The good: my test results were all normal. Cholesterol is fine. He says from knowing my diet and exercise it’s not something i’m doing. With my family history, he’s not worried where I am and it’s certainly not needing medication. *WHEW!*
The bad: nothing was turned up by test results. But things are getting worse. My lip started quivering when he was talking about my results. I was hoping for something.
The ugly: have to try Gluten Free for a longer period of time. I was only GF 40 days during lent, then for a stint of 2 weeks after that before having to add it back.
Celiac/gluten panels are only 20% accurate. I may have not had gluten back in my system long enough. Or that possibly I am one of the people who isn’t Celiac but still has a sensitivity or intolerance that won’t come up on panels.
He really thinks that if I cut it out for a longer period of time and give my stomach time to repair, that I will notice a difference in most of my symptoms. Go back in August and assess the situation. At that time, retest my thyroid, because I was on the edge of being abnormal.
So not only am I GF now, but I have to try to be dairy free too. WHAT!?! Yes, many people who are gluten sensitive/intolerant, are also lactose or casein intolerant. Soy is also not suggested. I like cheese. and yogurt. and cottage cheese 😦
I also need to add in a new probiotic.
Here we go! It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s worth it to possibly feel better.