I have been struggling through bouts of nausea for years, without being able to pin point exactly what was going on. I never asked a doctor about it until I was pregnant with Ella, since it worsened with my pregnancies. I was horribly nauseous for the first trimester (normal) but it never went away as my pregnancy continued. They just chalked it up to being pregnant and gave me medication to help (it didn't). After I gave birth, it never really went away, so I finally saw someone about it who recommended cutting out dairy for a while, and then if that doesn't help, try gluten as well. I kind of brushed it off (because I couldn't imagine living without ice cream) and just kept dealing with it. I was at the wedding of two of our close friends this summer and I spent half of the evening away from the party with a sick stomach. That was kind of my breaking point, when I realized I needed to take care of it.
Last week I finally cut out dairy and gluten and have noticed a HUGE difference. I can't believe it! Aside from ice cream, dairy was pretty easy for me to cut out. It was gluten that was the hard part. I LOVE bread, pasta, baked goodies....pretty much everything. But...I'm actually surprised with how easy it has been to cut it out. I'm only a week into it, and have had my share of temptations, but it's funny how much easier it is to say "no" to, when it's for your health rather than just a "diet." I'm excited to see what happens. I'm honestly hoping that if we were to have more children, that it would help with nausea.
Shopping is a bit more expensive, but it's not bad. I am trying not to "replace," gluten filled foods with gluten free foods, but cook with more fruits, veggies, and other naturally gluten free foods. It's not only a less expensive option, but also good for you! We are trying to eat only organic produce as well, so it's forcing me to get a bit creative with grocery shopping.
I'm hoping I'll continue feeling better and I can control this nausea a little bit more! I feel like I'm slowly becoming myself again, and I love it!