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Accidental Christmas Glutening

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My mother, bless her heart, tried so hard to prodive a gluten- free Christmas meal for me. She bought a gluten-free corn bread mix, but then sprayed the pan with a flour-based spray, and didn't tell me, until after I had eaten it. Is there anything I can do to purge the gluten out so I can start to feel better? I feel like I want to puke but I can't. I'm also feeling a groggy brain fog, so forgive me if my post doesn't make any sense.

Also, hubby and I have been trying to concieve, and I just got my first period in several months, after diligently following the diet. I really think that my fertility is linked with gluten. Do you think this is going to set us back a couple of months TTC? Or maybe just this cycle is shot? I'm just feeling really dumpy after being glutened, and being around lots of kiddos at the holidays that remind me of my childless state.

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The only thing that will help is time. I wish we had something that would help when we get glutened but it doesn't seem that much helps. We just have to wait out the antibody attack. You could try some sublingual B12 to see if that helps the brain fog clear a bit. If you are having bad stomach pain for some of us Pepto Bismal liquid helps.

I am glad to hear you are getting your period again. The one slip up shouldn't take you back to square one. Hopefully by this time next year you will be either holding a baby outside or in. I know how hard it is but try to relax. I was still on gluten when my kids were born but I had to wait out almost 10 years for my first. He was quite a surprise as I had given up by then. Hopefully your joyous surprise will come soon.

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I'm totally feeling your pain - literally. My mother supposedly cooked gluten-free - wouldn't let me bring a thing to Christmas dinner - and within 2 hours I knew I had experienced my first full glutening since I went gluten-free for good in September. Sigh. Bloating, back and abdominal pain, gas, even itchy eyes (I didn't realize that could even be related until I saw it when I re-read a book on celiac's while I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday.)

Anyway, later on Christmas day I made chicken soup with a lot of broth, ate blandly, drank fluids, took my vitamins, rested, and warned my husband and kids that if I get really crabby it may be because I was feeling bad.

Yesterday (the day after) I sat around and read and napped much of the day - I was so fatigued. My fatigue is a little better today, but I've still been taking it easy.

I haven't read anything official of how to 'purge' gluten from your body. I figure the best thing is to not let it get you down, take care of the symptoms, and to take it easy.

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I'm totally feeling your pain - literally. My mother supposedly cooked gluten-free - wouldn't let me bring a thing to Christmas dinner - and within 2 hours I knew I had experienced my first full glutening since I went gluten-free for good in September. Sigh. Bloating, back and abdominal pain, gas, even itchy eyes (I didn't realize that could even be related until I saw it when I re-read a book on celiac's while I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday.)

Anyway, later on Christmas day I made chicken soup with a lot of broth, ate blandly, drank fluids, took my vitamins, rested, and warned my husband and kids that if I get really crabby it may be because I was feeling bad.

Yesterday (the day after) I sat around and read and napped much of the day - I was so fatigued. My fatigue is a little better today, but I've still been taking it easy.

I haven't read anything official of how to 'purge' gluten from your body. I figure the best thing is to not let it get you down, take care of the symptoms, and to take it easy.

I'm now in the post or tween holiday gathering mode. Today I was at a family gathering with meatballs (assumed gluten), salad with gluten dressing, and luncheon/supermarket deli meat. Help me please.... How do I know if deli meat is OK or not?

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