Jump to content

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):


Advanced Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


  • Loey
  • IrishHeart
  • Marz
  • healinginprogress

About Brigit

  • Rank
    Star Contributor

Profile Information

  • Gender

Contact Methods

  • Skype
  1. Hi,

    so we've been married 6 months, 3 months ago I went off gluten, to see if my iron levels, ME related symptoms and a few other niggles would get sorted out. The first two months were hellish, but this last month I've felt amazing! My iron levels are up and I'm generally pain free.

    We have not been trying to fall pregnant, and have been using condoms, and I honestly did not expect my body to be fertile and the celiac, owing to years on the pill (until about 5 months ago), but as things have it, I am pregnant. It was weird how it worked, as my nutrionist had subscribed Adreset (for adrenal fatigue) along with other pills,but the Adreset, said do not take if you are pregnant. And for some reason, I just felt that I shouldn't take it. Three days later, when I still didn't feel like I should take it, I thought I'd better do a pregnancy test, as this feeling is weird and could be nothing. :) Guess it wasn't nothing, but a little something growing in me, that I wanted to protect.

    Any advise from other celiac pregnant ladies?

  2. Glad to hear that this withdrawal phase won't last too long. I'm just a couple weeks into it and fairly miserable. Just keep reading the posts here and know I'm not alone keeps me going.

    Hi Molly, my worst withdrawal symptoms seemed to last 6 weeks, and now I'm doing loads better. A turning point for me was that I took some time off work two weeks ago, as I really wasn't coping. Got a book called Wheat Free, Worry Free, The Art of Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free Living that I read through. I visited some health shops and just spent some time 'loving' myself. Watching movies, working in my garden and just thinking and praying. It really helped me come to grips with the lifestyle change and what was going on in my body. I think what happens with most of us, is that we find out we have to cut out gluten for whatever reason, and sort of have to make an overnight change, as life doesn't stop to allow us to catch up. And a few weeks later, you start wondering; "what just happened, why am I gluten free?" And it is a big adjustment,and we are allowed to mourn, get angry and upset about it, but not for too long. I found that even though there were some real symptoms I was battling with, I was also allowing a lot of self pity, which I needed to deal with. My pain level and exhaustion was also quite bad, which didn't help the moods. So after my leave, I realized I need to take things easier, and cut down on my busy schedule. That helped a lot to for not only my exhaustion, but my state of mind.

    So Molly, you will be okay, it is going to take a few months for our brains to rewire themselves and be happy with the gluten free life and for your body to heal, but it will all be worth it. If you are really struggling, ask your doctor/nutritionist or health shop for something herbal and gluten free that will help ease you through this process. For me it was anti-inflammatories and herbal pills to help me sleep.

    All the best!

  3. So I just went gluten-free four days ago. So far I am not finding it too hard (I live alone so its easy to control what comes in and out of the apartment)-- my stomach issues are quiet for now (except for gas, but I am chalking that up to eating more veggies than usual), and my energy and mood feel better than they did before.

    But yesterday I woke up with a weird pain in my right hip area. The skin hurt (like if I touch it) and by the end of the day it was flu-like achy. I slept well last night and woke up and that weird pain is back, plus my legs feel sore- like I worked out (but I didn't- I was in my office all day helping students with their papers.) My skin feels sensitive-- like when I move and my dress brushes the area I feel it. This is super weird as it has never happened before-- could it be gluten withdrawal that I have heard about? Even when I was feeling pretty sick I was tired but not achy, and other than these strange muscle aches, I feel fine. (Cheerful even)

    What's up?


    I've been gluten free for 2 months, and what you are describing is something that affected me for about 5 weeks. I was told its peripheral neuropathy. Some days my body would feel bruised, and it'd hurt when my husband touched me, or if I put my legs together while lying on my side. I only got really bad a few times, while typing it would feel like I was actually hitting my fingers against a hard surface or at times like I was touching a hot plate, when the surface was in actual fact fine.

    The good news is that it has gotten a lot better! And the great news is that as your body heals, and you start absorbing nutrients these strange aches and pains will start going away as well.

    The bad news is, that you will probably experience a few gluten withdrawal symptoms over the next couple of weeks. Depression, anger, irritability, insomnia and general aches and pains. So don't feel like there is something wrong with you while it is happening.

