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elonwy

Glutened Again?

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Had Amy's Rice Mac & cheese ( microwave) with black pepper and red rooster hot sauce. Within about ten minutes I was naseous and had stomach pain, then was throwing up in the bathroom and had terrible gas. Still have bad cramping, and am really tired, but the barfing is done thankfully.

So what made me sick?

I had the same dish two weeks ago and was fine, and had the hot sauce in some chili last wednesday and was fine as well. The only thing I drank was water. I wiped down the microwave with a moist paper towel before cooking my food ( its the only one you cook uncovered) as I was kinda paranoid about that, but my bf cooked his food after mine, and we had no contact after that point.

My gluten reaction isn't usually that violent either.

What gives? It was date night tonight too.

Grrrrrr

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Did you have anything else to eat that day? My gluten reactions come within several hours to a day after eating something with gluten in it. If you have had all those food before without getting sick than it may be something you had earlier in the day or the day before.


Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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Elonwy-

That stinks girl... I have one of those Amy's dinners in my freezer right now :unsure: I've never had issues with Amy's so far. In the past that creamy/heavy dairy type of meal would have made me sick. But maybe dairy doesn't bother you. Maybe the combo of food got you? Its so hard to tell at times... Hope you feel better soon!


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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

dairy-free

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Guest nini

we don't have any problems with the Amy's foods... even though they have a cya warning on the box that it's produced in a facility with wheat and other allergens... Amy's is usually very good about keeping contamination to a minimum.

I agree that it could have been something else you had earlier in the day or the day before. Sometimes my gluten reactions are instantaneous, but a lot of times I get a delayed reaction and am not sure exactly what I had.

More likely culprits are if you had anything to eat that day or day before from any fast food or other restaurant. If that isn't the case then just keep looking.

There are so many hidden glutens in so many commercial products. Even though the ingredient list may appear safe, if it's not one of the big companies like Kraft, General Mills, or ConAgra that you can trust, you could be accidentally glutening yourself.

Keep in mind too that previously gluten free products (mainstream) can change ingredients, so even if there is a product you have trusted before, Always read the labels.

I'm so sorry you got glutened on date nite. That sux. I got glutened last week and my poor hubby is still fuming over missing date nite!

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I'm sorry you feel so bad :(

There is a nasty stomach virus going aroud. My 3 year old had it.It lasts for about 24 hours and caused her to throw up alot!!! Her doc said it is going around. Maybe that is what you have and it is completely unrelated to celiac.


Sue

Diagnosed April 2005 via bloodwork and endoscopy

4 year old daughter diagnosed March 2006 via bloodwork and endoscopy

She was completely asymptomatic

4 year old also diagnosed with Graves disease Sept 2006

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I don't know about anyone else and I'm still trying to figure all this "gluten" stuff out. Sometimes it seems like I don't get an immediate rection from gluten but then the next time I eat...no matter what it is...I'll start getting sick from it. It could be just plain organic chicken or a salad and all of a sudden I'm getting a reaction. I think the gluten just messes me up and before the *actual* gluten reaction hits I start getting sick from *anything* I eat. Is that possible? Sometimes I feel like I'm allergic to everything but then it will calm down after a few days. Could it be that something you ate earlier had gluten which made you react badly to the Amy's?


Rachel

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I'm not sure what I could have had. I've been being so careful. I went out thurs night, and had a baked potato with sour cream and some steamed veggies. I didn't even have the butter. Other than that I had kinikkinick English muffins for breakfast and an Amy's indian meal for lunch. There was a party at work with cake, but I just ate my lunch right before and had a coke. I did sniff the cake, but not really close. ( I like to stand in the bakery at the grocery store and sniff, then move on, but I don't touch stuff). The kids that work for me know to wash thier hands when they are done eating and stuff too, so I'm keeping the workpalce really clean.

I'm thinking, possibly it wasnt even a gluten reaction, and it was just bad food. My gluten reactiosn usually don't involved throwing up. It was actually almost identical to my egg reaction, I've been avoiding egg for a few years now. Maybe I just got a bad dinner, or something. Whatever it was it moved through me at speed, lol.

I ate, was sick inside of ten minutes, threw up, had horrible stomach cramps for two hours, then the terrible D, then felt fine, if exhausted.

I told my bf last night that next date night I just wouldn't eat any food.

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Maybe it was your coke? Carmel-colored beverages usually get their color from malt. After I got glutened from root beer, I haven't had any dark colored colas since.

Also, I just got the 24 hour flu a few days ago, but at first I thought it was from ingesting gluten (I've been eating out alot lately). After other people at work started getting sick, too, I felt so much better! I may have been hugging the toilet for a day, but at least it wasn't because I was damaging my body with gluten--I was damaging my body with a stomach virus! What a relief!

(This is what happens to my thinking after being gluten-free for a year!)

Anyway, I would wait to see if anyone else around you gets sick before you start eliminating foods.

Rachel

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Coke is gluten free, but you never know with some of the fountain drinks here. I feel pretty crappy today too, no throwing up but I'm tired and don't want any food. Feels like someone punched me in the stomach. It's possible it's just a little flu bug. A couple people I talked to today don't feel well either, and I've seen them recently, so who knows. It was such an immediate reaction though, that it really felt like it was the mac & cheese. And sometimes you just get bad food.

If I'm getting glutened while being this careful this is just gonna suck.

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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I've been gluten-free over 2 years and I am overly careful and extremely paranoid about getting glutened, yet despite my best efforts, accidents have still happened, and recently too... I'm hopeful that eventually the rest of the world will catch on that gluten isn't good for anybody and they'll get rid of it entirely!!! :P:P:P

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I'm hopeful that eventually the rest of the world will catch on that gluten isn't good for anybody and they'll get rid of it entirely!!! :P  :P  :P

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:lol: Yeah....and if we lived in a gluten-free world...we'd be able to buy loaves of bread for 99 cents again and our food wouldn't show up in our mailboxes! That would be awesome :D


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I think it's the microwave. When I use the toaster oven I'm fine, but I nuked a tortilla uncovered in the microwave and felt queasy for a few hours. We're talking plain corn torilla -gluten-free., nothing on it. I thought I had cleaned it well enough, but bf doesn't understand the whole - cover your food it explodes thing. I'll scrub it to death again and then cover everything I cook with a paper towel. Hopefully that should take care of it.

Slowly but surely.

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Had Amy's Rice Mac & cheese ( microwave) with black pepper and red rooster hot sauce. Within about ten minutes I was naseous and had stomach pain, then was throwing up in the bathroom and had terrible gas. Still have bad cramping, and am really tired, but the barfing is done thankfully.

So what made me sick?

I had the same dish two weeks ago and was fine, and had the hot sauce in some chili last wednesday and was fine as well. The only thing I drank was water. I wiped down the microwave with a moist paper towel before cooking my food ( its the only one you cook uncovered) as I was kinda paranoid about that, but my bf cooked his food after mine, and we had no contact after that point.

My gluten reaction isn't usually that violent either.

What gives? It was date night tonight too.

Grrrrrr

Elonwy

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Hi Elonwy, I've had a reaction after eating the Amy's mac and cheese a few times. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it was something else, but it did happen more than once. I hope it isn't the mac and cheese, it's yummy!

Susan

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