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Glutenized? Contamination

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Hello,

I am really new to this gluten free way of eating.

Well I have been close to gluten free for about 5 days and I have been feeling great.

Ok I did it to myself.

I made guacamole and well I was sharing it with my husband. I suggested him to have the flour tortilla chips then after words I shared the same guacamole that he had but I had rice type tortilla chips...

well I feel absolutely miserable now.

stomach ache, gerd, and very gassy, and nauseus...I just want to sleep now.

I told my husband that I shouldn't have eaten the guac because it was contaminated...

wow did I get the rolling eyes...

I am trying to get better and eat healthier but he really doesn't understand...I hate rolling eyes...

I decided to go gluten free because I have heartburn ...gerd well actually LPR...reflux that goes into my throat ...lovely right...

Well I was dx with infertility , ovarian failure at 34 unknown cause, menopause age 39, gas ( lovely again ), hyperthyoidism, anxiety, ADD,

Bell's palsy that won't go away ( I think I got this from the flu mist spray in the nose ), white spots on brain CT scan ( going to neuro to find my specific results to what this means this Wednesday) , carpel tunnel in 2000, fatigue, goes on, I have only given in to take thyroid meds and that is it...I think that I am gluten sensitive. Not sure about Celiac...

Ok I really feel that I have made myself ill from eating gluten...How long will this last...?

Thanks,

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Yep. Something like that happened to my daughter. My mom snapped off a piece of her chalupa shell and dunked it in the dip. To which I replied, "Thanks! Now Angela can't have it." I got the rolled eyes too. Lots of people just don't get it. Oh and my mom has food allergies or intolerances herself but she believes that she can still eat those foods. And she never connects as to why she is sick.

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This same scenario happened to me last weekend! My family had made homemade vanilla ice cream, my favorite, and I saved a bit for a treat the next day. Well, we sat down to dinner, I got out my ice cream, took what I wanted and my Uncle asked if he could have some, which is fine, my family is well trained haha...or so we thought!! He took the container and plopped his spoon in it that he'd been eating cake off of!?! He tries to hand the container back to me and I said "uh no...I'm not taking that, especially after you dirty spooned it!? " I got the eye roll and then he said," I NEVER do that, I must've wanted the rest of the ice cream"....good cover! Well played sir, well played..???

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Hi Medcoder, and welcome to the forum.

Rolling eyes, in my considered opinion, would be cause for justifiable homicide. Tell him so right away! Us celiac WARRIORS kill people with rolling eyes. (At least in our dreams.)

In case you don't want to go there, giving him his own bowl of dip for his contaminated crap works too. You keep your own bowl. Make sure your bowl is prettier or bigger. Better yet, put his dip in a cup and tell him he can't touch the handle so you can put it it in dishwasher without getting cc.

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You said you have been "close" to gluten free and it's only been 5 days- if so, I suggest you get a celiac test so you know what you are dealing with. It may also help for your husband to understand, if you do indeed have a problem. Get tested! And never share food :)

Feel better!

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Welcome!

Yeah, family and friends can have a hard time grasping the significance of contamination. You know how hard it is to absorb everything you have to do to be gluten free? Well, it's just really hard for people to believe the idea of contamination by dipping bread. That's why we get a lot of eye rolling from gluten eaters. They don't get sick from it. All you can do is protect yourself. You can either explain and educate people not to contaminate your food or you can just stop eating what they have contaminated. When you live with someone, say, your husband, you do need them to understand that they can't dip gluten stuff in your food, but you also have to be the one to not take chances. To be honest, when I first started reading about cross contamination, I probably rolled my eyes too. But a few little episodes like the one you just had and I was a firm believer. I remember thinking "that can't possibly be true" and taking bites of something that was contaminated. Getting sick proved it for good.

Don't be too sure you are gluten intolerant. You have a long list of symptoms consistent with Celiac, including the "bright spots" on the brain. I've read of other members here who have had that. In Europe it is more recognised that Celiac patients can present with "bright spots" on the brain.

I agree with trying to get tested since you have only been 5 days gluten free. Once it is out of your system, you won't test postive. But given how sick you are from gluten, I hope they get you in soon.

You asked how long the symptoms will last? That depends on the individual. In the first few months while learning about how to be gluten free, mistakes will be made. The symtoms last anywhere from a few hours to a few days to a few months. Sorry there isn't a better answer for that question, but it is different for everyone. Other food intolerances can be contributing but most importantly dairy is metabolized by the villi and when there is Celiac damage, many people are not able to consume dairy until they are healed. You might be able to eventually. Also, healing in general takes some time and you can fluctuate between feeling great and having days where you feel lousy. I hope you feel better soon, and no more sharing guacamole!

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