Reaction to gluten: a surprising diary!

Hey all,

I got glutened at work last week. The children had made potato latke, and another teacher had supplied the ingredients this time, although he was aware that I have a coeliac child in my class he forgot and they were made with self-raising flour.

I realised after I'd eaten 3 of them and my TA was discussing the ingredients they'd used. I rushed straight to the loo and put my fingers down my throat but just couldn't make myself sick.

I waited for a vomit response all afternoon - none came. That afternoon passed with lots of indigestion but no other sign of glutening. I felt ok through the rest of the evening and night. The following morning I still felt fine, and that continued for the rest of the day.

On the second day, (48 hours later) I started to fell gut pains. Then had really bad cramps and diarrhea that afternoon.

I thought this was interesting because when I've been glutened in the past, from an unknown source, I would track back a maximum of 24 hours. Just goes to show it can hang around a while until you get a reaction in some cases.

Most times I get glutened I react within the first half hour. I've no idea why it was different this time. Thought I'd share this because the time frame was different.

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  • Yes some things take a bit of time, I suppose it depends on the length of time it takes to reach the intestine, normally up to 36 hours. How long ago where you diagnosed?

  • About 11 years now. Never reacted like this before - I normally throw up within 2 hours.

  • Good point Sassyl - that's why it can be tricky to know if something is a bug or food related as the reaction times can vary so much. Hope you've reminded your colleague not to make that mistake again ; ) Is the Coeliac child ok?

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