Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:04 PM
Seven days isn't long in the grand scheme of removing gluten. It is possible you are getting some from cross-contamination - it is possible what you are experiencing is gluten withdrawal symptoms.
IMO it is way too early to look to other food intolerances - unless you can pinpoint a reaction to a certain food. A detailed food/symptom log is your best tool if you are not improving with just removing gluten. And I do not mean to sound dismissive, but there is no way we got all sources of gluten out of our house in the first week. Make sure you have read the Newbie 101 thread and keep asking any questions you may have.
As for missing work...maybe I'm not the best person to ask -- I had to sell a thriving property mgmt business ten years ago when docs could not figure out what the hell was wrong with me -- and then I got really sick Many miss work...hopefully you will be feeling much better very soon!
Hang in there
Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years
3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive
10/27/09 diagnosed fibromyalgia - supplemented with amino acids - improvement followed by substantial deterioration
maybe one good hour per day for ~17 months
8/10/11 - Elimination Diet for Autoimmune Disease - incredible improvement along with clear reactions to most high lectin foods
only remaining symptom - severe heat intolerance / reaction to heat, humidity and exercise
Tomato, Pepper, Potato, Peanut, Soy, Bean, Pea, Citrus, Pineapple, Avocado, Shellfish, Dairy, Grain, Nut and Seed FREE
3/1/12 - Horrible flare -- same ol' symptoms but worse ~ 7/1/12 - Endo: Active Celiac 3+ years - as gluten-free as humanly possible.
11/15/12 - Improving once again - Almonds back - Eggs gone
12/1/12 - Histamine containing and inducing foods FREE -- probable cause of my heat/exercise "allergy"...
...this was one of my earliest symptoms as a child -- the enzyme (DAO) needed to regulate histamine is created in the small intestine.
If you have read this far - hang in there - obtaining health with any AI is a marathon, not a sprint!
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