I've struggled with a number of health issues for years. I had thyroid cancer in high school, and a few years ago had gallbladder surgery. Since the surgery, I've still had gastrointestinal problems, but that's not uncommon with gallbladder removal. They never seemed to get better, and I've had a host of seemingly unrelated symptoms over the past few years.
A few weeks ago, I developed a rash all over. It doesn't look like the rash people talk about with celiac (can't remember the name?), but the doctor put me on steriods and antihistamines, and it didn't want to go away. She suggested an allergy elimination diet, and within two days, the rash and all my stomach issues went away. In the past couple weeks, some of the symptoms I thought were unrelated also went away, and we surmised that I must be celiac or gluten intolerant.
Yesterday, I was at a 4th party and thought I was being very careful. I watched the hostess make coleslaw with slaw, oil and vinegar, so I thought it would be okay. I ate a small serving, then realized there were bits of ramen noodle on the plate. I had a stomachache within an hour, and the rash and stomach issues came back as well. So it would appear wheat is the cause.
I've been allergic to corn since I was a child, and that has a pretty big impact, so I'm starting to realize how big this is and feeling a little overwhelmed by it.
| current weight: 233.0