SweetpeasMember Since 04 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2013 03:43 AM
This is all very, very new to me...
To cut to the chase I have had IBS/anemia/joint pains/severe anxiety/depression/diarrhea/constipation/ADHD/bipolar symptoms my entire life. I was so badly in physical pain, and had so many developmental issues as a child I was actually tested for MS (Multiple Schlerosis) when I was 2 YRS of age. It came back negative. However I somehow recieved the diagnosis of Thalleseemia at that time. And between the age of 2 and 25 I have been poked/prodded/medicated with EEGs/MRIs/CATs/EKGs and countless, countless blood tests.
Recently around October of 2012, I was sick and tired, of being sick and tired. So me, myself, and I looked for answers. I cant even comprehend what made me look up "food allergies". I like to think God had something to do with it. And even when I know now that gluten intolerance/celiac isnt a food "allergy" per se I did find information about Celiac.
In November of 2012 I went gluten free. It was so extremely difficult, considering it seemed like everything processed on gods given earth was glutened. However in just 3 weeks I was OMG amazingly better. No anxiety, no depression, no IBS, no tiredness, my attention span was good, I had motivation, I could "see".
I did reasearch and found it was important to be ON gluten when being tested. I was kind of excited that I was planning a whole month with nothing but pizza, pasta and fried foods. However I soon learned it wasnt all rainbows and unicorns getting back on gluten.
I was so incredibly sick, I can not describe.
Was blood tested, not biposied.
After the negative test I was very disouraged, however I was sure it was a false negative. However after a few months staying gluten-free, I saw how inconvienient the gluten-free lifestyle was (considering I travel sooo much). And I thought to myself, "well if I dont have Celiac then why bother?".
I am very stubborn that way.
Well now? I am 100% glutened and...I feel physically and neurolically sick and tired. Again. What really is bothering me the most these days is my SEVERE joint pain and stiffness, as well as the IBS symptoms. As well, I have been increasingly sleep deprived. I feel aweful
I did however, ask my doctor to put in another blood work up. And I go to the lab this week to get re-tested.
I am positive about getting the answers I need and suspect, as long as I dont give up looking (again).
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