K-my experiences are very similar to yours. I never had gastro sytmptoms, but I have hashimotos thyroid, a lot of sinus problems and food allergies to food I loved to eat! I'm also VERY allergic to tartar control toothpaste now, so some chemical in it started to bother my after using it for years.
My doctor has run tests and found I'm celiac, and from blood tests has found that I have chronic inflammation. By going gluten free for the last few weeks, my morning-tired foggy feeling has drastically improved. My doc said that has to do with blood sugar. I'm doing the clearvite diet now, and have also eliminated all fruit and tea, even decaf from my diet, and I have no fruit juice or anything with added sugar. Its basically a diet of lean white meat, fish and veggies for 3 weeks. By doing this, I'm clearing out my system, then I can add the foods I was previously allergic too (like carrots and bananas) back to my diet.
Because I have Celiac, I probably will never eat Gluten, Eggs, Soy, or Dairy again (I accidently had some at Easter dinner yesterday and BOY did I have a stomach ache even though I never had many gastro problems before), but if I stay gluten free I should be able to eat the food I was allergic too before. My doctor said that will cause my all over inflammation to go down, which should help my sinuses. He also explained how you get new food allergies because you have a "leaky-gut" which causes your autoimmune disease to flare up and it starts attacking everything, even foods you used to be able to eat.
I don't know what tests you can afford on your own, but enterolabs has them all available in kits through the mail.
Edited by: MACKJESS1234 at: 4/25/2011 (15:06)
Mini Goals and rewards:
167-Reached 10/08/2012, allowed myself a McDs sundae for a treat!
| current weight: 164.4