    Think of it, like if an alcoholic stopped drinking alcohol, they go through withdrawals, now gluten is toxin to your body, but it does still make your brain happy, like drugs or cigarettes would, so now when you cut it off, you're brain is going to freak out and your body is going to go through a healing process.

    Try rest alot in the time ahead. Be vigilant regarding your diet, that you aren't getting gluten in, which will make the process longer and leave you feeling sick. And like suggested by another member, make sure you are getting the right supplements in.

    All the best to you! This journey is going to definitely be worth it!

  4. So sorry it's been so tough on you! And you definitely can make it cheaper, but it's unfortunately like a lot of things: it'll take more work. But it's absolutely do-able!

    Firs, though, I'd second the question of supplements and such. Are there any probiotics mentioned? You may want to google: make your own probiotics. There are some very interesting ones out there that seem reasonable, and you can make yourself for little money.

    For foods, I'd go very simple. Think this when you are trying to plan your grocery budgets: I am now living in the 1800's. What would I eat?

    Did they buy spices at the store? Rarely, they usually had an herb garden instead. Just a couple packets of seeds that you put in the back yard could help. And herbs taste better when they're a bit stressed, so don't bother with expensive stuff like fertilizer and such. Although you could make your own compost from plant food leavings.

    Did they buy pre-made foods? Rarely. They made their own breads, their own pastas, they bought veggies and fruits in season (farmer's markets are very good for this, and tend to be cheaper than the local grocery stores, if you check out what the smaller farms have to offer. I was spending $30 in a week on the same food that cost me $50-$80 a week at the store. I have to look up how to cook some of it, but it made a big budget difference.

    We buy grain in bulk from a few sources on-line - Twin Valley Mills is a good one for sorghu, although you have to save up for it, as they sell it about 30Lbs. at a time. Rice is usually a bargain. See if you can find some ethnic markets near you. Mexican ones typically have good prices on corn based goods in bulk. Asian markets have good prices on rice based goods in bulk. Indian markets often have good prices on exotic spices in bulk, although I haven't checked these for gluten content, so you'd have to check that. Also on bean based flowers. African markets often have cheaper sweet potato flour in bulk.

    Essentially, we look for everything in the most basic form, now, and get to forget that modern processing exists, for the most part. It's been very hard. And a lot of work. But I went from paying 3-4 times our normal grocery bill to paying about 2/3 of it. HUGE difference.

    Oh, and eliminate dairy and eat more beans instead of meat and you'll see a big drop in grocery budget, too. :-)

    Thank you for all the advise. Yes, the supplements are for pro-biotics, omega 3 and a bunch of other stuff. It's been really hard to even find some who knows how to treat Celiac disease were we live (small town outside Cape Town, South Africa).

    We have been given a bread machine, which will help, as a loaf of gluten free bread is 8 times more expensive than ordinary bread. We also have a fantastic organic vegetable garden which feeds us a lot, and next year will hopefully produce some fruit as well.

    The beans is a great idea. I've not got much experience in cooking vegetarian dishes, but have started experimenting. My mom in law is a vegetarian and her dishes are amazing, so have asked her for some of her favourite recipes.

    The chat with my husband didn't go to badly, he basically said we'll make it work, that I'm worth it. :) Lovely man!!

    Thanks again to all for all the advise and support! xxx

  5. I was about to post a topic on how the cost of this is overwhelming me, when I saw this post.

    I've just come back from the Nutritionist. One stool test later at the cost of more than a tenth of our combined salaries, as well as the high price of the consultations. I'm now been told to go on all sorts of gut healing medication and supplements. This after a day out shopping for gluten free products to stock our cupboards with. We honestly can't afford it, we are just making it every month, we don't have spare money for medical bills, we can't even afford to go watch movies or buy new clothes. :( I don't know what to do! I'm too scared and sad to tell my husband what this is going to cost us for the next few months as they want to put me on progressive treatment.

    :( This feels really unfair! And my poor husband, 5 months into marriage, he finds out his wife is going to either cost him a whole lot of money or be sickly forever.

  6. One of my first symptoms of being glutened is insomnia. Then I get a visit from depression. And apathy says hello.

    I'm strictly gluten-free, and my sleep is so much better now. So are a number of other symptoms. I appreciate good sleep most of all. :D

    Ha ha. I read your post outloud to my husband, we had good laugh, as that was my pattern to. Although along with the apathy I've had a bit of denial as well. Am sleeping loads better thankfully and have found some great resources: reading Wheat-Free, Worry Free, a book about living a gluten free life, and its been super helpful and have also found a health shop that is run by a woman with Celiac Disease. Yay for these wonderful small mercies!

