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Hotel Living Making Me Sick...

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I feel bad saying this but...it makes me so happy to hear you have numbness too! The numbness REALLY freaks me out. I'm so sorry for everything you had to go through. Yes, sometimes I look at all I've done in the past 6 months and I can't believe it. I am woman - hear me roar!

We put our house on the market at the end of January, the real estate market in CA had *just* started to slow down and I was terrified I was going to be living there for at least 10 months trying to sell our house. Somehow, we sold it (over price even!) in 2 days. But by the time you go through escrow and inspections and packing, it still feels like an eternity. I can't imagine what you went through! I mean, I imagined it, but I don't think I would have made it through. When is corporate America going to *get* that what they do to people is not ok! and is damaging families in this country! Sorry....I digress.... I've heard our story more times now than I can count.

I still feel VERY fatigued, but not "spacy" which is a HUGE improvement. My heart is not racing and the weakness is still there but not quite as debilitating. I am also peri-menopausal, and many women in menopause have these same symptoms, but I *know* the gluten is making me sick, so if I can get that out of my system, then I'll know for sure that whatever is left over is menopause. I wonder how many of the menopausal women I know are celiac's and just don't know it? I also have horrible insomnia which is menopause related but I also know that when I don't eat gluten, I sleep. The gluten in my diet is not a question mark for me, so, first things first.

I keep hearing from celiac's and from menopausal women that the numbness is totally common, but NEVER that a doctor will admit they are connected!! It seems that 200 people can line up with exactly the same diagnosis and symptom and the doctors still won't admit that there might be a connection. Why is that?

Has anyone ever had a doctor who admitted that the numbness is related at all? Of course...which came first....the numbness or the anxiety?? When I get numb, I get more anxious which makes me numb.... It feels vaguely like novacaine wearing off.

Went our for breakfast today - at Ihop of all places! Celiac HELL. Husband and son had pancakes.... and I had a T-bone steak and steamed broccoli! The difference in how I feel afterwards is enough to make a believer out of anyone. I am also extremely calm and almost never lose my temper without gluten It's so nice.

The better I feel, the easier it gets to stick to it!!

Thanks everyone!

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