Today, shortly after noon, my feet and joints started aching. My face started itching and burning, the first step before a bright red blistery rash breaks out. Could I have ingested gluten again? I’ve been pretty careful since my last (intentional) ingestion made me so ill.
This evening, the severe abdominal discomfort struck.
The strange thing is that since I’ve almost completely cut gluten out of my diet, it seems that lesser and lesser amounts trigger the symptoms. Scary.
I believe I’ve identified the source of my gluten, too, something that I ingested without even thinking about it. I had hash brown casserole this morning from the cafeteria which was made with cream of mushroom soup. It wasn’t much, just a small scoop so that I could gobble it down while on the way to class. I thought that such a small amount probably wouldn’t affect me.
I was wrong.
Guess I better stick to morning omelettes.