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firefightersgal

More Gluten Today :(

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I swear. We were on the road today, so we ate out. We went to Arby's, because I've read that they will serve just the roast beef and cheese in a container. They did and I had no problem with it. (I did have a moment of sadness when I realized I couldn't have the Arby's Sauce anymore, though). Then, I had a couple of my daughter's fries. I remembered that one kind of fries from there was gluten free, but that it may be fried with gluten foods. Unfortunately, the fries that I ate were the curly kind with a coating. VERY shortly after I ate them, my hands began to break out in a red rash and I started feeling like I'd taken a sedative. We had to ask for the allergy information at the counter, and sure enough, wheat was one of the ingredients in the fries. I'm sure that is a no-brainer for everyone here, but I had a feeling that I shouldn't eat them. Yet, I went ahead and had a few. Lesson learned, though. From now on, I will thoroughly research what I can eat and where before going out. I hope I don't feel too bad tomorrow, but if it is anything like it has been, I'll feel like I've been run over by a truck.

*smacks herself in the forehead*

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I'm sure that is a no-brainer for everyone here, but I had a feeling that I shouldn't eat them. Yet, I went ahead and had a few. I swear. Lesson learned, though.

Don't be too hard on yourself! Like you said, lesson learned. Life is all about lessons. I learned this week that food can be "wheat-free", but not "gluten-free." I also had a "duh" moment, where I "smacked myself in the forehead!" The worst part was that my boyfriend, who had bought the bars for me, noticed the problem right when he got home from the grocery store. He told me to not eat them, and I still forgot! My brain just turns off sometimes, I swear!

Eating out remains to be an illusive challenge for me. I have only mastered In-N-Out Burger and Outback Steakhouse so far. Today we went to In-N-Out, but I was scared despite two previous positive experiences, and chose to just get fries, which I know are in a dedicated fryer (they don't sell anything else fried except for french fries...yay!) My paranoia seems to come and go. One day I'm confident, the next I'm not. Of course, my recent car accident (I have a new post explaining it all) has certainly added to my paranoia.

We are both learning, and are still not used to criticizing everything we put in our mouths. But I think for me at least, like a child, I will learn from my mistakes. I picture a scene involving a 2 year old in the kitchen: Mom says, "The stove is hot, don't touch it!" (child touches stove) Mom says, "I told you not to touch it, it's hot right?!" (child cries in pain.) That's how I feel! LOL!

Good luck keeping diligent, and don't beat yourself up too much. I hope you feel as well as possible tomorrow!


Heather C.

July, 2010: Diagnosed with Celiac Disease via elimination diet and strong Lactose Intolerance via blood work. My symptoms of glutening include 1. extreme abdominal distention, 2. severe abdominal pain, 3. gas, 4. mood swings/generally negative and unpleasant to be around!

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I'm so sorry. Don't be too hard on yourself, these incidences are what make us perfect the art of gluten intolerance. :rolleyes: I found that fast food restaurants are just no longer an option for me...too many risks. When out and about for long periods of time, I just pack my lunch. It's not glamorous, but it's just part of my life. Throwing a bar or something in your purse may spare you in the future.


2010- Gluten, Soy, Corn, Dairy, Eggs, Nut free. Sugar, non-gluten grains lite(Yes, still plenty to eat!)

2010-Doctor diagnosed me as Celiac then took diagnoses back, then said avoid gluten for life

2009

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