My doctor just asked me to go wheat-free for a month, to see if I feel better. I am 54, post-menopausal, hypothyroid (60 mg/day, natural desiccated thyroid - compounded for me, not Armour) and have been feeling totally exhausted for awhile. Also, weight gain, mood swings, dry skin & acne, and aches. He says my thyroid results are normal and he feels a change in diet might help, and I am certainly willing to try.
Anyway, I did ask my doc, "Hey, if, in a month, I am feeling terrific, does this mean I have to stay wheat-free forever?" I wouldn't mind it, I just want to know if I should begin getting into that GF mindset, kwim?
He said, "Wait, and we'll talk then, You need to see how you'll feel."
Basically, not an answer!
So, I have done without any wheat since last Wednesday. Feel okay (last night, however, terrible time sleeping with lots of aches and tossing!), no differences that I can attribute to being GF (still as tired as anything).
Learning new things to cook has been fun and finding new products which I never knew existed (the gluten-free pasta we tried is wonderful!) and I made a terrific ricotta tart for breakfast today. Even made brownies that were GF and tasted great. I have not had what I would think is "wheat withdrawal" (unless last night's feelings were that?). Dh and ds are fully supporting this and joining in, somewhat, which is nice (I didn't ask them to do so!).
Anyone BTDT, as far as going wheat-free and then eating it again? I've heard that it can be terrible to rejoin the world of wheat, after doing this. I haven't wanted to look too closely, at this point, because I really LOVE to eat wheat products. I am a baker from the age of 4 and and I would very much miss some of my best wheat-containing baking creations!!!
Is this really a lifestyle change, forever? Like I said, I don't mind, but I would love to hear from others that have done this!
Thanks, in advance............