My sister is a self-diagnosed no milk and no wheat person, and I am a self-diagnosed no gluten person. She went through a year or two of feeling terrible, sleeping all the time, and being cranky as all heck when in desperation she also did a detox diet and on the third day she was pretty much normal again. She slowly added foods back in and she said within 30 minutes of the wheat and milk, she knew she found the problem. She has since been allergy tested and nothing shows up, but her allergist told her that only means you don't have a true life-threatening throat-closing allergy and if it makes her feel better to avoid milk and wheat, then keep doing it.
My story is about the same, but instead of feeling lousy I "just" had wild crazy blood sugar swings (I'm a type 1 diabetic) and after 2 days without gluten (tested on a hunch based on stuff I'd read and my sister's new allergy discovery) I was pretty much back to normal again. I have failed blood tests that test for Celiac, but my doctor agrees that if I get better results from not eating gluten then I shouldn't eat gluten regardless of what a test says.
I was lucky in that I lived with my sister at the time and she had already done an awful lot of label reading and research as to what we could eat, but its still challenging sometimes. There's hidden stuff in places you'd never think to look and it will be frustrating at times, but it gets easier and feeling better is well worth the hassle.
SP does have a gluten-free recipe filter on the SparkRecipes site, and while its handy, there's a lot of recipes that aren't marked as GF but are really easy to adapt. Be wary of prepared sauces, but a lot of Mexican and Thai meals are really easy to alter to be milk-free and gluten-free, and there's a whole new world of grains out there that can be substituted left and right to make things safe to eat.
Good luck with it all, its a lot to handle sometimes but its well worth it! If you have any questions or need advice on anything this is a great group to ask!
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