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About lynnistia23

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  1. When I first got diagnosed it took 3 months and I had to do more than just eliminate gluten. I had to take all the dairy, soy and corn out as well. NO GRAINS! I also supplimented with CLA, Fish Oils, Probiotics, and a very good detox solution to help clean out my intestines (a hydroclonic is also recommended). I started on a workout routine with pilates and helped to activate my deep core and my pelvic floor (the tva helps to pull the belly muscles in rather than the dumb crunches). Its VERY HARD. Its been 4 years and I moved to a place where I had no choice but to eat Gluten and Milk again and BOOOM its back!!!!! Its a perm lifestyle change but YEAH you can get there!!!
  2. I feel your pain. I have had some sort of gluten and casein intolerance since I was born but wasnt diagnosed (and not by a doc but by a holistic chiro) until 23 years old. I, like you, struggle so much with the friends, family and BOSSES that cant understand why you cant just eat what they are eating or why you cant just order something at any restaurant. I work in this very high pressure job where I have to entertain and go on "lunches" but I am almost made to feel guilty when I have to ask a series of questions to the waiters like is this made with soy sauce or does it have bread products in it. I have been made to feel like I am an outcast from friends and family when they want to go to the bar, but we cant take HER because she is allergic to wheat and cant drink. Alcohol in general makes me feel like crap because my immune system is already taxed. Its a shame people dont take it seriously and mostly because conventional doctors make it out to be a mental thing. I went through so many pills- thousands of dollars over months of being diagnosed with GERD, Allergies, Chronic Fatigue, Arthritis, Depression. I even have had nodules on my vocal chords and serious gym-teeth-hair issues from the destruction. Acid is all I used to hear, its the acid in your stomach doing this when the acid was necessary to help break it down!!! UGH!!!! During my first 22 years I was NEVER asked about my diet, though my Italian and German heritage is loaded with meals that feature BREAD! I have terrible sugar cravings and like you can feel the instant swell when I have gluten foods. I mean ONE STUPID COOKIE is all it takes for a good 2-3 weeks of h*ll. The sad thing is I am constantly by accident contaimentated because the waiters, food places, labels etc are not educated or dont have complete listing for me to know. I am in the process of TRYING to elimintate but its SUCH A STRUGGLE!!!! Thanks for your post and letting me know others feel similar or have had experiences. I dont feel so alone!!
  3. Its good to read that others are dealing with this too. I am new to this site and so happy to see some others are in the same boat as me. I struggle between the insomnia and the CFS. One minute I am up (like right now - mind is racing, cant concentrate, head is a mess) and the next usually thru most of the morning I am a serious Zombie. I have a problem with the sugar cravings and again related to my sleep issues I am sure. I dont do well with pills infact I am seriously medication intolerant. They usually give me the EXACT opposite effects - ex morphine = stimulant. I have been cheating a bit on my diet due to finances and time (which is the killer) and I am feeling all the symptoms! Anything to help! Jess