Hi, my name is Cathleen and I think my 12 year old son and I might need to give becoming gluten free a try. It's not going to be easy because I'm married to an Italian family and EVERYTHING is gluten just about. I have always been a fitness person, someone who is very active and this past year I have put 30 lbs on that I can't get off.
But for me, I have noticed that after I eat things I know have gluten in them, I feel really really bloated and uncomfortable. I am constipated often and will go a couple days without using the restroom. I feel low energy and my mind doesn't feel clear. So I'm thinking that gluten may be the problem after talking to many people.
I do not have medical insurance therefore can not go get tests, but I'm told that if I try being gluten free for 6 weeks, I should be able to tell if my body changes with the way I feel.
As for my son, he has the same issues except sometimes he's constipated and sometimes he has diahrhea.