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I Did A Really Dumb Thing And Drank Some Beer.. So Sick

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Ok been gluten free and dairy free for a week.

I have been improving greatly.

I still have no diagnosis, but I can almost connect 90% of my symptoms to a reaction in my diet. Gluten and Dairy elimination has helped tremendously. Its been a great week.

Anyway, I had a problem with my car. My car won't pass inspection, apparently its missing a really necessary stabilizing part. Sears claims that someone must have stolen it as noone would ever remove this part, and it never wears out. Strangely I can't figure out who stole it, but it did pass inspection last year so in the last year I lost a stabilizing sway bar. $750 to replace..

I then came home to cut the grass and my new lawnmower just gave up. I tried to return it but was denied by home depot.

I have had a horrible wisdom teeth problem that I am due for oral surgery but terrified for the surgery.

So.. I am stuck at home. Trapped as my wife and kids have been out. I was starving with no food at home other than carrots, everything else was gluten filled. I am a bit stressed, and overwhelmed although physically doing much better. I decided that I was going to be a risky fool and see what happens. I happen to have left over beer from a party from weeks back. I decided to drink a few of them.

Well, none of it was good. It almost hurt going down. I felt incredibly weird after drinking them, like my body is now processing it differently. My throat started to hurt and in short time I felt overly drunk, more so than I have felt in years. I had the spins and nauseated and just laid on the couch trying to fall asleep. But it was getting worse. My kids came home and my daughter laid with me and I was seriously struggling. It was just yuck. Anyway, out of nowhere I violently sat up and just threw up projectile style. All over the throw rug, which has been pitched. I ran for the bathroom and only made it to the sink as the toilet was 3 feet further away. It was that bad, that violent and that intense that 3 more feet and I couldn't make it. My 2 year old daughter just followed me, cutely asking " are you ok daddy?" "are you ok?", melts my heart.

It was a stupid risk. I think I was stressed, I had nothing at home to eat, I still have no diagnosis so I am not as psychologically committed as I should be. My body seems to have reacted differently to the alcohol now that I have been on the gluten and dairy free diet. My body processed the alcohol in a strange way, and combined with the gluten I think my body just shut down and said no way and forced me into violent sickness. Afterwards I felt 50% better, and then I felt weak and just beaten up. I napped for 6 hours and I am just starting 12 hours later to feel back together.

This is why I believe diagnosis is important. I know I am doing better, but its still a lingering doubt that for some reason allows me to give into simple temptation. The doctors are all clueless and seem to just be overcharging to throw a dart at a dart board with guesses. I have no desire to eat gluten, truly. I just had a little naughty side today that wanted to test myself and haha I got beat.

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That sounds awful. Maybe diagnosis isn't as important as you think.

It appears your body is going to remind you quite clearly if you ever ingest gluten.

Mine does too. So I didn't bother with diagnosis.

Had a doc tell me I should get this verified by a gastroenterologist.

I said no way I'm gonna eat gluten even once, let alone weeks for a test.

Sure they would like it verified. But I told him My Body verifies it for me every time even with cross contamination so there is no way I could survive a gluten challenge for weeks in order to test.

And that thing about sensitivity increasing once you get gluten out of your system? It's really true.

Just wait til you hand your 2 yr. old a cookie or cracker and forget to wash your hands. You could have a reaction from that too if you are sensitive. Many people get more sensitive as time goes on. It gets ridiculous.

That might have been your last hurrah with beer. Redbridge all around!

Thanks for sharing your story so others can know it can happen. Hope you are all better now Daddy!

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You need to get some gluten free food in the house. It doesn't have to be speicaly food. Lunch meat, canned tuna, potatos, rice, canned or frozen veggies, Dinty Moore beef stew, Chex cereal, fresh or canned plain fruit, Delmonte fruit cups etc.

While drinking that beer was not a good thing to do at least now you know better than to do that again. Quite likely you are going to feel awful for a day or two. As far as needing a 'firm' diagnosis, well I think that 'cheat' really did it for you.

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Can you consider that beer (gluten) gave you your diagnosis. Unless your beer was gluten free ,your body was reacting to the gluten not the alcohol

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Please consider yourself diagnosed. Humans went thousands and thousands of years listening to their own bodies, and only recently in our history have we decided that a special person with "special knowledge" is the only one who can tell us what is going on with our own bodies. There's something wrong with this, in my opinion.

You have had a horrible, memorable reaction to gluten after being gluten-free. You should be excited that your body gave you this clear of an answer to erase your doubts.

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thanks for all the responses. Yeah it was dumb. It was risky and obviously I pushed it. I am kind of happy it did happen. I am here a day later, still a little off but actually moments of doing really really good. My voice seems to be healing, its not so hoarse any more so maybe the gluten was giving me the horrible hoarse weak voice. I used to do a bit of singing and had lost the ability to sing a note to my kids but today it was so much better.

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Anyway, I had a problem with my car. My car won't pass inspection, apparently its missing a really necessary stabilizing part. Sears claims that someone must have stolen it as noone would ever remove this part, and it never wears out. Strangely I can't figure out who stole it, but it did pass inspection last year so in the last year I lost a stabilizing sway bar. $750 to replace...

