Celiac plus a lot more
Well, I haven't posted in a while, because I was totally stressed out over the holidays, and also, because I was feeling really bad again, due to other intolerances cropping up. It very much looks like I am also intolerant to salicylates (present in almost all fruits, many nuts, ALL spices, honey, Aspirin IS a salicylate (it's never helped me, but made pains worse), many vegetables, all teas except chamomile, all oils except for cold pressed sunflower oil). So, now I have to start from scratch again with figuring out my diet, had to replace all my shampoos, soaps etc. for the third time in three months, and I am quite overwhelmed, to say the least.
The only fruits left to me are peeled pears and peeled golden delicious apples. Bananas are salicylate free, but I can't tolerate them for other reasons.
I had gone back to terrible body pains (not gastrointestinal symptoms, they come with gluten), crying spells, depression, backaches, asthma, and weight gain (four pounds in two days).
Yesterday I finally figured it out (through postings in the celiac forum), and avoided all salicylates. Today I am a lot more stable emotionally, the pain is finally subsiding again, my back is much better, the asthma is gone, and I lost five pounds overnight. So, it appears that I am on the right track.
So, now I am REALLY left with almost nothing to eat! Plus, of course all my vitamins are full of salicylates, and I won't be able to take them any more, as they make me sick rather than healthier! It is very frustrating, to say the least.
I will try to me more active again, but as you can see, have a lot to deal with right now. It's been a very difficult adjustment, especially because once I think I've got it figured out, the next thing crops up, and I am almost back to square one. :roll:
And then it won't get into my husband's thick head that I am not 'sinning' when I am having angry outbursts, or crying spells, or being irritable, but that those problems are diet related, because the gluten and salicylates are known to cause those things (besides the fact that TS and AS aren't exactly helpful either, which he won't take into consideration at all).
I am stressed to the limit, and wouldn't be able to manage without seeing my counselor weekly.
German citizen, married to a Canadian for 28 years, four daughters, one son, eight grandchildren (and one on the way).