Well, I have been experimenting with the diet and sharing things with Deb, like aches and pains, etc. After my rheumy apt, who suspected Vit D deficiency and a gluten allergy, this is also what Deb suspected. I have to say, Deb has been a BIGGGGGGGG help with helping me figure out what's going on.
You are so welcome, I must say, I admire your determination in finding the causes of your symptoms and pushing for the right specialist It's so important not to give up and to keep trying, even if it takes a while to do this. An eliminate diet can take lots of work and special foods.
You know you can count on me if you have any questions.
I received this update from Nicole a few days ago and thought I'd post it here:
Each month, since I began the gluten free diet, has only gotten better. Things such as headaches, stomachaches, intestinal upset (diarrhea) , continuous nausea and especially my pms has greatly decreased in severity. This diet has helped me to learn a lot about the food I eat and what it does and doesn't do for my body. I have learned that my body processes things differently, since it is unable to process wheat, rye, oats and barley differently and it's caused me to be more thoughtful about what I am eating and what I am feeding my family too.
As challenging as the gluten free diet can be, it's absolutely worth the time and effort it takes. It's my well-being that is at stake if I eat something that makes me struggle both mentally and physically. I now take that very seriously. I am worth staying happy and healthy.