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Thank you for the encouragement & humor- hahaha kicking the wall, yes seems painful . I do appreciate the feedback. I have been so positive about all this, but I know I will have days like this. Oh yes, so my psoriasis is managed fairly well by my internal supplement called "Dermal Health" by herb pharm. It is a liquid and organic, plus gluten free!! It has a yellow label in a brown glass dropper. I use 30 drops once a day with a little bit of water. However, it says take 3 times a day...I do more when I need to. It is kinda expensive, so I do it once only if I can help it. You can save $ by getting the larger size (4 fluid ounces) about 48 bucks....instead of 1 ounce for 13 bucks. You can order this online or get it at herb stores. Hope this helps!!
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 3 weeks ago. I immediately changed my diet and put a lot of energy into researching the disease so I would feel better about it. I also found this network and I believe it has really helped me feel connected! My husband even has really encouraged and supported me with this! I was amazed at how well I was taking it.
However, I have been feeling WAY overwhelmed these last couple days. I found out within this last week I also have Vit D deficiency and iron deficiency anemia. Ok, no Big-E right? It's related to Celiac....
4 months ago I was diagnosed with psoriasis. I started taking a GREAT supplement that literally cleared it! However, I stopped taking my internal skin supplement 3 weeks ago as a precautionary measure because I thought it had gluten in it (it has organic grain alcohol in it). So my skin iss horrible. Luckily I restarted my supplement 2 days ago, after I read that there is no Gluten in grain alcohol. My skin is so yucky, I know I have to now wait until it will clear again.
My body is also still adjusting to my diet. Still gassy at night. My legs and toes still cramp a bit, but I know it takes time!
Un-related to Celiac: Yesterday I found out I have "Blepharitis" (eye condition), a bladder infection, and the early stages of carpel tunnel.
I am only 28. 6 months ago I was ok, and now I am realizing how many issues I have to manage. I want to cry!
On top of my feelings I am going to my good friends birthday today. I have not even told her about ANY of this, including my Celiac disease. This is my 1st birthday since all this happened. Surely I can't eat most of what will be served. No cake for me. I could call her, but it's HER birthday, I don't want to ask for any special treatment. I guess I will pack my own food.
Hey lady! Hang in there. I think we were both diagnosed around the same time. No joking, it can be rough. Here is what I learned that has helped with the sadness. I got tested for B12, iron deficiency, and Vit D. The results: I have stage 2 iron deficiency (close to iron anemia) and a Vit D deficiency. thank goodness my B12 is ok. But these are common things with Celiac. So my MD had me start some supplements. After reading up on these issues I learned that ANY deficiency can contribute to mood. Meaning sadness, irritability, tiredness, depression. It made a LOT of sense for me! I do feel a LOT better with the added supplements. Not sure if you have been tested or not, but would suggest you ask your doctor, if not. I feel SO much better, happier, and such. So yes, hang in there, you can do it! Wish you the best, Emma
When I went gluten free (3 weeks ago) I noticed the hunger right away. YES NORMAL. What I did was make sure I was packing myself plenty, I mean plenty of food for work. LOTS of snacks, I ate so much, but I didn't care because I hate being hungry and nauseous....3 weeks later I don't need as much. So I just recommend being accepting of yourself, and knowing that you need to eat more regularly and more often for a while. It was tough, but it takes time. Oh, and that gas can take months to clear. Your GI has to heal....it's been so frustrating for me, but I totally get yah....hang in there, it will pass.=)
I love popcorn too! It's the best. I think the best thing is to pop it yourself. All microwave popcorns may have additives that are addicting. I pop the kernels in a small brown paper bag and add salt and butter. Also bring along fruit and other snacks, even if they don't sound good, trust me if you are hungry you will eat them
I get really bad painful stomach pains. I almost have to crawl into a ball and it gets so bad that I cry. It is gas. This has been so terrible and has even led to several emergency visits where they could not find anything wrong (before I was diagnosed of course). I also had constipation, not diarrhea- which made me think I could not possibly have Celiac. However, I learned this is NOT true that symptoms can really very. Also joint pain, tingling finders and toes. Sharp cramps in my calves- mostly at night. Sleepiness! Like I could sleep 10 hours easy....and want more....Also a low libido and moodiness. I am SO darn glad that my doctor found me to have Celiac because it is treatable and now that I am on my new gluten free diet I feel a lot better. I accidentally got gluten yesterday- and it was back to the painful gas...but it is a learning process.... I hope this helps
Wow! This information is amazing and has truly sparked an investigation! I will be talking to my doctor about all these issues and requesting labs. I will keep everyone updated. Thanks, thanks, thanks =)