Hi, My name is Wendy, I'm 44 (well I will be on Monday), married, I'm living in Palm Springs, CA right now but I'm moving back to Raleigh, NC. We leave here on Friday and arrive in NC on July 18th, Yes that is about 3 weeks. We're going to visit family on the way.
I've suffered from feeling sick and tired all my life. I remember in high school telling my doctor to please either cure me or kill me.
About 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.
I've also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, IBS, hypothyroidism, Menerie's disease, chronic "brain fog", fatigure, GERD, gall bladder disease...
Yes I was a walking diagnosis.
For years I was taking pain pills and muscle relaxers just to get through the day.
About 3 years ago I asked my doctor to test me for food allergies. It came back positive for wheat.
So I stoped eatting wheat and felt better. Then I read about Celiac and Gluten intolerance about 5 months ago and I feel better than I have in my life!!!
My pain is all but gone. I'm exercising!!! It's just amazing to not have pain all the time, I was miserable for so long. So naturally I'm much happier. I don't have IBS or GERD sypmtoms any more. No everything didn't magically go away, but I can deal with what's left much better than I could before.
I haven't been losing weight, and don't really expect to before I get back to NC, this move is very stressful.
"I stand in awe of my body."
* Henry David Thoreau
| current weight: 165.0