As I mentioned in my last post,
Laura has been suffering from migraines,
visual problems, tiredness and nausea
increasingly in the last 6 months or so.
The photo above was taken months ago
before things got really bad.
On Tuesday we had our much-awaited
visit to the doctor,
hoping for some answers.
And we got some!
Laura is gluten-intolerant.
In fact, her RAST result for gluten
was the highest the (very experienced) doctor has ever seen!
The doctor hopes that by going gluten-free
Laura can see an end to daily headaches,
visual snow, trouble reading
She's also getting some vitamin compounds
made up to deal with a zinc/B6 deficiency,
which should in time mean that
life is much calmer for Laura (and us!),
and Vitamin D drops have been prescribed
to deal with a Vitamin D deficiency.
If this all goes to plan Laura might one day
be bursting with energy, instead of
being tired every, single, morning.
* * *
I'm trying not to get too excited
at the possibility of "fixing"
every problem I've noticed over the years,
but things do look hopeful!
The last few years have been hard
with some unwelcome behaviours
I always felt there was something
behind it all, and now we have some answers,
or at least some clear theories and direction.
Laura has been off gluten for two days now,
we're not sure when we might see improvements,
but the doctor did say it would be 6 months before
her body really settles down.
I'm thankful that I already know
all about gluten-free eating
... now it's just a waiting game ...
I'm proud that Laura is taking on these changes
maturely and without complaint
(so far ;-)
Love you, Laura!