Hi everyone, I hope you had lovely weekends. I've got Hashimoto's and leaky gut and was told several years ago by a private doctor I was borderline coeliac (I didn't even know there was such a thing!) and that I must quit gluten. Just being totally honest, I have dipped in and out since then but for some reason I've been suffering terribly recently and it would be no surprise if it has something to do with it, so I wanted to check the symptoms.
It tends to start off with abdomen/gut ache and then moves up to my throat, which becomes sore and swollen. I also get bad headaches, sinusitis, terrible brain fog, anxiety and low mood. I feel short tempered, unmotivated, extremely fatigued and achey. I've always assumed these are autoimmune flare ups, and I still think they are, but I'm now thinking they're being caused by me eating gluten (why do I do it? Why?).
The episodes are becoming much more frequent and can last for weeks. I've had several in the past few months so I have basically been permanently ill. It's beginning to affect every area of my life severely and as much as anything I need someone to give me a good kick up the arse and tell me to stop being such an idiot and thinking I can get away with eating non gluten-free bread and cakes sometimes.
I'm also a bit confused because I thought being coeliac led to weight loss but I've actually put on weight and despite being on a strict (but not gluten free) diet for two months, the pounds are not coming off.
Could this be the root cause of it all?! Is sugar something else I should ditch? I would love to hear people's positive stories. Thanks so much for any advice you can offer.