Hi fellow Lupies
I have recently looked at a study that has been going on in the States, where it seems that there seems to be a lot more interest in diet and links to lupus, the study looks at people going on a gluten free diet. I asked about this when I when to see my rheumy recently and it was suggested that I try reducing the gluten in my diet but not going completely gluten free as there is more sugar in gluten free foods and keep a diary of anything that is particularly noticeable about the way I feel. I was told that not enough research has been done in this country with diet and lupus but if I would like to give some of my blood to the research centre I was welcome so I did.
OMG, WOW what a difference!!!! I stocked up on Gluten free bread, biscuits, cereals and crackers and after a couple of weeks noticed quite a considerable difference in the way I felt in general! I have even got hair growth after being almost bald for the last few years, my abdominal pains have eased a great deal and the fatigue is better than it was it has not gone but I do have more energy than I did. OK I know this food can be expensive but after shopping about I have found that it is much cheaper in some places than others and to feel this much better I am happy to pay a little more. I felt I needed to share this with my fellow lupies and hope that some of you may benefit from tweaking your diet a little and if we push hard enough maybe we can get the research done in this country that they are doing in the States.
Has anybody else tried Gluten free or reduced diet and found a difference in the way they felt?