Many of you know I've been having issues with inability to lose weight, that I have diabetes, hypothyroid, the big puffy belly with a smaller legs and upper body where clothes haven't fit well at all.
I think it was in here where someone asked if Bowel Movements were the way they were and I had mentioned expelling nutrient rich foods like berries and greens whole. ((sorry for the TMI)
I figured I wasn't getting nutrients I needed with expelling those foods, but I coughed it up to either hypothyroid (part of the polycystic ovarian syndrome) OR the fact that I don't have a gall bladder since 2002.
This past year, I've been getting pretty lethargic, feeling inable to even get up some days...yet again ANOTHER symptom of hypothyroid. My levels were fine, but my dr. raised it since I complained to 125mcg for thyroid meds. STILL I'm literally exhausted, expelling my food....and I'm more exhausted than ever!
Some of you told me that with expelling food like that I needed to bring it up to the dr., yet I STILL wanted to wait and research a bit. Things just haven't been making sense.
As I've been raising my protein, I've also been trying to raise the amount of fiber in my diet. I.E. greens, whole wheat, oatmeal, wheat germ and Kashi shakes with protein AND tons of fiber in it.
For YEARS now I've been complaining to my husband how for some reason, everytime I eat an egg, I end up with diarreha (AGAIN, sorry for the TMI).
Today I've just been SO down in the dumps depressed, just wanting to end it all because no matter what I do, I'm just not feeling well. I'm trying!
Anways, I started doing a google search about the inability to absorb vitamins and foods and several links came up with information pertaining to tests for malabsorbtion and seeing a gastroentologist. I saw all the listings.....several I've known about and didn't think pertained to me, one that was scarey that possibly could pertain to me and I was fearful because my friend passed from complications to it, THEN, I saw a link to Celiacs Disease. I've heard of it, wasn't too familiar, though I see foods all over the place catoring to gluten free products.
Oh MY GOODNESS! Could it possibly be that maybe I was misdiagnosed years ago? Apparently because its an autoimmune disease there's a correlation with thyroid disease and diabetes.
The one thing about this, is that one of the symptoms of the malnutritian is drastic weightloss. I have TOTAL opposite. I have the beer belly and frustrating weight gain no matter how hard I work out.
Could it in fact be possible that I'm allergic to gluten and the fact that I've changed my WHOLE diet around and purchased whole wheat flour, brown rice, Kashi shakes, TONS of fiber whole grain cereals, and such....could it possibly be why since adding MORE of this stuff into my diet why I'm all of a sudden sicker than a dog? Not to mention the fact that I've recently got hemmeroids from eating so much fiber (sorry TMI again).
Anyways, I think I just found a HUGE key to what may be literally killing my energy, and very being right now. If I had the energy to cry, I'd fall on my knees right now!
So I'm not going too overboard and diagnosing myself, I'm going to go back to the Primary Care dr. and ask for the tests for malabsorbtion and vitamin deficeincy, see what the labs are like and then ask to see a gasteroenterologist. I've had enough dr.'s to know that if I run in saying I have it, they'll most likely want to treat me for it even if I don't have it. So treading on unbiased waters without telling them what I think I have...while just asking for the tests to be run will be very helpful in figuring out once and for all what I may or may not have.
Anyways, just wanted to thank the team. I wouldn't have done a further search and probably would have ignored them if I hadn't confided in the most embarassing issue.
I still can't get over the egg issue. Who'd a thunk that eating eggs could potentially be an issue with celiacs disease...BUT if the chicken is fed grains with gluten.....thats a HUGE reason why eggs aren't working for me.
Anyone in here have Celiacs that may have further info for me? How are you using that in conjunction with eating clean?
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Goal weight ~ 132
short term goal ~41lbs
| Pounds lost: 1.0