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#1 dlp252

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:28 AM

I was hoping I would skip this part, lol. I've been seeing so many small improvements since going gluten/casein free, but for the past few days I have been very off-balance and feeling nauseated. I'm also having some problems with low blood pressure which produces a different kind of feeling--more like the blood is draining from my head type of thing.

I saw my regular GP yesterday, who basically just took my pulse and said the off-balance/nausea was probably related to inner ear/sinus problems. She prescribed something similar to dramamine for that and said I could take dramamine or the prescription. I had some Bonine (similar to dramamine) at home so took one of those yesterday afternoon, but ugh, still feeling nausea. I have an appointment with an ENT next week. (For the record, I don't get motion sickness usually or easily...can take the wildest of ocean cruises, air planes, car rides etc. with no ill affect--hard to believing sitting at my desk would produce motion sickness, but I'm no doctor, lol.)

She also said to monitor my blood pressure and to not move suddenly, get up quickly, and avoid standing or sitting for too long. Um, I'm going to Disneyland in about two weeks...it may involve some standing and sitting, lol. She didn't really say anything about it...course, she didn't have my chart in front of her either which would have shown YEARS of my "normal" BP readings...

I don't think this is related to being glutened although I have eaten out at Carl's Jr. (fries and a low carb burger) ...but then I do that every Saturday and have for months and haven't felt this way--I've even asked the manager if they have dedicated fryers at that location, which he said yes (course I guess I should be wary of the "deer in the headlight" look he gave me as I was asking). I don't feel like I'm coming down with anything either.

It's frustrating!

I guess I'm going to have to go back to bare basics for a while until my system calms down.
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:42 AM

I was hoping I would skip this part, lol. I've been seeing so many small improvements since going gluten/casein free, but for the past few days I have been very off-balance and feeling nauseated. I'm also having some problems with low blood pressure which produces a different kind of feeling--more like the blood is draining from my head type of thing.

I saw my regular GP yesterday, who basically just took my pulse and said the off-balance/nausea was probably related to inner ear/sinus problems. She prescribed something similar to dramamine for that and said I could take dramamine or the prescription. I had some Bonine (similar to dramamine) at home so took one of those yesterday afternoon, but ugh, still feeling nausea. I have an appointment with an ENT next week. (For the record, I don't get motion sickness usually or easily...can take the wildest of ocean cruises, air planes, car rides etc. with no ill affect--hard to believing sitting at my desk would produce motion sickness, but I'm no doctor, lol.)

She also said to monitor my blood pressure and to not move suddenly, get up quickly, and avoid standing or sitting for too long. Um, I'm going to Disneyland in about two weeks...it may involve some standing and sitting, lol. She didn't really say anything about it...course, she didn't have my chart in front of her either which would have shown YEARS of my "normal" BP readings...

I don't think this is related to being glutened although I have eaten out at Carl's Jr. (fries and a low carb burger) ...but then I do that every Saturday and have for months and haven't felt this way--I've even asked the manager if they have dedicated fryers at that location, which he said yes (course I guess I should be wary of the "deer in the headlight" look he gave me as I was asking). I don't feel like I'm coming down with anything either.

It's frustrating!

I guess I'm going to have to go back to bare basics for a while until my system calms down.


The effects you are describing are the same first effects I get from being glutened. Be careful and check your OTC meds for gluten binders. It may well be from the Carl's trip, having worked in the restaurant business for years I will say if they had someone new they may have made a mistake with the fryer, and while these fryers (contrary to popular opinion) are changed daily in most places that doesn't mean an 'accident' didn't happen. Also an employee may have put you burger on a bun and then taken it off. I hope you get some relief soon, if it was gluten it will pass as long as you are not reinjesting. You have checked all your cosmetics, toiletries etc. and changed toasters also, right?
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Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
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Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

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#3 dlp252

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 12:10 PM

Thank you! Yes, I have a new toaster oven. I don't use makeup everyday, just on weekends and then use Bare Minerals, except for mascara which is Maybelline and a lip liner which is Mary Kay...hum, maybe I need a new lip liner. I've been using Gluten-Free Sav. soap and alternate their shampoo/conditioner with a huge bottle of Bumble & Bumble that I'm trying to use up. The Bumble & Bumble ingredients look okay, but of I don't know about cross-contamination. I've checked the ingredients on most of the products I use as toiletries, and most look okay. I take Zyrtek, and haven't checked that yet, and I did just start taking it again a week ago. All my vitamins are gluten-free/casein-free and in fact don't contain any of the top 8 allergins now that I think about it. I also don't have the box anymore for the Bonine I took, but I've had the symptoms before yesterday.

I'm thinking it may very well have been the Carl's Jr. Arg...we just have to be such detectives.
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