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Gluten- Free Causing A Gluten Allergy?

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Is anyone else going through this? Since stopping gluten,now if I am exposed to it(ex.I made pancakes for my kids this morning, did not eat any) I get a weird sensation in my chin and lower jaw, watery eyes/discharge,sour throat.I have baked my whole life and never had these reactions when eating gluten. It is almost like not eating gluten has made me allergic to it. I am switching to gluten free beauty products to see if that helps with my eye symptoms (I have them in the morning and they return in I am near gluten) Just curious if I was the only one. Thanks.

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Is anyone else going through this? Since stopping gluten,now if I am exposed to it(ex.I made pancakes for my kids this morning, did not eat any) I get a weird sensation in my chin and lower jaw, watery eyes/discharge,sour throat.I have baked my whole life and never had these reactions when eating gluten. It is almost like not eating gluten has made me allergic to it. I am switching to gluten free beauty products to see if that helps with my eye symptoms (I have them in the morning and they return in I am near gluten) Just curious if I was the only one. Thanks.

I can't be around gluten flours of any kind. I cleaned out an old cabinet and inhaled a miniscule amount of flour. It started a bad reaction that lasted a couple of months.

If you're cooking with gluten flours it can be very dangerous to your health. It can go airborne and stay there for a couple of hours.

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I can't be around gluten flours of any kind. I cleaned out an old cabinet and inhaled a miniscule amount of flour. It started a bad reaction that lasted a couple of months.

If you're cooking with gluten flours it can be very dangerous to your health. It can go airborne and stay there for a couple of hours.

Thank you for the advise. I haven't found a gluten free pancake mix my kids like yet and thought I would be okay to cook. All part of the learning curve.

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Thank you for the advise. I haven't found a gluten free pancake mix my kids like yet and thought I would be okay to cook. All part of the learning curve.

Pamela's is the only one I like. It is nearly indistinguishable from the buttermilk pancakes I used to make pre-gluten-free. Which have you tried?

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Being gluten free will not cause you to be allergic - you either are or you aren't. However, once you are gluten free, you may become more sensitive to even smaller and smaller amounts. Your symptoms may change (develop new ones) and may become more severe. The longer you are gluten free, the more sensitive you may become.

We also find Pamela's Pancake and Baking mix to be perfect for pancakes . . .

Cara

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There is nothing wrong with wanting to try a mixed household, I have two kids and know how hard it is- my 8 year old is way more accepting and willing to try things, but my 4 year old lives on pasta- I had a separate collander and pasta pan with utensil, only used when cooking their pasta, even a separate scrubber to wash it, but it was difficult to have noodles all over the table and counter, and when making their food with ours, making sure I didn't mix things up or contaminate a block of parmasean cheese, for example. I had my 3 month checkup and my celiac dr said I really needed to make the home gluten free. She said they can eat what they want out of the house. I tried some gluten free pasta, the corn/quinoa blend which hubby and I quite like, and my 8 year old too- but, my little guy just didn't enjoy! I then found Tinkyada pasta, and none of us can tell the difference between that and regular pasta, my little guy loves it just the same! Once I saw that it could be done, I ditched all the regular stuff and made my kitchen gluten free. I can't tell you how much easier it is, and so much less stressful to cook.

Pamelas is a great pancake mix, for kids the gluten free Bisquick tastes good too.

I thought I was fine having a shared kitchen, but with young kids, we are just busy and believe me, you are likely not being dilligant enough when handling gluten items, just try some gluten free baking and see how it goes- I would never keep regular flour in my house, regardless of who wanted pancakes!

I also learned that my 8 year old tested pos on her labs for celiac, even though normal biopsy, she is likely going to remain gluten free so making those changes now is so much easier in the long run!

I have some cookbooks, the one by Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Deliciously gluten-free, has a lot of gluten free kids favorites, waffles to chicken fingers, we have made many of the recipes and found some to be even better than the original- I just made a huge pot of mac and cheese for a picnic using the Tinkyada, and my own cheese-butter sauce, not one person knew they were not "normal" noodles......everyone thinks they can tell when something I have is gluten free- wrong!!

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Just to echo Cara, stopping gluten eating and then restarting does not make you sensitive to gluten, it just reveals the sensititivity that was there all along but unnoticed. Your body is just reacting violently to its reintroduction after the relief of being free of it :)

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Thank you for the advice. I will try Pamela's. I enjoyed baking before and and have been checking out gluten-free cooking books like crazy from the library. I have a banana muffin recipe my kids like and a fruit crisp. I mostly try to stay away from "gluten replacements" if the wheat version is bad, then the alternative is not that healthy either. I used to make pasta a couple time a week, now I make a gluten-free version once a month. I am just shocked at how sensitive I am. I ate it my whole life without these issues and this week a piece of bread was next to my salad at a restaurant and I was immediatly sick. I have switched to a gluten free shampoo, conditioner, hairspray and eye makeup and my eye symptoms are much improved.

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