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Whenever I get frustrated with my food choices, and the lifestyle I now lead, I remind myself how fortunate I am that 1) it’s not life-threatening, and 2) it’s forcing me to be more healthy, which I should have been doing anyway.
After a year off of gluten, my hands aren’t numb anymore and I can play the piano and flute like I used to. I was a music major in college so numb hands was a huge bummer. I also found out that I cant tolerate dairy and soy. I can tolerate dairy if it’s cooked, but no soy, under any circumstances, will ever cross these lips again! Wow! What a difference!
I have CD. Ironically, I say it was my best diagnosis. Since being GF , I feel so much better and so far lost over 50 lbs. It’s a major task at restaurants, and even in my own household or family gatherings. I educate as I can. I have a demyelination Syndrome similar to MS. Before the diagnosis, I was living w brain fog, other cognitive issues, muscle pain, severe fatigue, on and on. Food would just run through me with intense stomach pain. Not fun. I’m also glad there is such an awareness. It all helps getting the industry to understand. I particular appreciate it when restaurants truly understand the logistics to serve true gluten free meals. Take care, all!
I used to have brain tingles as well … I described them to my doctor as my “zoom, zooms” .. just this quick “zoom” (tingle), and then gone. Fortunately since being Gfree, no more zooms!
I say, don’t feel sorry for me, I can still eat steak and lobster and drink Patron!