  7. Hi Newbie,

    sorry to hear about your frustrations and desire to live like this isn't happening to you. I have not read all the other replies, so it's quite likely this has been mentioned to you, but the health risks in not cutting out gluten are intense and unnecessary.

    Besides some of the smaller aches and pains that will come from a compromised immune system, there are some biggies like: gastrointestinal lymphoma (cancer). It's at least 40 times more common in untreated celiacs than in the general population. Research shows that the mortality rate for celiacs who continue to eaten gluten is twice that of the general population.

    I urge you to reconsider whether you want to sit with osteoporosis, dementia, anemia, headaches, miscarriage and canker sores to mention just a few for the rest of your life.

    Yes the diet is hard to grasp and be excited about in the beginning. Trust me, I've had my share of ups and downs these last 6 weeks about it, honestly they've been more downs. But I want to give my husband a healthy wife, I want to be able to raise healthy children one day and I don't want to have some of the conditions I currently have.

    You are going to need to sacrifice, to change your life and to educate those around you, but it will be worth it! Don't let this overwhelm you to the point where you choose to live oblivious of it.

    You can do this, and you can do it well!

  8. Good news is that gluten isn't a required nutrient in our diet, so there's no issues there.

    The gluten withdrawal typically doesn't effect anyone who doesn't actually have some gluten issue to begin with, so that's good there, too.

    If your husband eats a lot of cereal and grain products in his diet, though? He may want to either be aware of his vitamin intake in his foods, or to take a multi-vitamin. Unlike gluten bread and cereal, gluten free bread and cereal isn't vitamin fortified.

    One semi-health risk, however, is only one if he has food issues that he is currently not aware of.

    As a personal example, I was SO sick going gluten free it was unbelievable. One reason was that I'm allergic to sugar cane (didn't know this before). In a lot of the gluten free foods (like cookies and cereal) they use evaporated sugar cane juice, which isn't processed as much as plain sugar. It had more of my allergen as a result and was making me really sick because of that.

    One of my daughter's friends got sick every time she had a sleep over at our house, and her family finally discovered she reacts to xanthan gum - which she would only get at our house with our gluten-free food.

    So if your husband has a food issue with some of the foods that are more common in gluten free foods, he might feel crummier. But...then he'll know there's an issue and could go track it down, yes?

    Some common ingredients that are in elevated levels in processed gluten free foods:



    gums, especially xanthan gum or guar gum


    sugar cane

    There might be others, depending on his usual diet. But again, for a healthy human being, there shouldn't be a risk. :-)

    That's super helpful! Thanks Shauna.

  9. Hi,

    I just want to know if anybody is aware of their being any health risks involved with somebody who is not gluten intolerant or who doesn not have celiac, choosing to go gluten free? My husband has in the last year cut down on his wheat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol intake in an attempt to be super healthy before we have a baby, so he's health and nutrition is rather good, but since I've been gluten free, he wants to make things easier for me, and go gluten free as well. Would there be any risks involved with him going gluten free? Would he go through the same withdrawal symptoms and have the same negative affects if he was to eat gluten after being free from it?

  10. I never thought about it, till yesterday, when my husband was eating pasta and I reached in for kiss, and he said, no wait, till I've wiped my lips clear. He has thankfully this morning, when I was in huge tears about all this, declared that we need to chuck away everything in the house that contains gluten. :) I love the man!!

    And I've found a health shop that only stocks gluten free food (the woman who owns it is Celiac), so we are slowly going to restock our pantries, and then won't need to be careful when or how we kiss, as my husband won't often be getting gluten in!

  11. Hi all,

    Thanks for your support and advise!

    So what I've just done took a lot of guts, but I emailed a bunch of my friends and people I work with and explained word for word what was going on with me and what Celiac Disease meant. I hope it makes things easier into the future. I don't expect understanding from strangers or new friends, but from old friends and family, I really need support and understanding. So hoping the email makes sense to them. I also had to write it, as I'm struggling to want to be around people at the moment, and am wanting to 'run and hide' to a place where this isn't happening to me. So now that I've been honest with my friends, maybe I will be calmer about managing and coping around them in social gatherings.

