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Hello followers! :D

Some of you knows that I have troubles with my health for many years. Fibromyalgia and other troubles so I thought you would be happy to hear about this!

A few weeks ago, I read about micronutritions and how it affects people with fibromyalgia. Among those infos, I found that gluten was not so good for "us". So, I decided to cut gluten from my diet and cow milk also, for the same reason.
I truly have nothing to lose.

For many many years, I've had belly pain. Doctors kept telling me to drink more water, do more exercises and that it was because of fibromyalgia. To sum it up, they did not know what was causing those terrible belly aches.

For a little more than a week now, I cut all gluten from my nutrition.
Yesterday, as I was preparing to go to bed, I felt weird...strangely light, and I did not know why. Then, when I finally got in my bed and began to strategically place all of my pillows and cushion around me (I always do that to remove some pressure from my limbs and trying to reduce the pain) I understood what the feeling was.

My belly was not hurting!

For the first time in many many years, I went to bed without any kind of pain in my belly!

Can you imagine how it feels like? Not one single night in as long as I can remember did I go to bed without having cramps. It feels so strange...so...GOOD!

What pisses me off is that no doctor saw that I might have been intolerant to gluten since childhood, even slightly. Oh well...

I make my own gluten free bread (because the one at the market not only is expensive, but taste like cardboard, mine's good! :D ). Eat gluten free pasta, make DELICIOUS gluten free desserts! Oh yes! My brownies are just AMAZING! Better then the two bite brownies you get at the superstore!

Even if the gluten free diet does not help with the fibromyalgia, it is worth it because my belly does not hurt anymore! :D

I replaced cow milk with Almond milk. That has seemed to help as well. It is very good. I tried soy milk and...yerr...did not like it at all (and I had belly cramps afterward, so...).

I cannot believe the difference it is making. My gosh! If I had known, I would have done that long ago!

Hopefully, in a few weeks, I will see more benefits from that diet. Wish me luck! :D

I write this journal entry to not only share my joy, but to help people who might have felt the way I do and does not know what caused their discomfort.
  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Reading: gluten free recipes
  • Watching: Broadchurch
  • Eating: gluten free stuff
  • Drinking: almond milk
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:iconminicarly:
MiniCarly Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconkayanah:
kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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:iconwhimsical-elegance:
Whimsical-Elegance Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is great! I'm so glad you found something that helped. ^-^
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:iconkayanah:
kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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PaisleyRose Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sounds as if you're lactose intolerant as well... well good for you!
Be proactive with your health and your diet.
Bravo for you!
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:iconkayanah:
kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not 100% intolerant to lactose, but "fragile" nonetheless.

Thank you! :)
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darkc3po Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
:hug:
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:iconkayanah:
kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:huggle:
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:icondarkc3po:
darkc3po Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
^_^:hug:how are you,how was your weekend,have a great day my buddy.:hug:^_^
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kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My weekend was super tiring!
Friday we went to the grocery store on foot in super cold weather.
Saturday my sister and I went to a store where they sell lots of stuff in bulk and got some gluten free flours to make my own blend. Then I came home and made some gluten free bread.
Sunday (yesterday then) I baked some gluten free brownies and chocolate chip cookies.
And today I am resting! :P
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darkc3po Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
^_^:hug:i'm very sorry to hear that my buddy,
i'm very sorry to hear that,
that is very awesome,may i ask what is gluten,
yummy brownies and cookies,
sunday my sister and my brotherinlaw went out my sister'sbaby and their dog stay the night,monday was cool in texas,my sister and my brotherinlaw came and got them,how are you,do you like butterflies,have a great day my best buddy.:hug:^_^
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kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gluten is in wheat, oat, rye and barley and every products that has one of these in them. It is natural, but some people has trouble digesting it, other people are altogether allergic to it. In my case, I heard gluten was not necessarily good for people with fibromyalgia, so I tried cutting foods that has gluten in them. My belly pain has left altogether. I cannot remember a day in my life without having belly pain, or going to bed with terrible cramps. So, I guess it means I was intolerant to gluten without knowing.
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:icondarkc3po:
darkc3po Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
^_^:hug:awww,thank you very much for telling me my best buddy,i like bread,
thursday i might go to the doctor,
how are you,how is the weather,have a great day my best buddy:hug:^_^
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kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loooove bread, and making good gluten free bread's hard. The one I made is pretty nice for toasts, but not for sandwiches...hmm...

the weather's pretty cold, but it was sunny today.
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Kyle-Lefort Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's awesome! So glad you're finally starting to feel better. :)
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kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is!:D
Thank you! :D
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Fushica Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
AAAAA I'm so glad that you're finding a working solution for your pain! Hopefully it only gets better from here 8D
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kayanah Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot! :D
I'm crossing my fingers; so far so good! No belly pain in days!
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