You’ll get a few things from watching the video above.
One…a good amount of adult language (you’ve been warned).
Two…a great laugh.
Three…a sense of how I’ve been the past 4 days.
Yes, I got glutened.
Yes, it was during my weekend in the city.
And yes, it turns me into the biggest a**hole on the planet.
For whatever reason, when I get glutened, there is a two-day reaction so I can never be sure what was the culprit.
I woke up Monday feeling ok, but by lunch time, I was mush. Took a two hour nap.
Maybe I was just tired from a long weekend.
But by Tuesday, I knew I wasn’t just tired.
I was a full-fledged idiot.
Tantrums at work; short with the Dudettes; arguments with Mrs. Dude.
It wasn’t pretty.
When people ask me what I feel like when I’m like this, I tell them it’s hard to explain but I just feel “chemically off”. There is an imbalance in my system that wrecks havoc with my physical and emotional well-being.
There was one point on Tuesday night where I was driving alone and as another car was approaching me, I thought “would it be the worst thing in the world if we had a head on collision?”
That’s just crazy.
Another time, while I was yelling at one of the Dudettes for something incredibly minor, she gave me well-deserved sh*t right back and finally I said “Sorry hon…gluten turns me into a total jerk.”
I think Mrs. Dude summed it up best. We rarely, and I mean rarely, fight. But by Wednesday, she had had enough with me.
When I finally got her to open up to me, she said she hates seeing my this way and that it “opens old wounds”.
So next time you hear a “celiac expert” say the symptoms are simply bloating and gas, tell them they couldn’t be more wrong.
Or if you’ve just been glutened, tell them to f*ck off :)
Damn you gluten.