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daytime10

Member Since 01 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 16 2013 12:14 PM
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Topics I've Started

Finally!

01 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

Hey just wanted to thank everyone this has been a great resource over the last couple days as I start my journey of being gluten-free. Here is my story

I am 27

For the last 5 years I have suffered from terrible eczema. No one has been able to determine what was causing this, I had it on my arms, my face, legs, back, knees, private areas. It was soo itchy at times I couldn't sleep and I would constantly itch all day. I cannot begin to describe how much this has destroyed my confidence in myself and my body.

I finally had enough of the Dermatologist prescribing me hydrocortizone and telling me there is no cure, I tried a naturopath. Within an hour she was pretty certain that I had a gluten sensitivity using an allergy test that I have never seen or heard of (I thought she was crazy at first, but she nailed all the allergies that I know about cats etc.) She gave me some supplements to take and told me to go Gluten Free starting today and to see how I feel.

I am currently on day 2 of being Gluten Free... the itching has stopped, my skin shows some reduction of eczema but still I am amazed. I am currently having some of the withdrawal symptoms everyone mentions (brain fog, super tired, gassy).

I looked at the symptoms of being celiac and I cannot believe how much I have suffered since I was a small child that would link back to this
-Chronic Nose Bleeds since I was 5
-Anxiety (Has gotten worse since early 20's)
-Cannot gain weight (135 for the last 10 years)
-Insomnia at times
-Super tired after eating large meals
-Lack of energy
-Depression
-Canker sores randomly
-Extreme hunger and thirst
-Pins and needles in my feet and hands
-Eczema

Finally I think I have determined what has been causing me all this suffering over the last 20 years, I am excited to finally have control over my body!

I hope the results continue, and that I can get used to the prices of gluten-free bagels and bread :@ lol