    So here's hoping for easier times! :)

  12. We were invited for supper last night, to a friend who has been very aware of my last 6 week journey with gluten, so I thought she'd be fine with regards to what to cook, as she went dairy and wheat free while breastfeeding her baby. I arrive to see that she's made spaghetti bolognese, a beautiful looking loaf of bread, small green salad and cake for dessert.

    Then you just feel silly. Saying sorry I can't eat that. People honestly think it's just a phase, or a picky diet.

    Sad & frustrating!

  13. Oy...felt like I got glutened yesterday evening...not sure from what, possibly from work. It got really busy, I was the only server, bringing out food, clearing tables, spilled beer, etc. Probably pretty likely. Still feeling the effects this morning, the muscular pain in my pelvic area is pretty intense. Had a Vega shake but now feel nauseous. Very tired and just "down", especially because I have to go train people at the gym...VERY hard to do when I'm feeling like this...I'm very careful when I'm getting the weights and putting them back for my clients, but it's inevitable that I'm going to be using my core/pelvic muscles. I think I might be a bit constipated today, too, which doesn't usually happen, but is not helping with the ouch factor.

    I'll get through it, I always do, just wanted to complain/vent a bit, I guess.

    Also, went to buy gluten-free dog food yesterday, got it home and realized it was WHEAT free, but not GLUTEN free...frustrating! So hopefully I can return it and find something else.

    And one last thing....I haven't had a day off in a couple weeks, and today was supposed to be my Friday...I've booked a 90min massage for tomorrow (YES!), but when I looked at the bar schedule yesterday, they put me on for a short shift at 430! It's not a long shift and I need the money, but I also need some time off :P Oh well. At least I still can go to the massage. It's not going to be relaxing, I am ridiculously tense, but it should help a great deal.

    Okay...thanks for letting me ramble on LOL It's not so bad, it will get better, I am strong ;)

    Hi Hon,

    I've been really scarse on here... mainly because I don't feel like I have any advise at the moment. I'm in a "I don't care" kind of phase at the moment, not about being gluten free, just about life! So even going online is hard work. :) Shocking hey?!

    Sorry you aren't doing well. I'm not doing much better myself, although I am excited, I've found a nutritionalist who works in conjunction with a homeopathic doctor, and I'm going to their practice on the 4th of April. I've started filling in her very long and extensive form. It's been rather helpful actually and interesting to get my file from my gp. I've realized though, the more that I've gotten into my gluten free diet, that I'm actually still getting quite a bit of gluten in, in things I haven't been checking. So getting some professional advise on my diet is going to be super helpful.

    We have an 18 year old whose been living on the street since coming out of the orphanage (6 months ago) staying with us for a couple of months. So I've had to really get creative with my cooking. Yesterday I made myself gluten free pizza bases and them ordinary, but didn't think of changing the sheets that I baked them on. And the other day I made spaghetti bolognese, made myself rice noodles and them ordinary pasta, but checked the pasta the way I normally do, by biting into it to check if it's cooked. :( So much still to change. It'll be easier when it's just my husband and I, cause he'll eat the same as me, but it's a bit expensive buying gluten free products for three people, and this boy has enough to now get used to, without his diet being 'weird'. We normally eat very healthily, lots of vegetarian, raw food and fish, but have had to 'relax' a bit with a youngster around.

    Anyway, I'm carrying on with not much point. Basically, just keep at it. Keep learning, keep changing what needs to change, keep trying... it's going to get easier and easier. And eventually it'll be normal for you (and for me).

    Enjoy the massage! Trusting your work schedule and money matters sort themselves out soon, so that you can priorities rest and your personal well being.


  14. ALL of your symptoms can be connected to the celiac!! The fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety. All the therapy in the world won't be the entire answer to resolve those, (I know, I have been there/done that, too!)but healing your gut will!! :) I am going to send you some info in a private message because it may help you see that what you have suffered from all your life is from this--and now, you will get it under control and stop feeling this way.

    YES! Feeling bruised down the sides of my legs! YES! clumsiness YES! bruises from the slightest "ding"...YES! being thin and feeling so weak I could not walk or sit up--although you are very tall ;) -- as many people on here report 5'4" and under... I was FAT for 12 years and then, I lost drastic weight in a short time. That's when I lost the muscle mass and tone as well.

