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Old 08-26-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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I got a fabulous salad last night from my local diner. It was spinach, grilled chicken, feta cheese, bacon, hard boiled egg, and ceasar dressing. I ate less than half and have the other half at work with me for lunch. Shortly after eating I started to have HORRIBLE gas. I mean some of the most vile smelling gas I've ever experienced (sorry if this is gross). I was in the bathroom quite a few times and never actually had diarrhea, but felt on the verge of it for a few hours until I took some Immodium and it finally calmed down. Do you think it was from the feta cheese? I eat cheese regularly but never had feta before last night. I took the cheese out of the salad and am hoping it'll be safe for lunch today. I don't want to waste it.
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Could be the cheese or maybe spinach. Personally, I can't eat salad My body cannot digest lettuce. I get violently ill when I eat salad.
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I eat lots of salad, especially spinach, and never had a problem. I guess it's also possible it was the dressing, especially since it's ceasar.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:48 AM   #4
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Could have been the eggs.
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My vote is also for the eggs.
Though, it could be any of those ingredients.
All of them could have *potentially* been bad and caused intestinal discomfort.
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Well I'll avoid everything except the spinach and chicken this afternoon and cross my fingers!
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Most restaurants rinse their salad greens in a sulfur (I believe~it might be another chemical~I could have it wrong) solution to keep them fresh and to clean them. If the solution is strong it can cause symptoms like that. It's quite common for restaurant salads to cause problems, when salads at home do not.
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Thanks. Well I ate the salad just with the chicken. So if I get the symptoms again I guess I'll know that's what it's from. It certainly SMELLED like sulfer when it came out of me! So gross. I have training this afternoon so god help me if it happens again in the conference room with people around!
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Exercise those sphincter muscles--lol!!
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All in all, despite your discomfort, sounds like a great salad!

Hopefully everything worked out for the best with your tummy.
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