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Going To See A Natropath Next Tuesday

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Well, I have been gluten free since January 2nd and the difference was AMAZING. I no longer feel like I am dying (no joke.) But...the last few weeks I have begun to feel like I did when I first started to get sick almost four years ago - tired, achy, bloated. I am pretty sure I am not consuming gluten so I suspect there are other food intollerances that are just now rearing their ugly heads.

So, I made an appointment with a Natropath that has experience with food allergies. I REFUSE to go back to any of my old doctors because they chalked me up to being a hypochondriac (despite vitimin deficiencies, postivie ANA, positive Sjogren's, etc. etc. etc.) I am really hoping she can help me.

My main problem is, my husband rolled his eyes when I told him. He was not a jerk when I was undiagnosed but I know he was thinking along the same lines as the doctors. Now he thinks I am just being whiny again and it makes me sad :(

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My husband has been wonderful, but the people at work, not so much. I think they think it is all in my head and that food intolerances aren't serious. There's a certain tone of voice when they say stuff like "Oh, you can't eat that, can you?" and probably some eye-rolling when I can't see them. :( Sorry your husband is being a jerk. Makes this all the more difficult for you. Maybe the new doc will have some things he can read or maybe she can talk to him. Good luck.

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People's responses can be annoying. Especially when it comes from family members. It sounds to me like you're going with or without your husband's approval/support. That's what I'd do. You're the one who has to suffer the consequences from your food consumption. I'd love it if you'd post what you learned after your appt.

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Some of us become more sensitive to cross contamination after we have been gluten free for a while. Are you and your DH being careful to prevent CC?

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People's responses can be annoying. Especially when it comes from family members. It sounds to me like you're going with or without your husband's approval/support. That's what I'd do. You're the one who has to suffer the consequences from your food consumption. I'd love it if you'd post what you learned after your appt.

I definitely will :)

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Some of us become more sensitive to cross contamination after we have been gluten free for a while. Are you and your DH being careful to prevent CC?

Yeah, I think I am being careful enough. I even changed the birds to gluten free cereal (they like round shped ceral as a treat.) Yeah, my son thinks I am nuts to change the birds to gluten free but they get lots of kisses from mama :)

I am starting to wonder though - I wonder if my Vitamin D levels could be low again. I started off at 17 and despite taking 1,000 mg a day they did not improve much. I was then given 50,000 units to take once a week for eight weeks in addition to the 1,000 daily. That brought me up to 46 I think. That was one month before I figured out I had Celiac (Jan of this year.) I wonder if my level are down because I am not healed yet.

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Yeah, I think I am being careful enough. I even changed the birds to gluten free cereal (they like round shped ceral as a treat.) Yeah, my son thinks I am nuts to change the birds to gluten free but they get lots of kisses from mama :)

I am starting to wonder though - I wonder if my Vitamin D levels could be low again. I started off at 17 and despite taking 1,000 mg a day they did not improve much. I was then given 50,000 units to take once a week for eight weeks in addition to the 1,000 daily. That brought me up to 46 I think. That was one month before I figured out I had Celiac (Jan of this year.) I wonder if my level are down because I am not healed yet.

It would be a good idea to get your D levels checked. You mention giving your birds gluten-free cereal as a treat, what are you feeding them as food? Finding gluten-free bird seed can be difficult and many birds do get seed and the dust all over the place. I kept getting CC'd by my bird and finally found him a new and loving home.

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My birds mostly eat safflower seeds and other seeds but maybe those fruity pebbles looking things have gluten in them. Oh boy, that would be bad because I could not give them up. My family jokes that I love my birds more than I love them...ha ha.

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