take as long as 15 days to show up! The stuff is in us in one way or another that long!! I would seriously look into the possibility of one of your usual foods suddenly packaged at a new plant or a new recipe. I have had many items that I was confident with suddenly turn on me and after investigating, finding out they moved their facilities to another one of their plants and that different plant also processes other things I cannot have, thus cross-contamination being a big problem for me. Companies will also change their recipes from time to time when they can find a cheaper way of making their product. And in my mind, cheaper usually equals fillers, etc. and those are the things that bother us. Best wishes!! And don't eat something just to be polite from here on out!! : )

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It can take anywhere from 12 hours to 3 days for me to start having the really bad reactions when I've been glutened. Delayed reactions are pretty common, actually.

As to why you've started feeling bad 6 weeks ago....that's one of those puzzles you've got to get to the bottom of. I've had similar things happen, and each time it took me a while to figure it out. Here are 3 possibilities off the top of my head:

1. It could be hidden gluten in something....even if you always, always eat the same things, manufacturers sometimes change ingredients. Or, even worse (harder to figure out), they can change the source of their ingredients and hidden gluten is sneaking into a product that used to be gluten free.

2. It could be that now that you've begun to heal, you're becoming more sensitive. I sure did! So that things that didn't bother you before bother you now. For example, I was just glutened recently by my old hand mixer. I used it early on in my gluten free adventures and had no problem. Hadn't used it for a while, because I was using my Kitchenaid stand mixer. Now, several months later, I can't use it without developing symptoms. So I had to throw it away.

3. Or you may be sensitive to more than just gluten. Some people have to give up dairy, other grains like corn, even potatoes and tomatoes and eggplant (all members of the nightshade family).

Good luck with everything! I hope you start to feel better soon!

JoAnn

Sounds like that is what everyone is saying!!! How do you feel about lactaid? I thought I read somewhere that it helps a lot. I haven't gotton my head wrapped around going dairy free, too.....it's been in the back of my mind, though......I guess no milk, cheese, butter? Does it make a difference if it's cooked into somehting? The gluten-free pancakes I eat have milk, eggs and butter...uurrgghh!!!

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Sounds like that is what everyone is saying!!! How do you feel about lactaid? I thought I read somewhere that it helps a lot. I haven't gotton my head wrapped around going dairy free, too.....it's been in the back of my mind, though......I guess no milk, cheese, butter? Does it make a difference if it's cooked into somehting? The gluten-free pancakes I eat have milk, eggs and butter...uurrgghh!!!

Lactaid helps if you are lactose intolerant. A mild case of lactose intolerance means you are pooting (to use the medical term) all the time after consuming dairy products. A more serious case means you are running to the bathroom with explosive diarrhea (to use a real medical term) 20 minutes after having dairy, and staying there for 20 minutes to a half hour. A lot of celiacs have lactose intolerance, but a lot also have casein intolerance. Casein is the protein in dairy products and is in everything, even cheese substitutes that are labeled "non-dairy." You'll have to wait on someone else to tell you about the symptoms of casein intolerance; I gave it up in hopes of battling Asperger's Syndrome, not due to any noticeable digestive symptoms. However, if you are casein intolerant, you will do best to give up dairy totally. It doesn't make any difference if it's cooked into something.

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PLEASE promise yourself you wil never be polite again! I'm sure friends or family would not expect you eat knowingly eat something that would make you ill. ANd if they did I would not want to be their friend ever again. For me, that is like an a sober person having a drink after thiry years to be polite_____________ I don't think soooooooo.

Tarnalberry is so correct! Pet Peeve for me as well.......

You control your situations , don't let others control it....

Hope you feel better soon. Hard lesson to learn

blessings

mamaw

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Others have said it, but it bares repeating... Don't eat something just to be polite, you are being rude to yourself and dishonest with your host who is serving you a meal because they care about you, and if they care about you then they will want you healthy. Next time you want to be polite, bring a dish to help out your host and assure that you have something safe to eat. The alcoholic analogy is excellent!

It can take a while for me to experience symptoms and it seems to be related to how quickly an item goes from first bite to flush... perhaps it has to do with when it hits an area of my intestines that are more damaged or sensitive to my no-no's... not sure if that is really the case, but it satisfied my brain's need for an answer :)

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