Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:00 PM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:01 PM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 02:35 PM
For several years I slept as if I were in the twilight zone...Woke up stumbled to the bathroom then to the kitchen to eat some toast and tea and then back to bed. I had no idea what was wrong with me....absolutely no energy and at one point I felt like I was going into a coma...I slept 24 hours and didn't know what day it was. None of this happens to me now...I sleep normally and wake on my own after 8 hours of sleep. The migraines were the worst...there was nothing that would stop the pain...and walking around in a foggy brained state...Yes it could all be related to gluten. You have to be really careful about CC. For a while I tried eating in gluten free restaurants but it just didn't work for me. My good days slowly started becoming more frequent and my bad days less frequent...but only if I cooked my own food. Your sleepiness could be related to the opiate effect that gluten has on the brain. It should get better as time goes by. The longer you are gluten free, the less sleepy you will be. But only if there is no trace gluten. That is how it is with me. When I get that exhausted, sleepy, fatigue and a migraine headache, I know I have been glutened. However, for you, you haven't been gluten free that long and you could still be sleeping it off due to the withdrawal effects of gluten. It happens to a lot of people. It isn't just you. Hopefully it will get less and less for you as it did for me. Good luck. I was not alert at all for years until I stumbled upon the information here...that was less than a year ago and I'm actually funcitoning normally now. Give it some time...
Thank you so much!! I was wondering if withdrawal could be it too. Maybe that's it. I know I have to give it time. I've just been feeling like this for so long and am happy to finally know what might be causing it. I'd tell my dr about how I was sleeping all the time and he prescribed a med they give to people with narcolepsy (Provigil). Luckily the insurance didn't want to pay for it so I didn't take it. I have been having tummy issues too and I went to a different dr and he's the first one to suggest this. I even went to a gastro. dr before and he just said take this this and this. So I just have to keep taking these meds all my life? Yup. That was it. No testing or anything. After about a week gluten free I actually felt "awake" for the first time probably ever. My tummy feels a lot better too. Just still trying to balance everything with the right amount with meds. I just don't want to go backwards. I can deal with the stomach problems but not the sleeping and brain fog. I don't want to feel that way anymore. Is there anything to do for this withdrawal? Do I just have to wait it out?
Posted 25 August 2011 - 03:11 PM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:27 PM
Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:44 PM
My suggestion would be to really tighten that diet and stick to your fresh veggies, fruits, meats. Look at all labels and see if you find a difference. Gravies, packages rice mixes, soy sauce of all things, and lots of packaged and frozen foods have wheat in them.
Miscarriage, Kidney stones, Anemia, Pneumonia, Migraines, Restless leg, Bone fractures, Blurred/Double vision, Extreme fatigue, Bone & Joint Pain, Thyroid nodule, Celiac diagnosed 2011, Spine and leg bone loss, GERD, Vitamin deficiencies, Malabsorbtion, Neuropathy issues, Ataxia, Raynaud's Syndrome. Currently on diet with limited grain and sugar.
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