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So I am new to the forums and suspect I have a gluten intolerance. I have been on a gluten free diet for about three weeks and have felt much better, then last night I had some bloating and left side pain. I'm trying to figure out what the cause of this is, but it seems as though I ate gluten free last night. Here's what i ate:

  • -Home made lentil loaf (made of evaporate milk, canned lentils, sage, salt, walnuts, gluten free bread crumbs, canola oil, dried onion)
  • -Heinz ketchup
  • - uncooked broccoli
  • - Red Rose tea with milk

For some reason i suspect the ketchup even though Heinz says they are gluten free. It's my first time eating ketchup since going gluten free.

I do live in a house with six other people who eat gluten, and do use the same pots, pans and plastic cutting boards as them, though I wash them before use. Would a contamination be enough? I have never had a problem before with this. My only other time my symptoms fully returned was when i ate taryaki sauce on chicken due without realizing tariyaki sauce is a no-go for gluten free diets, which of course was a poor choice on my behalf.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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So I am new to the forums and suspect I have a gluten intolerance. I have been on a gluten free diet for about three weeks and have felt much better, then last night I had some bloating and left side pain. I'm trying to figure out what the cause of this is, but it seems as though I ate gluten free last night. Here's what i ate:

  • -Home made lentil loaf (made of evaporate milk, canned lentils, sage, salt, walnuts, gluten free bread crumbs, canola oil, dried onion)
  • -Heinz ketchup
  • - uncooked broccoli
  • - Red Rose tea with milk

For some reason i suspect the ketchup even though Heinz says they are gluten free. It's my first time eating ketchup since going gluten free.

I do live in a house with six other people who eat gluten, and do use the same pots, pans and plastic cutting boards as them, though I wash them before use. Would a contamination be enough? I have never had a problem before with this. My only other time my symptoms fully returned was when i ate taryaki sauce on chicken due without realizing tariyaki sauce is a no-go for gluten free diets, which of course was a poor choice on my behalf.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Hi! Are you sure the canned lentils are gluten free?

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So I am new to the forums and suspect I have a gluten intolerance. I have been on a gluten free diet for about three weeks and have felt much better, then last night I had some bloating and left side pain. I'm trying to figure out what the cause of this is, but it seems as though I ate gluten free last night. Here's what i ate:

  • -Home made lentil loaf (made of evaporate milk, canned lentils, sage, salt, walnuts, gluten free bread crumbs, canola oil, dried onion)
  • -Heinz ketchup
  • - uncooked broccoli
  • - Red Rose tea with milk

For some reason i suspect the ketchup even though Heinz says they are gluten free. It's my first time eating ketchup since going gluten free.

I do live in a house with six other people who eat gluten, and do use the same pots, pans and plastic cutting boards as them, though I wash them before use. Would a contamination be enough? I have never had a problem before with this. My only other time my symptoms fully returned was when i ate taryaki sauce on chicken due without realizing tariyaki sauce is a no-go for gluten free diets, which of course was a poor choice on my behalf.

Thank you in advance for your help!

You may never be able to pin point a specific item, only three weeks into the diet and especially in a mixed home.

If you have intestinal damage, I would suggest that you eliminate dairy for a time until healing can take place. It often can mimic gluten symptoms. Check the walnuts for anti caking ingredients. Most of the time it's cellulose, but sometimes it can be wheat.

Make sure you're making a food diary. It will help you identify issues. BTW La Choy Teriyaki is gluten free.

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FOr me there would be three red flags --

Cross contamination issues are always a possibility even if you have not suffered from them before.

Walnuts are sometimes coated with wheat starch -- For example, NEVER eat the walnuts that come with a McDonalds salad!

Dried Onion -- I hope this wasnt the ones on the can -- they are pretty dangerous for celiacs too.

I guess the bottom line for me is to always read the labels and if I dont understand what something is -- I just wont eat it anymore.

Good luck

Ken

So I am new to the forums and suspect I have a gluten intolerance. I have been on a gluten free diet for about three weeks and have felt much better, then last night I had some bloating and left side pain. I'm trying to figure out what the cause of this is, but it seems as though I ate gluten free last night. Here's what i ate:

  • -Home made lentil loaf (made of evaporate milk, canned lentils, sage, salt, walnuts, gluten free bread crumbs, canola oil, dried onion)
  • -Heinz ketchup
  • - uncooked broccoli
  • - Red Rose tea with milk

For some reason i suspect the ketchup even though Heinz says they are gluten free. It's my first time eating ketchup since going gluten free.

I do live in a house with six other people who eat gluten, and do use the same pots, pans and plastic cutting boards as them, though I wash them before use. Would a contamination be enough? I have never had a problem before with this. My only other time my symptoms fully returned was when i ate taryaki sauce on chicken due without realizing tariyaki sauce is a no-go for gluten free diets, which of course was a poor choice on my behalf.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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I read the ingredients for the canned lentils and they seemed okay and the walnuts were just whole walnuts.

The thing i am not sure about and actually didn't consider was the dried onion. My Mum bought it and put it in a jar, I didn't look at the original packaging. I guess I will have to be more careful about that.

I'm still eating dairy and it hasn't seemed to give me any problems so far. I don't know if I have intestinal damage because I don't have an appointment with a GI doctor until July.

I'm still trying to get the hang of this, Gluten is in far more things than I ever would have thought. I sure am learning a lot from reading through these forums.

Thanks for the help!

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I'm still eating dairy and it hasn't seemed to give me any problems so far. I don't know if I have intestinal damage because I don't have an appointment with a GI doctor until July.

I did not notice an issue with dairy, until my gluten issues subsided. In other words, once you remove the noise from the gluten, you can heard other more subtle voices. :blink: Mine was dairy. After a while I was able to consume it without a problem.

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The classic dried onions form the can are often breaded.. I've bought bags of whole walnuts in airports to snack on while flying -- only to get on board and find they are coated starch of some kind. Each location has different things to worry about.

Been celiac for 5 years and I never stop learning new things here.!

ken

I read the ingredients for the canned lentils and they seemed okay and the walnuts were just whole walnuts.

The thing i am not sure about and actually didn't consider was the dried onion. My Mum bought it and put it in a jar, I didn't look at the original packaging. I guess I will have to be more careful about that.

I'm still eating dairy and it hasn't seemed to give me any problems so far. I don't know if I have intestinal damage because I don't have an appointment with a GI doctor until July.

I'm still trying to get the hang of this, Gluten is in far more things than I ever would have thought. I sure am learning a lot from reading through these forums.

Thanks for the help!

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