    Maybe some things that have seemed "mysterious" to you will make sense now. And YES! erratic blood sugars are part of it too...hopefully, that will balance out. Untreated diabetes is often related to celiac, and vice versa, but I bet you will see yourself feeling better and better and having less ups and downs in the coming months. My heart races and I feel a dip now and then, but my blood glucose levels are okay. Another thing that needs monitoring is your thyroid. Press your doctor to keep on top of the blood work.

    So glad you are not throwing up or living in the bathroom---me, too and doesn't that make you feel better to know HEALING is indeed IN PROGRESS!!?? :D

    I'm glad you were diagnosed young. I lost a lot of time because of this and had miscarriages and a bunch of other horrible health issues that I wouldn't want for you.

    There really needs to be celiac screening in this country for toddlers (like in Italy) so people can live long, healthy lives.

    Hang in there, kiddo...you're doing a good job!

    And, since celiac is inherited, your Mom should be checked as well. Absolutely!!

    Well written - you're a gem!!

  15. I know I'm late on sending birthday wishes but I wish you a big happy birthday. Hang in htere it will get better... Go & buy a gluten-free cake mix & eat the whole thing yourself !!!!!. Most of all you are on your way to better health , healing takes time & I don't think any of us are patient.. BUt never let anyone talk or take you away from this process.



    Jip, this process is worth it! Thanks for the encouragement, I need to be reminded of it to!

  16. Oh dear, I wrote a terribly long reply and then managed to errase it all by refreshing the browsers page. :( Silly!

    I don't have time to write it all again, as I've got to leave in 5min, so the gist of my letter was, that I'm so sorry you feel like this on your birthday. I had the same experience last year. I was terribly sick with what we thought was just low iron symptoms at the time. But I'd gone and cooked the night before, ordered tables and chairs, bought everything I needed for my dinner party, and two hours before guests were to arrived just being a puddle on the floor and sobbed from the pain and utter exhaustion. My husband phoned all our friends and cancelled. I was terribly embarresed and upset to be missing out on fun and presents. ;)

    But, just like for you, there will be many more birthdays for us! And far happier ones, so we have lots to look forward to. Don't let your aches and pains cloud things too much. Maybe ask your husband if the two of you can have a date night sometime soon this following week. Plan something easy but that will satisfy all your 'needs' for love, attention, affection, peace, food cravings etc. It might take some planning, but it'll be something to look forward to.

    If I lived closer, I'd totally organize a bunch of flowers, a great gluten free meal for you, a team to come clean your house and woman who'll sit you down and give you manicure and a pedicure. :) How lovely would that be. Sigh.... :) But since I live all the way in Cape Town, please accept my sincerest blessings and warmest prayers for a brighter year ahead for you.

  17. So sorry to hear about how you are feeling at the moment. I'm pretty much feeling the same, but not having to work as hard as you, so my heart is breaking for you!

    Trusting that in a few weeks or months we'll both be running around with extra energy and no aches and pains!

    Prioritize rest for now. Even if it means letting the house get dirty or seeing friends a little bit less. It's only for a short season.

    Take care!

  18. Hi Brigit!

    YES! I am feeling the same moodiness (totally unlike my happy personality :blink: ) and have been fighting off depression and tears. I was crying every day for 3 years :unsure: before I stopped the gluten. Sometimes, I even had RAGE :blink: but at least now, it has been better. And I KNOW why I was so "nutsy". It never made any sense to me, although I also have chronic pain, so I was "down",,,but this continued gloominess was certainly connected to the gluten. I am feeling the clouds "lifting" gradually and so, I feel reassured it will resolve. (BTW, I refused anti-depressants from doctors who felt that all of this illness was "in my head" HA!) Idiots!

    If you are eating well, taking vitamins, and staying off the gluten, it WILL get better.

    One thing I know, my HORMONES took a big whack from the gluten---not just thyroid, but female hormones and so, it is likely everything inside of you is realigning, balancing and reorganizing.

    Doctors underestimate the widespread damage gluten does to the body. It affects EVERYTHING--organs, tissues, mucosa--and so, as it leaves the body, the gut repairs and the neurotransmitters, like seratonin--will start to work as they should in your brain.

    You may be having trouble sleeping right now, but it will subside as well. I could not sleep well for YEARS, at one point, only 1 or 2 hours a night!! but now, I am starting to get almost 6. I celebrate this and see the connection to how long I am gluten-free! (almost 3 months)

    I wish it would happen faster :) because it is difficult to be moody and weepy (who likes that??! UGH!) yet I feel certain it will level off as time passes. Almost all of these women have told me the same thing...time heals all of the things that have been affected by the celiac.

