Hi, my name is Tracy. For 12 years I was in a litteral HELL! I suffered with Chronic fatigue, brain fog, memory problems, joint pain, panic attacks, leg jerks, shortness of breath, blurred vision, vertigo, dizziness, mild apnea, muscle weakness, ow blood sugar, mood swings, etc.
I searched online constantly and must have visited over 20 DR.s and had testing upon testing to figure out was wrong with me, of course I usually got what alot on here got "Its all in your head." :P
Finally on a whim, because my kids were a bit underweight, I had my two children tested for Celiac Disease, an auto immune disease against Gluten ie..wheat/barley/rye/spelt/kamut/n often oats. One tested positive the other just under the cut off. So I tested and myself just under the cut off. However Celiac is genetic and their father being perfectly healthy his whole life, so myself being sick I was sure I was actually positive.
The test is only 75% accurate and even if a person tests negative, they may be helped or healed by a gf diet.
*** I am NOT implying that all or most with Chronic Fatigue has Celiac, only that Celiacs are often misdiagnosed as having Chronic Fatigue syndrome, or other ailments.
So after going gluten free my symptoms began to melt away. The sever panic attacks I had had for over 17 years *POOF* disappeared, the Chronic fatigue, brain fog, joint pain and all the symptoms slowly began to lift as well. I was released from a nightmarish prison.
One thing though, it is HARD to get out all gluten and people who THINK they are eating gluten free and see no results thus giving up, may have missed their chance for freedom. Gluten is in so many food people do not realize!
Even crosscontamination will keep a Celiac sick, meaning if you are eating something like lays potatoe chips that have no gluten ingrediant you will still get 100-3000 ppm of gluten simply because the product ran across the same belt. IT ONLY TAKES 50ppm to KEEP you sick! So do the research and find out how to go TRULY Gluten Free, not even ONE bite intentionally.
Also most DO go through detox so to speak and you often get sicker the first 1-3 months before you get better.
Celiac is often diagnose easily when you have the typical symptoms...bloating, gas, diahrea, but some of us dont ever present with these symptoms, only neuro or psychological, or other misc. physical symptoms.
I pray at least one person who actually has Celiac Disease passes by this thread and reads it finding freedom from prison as I have. <3