Thanks for the tips. I am quite sensitive to caffeine so I don't drink any caffeine containing beverages after noon. I also am drinking my normal 120 ounces of water a day
I am 10 days into my gluten free and I am hoping the withdrawal symptoms go away in the next couple of days, the exhaustion is almost more than I can bear and the moodiness is horrid!! As for my restless sleep my dr explained this is because I am not absorbing any amino acids so I can't make neurotransmitters essential for sleep (this was confirmed with a NT test where I had like nothing other than a stress NT, can't remember the name of it. Sheesh I am not even producing cortisol anymore bc of my malnutrition).
Is it normal to be scared out of your mind that you are getting small amounts of gluten unknowingly while you are initially gluten free? I am petrified right now, but I know that if that were the case my withdrawal symptoms would most likely cease and I would get to start from square one all over again.
I am hoping to feel better soon, right now I feel like absolute garbage and am not a happy camper. Thank you all once again for your support.
It is absolutely normal to be paranoid about getting glutened! Especially early on. I have relaxed a little because I can only do so much. I'm going to slip here or there and I just have to make sure to do my best not to let my guard down and consume it on accident. I had a particularly difficult sleeping early on as well. I'm not exactly a sound sleeper yet but its much improved. It takes a LONG time. You'll get there though.