I find that as the day goes on the fatigue tends to go away a bit and I feel a little better, especially after I eat. But usually by the late afternoon I'm so tired that I can barely walk. Then i get a small second wind later at night.
Question for everyone, does getting more than 8 hours of sleep help any?
BMs welcome here!
Sounds great if they are more normal, seems to happen for quite a few of us.
Tiredness along with insomnia are the slowest to improve for me.
I am 3 months gluten-free now and definitely was up and down to start. A few weeks in I felt better than I had for maybe 7 years. Maybe 80%. I got glutened and dropped from that, but I would say I regularly am at 60% now with regular higher peaks. I used to be about 40 to 50%.
I don't get all over muscle problems, but I have had huge improvement to hand arm neck and back pain and plantar fasciitis (foot pain under heel).
I wasn't sure if it was real until I got glutened and the foot pain came back.
I don't know if it would be helpful for you, but I wrote out a list of symptoms I used to have, and then every few weeks I go back and revisit. I have found it useful to see the progress, especially if I am a bit down.
I have also added to my original list as I find symptoms I didn't even realize weren't normal and remembered things from the last 20 odd years and that people have mentioned here.
I gave these lists to my GI and he found it very helpful in giving me a diagnosis of NCGI cannot rule out celiac (I was unable to complete a gluten challenge).
Your enthusiasm comes through, it is great to see you have improvements