Some of these posts are more for my own recollection than for your enjoyment. This post for instance. Sometimes I just write for me. Feel free to read anyway.
For the last couple days I have had to eat gluten again in preparation for some blood work. I have been off gluten now for at least 3 weeks, maybe a month.
The first day I ate about a dozen ritz crackers. I felt fine for about 4 hours. I fooled myself into thinking I would be ok. Then my stomach started to hurt and a while later I was cramping. A couple hours later I was extremely fatigued. All I wanted to do was sleep. The cramping and exhaustion lasted all night. I hardly slept and I didn't remember any of my dreams.
When I am off gluten I sleep better and I remember my dreams. Don't ask me what gluten has to do with dreaming.
On day two I ate 4 crackers and 1/2 of an English muffin. All of the same symptoms continued. By 2pm I was feeling fatigued and the feeling never went away. I went in for the blood draw and can now go off gluten again. The blood work will tell me if I have Celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and many other food sensitivities.
I'm excited to be able to stop eating gluten, I can't believe how bad I feel when I eat it. It's way worse now that I have been off of it. My symptoms were never this bad when I was eating it daily. Instead of low level cruddy, it's extreme pain cruddy.
Gluten is so lame.