Today I've noticed that I am irritable, very much so. It started this evening probably around 6pm or so. I ate dinner as usual, home cooked chicken breast with Olive Garden Italian dressing on it, green beans from a can and Kraft Mac & Cheese. I have NOT been tested yet for celiac but I am certainly going to do it considering the many other symptoms I have. I then had malted milk balls after dinner (it was my easter candy from mom).
I usually have a very stable mood. I never get irritated by anything really. I'm very easy going but something has changed for me... AND I could have SWORN that I had malted milk balls yesterday, too! But I talked to mom when she got hom and she said she only gave them to me today. I think I had mabye 6 or so earlier today (after dinner) and then a few more (??) later? I somehow remember that but I'm totally at a loss of memory. I feel so confused! It's like I don't know what's up or down!!
I rarely eat malted milk balls, like less than once every 2 years. And I've never noticed mac & cheese affecting me like this... So I'm guessing it's the milk balls. I know they are made from wheat somehow or some gluten-containing grain. Um I just feel confused and alone and scared as all get out!
I was irritable yesterday when mom, dad and I were discussing new flooring for our house that we are building. That was after eating a sandwich I think. About the same time of day, too. But yesterday I was clear-headed. Not this evening I'm not!!
Could I now be starting new symptoms from ingesting gluten?? Or do you think it could be hormones? I did start my "period" today which was really nothing. Since I have PCOS I rarely get periods (like 2 a year) AND they last less than a day, very light flow, barely there, etc. Soooo I don't know if this is simply hormonal or what. I hope that I sleep well tonight and am back to normal tomorrow. BUT I will definitely keep notes from now on with how I feel, what I ate and when, and try to see if there is a pattern emerging. I plan on calling my doctor on Monday to get bloodwork done. Are these tests the only ones I need for now??:
ttg IgA and ttg IgG
total serum IgA
DGP IgA and DGP IgG
I don't even know what those are or what they mean but I'll try to research it tonight unless I go to bed soon. I might just take my pills and attempt to get to sleep just to avoid feeling this irritable feeling. Ick!! I'm on edge and just kinda annoyed with everything. I'm not depressed and I don't notice any anxiety (which I'm prone to severely). I do have bipolar disorder with psychotic features (hallucinations) but with my medicine I take it gets rid of all of the moodiness, depression, etc. I'm usaully very stable mood-wise. What do you think of all of this? I need to see if you think it could just be hormones or if you think it IS related to celiac.