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yogi

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  1. i too have this constant aggravating cough sometimes dry sometimes wet. I too have been wondering if it's gluten related. I'll be more stringent and report back.
  2. HI, I didn't know anyone was out there. what is check in day? start weight 103.5 kg.
  3. Have taken bp meds for ten years. past two weeks have been gluten free and my bp is normal. cautiously watching to see that it remains that way before I stop taking medication for good. Haven't taken meds for two days and still bp okay. 120/80 from 150 or 160/100 prior to medication to 130/85 on meds
  4. For two weeks now I've diligently avoided gluten. My blood pressure has dropped to normal. I continued to take the medication then half a pill and bravely none for two days. I take my BP night and day. At first I thought it was owing to a new BP cuff so I had my daughter take my BP (she's a medical intern) with the old cuff, the new extra big one for fatties I bought her and the new regular cuff. Three times the same result. the above does not read correctly. I bought my daughter two bp cuffs, one for fatties (me) one for normal arm. My kid is no fatty. she's a championship kayaker who now owns a bp cuff for people with big arms and a cuff for people with regular-sized arms.
  5. I could use some internet support to lose 20 kilos. I start off fine and then I sabotage once and screw the rest of the diet and give up on myself.
  6. Apnea; neuropathy in hands, feet and face; MS/Parkinson like tremors; inability to pick up a pen or piece of paper for a day at a time; short term memory loss like Alzheimer's; ADDDDDDD (extra D's for severity; weight gain; anxiety, depression; reflux; soy and lactose intolerance; multiple grain intolerances due to gliadin sensitivities; constipation; Candida; cholesterol imbalance; High blood pressure; other allergies I have some of the above but not all. Hang with the diet. The changes take time. I've been on the diet for 6 years. The major symptoms have cleared up. The candida is, unfortunately, a constant battle. No gluten alone changed a sudden spike in blood pressure at age 34 from 180 over 100 to 100 over 70 in 3 weeks, where it stays today. This bp remark prompts me to reply. I diagnosed myself as gluten intolerant but since I didn't have official confirmation I ignored it. For most of my life in Canada I did not eat bread because it was pretty disgusting stuff except for the odd loaf from the Kensington Market bakeries. When I came to Europe I started to eat all the fantastic breads and wondered why Canada, bread basket that it is could not produce good bread. In Europe I never had constipation again, probably owing to the bread consumption with lots of visible whole grains. When I moved to France I started to eat a white farm bread baked with faggot in a hole in the wall oven, a village or so away, and immediately got horrendous diarrhea which I put down to the sorbital in diet coke I had suddenly taken to drinking. I stopped drinking it. then I put it down to the increase of meat i had begun to eat because it was cheaper in France than the last two countries I lived in. I diminished meat and for the last ten years keep largely to a vegetarian diet. I moved from the village and seldom had access to this bread but started to eat croissants from the village baker. When I did have this particular bread I got diarrhea. Granted I ate a lot of it with thick slabs of aged Gouda cheese or charcouterie....let me count the ways one can gorge! My blood pressure slowly increased. When I moved to the States I found bread, unless it was from Zabar's really awful but did eat bagels and drank a lot of OJ. I put the diarrhea down to the vast quantities of OJ. Then I started on BP medication which I have been on the last ten years and have had bouts of diarrhea at the same time. I probably stumbled on the symptoms of celiac disease on the internet which I had always thought was a disease diagnosed in child hood. for the past four years I diminished eating bread and pasta. Gluten free bread and pasta was pretty awful so I just diminished it. I went through a series of different bp meds the last one causing peripheral neuropathy or so I thought. It is possible or it exacerbated the gluten effects. I have yet to sort that out definitively. Probably in a search for peripheral neuropathy (burning tingling sensations in hands and feet) I stumbled repeatedly on gluten intolerance. I was particularly careful not to eat gluten when travelling so as not to be caught short when it was not convenient. I'd had episodes of just making it to filthy toilets in China, Turkey and Kenya or in some instances not making it. During those vacations I hadn't made the connection but finally did on a visit to Turkey and a subsequent visit to Vietnam and Cambodia where as a treat we were served white bread. I ate it with an immediate reaction. A great laxative but it meant I couldn't go on the day's outing. Painful reaction too. Last week I said enough. Avoid gluten, try it. Stop dicking around with your health and waking up each morning in extreme gut pain. Surely no croissant is worth the agony? For two weeks now I've diligently avoided gluten. My blood pressure has dropped to normal. I continued to take the medication then half a pill and bravely none for two days. I take my BP night and day. At first I thought it was owing to a new BP cuff so I had my daughter take my BP (she's a medical intern) with the old cuff, the new extra big one for fatties I bought her and the new regular cuff. Three times the same result. Now I'm trying to understand the scientific link between decreased bp and gluten intolerance. Edema must play a role. I still feel I'm healing but a normal BP is a plus I cannot believe. Stay tuned.