Hey all of you wonderful people!
I just wanted to write a quick blog post to explain what is going on and honestly, so that I can let out this bottled up frustration.
As you may or may not already know, I have been doing a gluten free and dairy free diet. I decided to start the diet because I was experiencing auras (black spots in my vision, numbness in my face & hands), stomach issues (bloating) that I will not go into too much detail about and stiffness in my hands and feet.
The gluten free and dairy free diet were working amazingly well, however I would still get bloating and am now back to feeling all the above feelings that had led me to start the GF & DF diet in the first place. ENTER FRUSTRATION!! There is something on top of gluten and dairy that I am unable to eat!
Now I’m wondering if it’s something more like IBS or Crohn’s. I will be starting the low FODMAP diet as suggested by my doctor (SO MANY LIMITATIONS). I’m also going to request a referral to see an endocrinologist so that I can get some tests done and have an answer once and for all. All these diets are taking so much of my energy and money and I am seriously fed up!!
The thing that really gets me about all this is that it is taking over my life. I had to leave work early on Saturday, couldn’t work on Sunday and now feel like I have to reschedule my clients for today because I feel like so much of my attention is distracted by the discomfort that I am feeling. I also had to bail on several of my friends. I really hate being this way. I have so many plans and ideas and they are all on hold because of this. I cannot wait until I have a diagnosis or an explanation and I feel better!!
Thanks for listening to me vent! Enjoy your day and more importantly, enjoy your healthy digestive systems! Next time you eat a piece of cheese or bread, think of me and savour it 😉 <3
3 thoughts on “Discomfort and most of all, FRUSTRATION!”
I really hope they can figure out soon what the problem is…
Have you tried focusing on sleep? Have you heard the fact that sleep is more important than diet? Do you follow Dr.Chatterjee or Shawn From the Model Healthy Show?