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I have been glutened

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 04, 2012 at 11:53 AM

and feel dreadful. Must have been some sort of cross contamination as my boyfriend still eats gluten :( I am a celiac , so obviously this will take me back a lot. I am after some advice how i can help my poor intestines, they feel so bloated and painful I just want to scream. Plus the good old panic feeling is there too.

Would bone broth help?

Thanks!!

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on April 04, 2012
at 02:17 PM

definitely home made bone broths will help sooth them, do some fasting, eat boiled meats, carrots for a day or two and hopefully your poor distressed system will calm down a bit. (referencing GAPS intro)

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on April 04, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Ps: though it was a challenge, the difference in diet was not a primary factor in our relationship coming to an end, so don't go worrying about that! :)

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on April 04, 2012
at 01:17 PM

I hear you - I never eat gluten intentionally either, but sadly cross contamination is a reality when you live with someone who eats gluten- my ex husband was not celiac and I understand your struggles! Definitely try the Smoothe Move tea. 1-2 tea bags brings gentle relief in about 6-7 hours. (start with one tea bag and give it some time. Things will be much more, ahem, comfortable.)

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on April 04, 2012
at 01:12 PM

When I get glutened, the more that enters my system, the harder time my body has coping. That said, I don't consider choosing to eat an item that contains gluten the same as 'getting glutened' by cross contamination, when every effort was made to avoid it. Are you a celiac, Nix, or gluten intolerant?

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on April 04, 2012
at 01:05 PM

You go girl! . .

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:58 PM

thank you! i will get some probiotics!

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:52 PM

thank you, there is no way my bf will ever go off gluten but we do use condoms. oh my i will tell him i won't be kissing him no more... that is pretty shocking!! thatks for your advice!

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:50 PM

just put on a big batch with beef bones :)

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at 12:50 PM

thank you so so much - such a helpful reply!! drinking a lot of chamomle tea already :) and am in constipation mode as always when i have had gluten (never ever would i cheat with that poison..)

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at 12:43 PM

The title of this thread reminds me of the Bill Murray line in Ghostbusters: "He slimed me."

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at 12:22 PM

I am celiac too, and was glutened last Friday at dinner. My Saturday was terrible, but these things helped get me feeling about 95% by Sunday morning:)

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"Would bone broth help?" You have to be kidding, right? Hit it :)

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:20 PM

What works for me:

  • drink a lot of water. You can have bone broth as well if you like, but most important is to keep hydrated. Herbal teas, like peppermint or chamomile are good too. These teas are both calming, but if you are feeling heartburn, your first choice should be water or chamomile.
  • assess if you think your body is going to go into 'constipation mode' or 'diarrhea mode'; if it is constipation mode, consider a gentle laxative like Smoothe Move tea to help things along
  • I'm rarely hungry for 24 hrs after being glutened- follow your body's hunger signals
  • do some gentle yoga, especially moves that encourage digestion and elimination. Try lying on your back, and bringing your knee towards your chest, one side at a time. Do this for 10 deep breaths on the right side first, then 10 on the left side, then ten breaths with both knees together.
  • massage your stomach gently. Lie down to do this, and Place your hand next to your belly button beginning on the right side, in your lower abdomen quadrant. Pull your hand upwards with gentle firmness, circle clockwise around your belly button, then down the left side, across underneath the belly button and up the right side again. Do this with slow, gentle pressure (or even have a loved one do this for you). Always come upwards towards your chin on the right side and down towards your feet on the lefts side. This mimics normal digestion and helps eliminated bloating, gas, and 'move things in the right direction. These moves are things I have used successfully on myself and orders, I am a certified yoga teacher. -sleep helps me a lot. Sometimes I feel very mentally foggy, cranky and erratic. If you feel very I'll, take the day off work if possible.

Most of all, respect your body's wishes. When/If you are hungry, eat, but consider foods that agree with you. I do well on leafy greens with some protein like salmon or chicken.

