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Back In The Fog. Hard New Plans.

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I had been living with a nice clear mind for at least a couple of months. I put up with brain fog for nearly 30 years, but now I know something better. Now, when I have to deal with it, I want back out. A taste of the good life makes me more desperate to gain a clear mind back again.

Since I started my rotational diet and a couple of supplements, one to heal my gut, and enzymes to help break down my food I had a nice clear mind. I don't just know what I did, but there are a few options. First I stopped eating buckwheat 9 days back. Second, I reacted to eating my own food at a restaurant. Then I got a whiff of chocolate and musty books a couple of days back.

I think it might be the buckwheat withdrawl, or that it is stilling being cooked here. When I withdrew from gluten I had brain fog as my major symptom. The main symptom when I had when I accidentally ate or it was being cooked in the room was a foggy mind. I quit eating buckwheat and meanwhile, my family began to eat it every time it was their turn to cook breakfast. . They have stopped cooking spelt, kamut, barley and probably more to keep me well. I hate to think that buckwheat is doing this to me---and tell them.

I know going to the restaurant wasn't a brilliant idea. A family reunion is hard to miss. I packed my own food, plate and utensils and pulled it out at the last possible second. I cautiously guarded my plate from other plates close by. I was nearly finished eating when I noticed my face turning red. My husband and I had noticed the last time I got gluten accidentally that my cheeks reddened. It felt better to get out in the fresh air. I noted a mild headache as we rode in the car. The next day I had puffiness under my eyes.

I am planning to stop taking the supplements I have been taking for 6 years and focus on gut healing supplements. I have cut out all grain and my current supplements may be cross contaminated with grain at best. These supplements helped keep me alive in famine, (while eating gluten) so the decision was not an easy one. I talked by one doctor by phone to find out what his plan would be. I go to see a nurse practitioner on Tuesday that has a osteopathic doctor with functional medicine training to back her. He helped my son immensely, so I have confidence in them. So foggy head or no, I have some decisions to make.

I am mystified why I am reacting to things while my IgE level tests out very low. Some things seem to get me when they are airborne. I am hoping that a new program and doctor may be able to shed some light on the situation. I also feel like I need to know how important it is to avoid what? But mainly I hope I will soon be out of the fog again. Once one has the fog clear, they don't want it back.

Thank God, I know there is a problem now! I use to think fog was normal.

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