Hi all, just back from holiday, which was interesting.
Holiday (Turkey) confirmed heat intolerance, and the fact my 72 year old mother is rather flexible for her age, after years of denying that she was hypermobile (I have the pics - bending both elbows back down, touching toes, thumb nearly but not quite reaching the forearm), but the main issue was a problem with a tiny piece of pizza.
I recently became diabetic (type 2) after years of pre-diabetes. I went on a strict low carb (not no-carb) diet and the diabetes has gone entirely into remission (special star from my GP for that). On holiday I was tempted and ate a little slice of somebody else's pizza, and within 5 minutes had very cramping stomach, 'system purge', followed by 2 days of diarrhoea and lower gut pain. This happened a month ago too with somebody else's little cracker, which started stomach cramping and lower gut pain within a couple of minutes of being eaten (I mention the other people because this was definitely not food poisoning). Can you become gluten sensitive at age 50? I can still eat most carbs/gluten with no problem, although very small amounts because of the diabetes.
Is this to do with EDS? My usual gut problems are to do with slow passage.
For info - My full range of (including historic) issues is: PCOS>insulin resistance>gestational diabetes>diabetes, psoriasis, EDS, TMJ, ice-pick headaches, ? POTS (dizziness on rising, heat intolerance,) but very hard-to-control high BP -on 4 medications for it, irregular heart beat & palpitations, flushes and rashes, and lately, peri-menopause with memory problems and periods from hell. May have forgotten some.