CpBatchelor Posted February 24, 2014 Share Posted February 24, 2014 Today is/was the day in which is "Gluten Grain Day" for me... I was excited about today as I did not THINK that grain was the cause of my headaches... THINK is the keyword... Turns out well yeah we do not get along as well as I thought we did. Meal 1 @ 6am- 1/3 pound beef burger with kale, zucchini, and sweet potato. 3/4 serving of steel cut oats (Coach's Oat brand from Costco) with 2 strawberries, 2 blackberries, and a few blueberries. Also had banana with almond butter and coffee with coconut milk. Noticed around 8am the following: -headache above eyebrows -dry itchy eyes -raspy voice -drainage in the back of the throat/mucus -Feels like throat is swollen -achy neck -left ear ache Feels like I have a cold/fluâ€¦ GRRR 11am- Feeling of "warmth" coming from my chin like down the side of my mouthâ€¦ As if I have a rash or its irritated. Feels as if I have little bumps or something but could be the acne that never cleared up as I have been refraining from touching my face. Meal 2 @ 11:45am- Whole foods hot bar adventureâ€¦ I had compliant salad with shredded chicken lots and lots of veggies and evoo as dressing. Found a sourdough roll that had no sugar in it (as that is a different reintro day) and had that has gluten grain attempt #2 todayâ€¦ Its almost 3pm. My headache is gone by I still ache and feel stuffy.. Not like muscle sore ache but like joint ache.. Flu ache... I expected muscle soreness this morning after the weekend of 4 hot yoga classes as part of my yoga teacher training.. I was a bit muscle sore this morning but did not ache until after eating the grains. So the question is, do I need to have more of this devil "AKA Gluten Grains" at Meal 3. I had purchased some Bob's Red Mill Muesli to have with some coconut milk with Meal 3. I have no desire for it now. So since I am not responding well at all do I have to subject myself to it? Or would it be wise to see if different grains affect me differently and go for it. As the sourdough did not cause a headache like the steel cut oats did? I find it all funnyâ€¦ Well not really since I feel like a pile of poo (to be PC) but Prior to whole30 I ate "clean"â€¦ My morning meal was Fage plain Greek yogurt with almond milk, coach's oats (steel cut oats) with fresh fruit and sometimes honey added in that I prepped the night before so the oats were softâ€¦ I had not experienced any headaches after my Meal 1 each dayâ€¦ However, for the past 34 days I had not had to use my gel eye drops at all, as my eyes were not dry and did not feel aggravated as they had in the past even with staring at the PC for 8-10 hrs a day. I had NEVER thought or researched that my chronic dry eyes that I had been complain about to the eye Dr. and PCP could have been caused by gluten. Fish oil had been the recommendation to help combat this along with gel eye drops. Interestingâ€¦.Frustrating.. Enlightening... Aggravating... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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