I'm Lora, I think this program has been the best thing I could have found. I have already learned alot.
Not to scare you but I have alot of health problems but I don't let them slow me down. I have MS, IBS, ADD, High blood pressure, Eating disorder, inability to cope with stress, and I have high anxiety. Take alot of meds and looking for answers.
I am married 26 years he loves me alot to put up with all these things. I have 2 sons, one married and a grandson who is soo cute. My oldest son is a Chef, and my other son is a Pharmacist. My husband work for a Nuclear Power Plant out in the middle of nowhere Kansas. I recently lost my two friends to transfers, I miss the whole friend thing bad.
I like cats, I love to create things (sewing, beads, cards, you name it I try it.) I do charity work and I am a stay at home wife, mother, and grandma. My oldest son has moved home he really sick with bipolar and we are trying to get him help so I am very busy with extra laundry and work around the house.
Hope to add more info. as we go along.
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Thank you for the encouragement. My husband had a hard time not cooking yummy foods all the time at first, but now he is better about it. I still endulge now and then too!!
3077 days ago
WELCOME TO SPARKS; I HOPE YOUR JOURNEY WILL BE FUN AND EDUCATIONAL
3079 days ago
Forgot to address the MS :). Visit the link in that thread forTHE GLUTEN FILE (or google MS + celiac) ... could be interesting topic for you and your doctor, too.
3081 days ago
Oh Lora - I almost forgot I didn't respond yet! It's so late, I hope I say what I need to without forgetting something. First thing is to not change your diet, but hurry to library or Barnes & Noble and read the book Living Gluten-Free for Dummies by Danna Korn. EVERYTHING's in that book you would need to know. If you buy the book, buy a highlighter! :) Ask your doc for a comprehensive celiac blood panel and go from there. My realtor is bipolar and is an incredible person who suffers greatly. I hate seeing it and suggested it to her, but she's reticent to give up her fave foods ... meanwhile, her hair is falling out and so on. It pains me to watch. There is not a lot of info re: bipolar and gluten, but it's a brain issue as is depression, autism spectrum, ataxia, etc. and gluten-free helps some in those arenas. Your IBS, eating disorders, acid reflux, and allergies could very well respond to gf diet. I had low blood pressure, so I'm unsure about that one :). Anyway, I'm not your doctor, so after reading/highlighting the book, please talk to him/her and get yourself an answer so you can have some direction besides taking bandaids/pills to correct a hidden or not addressed problem/cause to your illnesses! Read my blog entry titled HOW DOCTORS THINK. This is one person's account. There are others I could probably find. Let me know what YOU think, if you're able to find/read it. I hope this is a start. Let me know if you need anything else.
3081 days ago
Welcome to SP & Living w Bipolar. We are a great team here for all your emotional needs. I have some articles on bipolar as well & there are plenty of ppl to get advice from. I really look forward to seeing you around on the message boards!
peace be thy journey!
3082 days ago