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Edit: I forgot to mention that I added pealed pears to my diet three days before the glutening. They cause a major bloat. Does that mean I should take them off my diet?

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Hi guys. I've been away for a week visiting family. I really had fun with them, and they tried to be as supportive as their interest in understanding the whole situation allowed, so as much as I did enjoy their company, I didn't really enjoy washing my hands every few minutes as well as washing everything I was about to use or put in my mouth with dish-soap and my fingers (instead of a sponge). To be fair, they still did put a lot of effort in making food that was suitable for me, and I even got my own personal towel for drying my hands.

Although I was very careful, I still managed to get glutened near the end of my visit. My sister in law offered some spiced chicken and I put one in my mouth before actually checking if the spices she used were gluten-free (I was seriously hungry), and they weren't. My only symptoms so far are anxiety and poor sleep.. Not sure if swelling up, DH and C will come later.

Now I'm not sure if I should add a new food to my elimination diet or wait until the current symptoms go away. My food journal sadly isn't "complete" enough to show how long gluten symptoms last for me.

I think I've been missing a lot of posts the past few days, so I'm going to browse through these boards now! :-)

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Guuuuys what should I do about the pears? ;-) Does bloat indicate a problem?

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I would say stop the pears. You can try them again in a few months. AND I would say don't try any new foods until you're sure your recent glutening has done it's deed & left you. This can show up from what I understand, maybe as much as 12 days after the glutening.

Soooo good your family is at least trying to make an effort to understand. Give them time. Remember how hard it is for us to wrap our heads around all the rules when we first went gluten-free. Your family has all that yet to learn & they don't get the suffering to drive home the lesson when they make a mistake.

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Guuuuys what should I do about the pears? ;-) Does bloat indicate a problem?

Hi Dani....pears contain an awful lot of sugar and I sometimes get bloaty and gassy from eating them. I am a well healed Celiac also. I would say that for anyone new to the diet and healing, pears could cause a problem from that perspective. Sugar will cause massive bloating and gas in many people.

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Thanks guys. I was really hoping you would say not to worry about the bloat since the pears were the only sweets i could have haha :-) It seems anything sugary will still be off the menu for a while!

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That's unfortunate about the pears. I don't know if this makes sense but was it a sweet, ripe pear? Some pears are very soft and sweet (ripe), and others very hard and almost tart. Varies by variety, also. If you suspect it's the sugar level perhaps try one lower in sugar?

Or, it could just be pears. Sorry.

I don't remember the specific issue you have with sugar, but does it make a difference if you add protein or fat when you eat the sugar? I know it helps me keep the sugar hyper/hypo crash away by using fats. Not exactly healthy but it works :).

Glad you had a good trip and sorry you got glutened. Sounds like you did a good job at managing the situation, though. Mistakes happen to everyone, so don't let it discourage you. You did a great job so early in. I dread the thought of travel this summer when I go to my parents house.

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That's unfortunate about the pears. I don't know if this makes sense but was it a sweet, ripe pear? Some pears are very soft and sweet (ripe), and others very hard and almost tart. Varies by variety, also. If you suspect it's the sugar level perhaps try one lower in sugar?

Or, it could just be pears. Sorry.

I don't remember the specific issue you have with sugar, but does it make a difference if you add protein or fat when you eat the sugar? I know it helps me keep the sugar hyper/hypo crash away by using fats. Not exactly healthy but it works :).

Glad you had a good trip and sorry you got glutened. Sounds like you did a good job at managing the situation, though. Mistakes happen to everyone, so don't let it discourage you. You did a great job so early in. I dread the thought of travel this summer when I go to my parents house.

It makes a lot of sense.. the pears I ate were really soft and sweet, but we do have a very hard, hardly sweet variety as well that I can give a try when the 12 days are over :-) Yay!

I've never given sugar + fats a thought.. but I'm already imagining a plate of sliced pears with cashew nuts and I'm already drooling. I'll try that too when it's time to add nuts

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