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I'm glad that you're experiencing less pain -- that is awesome :)

Sorry about the other frustrations, though -- it's one reason why I have stubbornly insisted (other than doing trials of dairy-free and caffeine-free to see if they had any effects -- they didn't) on not changing my diet further . . . it's TIRING trying to deal with food restrictions, and it can have unexpected side effects, like the lower-body weight gain.

I hope that you can work out an individualized plan that works well for you, so that you can keep the pain-reduction benefits, but hopefully will have fewer negative issues.

**hugs & good luck**


Honestly, I think the weight gain has to do with the fact that I am not eating properly due to tiredness, distraction, etc. And the positives are SO positive.

A lot of people find that when they go wheat-free, their anti-thyroid antibodies go down, which was another motivation for me.

Going wheat-free was hard but it has been worth it thus far. So much less pain that I don't need pain meds every single day anymore. That's huge for me.

Because it was hard, I worked my way up to it instead of going cold turkey, which made it easier for me. I really urge you to try it. I resisted trying this for many years, but I reached a point where the evidence that it might help me was stacking up and up.

Btw, just in the time since I made this entry, I've been making an effort to eat more protein and less carbs, and take my thyroid meds religiously, and the weight is already starting to come off.

I can understand not wanting to take on something new when you feel overwhelmed already. I was reluctant to do this and sometimes I feel resentful. But this has helped me SO MUCH that I wish I had become ready to do it before. I've said for years that I was willing to do ANYTHING to be well, but in reality it took me a long time to become ready to take the plunge into wheat-free.

If you want to try it, I will do whatever I can to help you. Including sending delicious baked goods!

I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better and that some of the weight is coming off! :)

I'm going to have to table any dietary changes until Kira's health is stable, though -- she was at the cardiologist yesterday and today, she's wearing another 24-hour monitor, and we have to go in next week to talk about her test results. I'm simply not emotionally equipped to give up the majority of my comfort foods right now.

Thank you for the support, and it's not something I'm unwilling to try, but maybe in the summer when life has hopefully calmed down a little (and there's lots of fresh produce to choose from.)


Yeah, I totally know what you mean. That is why I had to work my way up to it; I couldn't bear to go wheat-free until I had wheat-free versions in place of the things I love. The things I am baking now, people really cannot tell that they are wheat-free! Whereas the things I bought at stores in the beginning, they were mostly gross.

I hope Kira keeps improving!

Edited at 2013-12-13 11:43 pm (UTC)

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