    I went to a Naturopath for 2.5 years before my diagnosis. I spent thousands of dollars on supplements. My husband and I were desperate for me to be well and no one in the mainstream medical world could help me. The supplements did nothing for me---the gluten was the key --and all the supplements in the world are useless when the gut cannot absorb them. I would hate to see you waste money as well. JUST MY HUMBLE OPINION.

    Taking Vit. D-3 and B-12 usually resolve the low feelings. when you can afford it, it would not hurt to have your thyroid levels checked, but they too level off after being gluten free sometimes.

    Give your body some time, hon. You are still in withdrawal!! You are young, so you will heal faster!! Hang in there. Here's a ((HUG)).

    best wishes!! :)

    :) :) :) Thank you!

    I've been copying and pasting parts of all your posts for my husband to see, so he to can see there is a brighter future awaiting. :)

    Thank you, I really appreciated your response.

    All the best to you, trusting you'll be going from strength to strength as well!

  19. Hey lady! Hang in there. I think we were both diagnosed around the same time. No joking, it can be rough. Here is what I learned that has helped with the sadness. I got tested for B12, iron deficiency, and Vit D. The results: I have stage 2 iron deficiency (close to iron anemia) and a Vit D deficiency. thank goodness my B12 is ok. But these are common things with Celiac. So my MD had me start some supplements. After reading up on these issues I learned that ANY deficiency can contribute to mood. Meaning sadness, irritability, tiredness, depression. It made a LOT of sense for me! I do feel a LOT better with the added supplements. Not sure if you have been tested or not, but would suggest you ask your doctor, if not. I feel SO much better, happier, and such. So yes, hang in there, you can do it! Wish you the best, Emma

    Hi Emma,

    thanks for the kind words! I am needing to up my supplements, but I stupidly bought supplements from a pharmacy, and since learned that their doses are ridiculously low for my needs. I've since found a healthshop that has what I need, so I'll be getting what I need there.

    Crazy hey, how some basic mineral and vitamin shortage can mess with us so dramatically!

    All the best to you to - trust to hear wonderful stories of success from you in the future. :)

  20. You are likely going through withdrawl and hopefully it will lift soon. It also is a big change and many of us do go through a grieving process as the others have mentioned. By the time you have the financial means to see the homeopathic doctor you may be feeling great. Do be aware that not all naturopathic doctors are as up on celiac and how sensitive we are as they should be. I saw one who had the rep of being the best in my state and he glutened me with every very expensive thing he 'prescribed' me. He had the attitude that 'just a little bit' in his remedies won't hurt. They did and not just my body but also my pocketbook. Not saying yours won't be good but wanted you to be careful and to research what she may give you.

    Thank you! I'll definitely research the doctors advice. I've spent a lot of time on the internet since being gluten free!

  21. I like your attitude! :) I've not had my levels checked, the period leading up to this time, the doctor had me on iron drips every two weeks and doing all sorts of other checks on me, none that came back positive as they weren't anything to do with Celiac, so because of all the doctors visits we are financially strapped now for a month or two.

    It was definitely that same attitude the whole time, like I must just be stressed or depressed. Meanwhile, my body isn't working the way it should be.

    Once we have money, I'll be going for more help, right now I'm just doing what I can.

    I've been given a name of a doctor who is a homeopath with medical background, she has worked extensively with autistic children who she had on gluten free diets and lots of patients with various other diet issues. So I'm looking forward to being able to see her and to be helped properly.

    Until then, I've upped my mineral & vitamin doses, cut out gluten and using all your advice which is serving me well!

  22. Hi,

    I've only been gluten free for 3 weeks. And they have been rather rough. Some days, I've been incredibly tired and very sore, and also like you mentioned; nauseous and hungry. But in between those days I've had glimpses of what it's going to feel like to be better, to wake up with no tingling in my hands and have no dizziness during the day. And that's what you need to remind yourself about.

    We need to put some hard work in now, emotionally and mentally to help our bodies through a difficult time. You're body is going through change, so it's not going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it.

    And yes, eat lots of what you can. Fresh fruit and veggies. Nice fish and meat, nuts and seeds. There are quite a few lovely treats to snack on.

    Stick it out, I've been told that you'll start feeling better around 2 or 4 months, that's not to far away. :)

  • Create New...