The longer I walk the journey of Celiac Disease, the more I am coming to grips with the fact that it really is a chronic disease. My initial beliefs/hopes that my life would go back to “normal” after being on a strict gluten free diet have been pretty well dashed to bits.
Although, for the most part, I feel healthy and function pretty much normally, I continue to learn about myself.
A recent example… I have been trying to avoid dairy. Not because I noticed a particular reaction or felt particularly ill after eating dairy, just because I know dairy is difficult to process and felt it would be better for me to skip it as much as possible.
That was all until this past Sunday, when what I now call “dairy-mageddon” happened. I must have been low on calcium because I ate and drank every dairy related thing I could get my hands on – americano with cream, a latte, yogurt, three glasses of milk and ice cream.
Fast forward to Monday and I was laid low. Extremely groggy, fatigued, trouble thinking and just overall ucky feeling. I can’t say for sure, but I think it was the dairy.
I get it, I shouldn’t eat dairy or at least very much. I guess the experiments continue.
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