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Reflux is what lead me to do a type of elimination diet after 1 1/2 years gluten-free. I discovered several intolerances and tested positive for IgG allergies to several foods.
Dairy gives me horrible reflux.
There is a possibility of supplements causing issues-that's a lot of stuff to be dumping on your poor, hurting, healing gut. Once your gut starts to heal and better absorb nutrients and food it could be overloaded by the daily onslaught of all you are taking. It's time to reassess what you really need and don't need. I think over-supplementation contributed to my further food intols (beyond gluten) and leaky gut.
I am casein intolerant discovered 18 months gluten-free. I had bloodwork done that showed a delayed reaction (IgG) to casein, as well as wheat, oats, rice and yeast. I avoid dairy completely. I have similar reactions to casein as I do to gluten, but with more headaches, weird body pains and major bloating. I can't take legumes anymore either, and I miss them a lot. Essentially I am gluten, dairy, soy, corn, yeast, rice, legume and 99% grain-free. It sucks but it's better than how I felt before.
My anxiety and depression went away immediately after dropping gluten. It's sad to think of how many times I felt horrible, ate comfort (i.e. gluteny) food as they were the only foods I could get down, and continued the evil cycle. Bread or cereal > anxiety attack > Xanax > sleep > repeat. My hair was falling out more than normal, but that ceased after about three months gluten-free.
Crippling anxiety attacks and depression, wild mood swings and social anxiety were my first and only symptoms for a long time (at least 2 years, likely much longer) before I discovered that gluten was a problem for me. Be sure to have the full celiac blood panel run so you can move toward a definitive diagnosis of your issues - gluten-related or not.
My other intols (dairy, rice, soy, corn, yeast and all grains) also showed up 1 1/2 years gluten free. I avoid all grains, most legumes and potatos with other nightshades consumed very sparingly. Grain makes me feel yucky - not as bad as gluten and dairy but still bad enough to say "no thanks". Corn makes me feel horrible for days.
The one person you can have the most effect on is your daughter. Has she been tested? As she is 16 and not legally emancipated (I assume), take her to a doctor you trust - not necessarily a pediatrician - and request that she be tested for Celiac. Yes she could refuse to go, but you, the parent, need to make sure this happens. Presumably she is miserable with her state of being and may listen to a med professional (they aren't all bad people). Her desire to lose weight and be happy again may convince her that you are on the right track and doing your job to help her. We all knew it all at 16, right?
The rest of your family? Good luck - I think we all know how difficult it can be to get anyone to see things from our side, no matter how they may be suffering. With any luck they may have an "aha" moment of clarity and really listen to you and follow through.
I have had problems with soy. For me I think it was my vastly increased dependence on soy following my switch to the gluten-free life. I cut it out completely and can now handle small amounts. I've since learned to rotate my foods and pay careful attention to how I feel. I keep a food/symptom diary that helps me track all of this.
I think a lot of it depends on the state of your gut - if it's badly damaged the proteins in soy could be wreaking havoc along with other food proteins. Soy is also very estrogenic and not really all that good for you.
It does sound like meno. I get hot flashes when glutened as well as with hormonal shifts. To answer your question, for me the hormonal ones pass quickly with little, if any residual effects, and the glutened ones are more like a toxin reaction and are accompanied by all my other gluten symptoms.