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Member Since 02 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 13 2011 08:54 PM

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In Topic: How Many People Are Actually Self-diagnosed?

12 January 2011 - 07:18 PM

Self-diagnosed with my doctor agreeing. We were going to do the blood work and biopsy, but when I tried to eat gluten again to get ready, I was completely miserable. So I didn't bother. Nothing could MAKE me go through that again. So here I am, going almost a year gluten-free (though I've only gone 3 months without CC, simply because I live in a house with 5 gluten eaters).

In Topic: What Are Your Symptoms When Glutened?

12 January 2011 - 07:12 PM

I will feel a little light headed, or slightly drunk/brain foggy within about an hour of eating something containing gluten. However, I rarely notice this until the next day when the symptoms are much worse.
When I go to sleep, I get severe nightsweats, the completely soaking my bed kind. I wake up in the throws of a severe fibro flare up and I typically have a migraine. I have severe gas, watery stools and really bad abdominal cramping for the rest of the day. I also seem to get mild sinus congestion and a sore throat. These symptoms last for about a week, but do get progressivly less intense as time goes on.

In Topic: Casein Intolerance

10 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

Oh--My head hurts and I have brain fog and sensitive eyes -- the sensation has been growing this afternoon and now here it finally arrived this evening. I must have gotten glutened yesterday. I went to a birthday party last night at Outbacks. I tried to be careful. But here it is...the beginnings of a migraine. I don't think I want to go there (to Outbacks) any more... Too much meat anyway. I asked the server to be careful, however they weren't careful enough. However, oddly enough the mental squeezing isn't quite as bad as usual. Might this also be in part due to my being off the casein? i.e., less pain now than I would otherwise experience by reducing my overall load? Any one else here experience this possible relative improvement?? Obviously I won't be able to use my regular milk based acidophilus as an antidote.. So am eating fresh pineapple instead.


I'm sorry to hear that. I have such bad luck when I go to eat out. So I just don't do it anymore.

In Topic: Hypoglycemia And Being Constantly Hungry

10 June 2010 - 08:25 PM


Thanks for the link. This is something I tried a few years ago. It was a very very tiny component of my migraines. And only red wine (or beer) would trigger a migraine attack for me.


Thank you for your very indepth and thorough reply Takala. I have read it a few times. I've got this thread bookmarked. I'll admit I probably should have known all this stuff, but when you cut out gluten and are hungry all the time, I guess I just sort of paniced.

I have trouble with grains, and beans, but I might try bean things again. Thank you again.


Mack the Knife, thanks for your suggestions. I am interested in trying pumpkin, because I love it. Thank you again.


Mari, thanks for your reply. I could ask my doctor about the candidia thing. I don't think that's an issue, but you never know I guess. I've never had a yeast infection before (anywhere), just C.Diff last year (it was omfgawful, I was sick for WEEKS). I've already been cutting back the pop (going cold turkey was a little difficult. I'm down to a glass a day, and it seems to be helping.

Thanks again everyone!

In Topic: Hypoglycemia And Being Constantly Hungry

09 June 2010 - 06:05 PM

Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm still reading through them and soaking them up. I just wanted to let you know I am paying attention lol.

A note on caffeine. I drink it because it helps with migraines. But if I drink too much (like in a cup of tea or coffee) it makes me feel all shakey and anxious. It's really uncomfortable. I'm not sure why coke does not do that, but it doesn't. Unless I drink a lot at once (like 1.5 liters).
Artificial sweetners are a migraine trigger for me. I've tried all the diet ones, they give me migraines within a few minutes of drinking/eating them. Stevia is ok, but I don't really like it. I don't actually need something sweet. I don't crave sweets (at least not any more than once in a while). I just drink coke to manage my migraines (which are pretty much daily). I went off of caffeine for almost 6 months before, I had more migraines even after the withdrawal period. Gonna have to switch that up, but I am not sure how yet.

I did the whole migraine elimination diet. My dietary triggers are red wine, beer (not that I can have that) and artificial sweeteners. My main triggers are muscle tension, changes in the weather, changes in my blood sugar, changes in my sleep patterns, sinus congestion, all of my allergies, tmj, and when people or I touch certain parts on my face and scalp and neck, bright light, strong smells, loud noises (like listening to loud music for a few minutes or standing near someone who is yelling.) As you may have guessed already, I'm a total shut in.

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