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About crazymomof8

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  1. I figured that out, but I am a complete incompetent when it comes to these things and haven't figured out how to fix it yet! Thanks for your response. I might get myself into the computer age one of these days after all. lol
  2. Hello. I am really new to this. I have severe upper abdominal bloating without gas or toileting issues. Just feel like someone punched me and it's hard to breath because it presses so hard on my lungs. After many heart, lung, and gastro tests my primary has suggested that I go gluten free for 2 weeks. So far, I have managed at most, 5 days. It is a little better during those days and then I either rebel and eat something I shouldn't or I accidently eat something and find out later it had gluten. Either way, I am noticing an immediate reaction of a headache and uneasy stomach, followed within 20 minutes to 2 hours by severe bloating, pain and fatigue. At this point, I am pretty convinced it is a gluten intolerance, but I am having some issues with the diet. Here are my questions: a) I had no bowel issues before, but now I am tending to be on the constipated side. Is this normal? Whereas before gluten-free diet, I was never hungry and almost had to force myself to eat, now I am absolutely starving and can't seem to get enough to eat. How do I deal with this and will it eventually pass? c) I never craved sweets. Now I want sweets constantly. I don't mean candy bars or cookies or cake. I mean icky sweet. Specifically butter mints and those orange circus peanuts. I can and do eat a whole bag in a day. Can't stop. Since I also have diabetes, this is not a good thing. Will this too pass or is there something that will help? Thank you for any answers in advance. I really need some encouraging words right about now.