Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Dr. was great with me yesterday; a sharp contrast to the verbal lashing she gave me last Friday. My weight was up 3.5 lbs in 10 days so she was happy with that. (thats from doing my best to eat 4000 calories a day) I won't have to go for another weigh in appt for 2 weeks, but she expects the same sort of increase. For the record, my weight went from 124.2 with boots on to 127.6 with boots on.
Tests all came back pretty good, except for the obvious problem, my electolytes are totally messed up. This accounts for heart palpatations, etc..... Main causes of disturbed electrolytes are taking diuretics and excessive diarrhea. Well, I don't take diuretics.
she is retesting for my sodium and potassium and also has ordered some different stool samples. Then she mentioned celiac disease...
Shawna mentioned this to me a while ago, and although I usually take seriously what she has to say, i just didnt want to alter my diet. after doing some research now, I am amazed at the similarities in my symptoms. As well, 3 day ago was a pretty good day for me ( had some energy, wasn't running to restroom every 5 min, etc...) , then yesterday was HORRIBLE. Well, guess what I had eaten on the one day and not the other.... lots of gluten.
So here goes. I just ate my last homemade oatmeal raisin cookie with enriched flour. I am going to try and eat gluten free for the next two weeks and see how that goes. Maybe I will get this all figured out on my own.