At My Wits End...
Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:54 AM
Being a mental health specialist I am sure you understand these mind games.
I still feel nausea this morning but am in better spirits. I think I can get through the day without a panic because I know I must have gotten glutened on friday and am still dealing with it. Thanks for listening!
Elevated ALT, Bilirubin, low Vitamin D
Peripheral neuropathy, GI issues, joint pain
Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:15 AM
Don't worry. It won't be your life. But it will probably be your life for at least another 6 months or so. Your best bet is to ditch ALL processed foods (even gluten-free ones) and dairy, for now. Don't eat out either. Hard, I know, but the risk of cross contamination is so great, and the effects of gluten, or even difficult to digest foods, like dairy or soy, are going to wreak havoc on your gut. Think of it as if you just had a bad case of the stomach flu. Remember how you would ease back into eating "real" food- the first day or two you stuck to really bland, easy to digest stuff?
Well, that is how your gut feels right now. It has been ravaged. It is so sore and wounded, and when you ask it to digest something difficult or harsh, like dairy or alcohol or fried stuff...chances are you are going to feel it!
And yes, the gut-brain connection is HUGE. If your guts are messed up, your mind very well might be too.
But it gets better, I promise! Just stick to wonderful whole foods for now that your mind and body will both benefit from. Make sure you are getting adequate nutrition, take supplements if you need them. And rest. Relax! You have the rest of your life to feel better, and you will!
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