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!