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slickdaddy0077

Member Since 11 May 2013
Offline Last Active May 16 2013 09:36 AM
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Strange Things Going On

14 May 2013 - 04:41 AM

So I'm about 10 days into my 100% gluten free diet because of celiac disease and let me tell you, it has been interesting to say the least. About 2 days ago, day 8 I started having very vivid dreams. Mostly erotic dreams, go figure!! Haha. Anyway, I know that we all dream but it seems like my subconscious has taken a walk down the red light district. The last time that I can really remember dreaming like this was when I quit smoking 3 years ago. It seems like I have the ability to stop and start and control when and where my dreams take me. Strange right? It must be a byproduct of my new lifestyle changes.
Also, my anxiety and irritability has subsided considerably. My memory is working better and my mood has elevated and is more stable and I find it easier by the day to be my old self of glass half full again.
I guess that it really is true that you are what you eat. No explanation for the red light district thing though but who's really a victim here right?
Has anyone else experienced these types of things?

What seemed to be a real bummer 10 - 12 days ago, has really turned out to be a very good thing so far.

I just thought that I would share this with all and get some feedback.

Shocked And Overwhelmed

11 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

Hello. I have just recently been diagnosed with celiac disease and I am overwhelmed and quite shocked.  My PCP did the tests and gave me the diagnosis about a week ago. I have been scouring the web looking for one place to get information regarding the symptoms (obvious and not so obvious).  Also having to re-invent my whole life of eating and nutrition.

 

I am in day 5 of my new lifestyle and things are really strange.  I feel like I just got let out of the car in the middle of nowhere and have to find my way back to civilization. This is going to be a real challenge for me I know but I will surely feel better and live healther as a result.

 

My Dr. gave me no information as to what to do now so here I am and so far I have found tons of information on this forum that I will live by for sure. Thank you all for that.

 

I have noticed that my abdominal swelling has finally started to subside after the 4th day of gluten free, or the best that I have been able to do so far but I have nausia, pain and some shakey hands still prevail.

 

I am very physically fit and for 47 years old am in very good shape. I climb cell towers and high rise radio towers, a Wireless Broadband Engineer.  I trave a lot and I'm really feeling nervous about what and where to eat while on the road. I also have to take blood pressure meds, and I have anxiety disorder and have been prescribed Xanax for the past 18 years.  I am worried that the absortion of these meds will be different now and that really concerns me.  When you are 2, 3, 400' in the air on a tower, that is NOT the time to find out that the meds need to be adjusted.

 

I am a very picky eater to start with and don't like many veggies but I will have to re-discover the ones that I like and don't like again.

 

While running this morning I found a supermarket that only sells organic foods and has a large aisle of gluten free items and it's only 1/2 mile from my home. 

 

I'm not quite sure what to do at this point but I thought that I would jump in to a topic here and get on with it.

 

Slightly depressed :(