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smell of glutenous food making me queasy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 02, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I eat paleo, my roommate does not. I also have celiac disease. Have any other celiacs here (or anyone really) ever had the smell of gluten rich foods (like ramen, currently) make you feel nauseous or queasy?

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on October 03, 2011
at 06:13 PM

Oh damn, that's a bummer.. I'm really truly sorry. When did all that start? Anything come to mind mebbe why? For me, I'd be effed sideways. I live above a bakery so my hallway usually smells like chocolate and my apartment like cake. It doesn't give me cravings or naseau - just smiles as it reminds me of being a kid and baking with my mum and gram all the time.

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on October 03, 2011
at 04:19 PM

My point was that probably at one time in your life you ate noodles before you were diagnosed as celiac. Your aversion was created at that time.

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on October 03, 2011
at 04:47 AM

Sounds like a psychological association you make with gluten-bearing foods.

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:25 AM

Walking by the bakery down the block from me just makes me want to eat muffins and shit when I walk by:) good ol' days

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:14 AM

i get sick when i smell deep fried food or fast food. and the office when i walk in and theres 2 dozen donuts, ultimate stomach turner

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:09 AM

I am the same way, and I've only been eating Paleo for 4 months. I walk by the bread aisle and it smells gross. It's great for me, I don't have to deal with the temptation anymore. :)

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on October 03, 2011
at 12:47 AM

he was making and eating already cooked ramen. I have to be careful with airborne crumbs (or even flour) as it can inflame my eyes. As soon as the smell was gone, I felt fine.

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on October 03, 2011
at 12:43 AM

I wasn't eating the ramen, I can't -- my roommate was. I still felt nauseous.

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on October 03, 2011
at 06:03 AM

Psychosomatic

1 : of, relating to, concerned with, or involving both mind and body

2 : of, relating to, involving, or concerned with bodily symptoms caused by mental or emotional disturbance

It's possible you're having a physical reaction to a mental association. It happens a lot, to all sorts of things. It's not unlike not being able to drink a certain type of liquor after you've over done it - though you're perfectly fine consuming other liquors. Your mental aversion makes you physically sick.

I get the same with bread and pasta, I used to love both but now they make me feel as if I might gag if I were to put them in my mouth.

I'm of the believe vegetarians develop the same relationship to meat, and thus feel ill trying to eat it.

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on October 03, 2011
at 04:04 AM

I have a friend who is celiac but owns a bakery. She claims that sometimes she is affected by inhaling too much flour dust. I don't think it's unreasonable that you may be having a physical reaction by swallowing particles that cling to your pharynx and tongue when you smell them, but some of it may also be the placebo effect.

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on October 03, 2011
at 12:44 AM

I've heard of people feeling ill in the bakery section of the grocery or walking by a bakery. Were you around when the package was opened? Airborne crumbs....?

D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

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on October 03, 2011
at 01:09 AM

I am the same way, and I've only been eating Paleo for 4 months. I walk by the bread aisle and it smells gross. It's great for me, I don't have to deal with the temptation anymore. :)

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on October 03, 2011
at 12:47 AM

he was making and eating already cooked ramen. I have to be careful with airborne crumbs (or even flour) as it can inflame my eyes. As soon as the smell was gone, I felt fine.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on October 03, 2011
at 01:25 AM

Walking by the bakery down the block from me just makes me want to eat muffins and shit when I walk by:) good ol' days

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D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

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on October 03, 2011
at 12:40 AM

If you eat something that makes you sick/vomit, you will have a natural aversion to it. That includes sight, smell, and taste. The closer the eating to the time of the reaction, the stronger the aversion. It's a survival mechanism that all animals have.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on October 03, 2011
at 12:43 AM

I wasn't eating the ramen, I can't -- my roommate was. I still felt nauseous.

D3ff004d4a0c42b67cc2c49a5ee9c0f3

(5801)

on October 03, 2011
at 04:19 PM

My point was that probably at one time in your life you ate noodles before you were diagnosed as celiac. Your aversion was created at that time.

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