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Friday, September 16, 2016

I Lived With Chronic Pain for Years--Until I Cut Gluten From My Diet



Featured online in Woman's Day and Cosmopolitan


Four years ago, I was suffering from constant pain and paralyzing fatigue, as well as from depression, stress, and weight gain. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in my early forties. Until then, my doctor and I had both chalked up my exhaustion, aches, and pains to parenting active children while working part-time. But eventually, my aching muscles began to keep me up at night. I'd often go back to bed when I got the kids off to school and took naps nearly every afternoon.