I have been a member for a while, but this is my first time on the forum.
I have been true gluten free for probably 6 months now and I feel great. I never had lot of illnesses – mostly fatigue and depression. When I first found out I was gluten sensitive about 2 years ago, I got off traditional gluten and felt great. Sure enough, as time went by, I began to feel that fatigue and depression again.
My bloodtests show a lot of other food sensitivities – soy, peanuts, and I am definitely intolerant to dairy as well. I have tried to reintroduce soy, dairy and peanuts from time to time and always end up with some sort of brain fog or strange mouth sores (kind of like blood blisters).
Anyway, I feel so frustrated, I can deal with being grain free, but the soy and dairy is so hard – no yogurt, cheese, milk, etc. . . So far, most soy free, dairy free, gluten free cheese or yogurt options I have found are not very good. Also they do not have much protein and I am not a big meat eater so getting protein is hard for me. I think I also get really bad brain fog/ fatigue with chicken, even when the label says “gluten free”.
I feel like my diet is so limited – eggs, salads, fruits, nuts, beans and seafood.
I don’t love to cook, but am thinking I should try Dr.O’s cookbook.
Have you taken supplements to help in your recovery? Do you take pancreatic enzymes? I am about 6 months true gluten free and have done all of those and more. I am very well, but expect some foggy days to come. I had 30 years of symptoms before I got diagnosed. People say it takes from 6 months to 2 years to recover-and sometimes longer. You may have more healing and be able to handle diverse foods later.
I had an food sensitivity test and was intolerant to all but 11 of 60 things I was eating. I can eat nearly all of them, though, as long as I rotate my diet. This switch seemed to help me clear the fog. It is recent, so I don’t know what I will say next week.