I'm celiac as well, and got glutened Friday at dinner. Though my Saturday was terrible, by doing these things I felt about 95% better by Sunday morning.

Good luck,

Jen

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 04, 2012
at 12:22 PM

I am celiac too, and was glutened last Friday at dinner. My Saturday was terrible, but these things helped get me feeling about 95% by Sunday morning:)

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 04, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Ps: though it was a challenge, the difference in diet was not a primary factor in our relationship coming to an end, so don't go worrying about that! :)

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 04, 2012
at 01:17 PM

I hear you - I never eat gluten intentionally either, but sadly cross contamination is a reality when you live with someone who eats gluten- my ex husband was not celiac and I understand your struggles! Definitely try the Smoothe Move tea. 1-2 tea bags brings gentle relief in about 6-7 hours. (start with one tea bag and give it some time. Things will be much more, ahem, comfortable.)

B530565d18bc6140f6d1a960e68dc0c2

(10)

on April 04, 2012
at 12:50 PM

thank you so so much - such a helpful reply!! drinking a lot of chamomle tea already :) and am in constipation mode as always when i have had gluten (never ever would i cheat with that poison..)

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on April 04, 2012
at 02:10 PM

Only time really helps. All things that help with inflammation. Fish oi, the bone broth, probiotics. It takes about 6 months for gluten to completely leave your system.

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:56 PM

I was glutened on Sunday. I rarely drink. When I do, well I'm liable to eat anything. I'm doing pretty well now. I like to drink raw vinegar mixed with water. I don't usually eat any veggies the first day and stick to greasy meat. Today I made a nice root veggie and heart stew. I'm hoping by tomorrow I wont have any more symptoms. The painful symptoms for me usually last about two to three days, the (non-painful) bloating/swelling will last a week or so before completely going away. I'm down 3 lbs in water retention today. By Friday I'm hoping the rest goes away.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on April 04, 2012
at 01:12 PM

When I get glutened, the more that enters my system, the harder time my body has coping. That said, I don't consider choosing to eat an item that contains gluten the same as 'getting glutened' by cross contamination, when every effort was made to avoid it. Are you a celiac, Nix, or gluten intolerant?

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:41 PM

As I've healed up I get more resilient to being glutened. It used to wreck me for a week or two, now I only have a couple of bad days, and it isn't as severe. So it should get easier to deal with as you heal.

I second the bone broth, and generally being gentle on your stomach. I've also had good luck using activated charcoal. It worked well when I took it right after eating the gluten-containing food, but a friend of mine has also found it helpful hours later.

As for the boyfriend, you definitely can get glutened from kissing him as well as, potentially, from exchanging other bodily fluids.

When I went paleo and gluten-free, my husband chose to, as well. I think my not kissing him when he had eaten gluten was a huge motivator! Sometimes he cheats, and then I just don't kiss him. Haha, and I am not pleasant to be around when I've been glutened, so that was a big motivator for him, too. (And, of course, the increased risk of cancer.) Hopefully your boyfriend will be more careful about eating gluten.

As for the panic/anxiety, I get that too. What I find sort of helps is just recognizing that it isn't me, but the gluten, and just ride it out. I also try to get extra sleep and do relaxing things. You might find some herbal teas that are soothing, too. Licorice root teas might be a good place to start.

B530565d18bc6140f6d1a960e68dc0c2

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:52 PM

thank you, there is no way my bf will ever go off gluten but we do use condoms. oh my i will tell him i won't be kissing him no more... that is pretty shocking!! thatks for your advice!

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:40 PM

A few months back I had some kind of exposure to something I thought might be gluten. I was sick for 3 days straight. Then I took a whole bunch of probiotics and literally within the hour I started feeling wayyy better, and was normal the next day.

Something to think about. I don't think I'm celiac and it might not have even been gluten, just thought it could be something to consider.

B530565d18bc6140f6d1a960e68dc0c2

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on April 04, 2012
at 12:58 PM

thank you! i will get some probiotics!

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