I just wanted to quickly comment on this as no one else did and everyone covered all the gluten related aspects of your post. Several people do in fact remove their front stabilizer/sway bars if they have a rear wheel drive car if they are drag racing. It helps transfer the weight to the rear of the vehicle by helping the front suspension unload and "lift". It will pretty much ruin the handling of the car though so they get put back on for daily driving or road racing.

Having said all of that, it seems odd that anyone would steal one off of a vehicle unless it was an upgraded aftermarket piece. However, I guess someone could have damaged, broken, bent, or lost theirs and just randomly swiped one. While they don't wear out, they can certainly become damaged but, it usually takes a great amount of force to do so. $750.00 to replace it sounds absurdly high but, I don't know anything about the actual vehicle in question so, this is somewhat speculative. Honestly, I'm shocked they even bothered to look at your suspension at all.

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Its a honda civic and no it was never a racer. I am the only owner. I can't figure it out. Sears said they never saw a car with this type of situation. It passed last years inspection but not now, so somehow it happened over the last year. I did have an accident early last year and I am trying to figure out if during the repair the guy removed it and never replaced it, but its been impossible to track down.

On to the beer, food, etc.

I am back to stomach pain and had a few tough days. I woke up today with terrible acid reflux and stomach pain again. Oh well.. it sucks.

I did stock up on some gluten free foods just in case I have a breakdown like I did a few days back. Still no gluten but just having a little setback..

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Its a honda civic and no it was never a racer. I am the only owner. I can't figure it out. Sears said they never saw a car with this type of situation. It passed last years inspection but not now, so somehow it happened over the last year. I did have an accident early last year and I am trying to figure out if during the repair the guy removed it and never replaced it, but its been impossible to track down.

On to the beer, food, etc.

I am back to stomach pain and had a few tough days. I woke up today with terrible acid reflux and stomach pain again. Oh well.. it sucks.

I did stock up on some gluten free foods just in case I have a breakdown like I did a few days back. Still no gluten but just having a little setback..

Honda Civics are cars that are most often stolen but just that part seems an odd part to steal. I agree with your thinking that maybe it was removed when it was repaired after the accident and not replaced. Have you gone back to that shop to talk to the repair guy? Or if it is an easy part to remove without putting the car on a lift perhaps some kid who had modified his car to race and tossed one came in the middle of the night and removed it. If you get your car inspected at the same place every year and they have a record that shows it passed last year perhaps you could contact your insurance company and file a claim. They would likely want you to file a police report first. If that would raise your insurance rates or your deductible is high it might not be worth it though.

Glad you stocked up on some gluten free food. Hopefully your setback will be over soon.

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Its a honda civic and no it was never a racer. I am the only owner. I can't figure it out. Sears said they never saw a car with this type of situation. It passed last years inspection but not now, so somehow it happened over the last year. I did have an accident early last year and I am trying to figure out if during the repair the guy removed it and never replaced it, but its been impossible to track down.

That seems like a plausible scenario. It's been a while since I have had to work on a FWD (front wheel drive) vehicle but the front sway bar "should" be easy to get to. It's not like trying to change a belt, water pump, CV joint, etc. on a FWD vehicle. You could check a local "junk yard" and see if they have one and what the cost would be. You will most likely have to remove it yourself but, all you need is a set of metric/ standard sockets (you never know which it will be), a socket wrench, and possibly a break-over bar for leverage. Most junk yards will already have the vehicles up "on blocks" but I would bring a floor jack and jack stands just in case. Installation onto your car will be jut as simple as removing it from the donor car but, you will probably want to have the bushings in it replaced. That may or may not require a press. The bushings will probably be cheapest at a regular auto parts store. You may want to have your alignment checked after the swap is done. It's been a while since I have messed with a suspension but, IIRC, it shouldn't affect it as the rack & pinion steering should keep the front suspension tied together. The front sway bar is just there to stabilize the vehicle and prevent excessive weight transfer and body roll.

Letting a repair shop do it will certainly be more convenient but, it will absolutely be a great deal cheaper if you do it yourself using a part from the "junk yard".

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Letting a repair shop do it will certainly be more convenient but, it will absolutely be a great deal cheaper if you do it yourself using a part from the "junk yard".

And if your still feeling under the weather if you send your wife in maybe even with the kids in tow and she can play 'helpless female' (even if she isn't) the pick and pull might even remove the part for her for nothing but a smile and a bit of gratitude. (I know that sounds sexist but since I am female hopefully no one will be offended) :D

Oh and do get those wisdom teeth taken care of as soon as you can. Many doctors will put you to sleep and it isn't as bad as you might think it will be. If your very anxious about it some dentists will prescribe a sedative to take before you go to the office. I lived in great pain for quite a while with teeth that needed pulling because I was so fearful of it. The relief once that pain is gone is well worth the procedure. Just be sure to keep the ice packs on like they tell you to and check to make sure any pain pills they give you are gluten free. My doctor let me fill the script for them before I went in and I was surprised but only needed to a couple out of the script for six that he gave me.

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