So, I have been so hesitantabout going gluten free. I joined this forum a while ago, and have a plethora of diagnoses which include Diabetes II,Hashimotos,IBS,GERD,Dysphagia,Restless Leg Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and the list goes on; I have tested positive for food sensitivity to Whole Milk, Egg, Wheat (non-glutenated), Soy, Yeast, Cocoa Bean, Mixed Nuts, & Shellfish.
I had a colonoscopy over a week ago, and and my biopsies came back okay (which it's my understanding that doesn't mean much in ways of gluten intolerance.)
Up until recently, I have been feeling so sick - not only GI wise, but many symptoms from which I am told stem from the autoimmune disorder(s) I have been diagnosed with. I am also told they will "even-out" once I get my thyroid under control, and if they don't, then they have to explore the other conditions such as Fibromyalgia, CFIDS, or Dysautonomia - medical mumbo jumbo if you ask me ~ I don't care what I have, I do care how I feel though!
It goes without saying that feeling poorly physically, has certainly contributed to my feeling poorly emotionally, and I have been depressed. Now that I feel a bit better, I also feel a bit more about taking care of myself better (it could have to do with the fact that I have some energy back and I do not hurt so bad I'm confined to the couch.)
So this morning I woke up, and decided today I was going to go Gluten Free, to see if I feel any better. I have heard so many positive things, and if anything it can't hurt me ... So why am I being so stubborn? I have been fighting it for a while now, but literally woke up this morning and said "why not?," and... so far, I have been successfully gluten free (and it's almost 5pm) - okay, so maybe that's not all that much to be gung ho about, but it makes me proud nonetheless. Ask me again in a few days, and I may feel differently
I am also almost done with the book "Living Gluten Free For Dummies" by Danna Korn, and I have to say that it has been my personal cheerleader, and an excellent read on "gluten freedom," as Ms. Korn calls it (I highly suggest it!)
So, here's to DAY #1 of being gluten-free .....