clwmongol replied to clwmongol's topic in Post Diagnosis, Recovery & Treatment of Celiac DiseaseI think that I've been pretty careful about cutting gluten out; however, I haven't simplified my diet as much as you all suggest. Perhaps I should. Mostly in the morning I have toast with butter and jelly. Lunch I have 30 minutes at work and have been eating Amy's frozen dinners (gluten free) from the health food store and fruit or celery/peanut butter. Dinner....usually whatever I can find that's not gluten. I work full time and go to school full time so it's hard to prepare things in advance. I've been using all gluten free soaps/shampoos/make-ups, etc... My stomach pains didn't really go away the first week, but I felt like I had more energy. And some of the "mental fog" had lifted. That following weekend I was getting sick a lot. The only thing I might be able to pin it to is cheese. I ate several dishes with cheese, cheese cubes, yogurt, etc... So I'm trying to eliminate that from my diet as well...at least for the time being to see if it helps. It got to the point where I didn't feel like eating anything. I tried to drink hot tea or a soda but that just made me feel miserable. Also, my doctor has me taking Prilosec because I guess my stomach is producing too much acid. I haven't replaced appliances or pans in my kitchen, but I'm trying to be really careful about cross-contamination. I've been cutting all my food up on paper plates instead of my wood cutting board, etc... Thanks so much for all your help eveyone! Blessings....and Happy Thanksgiving!
clwmongol posted a topic in Post Diagnosis, Recovery & Treatment of Celiac DiseaseHi! I'm new to this forum...and new to "gluten." My blood tests came back negative, but I'm trying the gluten free diet anyway. A few of my extended family members have a gluten intolerance and had difficulty getting diagnosed. I'm on Day 9 of the diet. My question is....are you supposed to feel worse before feeling better? I haven't noticed any significant changes, but I know it takes time. The first week I was still sick but had a bit more energy--first time I felt like cleaning the house or cooking in 5 months! The last 3 days I feel like everything I'm eating makes me sick and nauseous. Did anyone have a similar experience? Just looking for some friendly advice....