About this Blog

~Hi, my name is Courtney. I was a full time college student, starting to be a dancer, and used to work with kids part time, living on my own until my illness disabled me.
~I became sick in 2005. I created this blog in the summer of 2006 to record my "headache" diary and to see if anyone finds it interesting.
~12/2006 I lost my job then after, failed a year of college.
~2/2007 Dx Lyme Disease with Bartonella: prescribed 8 months of oral antibiotics. I'm not even sure if I ever had the Lyme Disease.
~11/2007 The doctor took me off medicines while I was still improving but not fully recovered.
~6/2008 Dx Chiari I Malformation by a neurosurgeon in Beverly Hills.
~8/2008 Decompression and Lamenectomy helped 80% of my problems.
~2/2009 Dx Hypermobility by an Orthopedic Surgeon/School Doc: Started PT, dancing, going to school and working.
~6/2009 Started working full time as an Infant-Toddler teacher, which requires lifting. Dancing part time, maybe I'll finish school eventually...lol
~12/2009 Dx Chronic Sinusitis: Stopped dancing due to constant infections.
~2/2010 Sinus Surgery & complication: Severe Epistaxis: Became severely anemic.
~3/2010: Dx Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: by Geneticist
~4/2011: Switched jobs, now work at a Pre-K teacher for 3 and 4 year olds. Less lifting!
~5/2011: Started PT and exercising again

Thursday, August 02, 2012

So it's a wheat allergy huh?

About a month ago I visited a Chinese herbal medicine doctor. A week before my visit I attempted a fast of sorts:

Day 1: only juice tea and water
Day 2-4: add veggies and fruits
Day 5: add grains.

Well I made it to day 2 before I had to have some protein! I ate peanut butter.
On day 3 or was 4th of July and I allowed myself a little red meat and rice. The rest of the time I continued my fast.

The dr said no wheat, dairy, sugar, or coffee. I started an herb mix she made for me.

Last weekend I allowed myself some dairy sugar and wheat. My symptoms came back along with a rash on my back. I repeated day 1 of the fast.

Apparently a wheat allergy can explain all of my symptoms from the last 6months. This is according to Wikipedia.

Another article indicated that wheat is the number 1 trigger for migraines when eliminated along with a few other things the migraines disappeared. (this was a study from the 70s!)

Okay no wheat, limited dairy and sugar. And I'm proud to say I've been coffee free for nearly 2months! I feel pretty good too.
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