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I've been gluten free for almost a year now. Most of the symptoms I had cleared up right away except the fatigue and insomnia. Is anyone else still having this problem? It seems like the smallest thing will keep me awake. I cut out caffeine in the afternoon and gluten free foods like bread, pasta, etc. since to much of it seems to upset my gut. To much dairy seems to do the same thing. If I have pasta for dinner or ice cream while watching tv I can't sleep. I tried cutting most of this out but I'm still tossing and turning. Any suggestions? 

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How old are you? Menopause or perimenopause causes insomnia for me. Like you, I avoid caffeine in the afternoon or evening. I find that an excercise class in the evening can help me fall asleep better. Nothing but Hormone Replacement has helped night sweats and being awake for hours at night.

Is your thyroid okay? Running hyper can cause insomnia and still you can be tired and weak.

How are your celiac antibody levels? Any deficiencies? One year is still pretty early for healing. There is such a learning curve!

Happy sleeping!


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How old are you? Menopause or perimenopause causes insomnia for me. Like you, I avoid caffeine in the afternoon or evening. I find that an excercise class in the evening can help me fall asleep better. Nothing but Hormone Replacement has helped night sweats and being awake for hours at night.

Is your thyroid okay? Running hyper can cause insomnia and still you can be tired and weak.

How are your celiac antibody levels? Any deficiencies? One year is still pretty early for healing. There is such a learning curve!

Happy sleeping!

I'm only 29 so not sure about that. I stopped eating gluten when someone mentioned it to me. Most of the symptoms disappeared within a couple of days so I didn't think I needed to go to the doctor anymore. Plus I can't afford the medical bills. It wasn't till a few months later as I was researching it I found out your not supposed to stop without getting tested first. I didn't want to go back to eating gluten just to get tested for celiac. If I have even a little now I can't function at all.

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Hi Alicia....Welcome.

 

As you probably know, fatigue and insomnia can be from a ton of different things or can be from just being tired.  You can experiment with using Melatonin with Valarian root when you go to bed.  Melatonin kicks in the sleep cycle.  These are both suppliments and can be found at most stores.  Be advised that Suppliments are not reviewed by any regulatory agency.  Since you did not get tested, you don't know if you have any deficiencies  or other causes for your fatigue and insomnia.  Your General Doctor can run a Thyroid Panel to check that.  Ask the Maternal side of your family and see if any have thyroid problems.  It does run strongly in families and it also is more common in Celiac Patients as well as other AutoImmune Diseases.  You can choose to cut out all Dairy.  Again, in Celiac, when villi are damaged, you cannon digest dairy either and must be healed first.  You may be eating to many processed foods.  Eat whole foods, that should help too.  

 

Not knowing if you have Celiac or not you are really just grasping at ideas, and I also understand the Insurance side of it.  All of these ideas can be done without a Doctor except the Thyroid Panel.  I am thinking you can probably get that done at a walk in clinic, or maybe at the Urgent Care places for 50 bucks?  I'm sure there are other options also according to where you live.

 

So, Eat better.  Cut out dairy and processed foods.  Get your vitamins from your foods,  Maybe try the suppliments.  And think about your Thyroid.

 

Easy Right  :D

 

Do what you can and see what happens  :)

 

Good Luck,  Colleen


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Hi Alicia....Welcome.

 

As you probably know, fatigue and insomnia can be from a ton of different things or can be from just being tired.  You can experiment with using Melatonin with Valarian root when you go to bed.  Melatonin kicks in the sleep cycle.  These are both suppliments and can be found at most stores.  Be advised that Suppliments are not reviewed by any regulatory agency.  Since you did not get tested, you don't know if you have any deficiencies  or other causes for your fatigue and insomnia.  Your General Doctor can run a Thyroid Panel to check that.  Ask the Maternal side of your family and see if any have thyroid problems.  It does run strongly in families and it also is more common in Celiac Patients as well as other AutoImmune Diseases.  You can choose to cut out all Dairy.  Again, in Celiac, when villi are damaged, you cannon digest dairy either and must be healed first.  You may be eating to many processed foods.  Eat whole foods, that should help too.  

 

Not knowing if you have Celiac or not you are really just grasping at ideas, and I also understand the Insurance side of it.  All of these ideas can be done without a Doctor except the Thyroid Panel.  I am thinking you can probably get that done at a walk in clinic, or maybe at the Urgent Care places for 50 bucks?  I'm sure there are other options also according to where you live.

 

So, Eat better.  Cut out dairy and processed foods.  Get your vitamins from your foods,  Maybe try the suppliments.  And think about your Thyroid.

 

Easy Right  :D

 

Do what you can and see what happens  :)

 

Good Luck,  Colleen

Thanks. I've never heard of valarian root before. I hadn't thought about checking for local clinics. No one in my family has any thyroid problems but my mom has fibromyalgia.. 

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I was told I had fibromyalgia. My "fibromyalgia" went away when I cut out all gluten. If I get a really bad glutening then my "fibromyalgia" comes back bad for about a week then slowly goes away again.

See if your mom is willing to ask her doctor to run a full celiac panel. If she can't get a celiac test, it might be worth it for her to cut out gluten and see if it helps her too.

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