So, I am in the early 6th month of being wheat-free.
I really miss doughnuts.
So far, I have not been miraculously cured of my CFIDS/ME. But my FMS is much, much better than it was when eating wheat. I'm also much more tolerant of cold. R noted when I was at home that I seemed more clear-headed in the mornings, more awake.
At the end of this month, I plan to have a few doughnuts and see what happens. Will my joint pain return? If I notice ill effects from the wheat, I will go back off of it for good.
I am also going to talk to an immunologist about the possibility of celiac disease, and maybe get scoped. I also want to get tested for reactivity to WGA and a few other things. I want to know what is going on.
The last couple of weeks, I have noticed that I am feeling less tired. Is it just the time off? I mean, I've been out of school for more than a month now, and I have mostly been relaxing. Or is it that this is how long it takes to recover from Celiac-induced illness? It turns out I have a lot of Celiac symptoms I didn't know were symptoms. Nutritional deficiencies, peripheral neuropathy, geographic tongue.
- Wheat free home stretch