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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. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. Ate Udi's bread a few weeks ago and broke out in a rash within 30 minutes. The potato starch got me. Uuuuhhhh.
  9. I can remember from the age of about 7, I could be watching tv, reading a book or sleeping and my nose would just start gushing. We lived with my paternal grandmother at the time and she would grab me and stick my head under a water faucet, whether it was in the house or outside. She scared me. I...
  10. When I was pregnant with my first child. Bad Bad sick with preclampsia. He was born 2 months early then had 7 miscarriages on top of that, my nose would go to bleeding and after a while I could feel the blood going down the back of my throat and every time my heart beat I could feel the blood pump...
  11. Ugh, sorry, I spelled that wrong. Here is wikipedia's version of it. "Epistaxis (or a nosebleed) is the relatively common occurrence of hemorrhage from the nose, usually noticed when the blood drains out through the nostrils. There are two types: anterior (the most common), and posterior (less...
  12. Hi Coolclimates, first of all I hope you get to feeling better. I've had chronic nosebleeds since I was 7, it is a condition called Epitasis. Your PTSD could be flaring up or it could just be your body reacting kind of to being jarred, kind of like being whiplashed. Just my opinion. Try to relax...
  13. Same here, Since I was 10. I also have endo. The first 2 days after I start are the worse for me. Dizzy, headaches and very weak. I have to use 2 super absorbent overnites at a time every 2 hours or less. Before I went gluten free. I would stay home from school and sleep for a good three days straight...