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November 5, 2014

When I read Kerris’s post about going/being gluten free, I was intrigued. Not because I thought “oh, that sounds like fun!” But because there is one symptom I’ve thought I had for a long time; I just didn’t realize it was a symptom. The brain fog.

I have always noticed it seemed like I have a much harder time remembering things like to-do lists. Or when having important conversations, I couldn’t remember all the bullet points I had researched. I’ve been annoyed by it, but choose found ways to work around it. Until I saw the brain fog.

When I went to Friends for Life in 2013, I had the celiac test done, and I don’t h

I'll just dream about food like this for the next month.

I’ll just dream about food like this for the next month.

ave celiac. Yes, it could change since then. But I also don’t have the marker that all people with celiac have. When my endo explained it to me, she said it does not mean I won’t get get celiac, but all people with that specific marker do get celiac. If I am mistaken in this understanding, please let me know!

I googled “celiac brain fog.” Here is what I’ve found so far:

I have started a month month long trial. I am finding gluten in the most bizarre places (roasted sunflower kernels?!) and currently eating a pretty limited diet. I know gluten free does not equal a limited diet, but you also must remember I don’t have a kitchen. This is new to me. I’m keeping a food journal along with anecdotes about my thought processes. In a month, I will reintroduce gluten. From there I will make a decision. In the mean time, if anyone has simple gluten free recipes they want to share, I would love to see them!

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  1. November 5, 2014 12:12 PM

    I thought it was: if you have the markers (DQ2 and/or DQ8) you have the potential to develop celiac, but it’s still pretty unlikely. Like maybe 1:10. If you DON’T have either (like lucky Miss Briley) it would be practically unheard of for you to develop it.

    • November 5, 2014 2:09 PM

      I bet you are right. You are much more knowledgeable in the gluten/celiac field than I am!

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