I've been paleo for two and a half years, and "on the wagon", so to speak, for a few months now -- every so often I'll pick up a candy bar or have some soy-sauce-free sushi or something as part of my 20%, but no wheat that I'm aware of for at least that long. I've never been especially sensitive to wheat, and from what I've seen on Paleohacks, sensitivity usually manifests as gastrointestinal distress or joint aches, things like that.
Tonight I was making soup and I thought it'd be nice to have some garlic bread to go along with it. Just the once. I ate a couple pieces and immediately I had both shortness of breath and sinus congestion/a runny nose.
What the hell, you guys? This happened late last year when I ate some pizza, too, but I didn't connect the dots until today.
My question is, what the hell is causing this? Is it an allergy? I understand that generally those of us who don't/didn't have problems with gluten or wheat have adapted to tolerate it, and that removing the wheat will often result in a decreased tolerance... my question is about the symptoms in particular. Do these specific things happen to anyone else? And what could be causing them?
No more wheat for me....