Hello everyone. I started a gluten-free diet about a month and have been really strict with it. I haven't had tests to know if I have celiac, but I think from how much better I feel from eliminating it from my diet, I'm pretty sure I have gluten sensitivities at the least. I would like to get to the Dr. eventually, but at this time don't have insurance.
I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago, but until I can get to the Dr. , I'm not really sure if that diagnosis was correct then or still is... with IBS/Crohns/Colitis/Celiac disease all having similar symptoms. I'm going to try and get there soon, so no need to tell me.
Anyway, I figured I'd see if the gluten free diet helped with my issues, and it has helped my stomach a lot. I have many less bathroom trips, and I'd say my stomach discomfort is much less frequent. Overall the month of testing out different foods, everything has been going really well. Even my aches and pains feel a bit better.
The only thing that worried me a little was I dropped 5 or 6 pounds, and was wondering if this was normal for anyone else. I've always tended to lose weight easier than gain any. I've always been around 5'8 and 130 pds. and I'm 32- I've come to accept I'm just a small guy, but more weight makes me nervous. So when I popped on the scale and was at 124 I figured, I'd ask.
I know in the beginning it was hard to find as many foods to eat frequently so that may have been one reason. I also know weight fluctuates a couple pounds here and there, so I'm not overly nervous about it, especially since I feel a lot better and haven't really seen any noticeable change in waist size or anything. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks