I have been "sick" my entire life...when I was a kid, I would have unbearable stomach aches, and as I grew in to adulthood, I started losing the ability to digest foods. When I was 19, I was told that I needed surgery, but the Gastro wouldn't do it because I was too young. I was also diagnosed with hypoglycemia that year. When I was 23, it became life-threatening, and I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. They took half of my colon and 5 feet of my intestines out. Over the next decade, I dealt with the pain and bloating, the inability to go to the bathroom for days at a time. I could have owned stock in enemas and stool softeners. When I was 31, I started having migraines, and I gained 40 pounds in a matter of weeks. I was told that my hypoglycemia was now considered severe. I have been tested for so many things, seen several neurologists, etc...finally, last year, at the age of 35, my endocrinologist told me that the hypoglycemia is a symptom of a greater problem, and that I am allergic to gluten. I have been poisoning myself all my life, and had no idea that was the root of my problems. I started eating and following a Paleo lifestyle a few months ago, and I have never felt better. My digestion issues have improved, I would say more than 75 or 80% already. I do take amitryptine everyday for migraines, and my always have to, but you should look into the Paleo way of life. We only eat natural foods, not just "gluten free"...View Thread
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