Posted 11/15/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -6)
It's been a while since I was on this forum ... things have been going well. I have not had any symptoms since my resection surgery 3 years ago. I did run into some issues with low B-12 about a year ago and have been giving myself shots once a month as well as taking a milligram of Folic Acid (Perscription) each day. The doctor cut my azathioprine dose in half last year and I have an appointment to see him in December.
Aside from that, I am beginning to believe that i have a wheat/gluten intolerance. All of my life I've had problems with allergies and have taken decongestants and antihistamines. Recently, I was reading about food allergies and decided to try cutting wheat out of my diet. It has been about 3 weeks now with no wheat or gluten products and I've not had to take any allergy medicine. I have not been tested, but I am going to ask my doctor about it when I see him in December. It's extremely difficult to avoid wheat, haha, but fortunately the Wild Oats store here has a good selection of gluten free products. I should have gone to an allergist years ago, but I am just so tired of taking medicine and I am tired of the side effects from allergy medicines so I was looking for an alternative solution. My mother is allergic to sea food, and that developed a few years ago. One of my brothers has problems with dairy products also, and the developed when he was in his mid twenties.