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cindylou7

Member Since 26 May 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 12 2013 05:49 PM
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#849446 Nope Not Me!

Posted by cindylou7 on 20 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I've read the posts of celiacs and other gluten sensitive souls and always thought everyone had it so much worse than I could imagine. I kind of had a "there but for the grace of God" attitude about the multitude of food issues many celiacs face. But I've come to realize that once you have some serious GI issues they don't just go away...sometimes they get worse!
I've been Gluten Free faithfully for quite some time and I am now finding other reactions and beginning a food diary/elimination diet to track it. So far the dairy sensitivity has worsened and I have been experiencing a reaction to soy too. I've also been having heart palpitations and shortness of breath (saw a cardiologist who assured me I was fine other than trivial valve regurgitation). Oh, and diverticulitis issues too, I'm beginning to believe all of my issues are just food related.
I have a new mantra...
I AM NOT CRAZY, OR DEPRESSED, OR A HYPOCHONDRIAC, I JUST HAVE FOOD ISSUES!
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#835141 Six Months Later...

Posted by cindylou7 on 07 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

I've been gluten-free for several months with a few accidental glutenings. I feel much better than I did before but the accidental ingestions are worse than ever, though farther in between. One of the pluses is the ability to donate blood because now my iron is high enough and another is excellent bloodwork on my check ups. My triglycerides are that of an athlete (according my doc) and my blood pressure is better than pre-gluten-free. Still not proof of a gluten intolerance but a definite improvement over years of results.

BTW-the last glutening caused serious pain on day one and two with lesser symptoms for about 7 days. I am far more cautious about gluten than I was before.
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