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Member Since 05 Jun 2012
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The Honeymoon Is Over

23 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

I have determined the HONEYMOON is over. I am approaching 5 weeks gluten free and the first 4 were blissful. I have enjoyed watching all my crippling pain vanish and my bm's become regular for the first time in my life. I had oddles of energy and just couldn't slow myself down. Well now, I feel a bit crummy. It is no where near the crippling pain and unbearable lethargy I was feeling, not by a long stretch. But now, now I have awful painful gas, my stomach just feels soar. I wake up tired, not OH MY GOD I CAN'T FACE THE DAY tired, but tired. My tummy is not happy about some foods, all gluten-free of course. I feel a lot like I did about 7 years ago, vague symptoms of feeling not so hot most days, I would push threw and try not to let it slow me down. Well about 4 1/2 years ago I GOT slowed down by this and was certain I was dying of some obscure incurable disease, well that was sort of right, only I'm not dying and though incurable it is treatable. Will I get my zestfull honeymoon phase back? Am I having withdrawal or is this my new norm? Sort of crappy but still able to live, unlike the past 4 1/2 years. Or am I insane to think I would feel fabulous after just a month. Oh, excuse my rambling, my biggest problem, impatience. Just needed to vent a bit. Was is very up and down for you in the beginning too?

When Did Your Neuro Symptoms Subside

17 July 2012 - 10:44 AM


I've been gluten-free for 4 weeks now and have seen a ton of my physical symptoms subside or reduce but my neuro symptoms, mainly forgetfulness, saying the wrong words and drifting off mid sentence or thought, like I just did trying to come up with the third symptom I just listed have not resolved. I don't walk into walls or door jams any more and my balance is greatly improved.

Did you have these types of symptoms? How long did it take before you saw a huge improvement in them?

Funny Gluten Pics

15 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

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Here are some pics my good friend sent me for the ladies.

Tmi Bm Question

11 July 2012 - 01:06 PM

Ok, so I tested negative in my blood work but saw so much improvement in my symptoms after a 4 day gluten-free trial before blood work and after many emails with IrishHeart (Thank You) I am gluten-free now. It's been 3 weeks as of today and I feel fantastic, there are still symptoms and muscle weakness that I am contending with but I see improvement everyday. Something interested has starting happening. I have never been a "regular" once a day kind a person, my whole life I've been more like a once a week sort of person, always very dark brown in color and dense. When all my pain and fatigue started they started floating for the first time in my life, were even darker and looked more like little pellets. Now that I've been gluten-free for 3 weeks I've started going almost everyday, I know this is normal and the color is much lighter. But they are still floating and now I have undigested food in them, never experienced this before. Things like rice, peas, carrots. Is this normal too?
Sorry about the TMI.

Testing Question

05 June 2012 - 02:53 PM

After years of pain issues my Doctor is testing me for several auto-immune disorders among them was NOT Celiac. After doing some research about the other auto-immune disorders I stumbled across Celiac, it matches everything I have been suffering these past years. I decided to go off Gluten to see if it helped. After 4 days my pain level has reduced by about 50%. I emailed my Doctor and he has agreed to test me for Celiac. Everything I have read though says DON'T stop Gluten before a blood test. If I resume eating Gluten after just 4 days off will it reduce the antibodies in my blood? Should I eat more than just a piece of bread everyday before I get my blood drawn? Thank You for any suggestions or advice you might offer.


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