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Unexpected Benefit Of Going gluten-free

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Before I went gluten free I was ready to rip out and replace all the toilets in my house with ones that could handle disposing of more... waste without plugging. I've been gluten-free/CF for nearly a year now. I totally forgot about my issue with the toilets until my sister came over and left me with a clogged toilet. Then I realized I wasn't unclogging the toilet every time I used it!

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Yes this has been my experience also!

Another surprising benefit for me has been the almost 100% elimination of my fatigue problem and my, as a result, subsequent, non-need to say to everyone I met "I am tired". I no longer say that phrase and it is been such a relief! I only started noticing this recently. It is great


Diagnosed 11-11-05 after 3 months of major symptoms, including 2 hospitalizations and 7 ER visits for dehydration and syncope. Otherwise, I had all "normal" blood tests and major scans. During those 3 months, lost 20 pounds, all my muscle tone, and ultimately could not walk for 2 days. Spent 6 days during the second hospitalization hooked up to IV and STILL passing out IN BED due to malnutrition with doctors staring at me AS IF it was all IN MY HEAD

Other related symptoms:

Osteopenia

Hypothyroidism

Gluten Ataxia - three "nodes" recently found in my brain (thought I had MS)

Muscle weakness

Fatigue

Chronic Constipation

45 pound weight gain since going gluten-free!

gluten-free since 11-11-05. Cannot eat bananas, potatoes, or spinach. Recently reintroduced yogurt into my diet and able to tolerate plain yogurt with sugar.

HATE the diet but psychologically tolerating it for my health.

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The list is endless.

I was starting to get a little bit impatient with my work colleagues and family (and I have always thought I was an easy going person) before I was diagnosed. And a few things were beginning to get on top of me.

Now I don't seem to get annoyed with colleagues and we have a happeir work enviroment.

Still have to work on the homelife. I think all I need to do now, is teach the teenage sons how to tidy up after themselves. I think this will be a long, hard job.

Cath

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Before I went gluten free I was ready to rip out and replace all the toilets in my house with ones that could handle disposing of more... waste without plugging. I've been gluten-free/CF for nearly a year now. I totally forgot about my issue with the toilets until my sister came over and left me with a clogged toilet. Then I realized I wasn't unclogging the toilet every time I used it!

OMG!!! Ya know I never made this connection!!! I'm not clogging the toilets anymore!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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