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  1. Test came back 'normal' even though IGG and IGA was in the normal/high range after a 7 week test (previously I was almost gluten free for a year). My ALP was normal/low. To even speak to a specialist for a biopsy would take at least 6 months. There is no way I can continue with this challenge...
  2. Is that possible? I'm getting this crazy itchy, red and blotchy rash on my jawline and cheek area. Its starting to peel and just looks disgusting.
  3. Porcelina

    Week 7

    Constant aches and pains. I always have a stomach ache, my knees hurt, I want to go to bed by 8pm and I'm taking ibuprofens a few times a week to help my headaches. On top of that, at week 5, I started to develop this facial rash that is intensely itchy on my jaw bone and is red and blotchy on my...
  4. Porcelina

    Day Thirty One

    MGR I'm exactly in the same position as you are right now. On week 7 its just constant aches and pains.
  5. Porcelina

    Leg Cramps

    Keep taking the magnesium. It really is the only thing that works. Eat foods that are richer in it as opposed to vitamins as your body really does absorb it better from its whole food source.  I like CALM brand magnesium citrate.
  6. Alright. So its been a month since I've started doing the challenge and now my the tip of my thumb is starting to crack and peel. Now, some of this is to blame on the cold weather, but I DO recall that when I was almost gluten free last year, my thumb hardly split at all. I am FINALLY free of...
  7. I'm still not over this cold/laryngitis. Just when I thought it was over, WHAM! I'm totally fatigued again today and my throat is tightening up. I also noticed that a lymph node at the back of my neck has become swollen. I remember as a kid I used to have swollen nodes in my neck ALL the time and...
  8. Porcelina

    Day Nineteen

    So this 'cold' turned into laryngitis. I had to leave work on Friday because it hurt too much to talk. On Saturday I just napped and took it easy. However, early this morning at around 1:30am, I had a migraine that almost lead to me throwing up. I also had insomnia during this whole ordeal, which...
  9. Porcelina

    Day Fourteen

    I didn't eat gluten all day until dinner time. I didn't want to because all day I had stomach cramps. The cramps have begun... I ate a peanut butter sandwich for dinner and within 30 minutes I was wincing from the pain. So not good. And sorry boys, skip this part as this may be a bit TMI, but...
  10. So exactly 24 hours later, just like clockwork, on day 12, a migraine sets in. I'm assuming the pizza because that's what I pigged out on 24 hours earlier. I was also very sore under my armpits and chest, like I was either coming down with the flu or had done push ups the previous day (which I had...
  11. Porcelina

    Day Ten

    Had a regular customer of mine ask me if I was feeling ok today while at work. I asked her why and she told me I had really dark circles under my eyes and I looked tired. Starting to get stomach cramps after each meal where gluten is consumed.
  12. Porcelina

    Day Eleven

    Not much different other than I enjoyed some licorice and pizza hut for the first time in a couple of years. Very tired by 9 pm, but that could be from the excessive couch potato mode I was in. It was girls weekend, so horror films and junk food were in full pursuit.
  13. Porcelina

    Day Four

    Oh Im sure that its the gluten, but my doc gave me the band aid label of IBS. That's why I want to have the test done.
  14. Porcelina

    Day Nine

    Heartburn, headaches, fatigue and now eczema on my face is acting up. How lovely.
  15. Porcelina

    Day Six

    I know. Its not fair, is it!?