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Sharbysyd

Member Since 06 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 13 2013 02:56 PM
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After Years Of Suffering, I'm Trying To Go Gluten-Free

04 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

I've suffered with fatigue for over 20 years and over time I've started to have more symptoms.  I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 15 years ago.  After a few years of suffering with insomnia, I discovered a magnesium drink that I now would not be without.   I've had GI symptoms over the years.   I remember several years ago I had a friend who used to mock me (in a fun way) about my belching.  I have diarrhea more often than not but I haven't told my doctor because I don't want to be pressured to go for potentially painful tests.  

 

The weight has gone up over the years from being so tired and sedentary and eventually I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and started on a cpap.  I felt really good for a while but then that didn't work anymore.

 

I have okay days and bad days and never know what I will feel like the next day.   I now do green smoothies every day which have given me a bit more energy to function.  

 

I've tried so many things.... raw foods, juicing and more.  A few weeks ago I was having a bad spell and along with it I had more gas than usual.  My husband did an internet search to try to figure out what it could be and he was pointed to celiac disease or gluten intolerance.  I figure I've tried everything else so I've been trying to go gluten free for about a week now.  

 

I'm not sure how well I'm doing since from what I read there is a big concern about cross-contamination.  I plan to keep learning and studying and trying and hopefully I will see some improvement.  I have so many of the symptoms.  

 

My symptoms are:   fatigue, insomnia, GI issues (diarrhea, gas, sometimes bile), skin issues (I think I had psoriasis for a while a few years ago), red dots on my arms, ADHD, feeling of unreality (maybe also known as brain fog), difficulty concentrating, hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's), joint pain and stiffness (now using a high dose of fish oil which has really helped with that), anxiety/depression (on and off over the years).  There are probably more symptoms which I'm not able to think of at the moment.   I'm tired of this suffering and tired of trying so many things that haven't worked.  Hopefully this will be the answer for me.