Last week I had the worst experience – I got glutened.  I went out to eat at a place I’d never been, recommended for safe GF eating by a friend (whom I do NOT blame) who’d never gotten sick when eating there.  I called ahead and talked with manager, talked with server and manager on arrival.  But, you’re always taking a chance when you eat any food you, yourself, didn’t make. 

I’ve had slight reactions before – some stomach discomfort, etc. and a pretty bad reaction once, but it only lasted several hours.  This time was horrendous.  It started out with an overwhelming sense of exhaustion, followed quickly by a blazing headache and bringing up the rear was bathroom runs. (pun intended)  As the afternoon wore on I felt worse and worse. 

The next morning I felt horrible. It was like the worse hangover you’ve ever had combined with the flu.  I could barely function.  I laid down around 9am to take a rest.  It was surreal.  It was like I couldn’t fall asleep, but then the next thing I know it’s two hours later!  I hadn’t eaten up to this point and around 4pm I decided to eat a bit and started to feel a tiny bit better.  

The foggy brain aka gluten brain and stomach issues are still hanging on.  I never imagined it could be so bad and that the affects would last so very long.

At this point I NEVER want to eat out again.  Unless I can visit a 100% Gluten Free Restaurant.  Which I fully intend to make happen in the near future.  I just found one Posana Cafe – it is about 3 1/2 hours away.    I found this using this link.  If you know of another list please share it!