I've already cut dairy and soy out of my diet. In both cases, it was pretty obvious I was having gastro reactions to them. At least I wasn't reacting with an increase in depression, neuropathic pain, or any of the rest of my neurological symptoms.
All of a sudden now I'm coming down again with gastro symptoms without the neurological stuff. I don't think it's a gluten reaction, because I'm only having the gastro symptoms. The only thing I can think is that I'm reacting to something else. I think it must be corn. In the past two days, I've happily consumed corn chips, corn on the cob, and popcorn.
Is this how it happens for other people? One day, you're fine eating corn, then the next, you eat it and suddenly you can't be more than ten yards from a bathroom for a couple of days???
Argh - I don't think I can go on without popcorn. I know it sounds crazy, but it's my #1 comfort food. It wasn't that hard for me to give up cakes and cookies, since I had done that mostly years ago when I had fibromyalgia, but popcorn is one of my indulgences. I eat it with kelp powder, brewer's yeast, garlic salt, and it still feels indulgent. And there's no replacement for popcorn, no "corn-free" popcorn.
Sometimes I feel like Job from the bible. The universe just keeps taking things away. I think it may be time to count my blessings ... besides my husband and being born into one of the richest counties in the world, there's grilled salmon, rice pilaf, garlic mashed potatos, coconut ice milk ...
Your reference to Job caught my eye. Exactly the way I have felt...since Christmas of '09. Up till then I've had virtually no problems. Since then...wow...what can I say. No more cookies and cake, etc, etc, etc. I'm retired and spend most of my time at the computer...working on projects for the church. Then, suddenly, I had to share my time with the white throne.