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Glutened Or Just Healing?

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Ok, found out I have celiac disease on the 4th of Nov. and now I have been gluten free for two weeks today. I have had NO problems and have felt better then I have in years!! Well, today I ate my gluten free waffle for breakfast with some eggs...then went to a NFL football game (TONS of hot dogs and brats with buns going around) and then ate out, had rotisserie chicken and a baked potato. I have eaten this in the last two weeks, talked to the manager and everything and had no problems what-so-ever. Well, now hours after eating anything, I have horrible pains, tons of gas and gurgling and now suddenly have the big D...is this normal for when you are healing or did I get glutened? You all always seem to know what to tell me :) thanks! I love this site, has helped me a lot so far.


Diagnosed with Celiac Disease November 2009

2011:

Anemia is gone for the first time in my life, Yay!

Teeth are cleaner according to my dentist (interesting, eh???)

Eyesight has improved for the first time in my life (another interesting thing!)

**My advice to the newly diagnosed** HANG IN THERE!! It gets better and is so worth the seemly long road to getting better. Just be happy you can make yourself healthy with a diet change, and not have to take pills for the rest of your life. :D

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Ok, found out I have celiac disease on the 4th of Nov. and now I have been gluten free for two weeks today. I have had NO problems and have felt better then I have in years!! Well, today I ate my gluten free waffle for breakfast with some eggs...then went to a NFL football game (TONS of hot dogs and brats with buns going around) and then ate out, had rotisserie chicken and a baked potato. I have eaten this in the last two weeks, talked to the manager and everything and had no problems what-so-ever. Well, now hours after eating anything, I have horrible pains, tons of gas and gurgling and now suddenly have the big D...is this normal for when you are healing or did I get glutened? You all always seem to know what to tell me :) thanks! I love this site, has helped me a lot so far.

It seems quite possible you were glutened - maybe by the spices put on the chicken, many contain wheat to make them stick - or maybe from a contaminated surface or where it was cooked, a shared spatula etc. I've had similar experiences going out to eat, been fine once and the next time there was a different chef who perhaps wasn't as careful. Now, I like to speak to the chef or whoever is preparing the food if possible. I've never been glutened this way. It is also possible you might still be healing, since it has only been two weeks, though I think the CC seems far more likely. I actually needed prednisone to help my gut heal, so I'm not as keen as others here on how usual or unusual your healing is progressing. Six months into the diet and I was actually worse than before I began. I think my situation is rare however.

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It seems quite possible you were glutened - maybe by the spices put on the chicken, many contain wheat to make them stick - or maybe from a contaminated surface or where it was cooked, a shared spatula etc. I've had similar experiences going out to eat, been fine once and the next time there was a different chef who perhaps wasn't as careful. Now, I like to speak to the chef or whoever is preparing the food if possible. I've never been glutened this way. It is also possible you might still be healing, since it has only been two weeks, though I think the CC seems far more likely. I actually needed prednisone to help my gut heal, so I'm not as keen as others here on how usual or unusual your healing is progressing. Six months into the diet and I was actually worse than before I began. I think my situation is rare however.

The more I thought about it last night...and after talking to my mom who was there when we went out to eat, I ate a little bit of the side of cole slaw, not even thinking! Pretty sure thats what did it...how stupid am I? Thanks for your advice about talking to the chef! I will do that from now on.


Diagnosed with Celiac Disease November 2009

2011:

Anemia is gone for the first time in my life, Yay!

Teeth are cleaner according to my dentist (interesting, eh???)

Eyesight has improved for the first time in my life (another interesting thing!)

**My advice to the newly diagnosed** HANG IN THERE!! It gets better and is so worth the seemly long road to getting better. Just be happy you can make yourself healthy with a diet change, and not have to take pills for the rest of your life. :D

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