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Member Since 21 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 17 2012 07:04 AM

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In Topic: Please Help Chronic Severe Insomnia

17 January 2012 - 07:04 AM

When I started getting wonky symptoms I started a journal. Every once in a while I'll go back and read through the details. It's an eye-opener! I highly suggest you do that. Make sure you date your entry. Note your symptoms and other quality of life points. What you've eaten and how you feel. Note any changes that you've made in your habits. Make a checklist of the things you need to follow-up on, i.e. a thorough thyroid workup (regular thyroid tests may not detect an abnormality), celiac/gluten test, etc. You must be your own health advocate as no one else is living in your shoes. Insomnia is an evil and torturous thing. I hope you find an acceptable resolution.

In Topic: Anxiety In Sleep

17 January 2012 - 06:48 AM

Did you experience the same things in your sleep before you went gluten-free? Are you on any prescription/otc medications? When was the last time you had a full physical? Keep a journal of your food/medication/sleep, etc. Maybe you'll see a pattern that will give you an idea of what's going on.

In Topic: Stress And The Celiac

29 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

I apologize for commenting on an old thread. I read a comment somewhere recently that alluded to stress, heavy emotional stress, as the trigger for Celiac. Back in the early 2000's my widowed mother decided it was time to remarry. Kept me completely in the dark. It was a very, very difficult time for me as I was already trying to recuperate from a cross-country move and my father's death. Well, after a visit with my family, I began to see new symptoms. First my hair began falling out. Then, the other symptoms trickled in. I was at the lowest point in my life. So, while I've looked back to believe that I've always had 'mild' gluten issues, this stress-that-broke-the-camel's-back really pushed me over the cliff (was positive for Hashimoto's). I've never been tested for celiac. I've been told my a naturopath/holistic doctor that I'm GI. Long story short, I certainly believe that major stress will exacerbate underlying health issues. For me, the path was evident: intense emotional stress-->Gluten reaction-->Thyroid trouble-->Hashimoto's. Since I have managed my stress and been gluten-free, my symptoms have gone away and my hair has come back. It feels so good to know what was ailing me for so many years!

In Topic: Crescent Roll Recipe

29 December 2011 - 01:38 PM

Posting to an old thread, is that ok? Thank you for this recipe! Before my flare-up recently, I made a fantastic cheese danish using store bought crescent rolls. I'm craving it again! So glad I found this through the search field.

In Topic: Felt Like A Human Being Again Today

29 December 2011 - 01:07 PM

I recently went to the Yeah Burger in Va-Hi. These guys are awesome for providing clearly marked gluten-free options. I asked for Duke mayo and the girl informed me that it's NOT gluten-free! I'm so sad about that. Back to Best Foods/Hellman's. I really felt the love at Yeah Burger.

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