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I try extremely hard to eat gluten free, but as we all know, sometimes we accidentally get glutened. Everytime this happens, I think in my head that I might as well go and eat something I love (like a chick-fil-a sandwhich for example). What would be the harm if I already know I am going to be sick for a couple of days anyway??? However, I haven't had the guts to do it yet, but I think about it EveryTime!!!

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I do too!!! In fact, last week I said

"I may as well eat something good, since I throw up all the time AND I'm glutened!!!"

Being pregnant has NOT helped me get rid of these thoughts LOL

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Not sure about everyone, but the degree to which I feel badly is commensurate with the amount of gluten ingested, so eating anything additional would only make a bad situation worse.

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Oh yeah, I've had those thoughts. I think they're the worst when you've been really careful and eaten food you didn't even LIKE and it made you sick. I always think: you know, I could have eaten much tastier food to feel this crappy. ;)

But I still stay away from the gluten, to date, because the more I get glutened (I've gotten cc'd a few days in a row, on vacations) the worse the symptoms get, and the longer it takes to get over them, for me.

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Oh yeah, I've had those thoughts. I think they're the worst when you've been really careful and eaten food you didn't even LIKE and it made you sick. I always think: you know, I could have eaten much tastier food to feel this crappy. ;)

But I still stay away from the gluten, to date, because the more I get glutened (I've gotten cc'd a few days in a row, on vacations) the worse the symptoms get, and the longer it takes to get over them, for me.

My thoughts, Exactly!!! But that's what I was wondering - Are your symptoms WAY worse by eating More gluten, or are they the same no matter how much gluten you eat?

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It just sucks that I can be sick for 2 days because a waiter accidentally put a crouton in my salad, when I could have at least had something Really Yummy!!! I guess I would rather be sick for 2 days than 2 weeks though!

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When I was first off gluten, I got a nasty stomach virus that was going around. Because I was already vomiting and having diarrhea, I went ahead and ate a cheeseburger. Why I have no idea. I am sure it didn't speed up the process of my getting better. Now, though, that it's been almost 3 months, and the smallest amount makes me sick, I don't want to be even sicker! So my answer is no...

:) Jenn

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I try extremely hard to eat gluten free, but as we all know, sometimes we accidentally get glutened. Everytime this happens, I think in my head that I might as well go and eat something I love (like a chick-fil-a sandwhich for example). What would be the harm if I already know I am going to be sick for a couple of days anyway??? However, I haven't had the guts to do it yet, but I think about it EveryTime!!!

Although we all understand why you think it would be all right to just eat one more thing PLEASE DON'T!!!!!! It can undo all of the good work you've done. Just hang in there and PM me if you need a one-on-one intervention. In the long run it's not worth it to take any more chances. It's our organs we're dealing with.

Sending positive energy.

Loey

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Yes, I have those thoughts, too...but as others mentioned, I wouldn't want my symptoms to get WORSE or to last LONGER :(

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Simply because any gluten makes me feel bad and any more makes me feel worse, I will go VERY far out of my way to do everything in my power to not ingest anything containing gluten. Even if i get grief from others around me. The thing is i'm the only one who has to deal with it at the end of the day.

I like to make a comparison to regular people drinking bleach. Sure you could have a small amount of bleach and they will get over it in a short amount of time but why would you want to consume something that messes you up even a bit.

Scott

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I will admit I have indeed had this very thought. I never act on it though. I think about long term damage and side effects. I guess it's like if you had a sunburn you wouldn't hop in the tanning bed because the damage is already done. It would just be worse. So yeah, I think but never act! It makes me soooo mad to get sick from something I didn't even enjoy though!

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UGH..been gluten-free for 6 months and I STILL want gluten and even more so when I've been inadvertently contaminated (oddly). I'm not that brave though...scares the crap out of me to think about how sick I might get.

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Thought about it, but when I get glutened I have no desire to eat anything for the duration of sickness. So I guess that's a good thing, not really tempted. B)

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I SO think about this! Because I have no reaction to gluten I feel tempted all the time because I do not feel ill from it. There's not much physical incentive and it is tricky and difficult. But I have never, ever cheated nor do I ever intend to. I picture the poor little villi in my small intestine all sick and flat and sort of gasping (I have an active imagination!). And I need to be a good example to my family members who I believe may have celiac disease or at least a gluten intolerance.

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I thought that a few months ago after an accidental glutening (and subsequent depression). I gave in to the temptation and was very sorry. My formerly good-tasting gluten food didn't even taste good and the result was my immune system was so depressed I got sick with brochitus and then pnuemonia which landed me in the hospital. I lost another two months of my life being sick because of something that didn't even taste good anymore. SO NOT WORTH IT! DON'T DO IT! :ph34r:

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Interesting question...

I look at gluten as poison....so an accidental small dosing of Gluten (like last week at the dentist's office) makes me a nauseous, sick, space-cadet head, full of anxiety, raging insomnia with a side of heartburn and diarrhea that burns from my mouth to my rectum ...plus stomach cramping and the burning neuropathy in my whole body is so intense I feel like I am on fire and my legs and arms are swollen like I am encased like a stuffed sausage that might explode...so much so that it actually hurts just to have clothes on and I can barely walk or lie down or sit without pain and I wonder if life is worth living...

.....so, let's see, if I feel like that, I might as well have a cinnamon roll too so, I can feel 10 times worse? :blink:

....umm..I'm gonna have to say.....nope!! :D:lol:

(although, some ice cream might tempt me....) ;)

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I SO think about this! Because I have no reaction to gluten I feel tempted all the time because I do not feel ill from it. There's not much physical incentive and it is tricky and difficult. But I have never, ever cheated nor do I ever intend to. I picture the poor little villi in my small intestine all sick and flat and sort of gasping (I have an active imagination!). And I need to be a good example to my family members who I believe may have celiac disease or at least a gluten intolerance.

This is interesting to me because I know several people who are truly celiac/gluten intolerant (as opposed to the "fad" diet people) and everyone has some sort of physical reaction. I think this diet must be MUCH harder for those of you with no physical reactions!

For the OP -- I did think like this in the beginning. But now I don't because I know how awful I'll feel. I just hope that it'll pass quickly.

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This is interesting to me because I know several people who are truly celiac/gluten intolerant (as opposed to the "fad" diet people) and everyone has some sort of physical reaction. I think this diet must be MUCH harder for those of you with no physical reactions!

For the OP -- I did think like this in the beginning. But now I don't because I know how awful I'll feel. I just hope that it'll pass quickly.

I am a silent celiac so have no symptoms that I know of yet! Sometimes it still surprises me to say I have celiac. Sure doesn't feel like I have anything! No anemia, no malabsorption issues. When I was on my three-month gluten challenge I was pigging out on the stuff and absolutely no symptoms. I did have several miscarriages, though, and now attribute that to celiac.

It is extremely tough - I feel as though I am being punished by having to do this when I don't get sick! And of course if I do get glutened by CC I would never know it. Or what if my vitamins or toothpaste contain gluten? (I've double-checked them but am just using that as an example.) It really sucks because I could so easily cheat and cheat often. I would never do that but it has crossed my mind. I must keep thinking that this is helping me in the long run (unless I am getting glutened without my knowing about it).

I do feel for those of you who get so ill. That must be horrible! I guess it can be a challenge regardless whether we are symptomatic or not. :(

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