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laura1959

Third Week On Gluten Free Diet

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I'm heading into the third week of eating gluten-free, despite the normal test results on the celiac panel.  My doctor wants me to stay on for at least eight weeks anyway, to see if I notice a change.  

 

Observations so far: I am starting to feel less bloated, and I *seem* to have regained some of the mental agility that had gone missing in recent years. I am less error prone, and I feel more effective and efficient at work. 

More notably, I feel less irritable and more mellow. I am able to relax. I'm also noticing that my time at home in the evenings is slightly more productive. Instead of just getting home and shutting down, I'm beginning to putter around a bit at night, do small loads of laundry and other small tasks that I never had energy for in the evening. 

I have had many years of fatigue and trying various things that I thought would be "the answer," so at this point I'm quite cynical about the odds that this diet will prove a long-term fix for anything.  The jury is out; in the past I've had "placebo effect" improvements that seemed real, but didn't last.  

 

Maybe it's all coincidental, but I really do hope it lasts and continues in this vein. We shall see. I like the "more mellow" bit, quite a lot. It reminds me of the me I used to be.

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'm also noticing that my time at home in the evenings is slightly more productive. Instead of just getting home and shutting down, I'm beginning to putter around a bit at night, do small loads of laundry and other small tasks that I never had energy for in the evening.

This is what I have been noticing too! I feel more inspired than I have in a long time and slightly more energetic. (Been gluten free for 2 months) I wish you continued clarity and healing!

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I am on my 6th week and yesterday I cleaned out the bottom of my kitchen cupboard and today I cleaned and organized my spice cupboard! And I'm cooking again. I haven't had the energy to do anything for 2 years and I'm starting to see the old me!

I've also noticed that feeling of something is wrong like I could die from some cancer the doctors missed is gone. I can't explain it. I don't feel like that anymore though

Hope you continue to see improvements. Congrats on 3 weeks! I think that was the point where I started feeling better. Week 1 and 2 was bad withdrawal and I felt like crap

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Thanks!  You all give me hope, and that's fantastic.  I'm very glad to hear that others are starting to feel more active, too!  Answerseeker, I think my moods have been affected for a long time; I'm just now starting to feel like the person I used to be, mood wise.  I have been so irritable and depressed for a long time.  I hope this all continues to get better for all of us! 

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I am also on my third week, and I feel absolutely wonderful (even though my blood tests were also negative).  Stomach cramping, bloating, and diarrhea are mostly gone (slight cramping here and there), my headaches are gone ( I have lived with those since I was about 21, now 40).  I too seem to have more productive evenings, and am feeling much better.  Sluggishness is improving too.

I am amazed at how normal feels, as it has been awhile since I did!

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