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Oppps I Accidently Ate Some Gluten

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Hey, I accidentally ate some gluten twice in less than three days. Both times were fries. Apparently Wendy's uses the same frier for a lot of food. I came during a busy time so I can assume I had some gluten. Another time was at Costco I was trying a free sample, and low and behold the potato fries had wheat in them.

I didn't get any severe reaction. Then, again my symptoms are rarely severe. My bowels seems to take a hit and I'm more tired and I'm recovering from soreness slower than usual. My plan is to continue eating gluten free. Those fries tasted way too good btw. I mean seriously like the best food I've eaten in ages. Anyone else experience foods with gluten tasting exceptional good? Again, it was prime time so I bet the fries were fresh. I know my mom is allergic to beer and beer tastes exceptional to her.

I'm more worried about what's happening in my intestine now. From what I understand celiac with low symptoms means the same amount of damage is done as with celiac with more apparent symptoms.

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Maybe the fries were not contaminated with gluten.

Here i Europe, most celiacs tolerate "gluten-free" wheat starch (which is somewhere like 20-80-100ppm) but the minority does not. So, chances are you tolerate the same as europeans. Now this is not a reason to get lax.

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Maybe the fries were not contaminated with gluten.

Here i Europe, most celiacs tolerate "gluten-free" wheat starch (which is somewhere like 20-80-100ppm) but the minority does not. So, chances are you tolerate the same as europeans. Now this is not a reason to get lax.

Since I last posted my symptoms have gotten worse. I ate the fries on Tuesday. I seemed ok/fine until about Saturday when my back felt sore from exercise, that should have healed by then. Monday, today my back is still sore and my other muscles are tense, despite only mild exercise, mostly walking.

Today, Monday I woke up in a bad mood and angry. I had some diarrhea and I felt much better. I was also in a bad mood on Sat. and Sunday. I was in an angry mood late Sunday. There is nothing else going wrong in my life. Gluten seems like the only explanation. I can see my negativity is like an anchor dragging down the people around me.

My bowels have been off for at least 5 days now, I seem hungry all the time, and I'm not even sure what the cause is. I'm pretty sure I'm celiac but I can't be sure. I don't have any other symptoms other than my seasonal allergies. I don't feel sick, like in the flu sense. My stomach has minor aches and feels unconformable both yesterday and today. Also yesterday I suddenly got really tired.

To top it off I can see how going gluten free is hurting my relationships. I have to cook more and spend more money cooking. Yet, I'm a novice cook at best. :) The amount of dishes that pile up, and the space the gluten free ingredients take up is causing conflicts. I have to fear any processed food. The random fatigue doesn't help, people who are tired give off negative body language that causes all sorts of conflicts.

Often, I cook a homemade gluten free meal, and instead of eating pasta that fills our cupboards my family members eat the fresh gluten free food. Next I want to buy more food but I can't because of all the food I can't eat taking up space. I feel like I can't really have a social life because I cannot just go into a fast food joint and order whatever I want. I'm limiting the people around me because I make them feel conflicted and guilty when they want to go get fast food. Gluten free costs more further limiting my social life.

Sometimes I want to give up and eat lots of gluten. Yet, I know nothing is worth a slow and painful death. I mean if I'm getting this type of reaction from a small amount of gluten, I don't want a repeat of my visit to the hospital.

How serious is my gluten intolerance? Do I have full blown celiac where I can't tolerate any amount of gluten? Is it possible I have a similar condition/disease? Almost all my symptoms seems to stem from the gut. The tightness in my joints and sometimes in my throat points to an allergy.

How do I live a fulfilling life and not drag down the people I love with my random anger, bad moods, fatigue, increased expenses, and limitations on food?

I also use the following products that may contain gluten:

1. Crest toothpaste Regular

2. Closys mouth wash

3. Antiscpetic, varying generic brands

4. Act fluoride rinse

5. Allergy medicines CVS brand

Everything else is food lol.

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