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Fire Fairy

Member Since 25 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2013 07:01 AM

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In Topic: Pretty Sure Im Slowing Dying. - Past Gluten Free

20 July 2013 - 06:02 AM

I'm nearly 3 years gluten-free, I can tell you the first year was the hardest. It took 6 months to figure out I was intolerant to dairy, egg and soy. Now I can have all three again. I finally starting feeling alive again. It was and still is amazing. This past year has been harder for me but I think that is nothing to do with anything you might be going through (hormone issues). I may have a little bit of an advantage on some of the folks on the board as I literally believed I was going to die soon before I was told I might have Celiac disease. I'd never heard of it but when I was told it could be treated with diet I was over joyed! I thought maybe I had a brain tumor or something. Anyway when I first started my Doctor gave me Prozac and that I suspect made my withdraw milder. Don't know if that would help you or if you'd even want to try it.  


And like everyone else said you need more fruits and veggies but I'm the little chick with the horns telling you that. (I really need to work on eating my fruits and veggies)

In Topic: Celiac And Perimenopause

19 July 2013 - 08:14 AM

I noticed this would happen if I had been in one position for a long time.  Like laying down and then getting up , or sitting and then standing.  Its like it was dammed up and the shift in the body position released it.

I've had that too but the worrisome thing is when it happens at work when I'm standing.

In Topic: Celiac And Perimenopause

19 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

According to my ND that's a symptom of estrogen dominance and low progesterone. After adding more progesterone cream and upping my t3 meds my periods are finally only 5 days long and minimal clotting.

Btw, I get the barometric pressure headaches. And normally, only in winter. Though, since my FL trip (and apparent low level gluten exposure), I've been having allergy and barometric symptoms in the summer...which sucks big lemons.

Drat so that sounds like I should probably go to an doctor ASAP. 

In Topic: Celiac And Perimenopause

18 July 2013 - 05:27 AM

Hi Dilettantesteph

You are the first person to tell me about an aurea migraine with no pain from gluten trace exposure. Are we taking about the same thing? Colored haloes all around object, fragmented vision lasting for about 20-40 minutes?


Hi I'm chiming in as a Celiac and Migraine sufferer. 90% of my Migraines disappeared after going gluten-free. Migraines require two triggers I spent over a decade knowing that and avoiding all the known triggers I possibly could but I did not realize gluten was a trigger. Two of my triggers are my hormones fluctuating during PMS (or PMDD) and barometric pressure changes (in other words an on coming storm). Every single time a storm front came in and every month just before my period I was guaranteed a migraine. I actually spent one third of my last year before being recognized as a Celiac with Migraine. Last week was very stressful as Monday my mom had to be sent by ambulance to the hospital. On Wed night I swelled up like a basketball in my abdomen area. When I got up Thursday morning I felt awful, it was mostly just a general feeling of doom with awful nausea. And then more symptoms piled on. It was a migraine without the head pain. I was very weak feeling and I could tell I was near passing out at work (I have a lot of experience with passing out when I was younger). I went to the breakroom and sat and realized all the notices on our bulletin board were blurry. I get olfactory hallucinations sometimes with Migraines which I think is a form of Aura. Not sure if I had it this time as I work in a place were I'm prone to dismiss some smells. I had to go home. A few hours later a strong storm came in. I recognized the next day I had cross contaminated (?) myself Wed by giving a therapy dog a biscuit and not being able to wash my hands immediately afterwards.


At any rate in my case both hormones and gluten trigger migraines.


Now I have a question, since I know there are a few ladies reading who have or are experiencing menopause at some stage. Many months during my period I drop large globs of blood. So large that it fills an extra long extra absorbing pad to the point that if I don't literally race to the restroom it goes through to my panties and then my jeans. My pads will be totally blood red and heavy and it's from one glob of blood. Is that just a symptom of PMDD, is it the coming of menopause or is this something I should be even more concerned about. Someone suggested it sounded like I was hemorrhaging. It's been going on for several years now. It doesn't happen every month but it happens more months than not. Thoughts?

In Topic: I Need A Gluten Free Hug!

03 July 2013 - 07:38 AM

I need a gluten-free hug for a different reason but I totally sympathize with yours.  (((((HUGS)))))

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