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Wheat ... Did you know?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I have been suffering with daily migraines ... sometimes multiple migraines a day for going on 4 months now. I've seen multiple doctors and we've hopefully brought it down to a very simple cause ... wheat! I'm relieved and dismayed. Wheat is everyplace!

I have worked diligently to remove wheat from my diet and read labels even more feverishly than I ever read them before. As one friend said last week, "Cathy, you will soon be plucking the vegetables from the ground yourself!" That would truly be the most safe route. LOL! Thank goodness, I have trusted farmers at my local farmer's market!

I had gotten myself to a detox place where I was feeling VERY good without having to take pain medication for a migraine for three days in a row. Life was grand! I woke up Christmas day with a migraine that rocked my world. I searched my food diary. No wheat had worked it's way in. I was positive.

As I relaxed this morning trying to keep a nagging migraine at bay, the thought came to me that I'd started using two new lotions that I received as Christmas gifts a few days before Christmas. BINGO!!! They contain wheat! Friends, it is every place!

So today, I take my pain relief medication and I know that I'm on my way to complete healing. I'll be re-gifting this lovely lotion to a sweet friend. She'll love it!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

IMEMINE1 12/30/2013 7:40AM

    What an awful allergy to have. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 12/27/2013 8:18AM

    Hope you're feeling better soon. My brother is allergic to corn. That's everyplace, too. emoticon emoticon

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IMLOCOLINDA 12/27/2013 6:24AM

    NOWYOUDIDIT was chatting about "Grain Brain" and I checked at the library and they didn't have a copy. Ordered the 100 Day Diet book for a new team starting right after the first of the year. Saw a video of Dr Perlmutter on Dr Oz on the low carb team I belong to and once again was interested in "Grain Brain". So I stopped in to the bookstore today to pick up the 100 Day book and they had "Grain Brain". I've just started it but it's VERY interesting...especially since I live where a huge amount of wheat is grown! Amazing how it just keeps coming up all around me. My mom started the book so I won't get to it for a couple of days..but am excited to see what it has to say.

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VEGIBIKER 12/26/2013 8:11PM

    Wheat IS everywhere. So sorry about your migraines - but am relieved that you've found the cause - and have a band of farmer's market friends to help you stay out of trouble.

Have a great - wheat free - weekend!

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 12/26/2013 7:36PM

    Wow! Hope you're feeling better real soon!

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0309COOKIE 12/26/2013 6:27PM

    How do you like that? Pays to read your labels.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 12/26/2013 6:00PM

    Wow, you learn something new every day! So glad you figured it out, Cathy! Hope you're feeling better!

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NADINEL 12/26/2013 4:29PM

    I would never have suspected lotion! I recently asked to be tested for wheat allergies. Not allergic to it, but found I was reactionary to shrimp of all things.
My doctor is wonderful. She said just because I am not allergic does not mean I don't have problems with it. Since my colon cancer surgery in spring 2012, I have absorption problems. Dr. said if it makes me feel bad, don't eat it. Good advice.

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KATHYJO56 12/26/2013 4:12PM

    Wow Cathy, I would have never thought of that. If a person is wheat sensitive at all, read all labels, not just food ones. I wish you well. Hugs

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AWESOMECHELZ 12/26/2013 3:17PM

    Wow!! I am sorry! That's a miserable allergy to have for you and I commend you for doing so well in taking care of yourself. I don't have that problem and feel happy about that. My migraines are very specific to other things I have learned through the years. I hope today you felt better. emoticon emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 12/26/2013 2:50PM

    I have a client who has to make just about everything herself because of allergies to corn & wheat. It's inspired me to start a business making soap from scratch especially for people with allergies.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/26/2013 1:59PM

    So happy you found out the cause. Wishing you a pain free new year.

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GINA180847 12/26/2013 1:37PM

    Good grief! Who'd have thought it. This is sure getting to be a common ailment. We have several friends who have to avoid gluten at all costs. Makes for a tough life.

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JELLI-LEAN 12/26/2013 11:13AM

    Hope your migraines continue to get better. I recently had to go gluten and lactose free, felling much better also! By the way Trader Joe's is a great place to shop gluten free, their pricing labels have a "G" on them which mean gluten free, they also have a list of products they carry that they will print for you.

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BARBARAROSE54 12/26/2013 11:02AM

    sorry you are suffering. this is valuable info for us. emoticon

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KITT52 12/26/2013 10:34AM

    very interesting.....thanks for the info

Hope that pain is gone by now.....

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19TCHS72 12/26/2013 10:33AM

  You are so right! It is every place! Cosmetics, condiments, candies, alcohols, anywhere there are fillers! Thank you so much for this reminder! Happy New Year!

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BETHLOVESBIKING 12/26/2013 10:30AM

    O wow! Glad you found the solution to your migraines! I don't get migraines, but I mostly avoid wheat, and my blood sugar has gone down to normal. I feel better on a low carb diet. emoticon emoticon

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GRANPATTIE 12/26/2013 10:29AM

    Holy Cow! That is a surprise. You don't think of looking in cosmetic products and such for wheat!

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LJOYCE55 12/26/2013 10:27AM

  I would never have thought to check a moisterizer for wheat. You are getting very good and seeking out sources. Hope you feel better soon.

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