zestypickle posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsBack to the same old symptoms. Right now I'm extremely lethargic, stuffed up (due to a recent sneezing fit), pain around my nose and eyes and forehead (sinus areas) and a very slight feeling of nausea. I want to go lay down for a nap but I know I'll feel worse when I wake up, for some unknown reason. Could this have been from being glutened over the weekend, or is it too late for that? Could it be I ate something with gluten unknowingly? I just can't see my symptoms starting 3 days after I consumed the product, and lasting for what will be 3 days now. This is exactly the feeling I did not miss when I gave up gluten to see if it would help. I have been eating gluten free oats every day, maybe I should stop eating that as well. L.
zestypickle posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsHi all, I'm glad I found you here! Long story short, I've been suffering from the same symptoms for a very long time. I thought it was just due to normal environmental allergies and sinus problems. It was kind of difficult to chalk up the gastrointestinal problems to the sinuses though. At any rate, back in the fall I was experiencing major discomfort in my sinuses, plus bouts of nausea, skin hives and rashes, etc. It wasn't until a doctor suggested I should be tested for allergies that it all clicked. I decided to try an elimination diet, where I was very careful not to ingest anything that contained gluten. After doing that for about a week, I was amazed at how good I felt. I had energy, my brain fog was lifted, and I was happy. In addition, I had no sinus pain, no bouts of nausea and everything else that was bothering me seemed to leave. It was like I was a brand new person again! The problem was, I became a little careless with things. I don't know if I can effectively relate it to a gluten intolerance, because sometimes my symptoms would appear almost instantly, and other times it would take a few days. For example, after being very careful to not eat gluten, I had chips with malt vinegar. About an hour later, I felt lethargic and stuffed up. The next few days I felt the same. My concentration level was very low, had no energy, etc. Then there were times where I had something over the weekend, and my symptoms didn't appear for a day or so. It happened to me this weekend when I had beer thinking I'd be okay. The lethargy and brain fog started instantly, but the nausea kicked in later. I guess being new to all of this, I would like to know if anyone else experiences the same sort of issues. I am going to be extra careful about what I eat for the next little while, just because the last few weeks I have not, and have paid for it. Thanks for your support! Lynn