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
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!