- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I am on Day 3 of eliminating wheat from my diet. For now, it is a temporary move to see how it affects my body. Lately, I have been having headaches and I have been extremely fatigued.
I have had my thyroid checked twice in the past and both times I had been told that it was normal; I still maintained that it was not working normal, as I was having the majority of the symptoms that go along with hypothyroidism. I was told that I had PCOS instead. (This was all several years ago.)
I have never been convinced I had PCOS, but rather am convinced I have hypothyroidism. So, I had a lot of blood work done recently and had my thyroid checked once more. Turns out my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high (5.7), but not high enough to where the doctor will treat for hypothyroidism yet. He said he normally starts treating when the TSH hits a 7.0.
My sugars were good, cholesterol good, and insulin was a bit low (3.0), which led this particular doctor to believe that I do not have PCOS like I was told before.
Anyway, I say all this to ask, has anyone gone wheat free? I have been reading that wheat can cause headaches and extreme fatigue in some people and I figured cutting it out of my diet for a bit couldn’t hurt if it would possibly help me to eliminate these symptoms.
If you have gone wheat-free, what pointers do you have? Any favorite recipes? And what has helped you most in our carb loving society to eliminate wheat from your diet?