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7 More Days...i Think I Can I Think I Can
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Three weeks of gluten. I'm a hot mess. Mostly neuro symptoms. brain fog is brutal. Achy body, headache, fatigue. My attention span is worse than a 18 mo old. Can't stay awake to save my life. Crazy sounds coming from my mid section and I have these weird bumps behind my ears and on my face. I look 6 mo pregnant. gahhhhhhh. Need to hold on, only 7 more days before i see the GI. I can do this. I can do this!

Tell me I can do this. :)

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Ooooh, you're close to that finish line!  Hang in there. Mybe try eating your gluten in the evening so it doesn't wreck your day... just your night. :huh:  In the final stretch, it's time to enjoy those last "glutenous" treats. A Blizzard with oreos, beer, cinnamon buns, and picking any food off a menu without worrying... Choose foods that almost make the pain worth it.

 

You can do it.  :)

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You can do it, nearly there.

At least there is no question in your mind whether gluten is a problem :):(

I might duck just in case that wasn't helpful....

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Hold on and good luck.

Jo

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Thanks everyone. :)

You can do it, nearly there.

At least there is no question in your mind whether gluten is a problem :):(

I might duck just in case that wasn't helpful....

Lol you're lucky I don't have the strength to throw anything dangerous. Jk! But you are absolutely right, there is no question in my mind, gluten and I don't get along!

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Well, I think it's clear to US  you are gluten intolerant (if not a full blown celiac) and I hope your doctor is wise enough to see it too.

No matter what the tests say, your body screams a primal scream of  "GLUTEN BAD!!!" :angry:

 

Hang in there, hon. I still have my pom poms:

 

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Go Amy go, Go Amy go. Go Amy go.!!

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Well, I think it's clear to US you are gluten intolerant (if not a full blown celiac) and I hope your doctor is wise enough to see it too.

No matter what the tests say, your body screams a primal scream of "GLUTEN BAD!!!" :angry:

Hang in there, hon. I still have my pom poms:

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Go Amy go, Go Amy go. Go Amy go.!!

Thanks, Irish-The pom poms cheer me right up! :) This has been such a bizarre experience...I'm so ready to put it all behind me.

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Thanks, Irish-The pom poms cheer me right up! :) This has been such a bizarre experience...I'm so ready to put it all behind me.

 

I'll bet.  :unsure:

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I think I can... I think I can...

 

 

 

And The Chicken Dance - just cause its cute

 

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:lol:  :lol:  that is cute, K. 

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You can do it! You can't give up now, or the last three weeks of feeling like crap would have been pointless.

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