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realmaverick

Member Since 22 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 29 2010 04:05 PM
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In Topic: Interesting Article About Autoimmune Diease

08 December 2010 - 04:19 PM

Interesting. I guess it just shows how much misinformation there is out there. This topic in particular, is proving very difficult to know what is true / false and which is out of date. Hmm

In Topic: Nightshades?

07 December 2010 - 06:59 PM

Tonight, I am finally convinced that nightshades, particularly potatoes, are bad for me.

The past two times I've eaten them, I've monitored my reaction. Within a few hours I crash, big time. I feel a sudden need to sleep, I put my head down and I'm out. Usually I struggle like hell to sleep.

I'm going to avoid nightshades and see how I go.

In Topic: Finding A Private Dr

07 December 2010 - 06:24 PM

Thanks guys :)

My current doc is just a GP (general practitioner). He's not mad any referrals and is extremely unlikely to, until I get to the bottom of this myself. Or at least have some good leads.

I was talking to a friend last night, who has lupus. She's convinced I do too. Largely because of the massive sensitivity to fluorescent lights I have. As soon as I'm under them, I begin to feel uncomfortable, my eyes get sore and eventually I feel weak and dizzy. My skin gets bothered too and just generally feel disorientated. In sunlight, which I enjoy, I just get wiped out pretty quickly but don't get sore eyes.

I've emailed a few local rheumatologists, who I'm hoping will be able to look in to my sickness a little deeper. I also found an article about auto immune disorders, which I found really helpful, you can check it out here: understanding autoimmune diseases. It explained a lot about what's actually going on inside, why we're sick etc.

I think between a rheumatologist and a full blood scan, I should be able to make some strides forward.

In Topic: Cognitive Challenges & Career

28 November 2010 - 06:59 PM

I also feel I've been hugely held back by mental issues. I've always had issues with anxiety, brain fog and mental exhaustion. I did fine at school and despite getting good grades, not as good as they should have been. I've always felt, despite being successful, that I'm under achieving due to issues with my mind.

I find it near impossible to focus, my brain is so fuzzy and I'm always so incredibly tired.

I'm 2 months in to my gluten free lifestyle. I've had a couple of decent days, where I've felt a little better and felt hope. But still struggling like crazy.

I hope you start to feel better soon.

In Topic: Friends' Reactions To Gluten Free Food

28 November 2010 - 05:42 PM

Great that your friends enjoy your cooking. Though given the choice, I'd never buy or eat a gluten free alternative. In my experience, they are packed with sugar, to take away the odd tastes of the alternate flours etc.

Never tried home baking, as I'm certain it will taste just as bad or be equally as unhealthy. I would however love to try yours! :D