My path to discovering a gluten-free lifestyle was a long one. Here’s how it played out:
I went 34 years without reacting to gluten, but my second pregnancy stirred up trouble. The pregnancy itself included multiple hospitalizations and an inability to eat any food at all for about six months. A few days before my daughter’s birth I started having dull, tingling pelvic pain that persisted for almost three years after the delivery.
As I searched for answers, the pelvic pain grew to include bladder symptoms, such as pain and numbness. One savvy doc finally pieced together the numbness and tingling as peripheral neuropathy and started me on a medication that relieved a bit of the pain.
No sooner had these initial nerve-related symptoms been labeled than I started experiencing numbness on the left side of my face and head. Sometimes it traveled down the entire left side of my body, head to ...