I am getting more involved in my gluten-free diet and over the past couple of weeks I have noticed some immediate improvements. I was having problems with heartburn daily before I cut out gluten. Almost as soon as I went off gluten, I was no longer taking Zantac on a daily basis. I made filling balls for my side of the family’s Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday and I noticed as soon as I got home that I had heartburn. Another improvement I have noticed since giving up gluten is I don’t feel bloated or gassy like I normally do. I usually have a lot of gas and my stomach would normally bother me a lot. Since giving up the gluten, I haven’t had any gas, bloating, or stomach problems.
I still have a lot of fatigue, but from what I’ve read it can take up to a year of eating gluten-free to see improvements in the majority of symptoms. I’m happy with what I’ve experienced so far and it makes me excited to keep going with the gluten-free diet. I haven’t found a gluten-free bread yet in any of the nearby stores that I like but I have found brown rice tortillas, gluten-free crackers, and some gluten-free waffles that I really enjoy. I plan on making a list of the gluten-free products I’m using once I get more into the diet. So far, so good!