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It's about time!

Some good news - blood tests all came back fine. No thyroid or iron problems, no cholesterol problems, no diabetes. I'm also feeling better than I have in a bloody long time - turns out the problem was simply gluten. I know that I have problems with gluten - which get worse the more I eat it - it's just that it's so much easier to feed yourself if you include wheat in your diet (especially when you can't eat corn, which is what most gluten-free stuff is made of). Anyway, I've been making a concerted effort over the past 5 days to really restrict the amount of wheat in my diet, and today I've felt fantastic. Not bloated, more energy and I've been alert all day. God, it's good to feel healthy again! I'm really going to make an effort not to slip back on this, it just feels so good to feel good!

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Yay! (You will become like me, living mainly off various fruits, home-made smoothies, and cheese ;) )

Edited at 2008-06-10 01:42 pm (UTC)
Heh. I thought of you the day I started peeling my tomatoes :-D
Oh man. I feel for you. I've already said if I ever turned gluten intolerant I'd either off myself or just live with the side effects. I am too much of a glutton for good food to give it up or try to make due with substitutes. That would be like - idk, having to give up orgasms forever :-(

Glad all the other things are looking good :-)
Heh! Great analogy there. For me, that's what it would be like to give up cheese or coffee. I feel so damn good, though, that I don't yet mind giving up the gluten. And I know I will eat it from time to time - pizza, dumplings, pasta: you are still welcome in my belleh - I just won't eat it *most* of the time ... and certainly not twice in one day. The gluten-free bread isn't so bad as toast, too - though you'd never use it for a sandwich.

And I swear, the effects of no gluten = an obnoxiously cheerful & energetic riley.