Hey Stacie, sorry to hear things haven't gotten better. Hope you can get the test done soon. My mom has dealt with the vertigo/dizziness/unsteadiness thing (she always had trouble describing it) off and on for years.....finally got a dx of Meniere's (did I already tell you this? Sorry if I did...) and Meniere's is another autoimmune disorder. At any rate, prayers and positive thoughts coming your way . Try not to worry.
I agree....WOW! Not good news, but the links were certainly informative. Thanks JoAnn. I have a cousin with MS - only 30 yrs old. I'm going to make sure he's aware of the celiac link. Scary stuff. There isn't a lot of activity on the celiac forum - so I'm going to ask this question here.....
I have been taking lots of fish oil, Bvitamins, and Cinnamon, and other vitamins per my doctor's order after the celiac dx. This is to address other issues as well as celiac. But 3 times now I've had a really bad stomach reaction (which I didn't get very often at all before going gluten free). I blamed the cinnamon. But now I'm beginning to wonder, since this last one came on Friday after eating a salad at a restaurant. It had cut fresh fruit on a bed of lettuce. I used a miniscule amount of dressing that looked fairly innocent (clear, like cornstarch might have been used as a thickener. I had a headache start that afternoon which continued into Saturday afternoon. Saturday night I had extreme bloating and belching and felt like air was getting trapped in my esophagus. I was really uncomfortable. Today is slightly better, but I'm not eating much or feeling as energetic as I was before Fri. afternoon. Is this being "glutenized"? I suppose everyone can have different reactions - but I'm now wondering if it is more that than the vitamins/cinnamon.
Thoughts? Thanks -
Hi Stacie - I basically had few GI issues before going gluten free. Mostly IBS kinds of things - bloating, belching, alternating diarrhea and constipation, but not a lot of that. I have heard you get more sensitive to gluten the longer you are off of it. Perhaps that has something to do with the stomach upsets I'm having now. Either that or I'm sensitive to things I formerly ate little of, but have been including much more frequently in my diet. Like dairy, corn and rice. I've always had a problem with dairy, enough that I limited my portions and frequency. Maybe that's it.
Aside from the recent stomach issues - it's been 6 wks of gluten free eating - I have finally begun to notice less pain and fatigue. And just the other day, my brain felt "clearer" and I was my formerly witty self for a few hours LOL! I feel encouraged - and hope I can get the source of the current stomach problems figured out. I am also MUCH more constipated on the gluten free diet. Is that normal?
Thanks again JoAnn - I am trying not to eat the processed gluten free foods anymore than I did the regular stuff. It's harder - I always did my own baking, cookies, bread, etc. and I'm not even trying to do that right now. I made some cornbread with rice flour and corn flour and, well....it just isn't the same. So the menu items have dwindled. We are making our own ice cream for when we need some sweetness. And I guess I haven't given up chocolate - just cut down. I am planning to practice a few recipes for Christmas when the kids are home.....figuring it will require some test runs and adjustments. Largely we stick to beef, fish,beans, fruit, vegetables and rice. Kinda boring sometimes, but I do find that my palate is changing (improving) and simple foods taste better than they did before....or maybe I'm just hungrier
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