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almost 30 days since Gluten Free

Monday, March 15, 2010

It has been almost a month since I have been Gluten Free. I have cheated twice, where I devoured chips. I have had 2 other minor slips at home. I can't beat myself up over that because going GF (GLUTEN FREE) is not the easiest thing ever.

I went to Rheumatologist appt. She did confirm Fibromyalgia diagnosis.

After my LAST appt with old family dr., I realized she was no longer my advocate and I needed to cut her loose and move on. So I got a new family Dr. So far I like him. I will be honest, I have lost a lot of faith in Dr's. And I find this normal thinking when you have been through the ringer.

My Rheumatologist took me off Lyrica (brain mush drug for fibro) and started me on Savella. She has had good success with it in her patients. She also has me on a muscle relaxer at night to help me sleep and to keep my muscle a bit loosened up so I don't feel like I can't move in the morning. It's still adjusting and I am not sure yet exactly on how it's all working.

Inside I am full of rage, anger and depression. I don't know if it's the switch, the pain or an underlying mental issue. I don't know. Just tired of it all.

On a positive note, I am swimming again. On a okay note, I have NOT lost OR gained any weight. I just seem to be stuck at 214 and size 16.

I started reading a book I bought 6 years ago called Eat Right for your Blood Type. So I have incorporated that 100%. Now, what I find interesting is, after all the reading I have done online and networking with others that have Fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases, any of them that have went GF have felt better, mentally and physically. Type O (my blood type) diet, claims that those with Type O blood type should NEVER HAVE GLUTEN. And further more, Michael Thuroden (spelled wrong probably) was told to me by a friend that has lost a lot of weight that his plan works for MY BODY type (C), mostly meat, limited grains. Another indication that I may be on the right path to drop this weight once and for all of my spine pain.

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