Well that's another thing, I haven't officially been diagnosed. I just knew that I had a bunch of the symptoms and decided to try the diet. Also I guess when you heal little by little you really don't notice it.
Just a little update on myself. I have been gluten free for about a month now. It seems like my issues are a little better but not a lot. Still pretty constipated and the bloating/pain is still there a little while after meals. My wife and I started walking a lot and that really seems to help with the gas (lol). Tonight for instance I ate one baked pork chop and some cabbage with vinegar and about an hour later here comes the bloating and stomach pain. I have really cut down on what I eat and I went from 206 to 182 which is good because I needed to lose some weight. Also my blood sugars are a lot better but like I said I walk a lot and don't eat as much so that's a given.
Any advice on what I should do next or is a month just not enough time to see a difference?
I am a type 2 diabetic and I also take 500mg of metformin twice daily, that alone will make you feel tired. It makes me feel tired anyway. When I read that you took steroids and it made you feel worse my jaw hit the floor. I had an ear infection back in June and after several attempts to cure it with antibiotics they finally wrote me a prescription to take steroids for 5 days. Those were probably the worse 5 days of my life. I got extremely constipated (always had issues with constipation before that but never this bad)and had zero energy. My blood sugar shot up to 361 once but I was able to keep it under 200 for the most part while on the steroids since I was barely eating.
Since then I have found this site and have been gluten free for about 3 weeks now. At first I felt great but have been tired again lately. I worked really hard on Saturday outdoors and think I may have over done it. My leg muscles have been sore ever since. I just think my body is weak from years of not knowing what was wrong and its going to take time to heal. I decided today to cut out soy and lactose as well.
Honestly my trust in Doctors is pretty low right now as I'm sure yours are too. It seems they have the perfect cure for you 20 seconds after you enter their room. They are so quick to write you a prescription and ignore you when you try to tell them what you're dealing with. I'm sure there are some great ones out there, I just haven't met him/her yet. I can't believe they misdiagnosed you as a diabetic, well yes I can too.
Same thing here, off and on pain in my left ear. Seems my pain is also in my cheek as well. I was actually treated for an ear infection a few months ago so maybe its completely unrelated, I'm not sure. Had a checkup with an ENT about a month ago and he said that the infection is completely gone and I should not be having anymore symptoms. I told him about the ear pain, pain in my cheek and the light nagging headaches and he was clueless.
Don't feel bad, my Doctor is clueless as well. I mentioned celiac or gluten intolerance to him on Monday and told him I had been on the diet for a week or so. He looked at me and said I didn't fit the description of someone with either disease because they all have diaharrea, not constipation. He then told me we could test for it in two months when I come back for labs. I think I'll take the two months to find a new doctor instead.