I haven't been sick as long as you but I am in the same boat. I am also a vegetarian and I have no idea what to eat. I can't eat gluten, dairy, or meat. There's not much left. If you don't mind I am going to follow this thread and try some of the suggestions that you receive.
Hello, I have a few questions concerning gluten free diets.
I was feeling very sick for the past year or so and if I didn't eat every hour my stomach would hurt a lot and I would have an anxiety attack. I started writing down what I was eating and it totaled up to 4,500 calories a day or so. I still never really felt full. A friend of my roommates came over and it came up and she suggested that I might be gluten intolerant (like herself). I cut gluten out of my diet about 5 months ago (or almost all of it, explained later) and feel better than I did, but not even close to all the way better. I haven't been diagnosed but I am considering doing the Enterolab panel A test (so I could also see dairy, soy, and corn).
If I eat gluten I get sick and bloated and can't feel full no matter what I eat for the next 4 days. I feel sick while eating it but then major part kicks in usually 2 days later.
My stomach still hurts and I still have anxiety and I know it is related to my diet. The only problem with cutting gluten completely out of my diet is that I work at an italian pizza place that throws flour all over the place. We have to dust the wine rack every day because it is covered in flour and sometimes I have to roll out pizza dough which sits on piles of flour. I can't really afford to lose my job and I really enjoy working there and am getting a promotion in the next few days. I am pretty sure I know that I have to leave but I really, really don't want to admit it to myself. Can that be why I still feel sick?
I also recently cut out dairy about 5 days ago (which is a shame because eggs and quesadillas with wheat free tortillas was about 60 percent of my diet). I haven't been able to drink milk or eat yogurt for the past year and I just recently made the connection between dairy intolerance and gluten intolerance and decided to stop that.
The only thing I eat now is fruit and that's basically it. I need to find more foods that I can eat. The only problem is I've been doing reading and see that people have problems with corn, soy, yeast, and most things. I just want to feel better and don't know what I should eat. I want to cut out all foods except ones that I know won't give me a problem but I don't know enough of them to sustain me.
I guess I'm just asking for advice and saying hello. I know there is information and questions that I forgot to include so I will be sure to update this thread later. I appreciate any and all help that I get.
Edit: I am also a vegetarian (well I guess vegan now) but I have been considering going back to meat just so that I have something to eat.