I strongly suspect and am investigating a wheat sensitivity or allergy right now. In the meantime, given how many symptoms I have for which we've ruled out other explanations, I'm thinking I should try to go wheat-free/as close to it as possible for now.
The thing is, I also struggle with IBS and GERD, and a lot of foods trigger me off and make me ill, even on my medications. I recently drew up a blog here on SP with my safe foods and "sorta-safe" foods, and the list is not very long... and a lot of it contains wheat! Even looking around at suggestions and recipes here, I'm seeing brick walls: I cannot tolerate lactose; eggs are a no-go most days; beans and many veggies are a no as well; I can't eat corn in any form if I don't want to feel awful...
Is anyone else struggling with these sorts of conflicts? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about planning meals for home and on the go (often the case for me, being in college) that won't kill me?
If it helps, this post lists my safe foods (including items with wheat) for the IBS and GERD - Foods that don't trigger THOSE issues. The wheat issue is a whole other ballgame beyond this list:www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
Thanks in advance... I am so frustrated... I'm a bit of a foodie too, so it's depressing to want food but not be able to eat it.
Edited by: SAFEINMYFRAME at: 1/4/2012 (02:37)
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