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  1. Hi, My daughter has been gluten free for about 4 months and her panic attacks have gone away but she still has anxiety especially under stress. I was reading about pyroluria a condition which causes extreme deficiencies in B6 and zinc and is seen a lot in people who are also gluten intolerant. She seems to have many of the symptoms. Does anyone know about this? Where to get good testing etc? Thanks, Nadia
  2. I read in the book Yhe Gluten Effect that there is a saliva test being developed to screen for gluten intolerance. Does anyone know if this is available yet and if so, how useful is it? Thanks
  3. I am gluten intolerant, had IBS for years which resolved when I removed gluten from my diet a few years ago (tested neg for blood test 15 years ago but never retested) and I suspect that my 16 year old is also at least intolerant. She refuses to be tested. When I stopped eating gluten, our whole family switched and she did fine with it but in the last year she has insisted on adding wheat back into her diet because she missed real pizza, bagels, wheat wraps, cookies etc. so because she did not have any real GI issues, I did not think it would be an issue. Since then seemingly coincidentally her anxiety which had been mild all her life, increased 10 fold and she started developing panic attacks. She is very short and always had trouble with growth (she is 4'10") and is also hypoglycemic. I started to wonder if maybe she is gluten intolerant or celiac after all. I was wondering if it is possible that she is even though she does not have real GI issues. She agreed to try going gluten free again and it has been about 3 weeks now. She says she feels a little less anxious but it is not that significant. I am wondering how long I should keep her on the diet. Is there any literature out there that explains what causes the emotional issues when they are caused by gluten and how quickly they resolve if gluten is removed and was the problem? thanks in advance for any info.
  4. I am gluten intolerant and suspect my teenage daughter is as well. She has a lot of anxiety and depression. In the last six months she has become so sensitive to sounds that she gets upset whenever someone opens a door, chews loudly or even just clears their throat. I am wondering if any of you have kids with this issue? She doesn't have a lot of GI issues but I read that children don't always have them as a symptom. Wondering if this has been your experience with any of your kids? She is trying a gluten free diet (2 weeks now) but haven't see a huge difference yet. She may be slightly less anxious but hard to tell. I want her to take a multivitamin supplement but she has trouble swallowing pills. She eats hardly any veggies and I can't figure out how to make them so she will like them. Any ideas here also appreciated. Thanks
  5. Is Xanax habit forming? Do you feel even more anxious after taking it hen it wears off? Can you take it only as needed? Thanks
  6. I didn't get much response from my last question so I thought I'd be more specific. When you started to feel the anxiety lessen after 2-3 weeks (a lot of people said that time frame) was it a huge difference or just starting to notice some changes in feeling less anxious. If you had OCD or panic, did it go away completely after 2-3 weeks or just start to lessen? thanks, Nadia
  7. My 16 year old daughter has anxiety/ panic/ocd and I am wondering if it is related to gluten. I am gluten intolerant and have been gluten free for about 2 years. For the first year and a half she and the rest of the family went off gluten for the most part and her anxiety was much less. In the last 6 months she has been eating lots of pizza, bagels and other wheat items and maybe coincidentally her anxiety has gotten much worse and she now has panic attacks and some ocd as well. I convinced her to go gluten free to see if she felt better. It's been 1.5 weeks and she says she feels a little better but the anxiety and panic are still there. How long should she continue going gluten free to see if gluten is the problem? I was hoping to see more improvement by now.