For years I've had trouble sleeping. Tossing and turning, sweating, and nightmares that sometimes made me wake up so violently angry I'd leap out of bed growling and uttering nonsensical curses in a demon voice. I went gluten-free a month or 2 ago, and at first I really responded well; I could actually sleep at night. I actually didn't hear my boyfriend's alarm through my earplugs a few mornings! Bathroom, mood, and sleep issues got better, then I guess I started reacting to contamination, and I keep having issues. I guess I got glutened again a few days ago, and I feel as hopeless and miserable as before. The dreams/nightmares feel like daydreams, like I'm not in deep sleep when they happen. It's like I am awake and conscious of tossing and turning the whole time, and I only know I was "asleep" because of the weird dreams. I feel like I might be an extreme case, because I've been a vegetarian for 20 years, and if you are what you eat, my brain and nerves were mostly built from wheat protein.
MLK posted a topic in Celiac Meeting RoomI eliminated gluten over a month ago and realized I was poisoning myself with a wheat-based diet. Celiac runs in the family. I am unemployed and this has futher narrowed my options. I am in Somerset, but I would like to move closer to somewhere like Ligonier or Mt. Pleasant, where there seem to be more gluten-free businesses. I don't think I can work full-time during my healing process, and I am looking for a sympathetic employer. I am even looking for an understanding person who can pay me to pull weeds, etc.! Looking for advice or help here because I have no income and am running out of options (even with a degree and good resume). Thanks.