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Monael

I Think I Was Glutened?

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I have been doing so well the last couple of weeks but about an hour ago I started getting the stomach cramps, had to run to the bathroom with the big D, and I feel so tired and have brain fog. I was just getting used to having a clear head, so it is pretty obvious to me now. I also am feeling nauseous and a burning sensation in my abdomen.

The only thing I have eaten today that I haven't already been eating with no reactions is a sample of a caramel apple at the mall. Could that have had gluten in it??

Unless there was some sort of cc that I am unaware of causing. Because my kids do still eat gluten and I don't want to have to have the household totally gluten free because my son already expressed that he is worried I will do that (he adores pizza and hamburgers). He has absolutely none of the symptoms of gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

Is this a glutening, or does the healing take a while, and I can expect to have occasional bouts like this unrelated to my diet?

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I think you probably got gluten poisoned possibly by a wheat based food coloring in the caramel. That's all I can think off. Be cautious of all chocolate and caramel flavored toppings, milkshakes etc. Early on I was poisoned by chocolate topping on plain vanilla ice-cream.

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The possibilities are endless! I never take samples because I don't known the ingredients and/or because who knows what cookie crumb filled fingers touched the sample next to it.

No matter how careful we are at home, someone may have messed up. Especially if this is new to your family.

If you like Caramel apples, Kraft caramels are good last I checked. Kraft will label any gluten ingredients. We like to cut the apples into bite sized pieces, microwave the caramel, then pour or glop on our individual bowls of apples.

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Yes, some caramel apples use flour in the caramel topping. I ran into this last year when half of the caramel apples in the grocery store had wheat flour in the listing and half didn't (same company, same product.) That's going to be one of those products where you have to read all the ingredients AND contact the company before trying them.

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I am new to this. It just never occurred to me that there would be flour in the caramel. But you are right, I am not going to accept any more samples at all. It is just not worth it.

That will help me narrow down any other sources of gluten, too.

It's just weird how dramatic the symptoms get. I was sitting on the couch trying to watch my hockey game and I kept closing my eyes like I was falling asleep. If you knew how much I love hockey, you would know that wasn't normal :lol:

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