Hello! I have been checking out the forums here for about a month, as well as gathering info online regarding gluten. I started looking into it after the topic being brought up due to one friend being diagnosed with Hashimoto Syndrome along with a wheat allergy. I know I do not have Celiac disease, & I doubt I have a true gluten allergy, but there are symptoms I've had for a long time that made me wonder if gluten sensitivity is the culprit.
For starters-bloating & uncomfortable fullness that don't sync with the amount of food I ate. For example, having a PB&J sandwich & a piece of fruit for lunch, then feeling like I had actually eaten a feast of Thanksgiving Day proportions. This has been going on for at least 10 years. It got to the point where I was afraid to eat anything before going to an event at night or on the weekend in case I had the bloat belly & gas going on. (nausea was an issue at times too.)
The other is more recent-bouts of extreme fatigue. I will admit that there have been times where driving to or from work were probably not very wise. And again, not knowing what version of me will show up when going out with friends-tired me or "normal" me. I never really said much about it to anyone-I would just have some coffee & hope for the best. Besides, who wants to hear someone complain about being tired, isn't everyone at some point?
I thought the fatigue was due to a med I was on for nerve pain in my neck, so I went off of it. I just found out the Advil I have been taking in it's place on a fairly regular basis has gluten in it.
Anyway, I'm in the 4th week of my experiment. All had been going well gut-wise (the fatigue hasn't gone away-although I just discoverd the Advil news last night.) But as I said, all had been going well gut-wise until this past weekend-2 days of bloat, gas, & fullness & slight nausea that I am still recovering from. The only thing I had this past weekend that I've never had before was Betty Crocker GF brownie mix brownies. I had them first on Friday, & it started Friday night. Had some on Sat. & it continued-I finally looked up on line & read some reviews people posted on Amazon. There were a small percentage that had the same experience, so I threw the rest of the brownies out. Has anyone else had this experience? I've had other GF products with no issues, like pizza crust, spaghetti, and tortillas.
I'd like to thank everyone for all the insight & info, it's been truly eye-opening! I still don't know for sure if this is my issue, but at the very least it's made much more aware of the food I eat.
| Pounds lost: 37.4