I'm not sure I was "glutened" but something made me miserable. I've been low carb about a year and a half and Paleo as well for about a year. We traveled to see family and had a day of get togethers. At a diner I had about 5 or 6 sweet potato fries. Yes, they were crunchy, but I didn't think they were coated in flour. For dinner I had homemade brisket which was in a sauce that I know contained brown sugar, but not any grains. There was also some chicken braised in a fruity sauce, and a few gluten free crackers.
The next day was horrible. My entire body ached and I was naseaus. We were touring the Queen Mary in Long Beach (boy, that sounds pretentious, but it's a museaum!) and the day was cold and rainy. I felt miserable all day. The walking, up and down many flights of stairs, was painful. I felt like one does with a high fever, but no fever. I didn't feel better until late in the evening when I finally fell asleep under a warm blanket. Today was much better although I did have a visual migraine (right on schedule because there was orange juice in the chicken sauce) and the runs. NOT fun.
I am not celiac and never thought I was particularly gluten sensitive. I don't even know if there was any gluten, but it does put me off even a slight planned indulgence ever again!
I did have these episodes of "false fever" infrequently before going Paleo, and I always had some degree of the body aches I experienced yesterday UNTIL going Paleo. since I went Paleo I have never had that experience until now. I don't know if it felt worse because I'm so unused to it now, or because it was worse. In any case, I was very careful about what I ate today, while we were on our journey home. So good to be home to my own bed and my "normal" diet!
The counterpoint of yesterday was that I spent it with my 26 year old niece who has a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and intractible migraines. I watched her eat tons of sugary grains over the course of a few days. She is huge, and continues to try medication after medication to try to control her symptoms, with no relief. Meanwhile, her doctors have advised her to eat a vegetarian diet that she has translated to carbs, carbs, and more carbs cooked in unholy amounts of PUFA's because she's "intolerant" to meat (probably tested with CAFO's) and, of course, "saturated fats are bad for you". Sigh. . . . Incidentally, she also has a seizure disorder and her mother who eats the same way has high blood pressure and pre-diabetes, but it's "OK because I'm on statins and the doctor is "watching" my blood sugar."
If I had not eaten the meat served there would have been nothing else for me to eat (not a green veggie in sight) and since we were far from home I couldn't use my usual strategy of preparing and bringing food I CAN eat. I need to come up with a much better plan for visiting family!