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Member Since 23 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 06 2011 07:44 AM

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In Topic: Confused And Overwhelmed

05 September 2011 - 09:17 PM

Oh and I don't have DH but I do have keratosis pilaris. Do you know if that's related? It seemed to be better for 2 days but now is worse. Do you think that is because of withdrawal?

In Topic: Confused And Overwhelmed

05 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

I hear you on the cheese and corn tortillas!!! I have Mexican for half my diet the past two weeks. I honestly have not gotten to the point of getting super serious about cross contamination. That is overwhelming to even think about. I know I will eventually have to, but I'm doing this in baby steps. I may have accidentally cross contaminated in the past two weeks but I felt better the first two days, then i have gotten worse since. I feel like an alien has taken over my body, I have felt this way in the past too and I know my thyroid is causing it.
I keep wondering if gluten caused my thyroid issues or is just related. I wonder if hashis came on after years of thyroid problems or if I developed it because of gluten.
Kind of like trying to figure out if the chicken or egg came
I have never had a severe allergic reaction but I know I am probably gluten sensitive. I don't mind cutting out gluten so much honestly it's worrying about cross contamination that I feel overwhelmed with right now.
Do you think I should glutenate and be tested or just keep on trucking with the diet? I am just hoping I will be able to stop thinking so much about how to eat. I am still eating food that is good it's just the psychological aspect of it all.
I think it's crazy too how many doctors do not take these things seriously. It took me a while and many years of suffering but I am definitely thankful to have found one who knows what she is talking about. I have my follow up appointment in 3 weeks. I wish it were tomorrow!

In Topic: Confused And Overwhelmed

05 September 2011 - 05:10 PM

We eat minimal dairy since we are all lactose intolerant but to give up all dairy would be tough. :( I have a feeling it might be causing some issues too. I have craved dairy since going Gluten-Free. One thing at a time I guess. I have tried total elimination before and only made it 3 days. I decided that I could do gluten first then work on the rest. Thanks again. I have a feeling I will be on here often since you all understand.

In Topic: Confused And Overwhelmed

05 September 2011 - 12:37 PM

Thank you so much. Just encouragement that things can get better as you've experienced gives me more motivation to keep going. Do you know how long withdrawals usually last? l

Gluten can make you have a lot of the symptoms you have that cause you to say you had trouble coping. It can cause depression, anxiety, weight gain, messed up metabolism and Hashimoto's. You are likely experiencing withdrawal from gluten. I have Hashimoto's and DH (Dermatitis Herpetiformis) the skin form of Celiac, and a lot of neurological problems directly related to gluten. I only know this because they went away when I went gluten free. Although it is inconvenient to have to be gluten free, if you can stay hopeful, you may find that many things you never thought could get better actually do. Gluten interferes with so many things in the body and the way it metabolizes...and in the brain as well. I no longer have anxiety or depression at all unless I get glutened. I thought they were related to Hashimoto's but they seem to be directly gluten related. It is amazing that you have a Dr. smart enough to recommend that you try being gluten free. That is truly something to be thankful for. You may be surprised at what this does for your health and sense of well-being. There is no slice of bread worth the price of gluten to your body. Hang in there. I can't help but be excited for you because you are probably going to be feeling some wonderful benefits to being gluten free. Once the gluten withdrawal blues leave you that is. Gluten acts like an opiate and tells your brain you need more, more, more, of the very substance that is harming you. You will be fine if you can get through this without giving in. It is a big cahllenge and always difficult to change behavior and especially tastes we have developed, but you sound very committed to doing this so you can be the best mom you can be to your children. I admire you for what you have been through and you have the strength to get through this too. Good luck. Hope you will post about your symptoms that resolve after being gluten free for a time.

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