My name is Susan and I just joined the Spark Team. So far, I love every team I've been to! This is a wonderful place to get healthy and hopefully, I'll do just that by losing some of this weight.
I discovered my gluten allergy/Celiac Disease about 10 years ago, or so. I'm not good with time and dates because I have fibromyalgia and don't remember much unless I have it in front of me, but I've had this allergy for a long time. When I started having intestinal/stomach problems I was put through a multitude of tests but although the doctors found a lot of other problems, they still couldn't find the cause of my chronic diarrhea. It got so that I was afraid to go out anywhere unless I knew where there were bathrooms along the route. At one point, through all the testing, I had to have one of the discs replaced in my neck, so the doctor suggested that I try omitting dairy from my diet and see if that might be the problem. Lo and behold, it worked and I was doing great for about a year. Then it started all over again, so the doctor suggested that I might be allergic to eggs. Another bingo! So there I was...no eggs (I could have the whites, just not the yolks) or dairy. A year after that, yes...the problem resurfaced with a vengeance. By this time, I was so bad that I would go out for pizza 5 minutes from my daughter's house. Right after eating, I could barely make it to her house. I was doubled over in pain while at the same time, feeling like I was going to pass out. I'd run to the bathroom, back to lay on the couch, and go back and forth for about an hour until I finally felt well enough/safe enough to go back out.
At one point, some friends had invited my husband and me to go to a timeshare with them for a week. When one of them noticed how I was, she suggested that I try staying away from wheat and WOW!!! That was it!! A cure once again! I looked through the internet to find any info I could find on wheat allergies and discovered what else I should avoid. Life was wonderful again after all those years.
Well, I think I burned your ears enough for now. I have many allergies besides these, but will spare you the details. LOL
I read somewhere that if I stayed away from gluten long enough, I may be able to tolerate dairy and eggs again. About 2 years after I stayed away from all of it, I gradually tried adding some dairy and eggs back and have been very successful as long as I don't over-do it. If I do, I end up very gassy and uncomfortable and back on the throne again.
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