Sunday, February 28, 2010
Food mmmmm food
Aside from CFS I also have Coeliacs disease and lactose intolerance. I have certainly always suffered with the lactose issue. I can remember sucking down milkshakes when I was a kid and feeling like I was in heaven for about 5 minutes and then feeling like I was gonna be sick .... uuurrrrrrrggghhhhh. But milkshakes are sooo yummy that it always seemed worth the suffering. I hadn't realised that not everyone felt cruddy after drinking milk until maybe 5 years ago.
I have no idea when the gluten issue started but it was probably sometime around 2003 that I first decided to try cutting wheat out of my diet. I certainly did feel better short term but at that stage I had lots of other big stuff going on in my life and I didn't take the diet stuff seriously enough. I think I just kinda suffered in silence for a number of years until I changed Dr's in 2007 and suddenly had someone actually listening to me and responding in a way that made sense. I cut out all gluten and was diagnosed with Coeliacs.
Anyway ... from everything I have read it seems quite common for people with CFS to have autoimmune diseases and food issues, so lucky me!!! hahahaha
I have to say that eating gluten free and dairy free isn't really that difficult. The bigger issue is the expense! Gluten free food is soooo much more expensive, which sucks when you have no income :(
Anybody else had similar experiences?? Let me know :)