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Hello friends,

I was diagnosed with Celiac two years ago, and since then have had a very rocky road to realizing what it was to live gluten-free, as I was going about it mostly without advice or support. Slowly discovered what it was to avoid CC, how gluten is hidden in things, etc. However, I was diagnosed on accident, because where I had a lot of symptoms, such as brain fog (don't remember very much of my childhood), insomnia, chronic moodiness/crankiness, chronic forgetfulness, and constant nausea/D, I thought this was normal, and that it was somehow just me. The problem is, while a lot of the symptoms have lifted in the time I've been gluten-free, especially the brain fog and moodiness, I still have near-constant nausea/upset stomach/D, prompting me to wonder if I'm intolerant to other foods as well. I have no idea how to go about discovering what foods that might be (I'm about 99% certain it isn't hidden gluten/CC, as I'm very vigilant now). If you have any suggestions on how to conduct an elimination diet, or even what foods/substances are particularly suspect, that would be so much of a help. I've considered going Vegan or raw, just because I'm getting tired of these GI symptoms which don't seem to disappear the way my neuro ones did.

Thoughts?

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Good Morning-

You sound very similar to me. I don't have time to post history right now, but if you search my posts it will give you a good picture.

I started elimination diet on August 10 -- at the time I couldn't even get out of bed. It WORKED -- I am two months into challenges and finding the things that were causing problems AND I feel better than I have my entire life -- I never really knew how sick I was until I got healthy these past couple months!

I have documented everything...the easiest thing to do would be for me to send you my excel file with the last two months...let me figure out how to attach a file and I'll dash it to you.

Hang in there -- I never thought I'd get better and I am GREAT -- just got back from 20 mile bike ride and looking forward to a very full day.

-Lisa

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Hello friends,

I was diagnosed with Celiac two years ago, and since then have had a very rocky road to realizing what it was to live gluten-free, as I was going about it mostly without advice or support. Slowly discovered what it was to avoid CC, how gluten is hidden in things, etc. However, I was diagnosed on accident, because where I had a lot of symptoms, such as brain fog (don't remember very much of my childhood), insomnia, chronic moodiness/crankiness, chronic forgetfulness, and constant nausea/D, I thought this was normal, and that it was somehow just me. The problem is, while a lot of the symptoms have lifted in the time I've been gluten-free, especially the brain fog and moodiness, I still have near-constant nausea/upset stomach/D, prompting me to wonder if I'm intolerant to other foods as well. I have no idea how to go about discovering what foods that might be (I'm about 99% certain it isn't hidden gluten/CC, as I'm very vigilant now). If you have any suggestions on how to conduct an elimination diet, or even what foods/substances are particularly suspect, that would be so much of a help. I've considered going Vegan or raw, just because I'm getting tired of these GI symptoms which don't seem to disappear the way my neuro ones did.

Thoughts?

The top 8 food allergens are dairy, egg, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. This is a good place to start. In addition I would suggest that corn,oats, eggs and nightshades are also suspect for some celiac's

A strict elimination diet is extremely difficult, When I did mine I ate nothing but ground lamb,sweet potatoes,plain white rice,peas,peaches and drank nothing but water for the first 3 weeks . Then started adding back foods one at a time ,in whole form to judge for a reaction or not.It took me months to feel as if I had a good grasp of safe food and foods to be avoided .

My suggestion would be to eliminate a suspect food for at least 3 weeks before reintroducing

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