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Vomiting, diarrhea, about 8 hours after consumption. Then I was fine. Haven't been back for another sip, though.

Is the decadent chocolate rice/soy ice "cream" a more likely culprit? Or the toasted marshmallows followed by tortilla chips? (looking back, it wasn't the best snacking evening)

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I wasn't a fan of the water kefir. I just couldn't choke much down. But with all the things you ate, I'd say the ice cream with many ingredients is the more likely culprit, or all the corn.

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I've never felt bad after water kefir. I have used it for a year or two. Did the ice cream have a sugar alcohol like maltitol perhaps?

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Anything can make you sick, if it's spoiled. That sounds suspiciously like food poisoning to me.
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I thought food poisoning, too. DH is a little casual in leaving chicken out, but no one else (21-mo-old, 12-yr-old, 17-yr-old, DH) got sick - just me. I am the only one who drank the water kefir or ate the ice cream.

I threw up at 2am, several times. Slept on the closet floor (closest to the toilet so I could get there w/o disturbing DS) for the rest of the night. My tummy was a little woozy in the am, but I made it through the day just fine. No other symptoms.

I'm wondering if the kefir even worked. It was my first time, and it still tasted like old sugar-water, after 72+ hours. We'll see how this batch turns out. Not sure if I want to finish drinking the first batch.

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I would dump it and start fresh. When I first got my water crystals I had to make a few batches before they "woke up" and started working.

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I would dump it and start fresh. When I first got my water crystals I had to make a few batches before they "woke up" and started working.
THat's what happened to me, too. It took about 3 batches for it to turn out. The first batch tasted like sugar water to me, too.
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DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.

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