For those of you who don’t know, I am subject to debilitating abdominal pain on a very regular basis. I’ve always gotten bad stomach pains but as I’ve gotten older it’s becoming worse and more frequent, to the point of me having to miss work and use my precious paid time off haha. Now usually I’ll have pain that last 1-2 days, but I recently just got over a bout that lasted almost 2 weeks, 2 weeks of pain, bloating and misery.
After talking to some friends I began to realize maybe I’m gluten intolerant, I will admit with how much the gluten free fad has poured forth I thought that most people were just jumping on the next diet fad train. I work with a girl who is gluten intolerant, and my boyfriend’s cousin recently found out she was too. After looking at the symptoms, I have a shocking amount of them, not just two or three but like 10-15.
The pain, the intestinal issues, the bloating, inability to lose weight, depression, difficulty sleeping….just to name a few, it’s been exhausting. So I am going to try cutting gluten and see if things improve, if not I will then see a doctor for testing, as I hate doctors and only will do that as a last resort. If this works then cool, no more worries.
So if perchance anyone had information, recipes, recommendations, or the like, I’d appreciate you sharing, as this is a whole new world to me.
Thank you, wish me luck :)