I’m not really sure I can say welcome back because I only had these symptoms 8 months ago when I was very sick. I also only had these symptoms when I accidently got “glutened.” For those of you that are regular readers on my site you probably know me as being extremely positive and always going with the flow. Not this time, I simply fed up. Like a fellow gluten-free blogger Gluten Dude says, “I’m so sick and tired of talking about food!” I’ve officially reached my frustration level breaking point and I’m simply confused about what my body is telling me now. On May 30th of this year I officially ended my 180-day elimination diet after I found out I showed sensitivities to soy, goat’s milk, eggs, corn and ton of other foods on top of gluten and dairy. I started re-introducing certain foods back into my body and showed no gastro-intestinal issues. This is the most common symptom that I’ve had. Now I just get brain fog, mildly scratchy throat and congested on a daily basis. I’m currently writing this post with all of these symptoms. I’m not eating gluten or dairy but yet if I don’t eat almost all day long I develop these symptoms.
At first I thought it was the extreme heat that we have in AZ (maybe). Then I thought maybe I wasn’t drinking enough water….nope not that. So I’ve been eating a ton of foods and have gained 10 pounds in the last three weeks. I guess that is not a horrible thing considering I lost about 25 when I got severely sick last October. But, I’m simply at a loss because I just spent 10 days in much cooler San Diego and for a better part of the time I felt fine. Is it the weather? Do I need to start eliminating foods again? Does anybody else develop these symptoms that live in warmer climates?
On a side note, I just tested my sugar levels and they are within the normal limits.
So now, I’m just reaching out and asking for a little feedback. Time to throw another ice pack on my brain and take another nap. As for going back to the doctor, I really would prefer not because nobody seems to understand except for us.
Thanks for listening!