Just one thought to bring to your attention, since you are only recently gluten free and probaBly still "learning the ropes".... is it possible the foods you are reacting to are cross contaminated with gluten? Watermelon gets cut on a cutting board- did you buy a new one yet? Onion rings may be made in the same fryer as other gluteny ones, etc....probably you already know this, but just wanted to make you aware in case you weren't.
Multiple sensitivities are nott uncommon in the beginning- I think our immune system must go a bit bonkers when we take gluten away. For a lot of people things calm down a bit after a few months. It does make it difficult to know you are doing the right thing though when it seems like no matter what you eat, you end up feeling awful! Hang in there, it gets easier.
keratosis pilaris is almost exclusively caused by a dairy intolerance. Most dermatologists are aware of this. If you remove all trace sources of dairy from your diet it will gradually disappear. I watched this happen in both my husband and daughter who both had severe kp all their lives. My daughter has since added in occasional dairy so she no longer has total relief but her arms and legs are at least 70% smoother than when she had full blown kp.
Also, to the poster who said her sisters' dairy intolerance went away... how would she know? There are no tests for intolerances, only allergies. And the symptoms of an intolerance can change. What may have been a reaction in one form can disappear and be replaced by something one doesn't recognize as a reaction.
I missed whether you said if you live alone- but if you are in a shared household you are getting cross contamination and that will hinder your progress severely. Every miniscule molecule of gluten that you are exposed to will trigger an immune response in your body, so if you are living with others, it is time for serious changes. You need your own cutting board, your own toaster....basically all of your own storageb cookware. If you can't afford to buy new than line pans with tin foil and use plastic baggies for storage. Wooden and rubber spatulas/ spoons, etc MUST be replaced. But at least they are cheap. Any vitamins or meds you take must be gluten free. Cosmetics aren't a HUGE issue for most of us (other than lipstick/ chapstick) but haNd lotion and shampoo/ conditioner easily get into your mouth so should be gluten free.
If you aren't improving, continued exposure is the #1 likelihood. I think you said its been a year- you should definitely be noticing SOME improvement by now, but be warned, it can take a long time to really feel good. It was 7-8 mos before I noticed any improvement- almost 2 years later though I am a different person. But it is discouraging when you read of people who instAntly feel better without gluten!
Now, if you are positive that you aren't getting cross contaminated, then it is likely you have another food issue. For celiacs...it is often dairy. The protein in milk and gluten have similar structures and our bodies can mistaKe one for another. So try removing all sources of milk from your diet (remember to read your labels) you may find that brings you relief. Those are my first suggestions- there are many things to try but no sense getting overwhelmed when there may be a simple answer!
Funny you should post this now. Adelaide. My original post was back in January. They did an ultrasound then and found no stones and said I was fine. Now, just a few days ago (11 months later I guess) I had another attack, and spent the night and next day in hospital. They did a CT scan and found nothing. I was supposed to have a HIDA scan yesterday too, but it got rescheduled for next week now. I really hope it shows something as I do NOT want to go through this again!
Chances are good your insulin resistance may go away when you have been gluten-free for awhile. In the meantime, you are going to be more limited, for sure, and have to stick more heavily to the veggies than the fruits. There isn't an easy solution for most of us, and this is something that we had to learn to deal with. You will too.