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Caroline1972

Eaten Gluten By Accident - Symptoms?

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Hi,

I have woken up with stomach cramps (it's almost 3am in the uk) the only thing I can think I have eaten is gravy which doesn't contain any gluten ingredients but does say it is made on a line which also handles wheat. I have been gluten-free for 4 years and haven't had any experience like this so I am wondering if it is gluten or something else.

I just wondered if anyone else had done the same and have had these symptoms? I could only have had a tiny bit of gluten. I will say, I'm not usually a drama queen but the pain is keeping me awake and is very uncomfortable. It would be good to know how long this is likely to last.

Thanks,

Caroline

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It's possible that you were glutened--a study on this subject stated that when equipment is used for both gluten and gluten-free products, there is a 70% chance of contamination. If the manufacturer only produces the product in a facility that also produces gluten-containing products, then there is a 30% chance of contamination. So....you may have been glutened. Personally, I occasionally buy products where it has been manufactured in a facility that also produces gluten-containing products, but I NEVER buy products that have been produced on equipment that also is used for gluten-containing products.

As for symptoms, yes, gastro symptoms can be expected. I also get a headache, stuffy nose, joint pain, dizziness, and flu-like symptoms. Sometimes I also get some Dermatitis Herpetiformis on my face and neck. Hopefully, you'll start feeling better within 48 hours (that's how long most of the symptoms last for me).

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Thanks for the reply, as it was the cramps lasted for 4 hours and then eased, thankfully! Today it's all very swollen but okay, after 4 years and no mistakes I am very wary of that happening again. I haven't really utilised these forums but will do from now on. Thanks againa nd good health to all!!!

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Thanks for the reply, as it was the cramps lasted for 4 hours and then eased, thankfully! Today it's all very swollen but okay, after 4 years and no mistakes I am very wary of that happening again. I haven't really utilised these forums but will do from now on. Thanks againa nd good health to all!!!

When I got glutened drinking a lot of water to get everything out of the system asap was recommended to me. Hope it helps, and hope your symptoms disappear quickly

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