I Can't Get Enough Sleep
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:19 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:28 PM
1) enough vitamins and minerals from the foods/supplements you are taking?
2) enough regular exercise?
3) not too much stress?
(Just a couple things that come to mind.)
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:41 PM
Mariann, gluten intolerant and mother of 3 gluten intolerant children
Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:24 PM
Also not eating chocolate or caffeine a few hours before bed.
Calcium right before bed can relax you and help you sleep.(I used to have the same problem but most of it went away when I went gluten free)
How long have you been gluten free?
Gluten-free since January 2004
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 07:21 AM
Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:32 PM
I am not sure there is a fix for the menopausal problem aspect. Some people swear by the soy supplements, but I react to soy and cannot use them. Between the FMS, the celiac, and the menopause, I am a hopeless cause!
9 yrs gluten-free
...also DH, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, osteopenia, hypothyroid...
After almost 10 years, I am doing soooo much better!
Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:32 PM
I don't think that there is a miracle for menapause symptoms either. I know before the new wave of hormone treatment,soy products etc., our ancestors just had to "grin and bear it". That is kinda what I am doing, just hoping it will pass with age. I am more in to- trying to keep my nutrition up to par, as well as as my mental state(EXERCISE HELPS). Thank you so much for your response , I really appreciate all the communication than I can recieve.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:08 AM
Posted 21 July 2005 - 06:10 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:06 PM
-Diganosed with Celiac's Disease on April 15, 2005.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 07:27 PM
Just my 2 cents worth on the joys of menapause...
You're right about the natural approach that seemed to work for generations and still works for other countries (the US is by far the biggest market for hormone replacement). Several years ago I began using progesterone cream, made from some type of wild yam. Check with a trusted health food store to see which brand they recommend. You just rub it on your belly or breasts (it's absorbed into the fat). The research behind this is explained in a book called "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menapause", and I'm sorry, I can't remember the author. Hang in there!
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 07:44 PM
positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)
Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:15 PM
Ever since I have been diagnoised with Celiac I can't seem to get enough sleep. I used to be ok with 7 hours a night and now sometimes a 10 hour sleep is still not enough.
I have never needed much sleep (6 hours and I was fine), but once diagnosed, I seem to wake earlier all the time....4-4:30 am, cant go back to sleep...etc....cant help but wonder why?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:12 PM
The weird thing is, I'm so tired in the morning, and then I'm a total night owl after about 4-5pm. This is just the opposite of how I used to be.
Anemic off and on since 2003
Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)
Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)
Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")
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Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:58 PM
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