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Mummyto3

Not Sure If It's Gluten Or Something Else

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We had KFC yesterday and I've had something going on with myself and my daughter. My daughter is coeliac, my tests are due back this week. I have other symptoms but don't recall this sort of reaction. We had the meal around 3pm yesterday and I was fine up until almost 7 last night. Since then I've had bad tummy pains, wind and a weird fullness, not wanting anything to eat because I don't feel right. She too has had stomach pain around same time last night and also this morning. Everyone else who had it is fine.

Is it possible KFC or any other foods can have much higher gluten content and I could have suffered from an attack? I occasionally get bloating and uncomfortableness after some meals but I haven't made a note of which foods have done this.

I hate not knowing my result but just wondering yet again whether I have celiac disease as daughter who has it has same symptoms.


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It is pretty common for there to be more than one celiac in a family. There really isn't anything safe for us at KFC whether they are higher in gluten than fryed chicken you would make at home I don't know. It does sound like you both reacted strongly to it. After the biopsies are done you can go ahead and get on the diet strictly and hopefully you will both be feeling better soon. You don't have to wait on the biopsy results to start the diet full force.


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Thanks for the reply. I'm feeling better now. I also find I have a lot of wind in the mornings, I don't know if thats a common symptom too.


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From what I've read on the KFC website, there's nothing at KFC that we can have aside from the coleslaw. Even the grilled chicken has gluten in it. I'd stay away if I was you.

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From what I've read on the KFC website, there's nothing at KFC that we can have aside from the coleslaw. Even the grilled chicken has gluten in it. I'd stay away if I was you.

Well that was our last one anyway :) This week and next are our last gluten ones then we're gluten free. Bought some products to try but will still be on gluten mainly as my daughter has her biopsy on Tuesday.


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Gluten or not, can't even the strongest intestinal tracts expect this kind of reaction after visiting the colonel? :P

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Gluten or not, can't even the strongest intestinal tracts expect this kind of reaction after visiting the colonel? :P

Pretty much any fast food place for that matter. I don't miss fast food AT ALL since going gluten free.

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I get horrendous wind after MSG and tartrazine, so maybe could be an additive they use that is causing a reaction too.

Hope all goes well on biopsy day :)

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I get horrendous wind after MSG and tartrazine, so maybe could be an additive they use that is causing a reaction too.

Hope all goes well on biopsy day :)

Thanks hun. I've just glutened myself so will see if anything happens. I'm going to pay extra close attention until I get results. It takes so long!


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