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I went gluten free with the help of everyone on this website back in 09, was doing great until I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus back in 2012. Went into a clinical depression and went back to eating gluten and i'm right back to where I started except with a lot more diagnosis's.

I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, IBS, gluten sensitivity as well as sensitivities to nightshades, Soy, Dairy, MSG, Carregeenan, etc. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Connective tissue disease, Raynauds, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, High functioning Asperger's, Degenerative disc disease, Angina Pectoris, Costochondritis. Mucinous Carcinoma of the Right Ovary. I have had high blood pressure and depression since I was 28, I am now 51.

The last diagnosis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis back the day before Thanksgiving finally brought me out of my slump. So, here I am again. Hopefully this will help everything and i'll feel better in a while.

  1. Back in 2012, I had an endoscopy and they found slight villi blunting as well as severe chronic gastritis. Gastro dr told me he didn't think I had Celiac but in his mind I had a sensitivity at least and suggested I go gluten free. But I had just beeb diagnosed with the Lupus which I was told was...
  2. Hi Notme, I no longer drive truck, wish I could. I intend to go back to gluten free. I have been thinking about it for several months and I just needed something to give me the motivation to do it. The diagnosis, of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis the day before Thanksgiving did it. I wanted to wait until...
  3. I am supposed to have a check up in another 2 weeks to see how it's working. Dr. started me on a low dose of 25, then she will up to 75 and so on. Thanks for that link StephanieL, I will definitely check that out. And Molly, yes, I am lactose intolerant so that may explain it. Thanks...
  4. I was put on Levothyroxin around Thanksgiving due to finding out I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I read somewhere that Levo has gluten in it. Does anyone know if that's correct. I have actually felt worse ever since taking it.
  5. Hi everyone, well, I guess i'm back with my tail between my legs. I left back several years ago because of several problems. Mainly I quit working because I got really sick. I nearly died. I was hospitalized with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. I already had Fibromyalgia. Anyway, the lupus was attacking...
  6. Hi Kim, I have always had a problem with bananas. Had the same symptoms as you. Never could understand why, but it looks like it might have been fructose malabsorption. Check that out. I finally am able to eat bananas without getting sick after being gluten free for 2 years. Tomatoes and potatoes...
  7. Wow, that is way too much gluten free packaged food for your system to handle at the begining. You need to be on a more whole foods diet right now. Gradually ease into it. You are shocking your system big time. Also, by the way, Beano has wheat. And you may want to get rid of the dairy also.
  8. There are days when I have a hard time wearing any type of clothing at all. It litterally hurts. According to my rheumatologist, it's my fibromyalgia. The nerves in the skin are in overdrive and can't turn themselves off. Uuuhhhh, not a good day when that happens.
  9. My symptoms can range from mild to very major symptoms like very very sleepy, total fatigue where I have to immediately lay down and take a nap, itchiness, cramps, diareha, sore stomach, sometimes really sharp shooting pains feeling like someone's stabbing me with a knife, bloating, headaches ranging...
  10. Hi Krishna, I agree with everything the other poster said. Those sugar cravings hit me bad about 6 weeks in and it really worried me. I needed, not wanted, something chocolately every single day. I got me some hershey kisses and every day I would eat about 3 or 4 a day. That lasted about 6 to 8...
  11. The potatoe comes from the nightshade family. The plants were found to have toxins in them that were used as poisons back in the dark ages. For some of us we react to those toxins. For me it causes my arthritis to flare. Causes inflamation and swelling in my joints as well as a lot of bone pain along...
  12. Oh boy, when I accidently get glutened, I become the snarly witch bit*h as my sweetie calls me. I snap at the least provacation, feel loopy, like my head is full of mud and just feel this incredible tensness like my body is about to lock up on me. That lasts for about 24 hours.