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Dear OMSler,

I am following the program since januar 2016, since my second relapse at the age of 21 and I am relapse free since than. In general, I feel better and more powerful than ever before. I stick to the program rigorously. My gratitude about getting the informations about OMS is tremendous.

But yesterday I accidentally ate one sushi roll with a piece of cheese in it. My girlfriend said I could eat this kind of sushi (meaning it’s oms-friendly) and without overthinking I ate it. Immediately, I tasted the cheese my girlfriend didn’t taste before, but too late to spit out.

We are on vacation and since the accident yesterday I am not relaxed anymore. I am really afraid the diary might trigger a relapse or a flare up in general.

Was anybody in this situation before? Are their any information of the down sides of one time diary consumption?

Thank in advance

Peter
I did this at a restaurant who made a mistake. Much like you it was just one bite, but I did swallow it and suffered no long term symptoms.

The main thing is, not to worry about it. I think of it as rolling the dice - if a double 6 causes a relapse, then I'd rather not roll the dice, but one roll is very unlikely to cause a relapse. You didn't get a relapse every time you ate cheese before OMS and so you won't now.

The worse thing you can do is worry. This happened in the past and nothing you do now will affect that, but the worry itself could make things worse.

Relax and have a great holiday. Have you gone somewhere nice?
OMS since 17/08/2015
Diagnosis 28/05/2015 - 22/09/2015
I agree with Geoff Alex: I wouldn’t worry!
Although this little bit of cheese is less than optimal, it is, in my opinion, very unlikely that this one-time unintentional mistake will cause any harm! It’s a question of probabilities. Yes, even small quantities of milk are to be avoided, but the small one-time amount of the milk protein butyrophilin that this bit of cheese may have contained, has only a tiny chance to trigger an immune response. Plus: Your gut flora will be much better after two strict years of OMS, and that will probably help to keep harm off.
In the entire first year after I had adopted the OMS diet (or had thought I had adopted it) I unintentionally continued to consume small amounts of dairy (many times!), because I was ignorant of the whey powder or milk protein which many bakeries add to the dough of their breads and bread rolls. Only by chance I then discovered my mistake and could correct it. I suffered no relapse or flare-up during that first year of (not so perfect) OMS diet. I can not exclude the possibility that this intake of dairy may have fuelled some ongoing “underground” inflammation, but there was absolutely nothing that I could notice. So I concluded that I had not suffered much from my mistake – which was much, much bigger than yours, because I hat eaten this bread many times, not only once.
Don’t worry! Enjoy your vacation and continue benefitting from the OMS lifestyle!
Best wishes
Zoë
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