Tuesday, January 15, 2013
To sum things up, I had a lot of health issues last fall. After about a month I started feeling somewhat better but I still had lingering aches and pains in my joints as well as random fevers and knock you down fatigue. Looking back, I had been feeling like that for a long time, I had just ignored it because that's what I do best... ignore pain.
I ended up being diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I never fully accepted that that as what was wrong with me. And I certainly was not willing to accept the multiple prescriptions the rheumatologist wanted me to take. So instead of loading up on drugs I decided to start exercising and change how we ate.
These changes have definitely helped but I have still not been feeling 100%. I wrote about that last week on my other blog and then I had a reader email me Monday morning to share that I had many of her same symptoms and she found that she had a gluten intolerance. The results she experienced from cutting gluten out of her diet in a fairly short amount of time were amazing!
I don't know how to describe it other than a nagging thought about gluten and what it may be doing to my health but that feeling has been lurking around since last fall when I was so sick. Now I don't know if this is the cure all but it's certainly worth a try because in looking at what gluten is in, I would be giving up things that I probably shouldn't be eating much of anyways.
The way I see it, even if it doesn't help my physical symptoms, it's still one step closer to eating healthy so I guess it's a win-win situation.
Here's a few links I've found that have been very helpful so far:
The Gluten-Free Goddess
Gluten Free Eating for Runners
If you are eating a gluten-free diet or have in the past, I'd love to hear about it!