Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Irritability
0

9 posts in this topic

Can someone confirm my suspicions in regards to a Gluten symptom. My wife is 38 years old and weighs around 95 lbs. I'm convinced that every time she mistakenly eats something containing Gluten, that it changes her personality and mood drastically. She becomes very irritable and gets very annoyed over the smallest thing. Is it only me or has anyone else experienced this as well. Your comments will help me to understand why she becomes like this for no legitimate reason at all. HELP

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Yes, irritability is certainly common amongst Celiacs. One of the reasons may be a magnesium deficiency. Many times this results in a craving for chocolate, as it has a notable amount of magnesium. Low body weight is also very common.

But, the larger question is if your wife is already gluten-free, or will try the gluten-free diet. That is the single best test.

Welcome to the board!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey thanks, now I know why my daughter can get grouchy so fast over little things. I thought it was b/c she gets hungry fast and needs to eat right away. She has always liked to argue but now I know why!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

when I first started out gluten-free, extreme irritability over small insignificant things is my indicator that something went wrong in gluten free land :o) Now that I am gluten-free I don't have this problem anymore.

Hope your wife tries the gluten-free diet. Is she a celiac?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I accidentally ingest a trace of gluten, irritability is my first symptom, even before the gas and other digestive symptoms start. If I start to yell at my husband out of the blue he nowadays asks "what have you eaten?". :D

It's very unpleasant because I can't really control it, I don't want to be so angry at that moment, I just am. If you have family members with this symptom, please understand that they might not be able to control the irritability at times and they might feel really bad about how they are behaving.

I'm a happy and easy going person when I haven't had any gluten accidents. And I'm obsessively careful about even traces of gluten because I hate the way I feel when I've been glutened.

Oh, also worth mentioning: I get the same kind of symptoms (both mood & digestive) from cow's milk as well.

Pauliina

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




i could have written some of these replies :( my celiac test didn't come back with anything thou. can gluten just make some angry even if you aren't celiac? i snap sometimes after eating gluten. for a few days at least

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i could have written some of these replies :( my celiac test didn't come back with anything thou. can gluten just make some angry even if you aren't celiac? i snap sometimes after eating gluten. for a few days at least

Yes, you could be non-celiac gluten intolerant or a celiac who doesn't have enough damage to test positive yet. If you're noticing behavioral changes relating to gluten, it sounds like you have some issue with gluten.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My two daughters are celiac. The first one diagnosed had all physical symptoms. My eldest daughter (7 years) was out of control or incredibly sweet. It was driving me crazy. I never would want her to be celiac if I had a choice, but before she was tested, I actually wished that she was celiac so we could treat her moods! Turns out she is celiac and when gluten free, we see the sweeter side of her. I suspect that she may be similar to the other person who wrote (at least I HOPE so) in that she may not be able to control her temperment when she is glutened. I keep hoping that because it makes little sense otherwise. She is soooo apologetic after episodes. While acting up, it is like she is a steam roller and can't hear any logic. She is so angry and argumentative. Hope this helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oops - I forgot to add something to my last post that went with a question just asked. In my opinion, our digestive system really goes hand in hand with our emotional "system." Once both daughters were diagnosed celiac, we went gluten free in the house. I happen to have no colon (not celiac) and the difference in my abilities to process food and my moods, etc. has been incredible since gluten free. It showed me how hard we work to digest the everyday foods that are out there now!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,652
    • Total Posts
      921,612
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • So, LST my celiac sibling thinks I should see a naturopath to get additional food sensitivity tests. I think this is swell, but expensive for me. He had a panel done and was reacting to some foods he ate the most of. I have reached out to a local allergist and they do food testing but do not accept my insurance. I was going to make some more calls tomorrow. I actually do have mild reactive airway disease too which seems to go hand-in-hand with the allergists. I honestly had no idea, but makes since. What type of tests have folks had? I know I am not allergic to most foods as of November. My former GI doc ran a basic panel then but it seemed short. Has anyone had any luck with these? I read there is a difference between IGE and IGG tests. Anyone get a doc to order them and insurance to cover? I may end up having to save up for awhile to have this done with a naturopath. But I was off of payroll recently with all of this and the idea of waiting for a couple of more months to find out what other foods may be trigging me really sucks. I am off of dairy and soy, suspicious of lettuce and shrimp.
    • How about reaching out to your local celiac disease support group? http://www.houstonceliacs.org
    • Yes, I am in Houston, TX. Can anyone recommend a good GI in Houston, lots of experience with celiac?  
    • I am sorry to hear about your mother.   It is not so hard to get a medical doctor to order a celiac panel -- especially if your father was diagnosed with celiac disease.  Our family GP did not blink an eye when I first asked my daughter to be tested.    If you think your doctor will disregard your legitimate request, you can either fire him or put the request in writing and send it certified (attorneys love documentation!)  I agree that our doctors should support us.  I have a great GI, but my GP  is pretty clueless when it comes to celiac disease, but she admits it.    She does always order all the lab tests I request.  Perhaps it is because I come in with supporting medical documentation and evidence.  If she was not supportive to my satisfaction, I would find a new doctor.   Again, you can go gluten free in your own.   Chance are you have celiac disease.    But it is hard.  Really hard if you do not have the support of your family.  That is my concern.   Are you in the US?  
    • I've just read SO MUCH about the long, arduous process of getting a positive diagnosis through traditional medicine - I'm not sure I want to put myself through all that. Since my father WAS positively diagnosed - I carry the celiac gene and another gene that predisposes me to gluten sensitivity - and my fecal tests for gliadin were SO elevated - there are enough reasons for me to go to a gluten free diet. The true medical diagnosis would just make it easier for my family/friends to believe the necessity of it. My children are adults and not particularly health care nuts. I doubt they would take their own risk seriously without a medical diagnosis. I'm afraid my husband, while he is trying to be supportive at this point, will grow weary of all the things I no longer serve at meals and all the places we will no longer go to because there are not gluten free alternatives on the menu. A medical diagnosis would make it easier for him, long term, I think.  I don't have much faith in general in our western health care system. My mother died 6 months ago at age 82 after 4-5 years of many different health issues. She had given up the keys to her car in her late 70's after getting lost several times. I became her designated driver to all doctor appointments, procedures, hospital stays, etc. The incompetence and disregard I saw blew me away. I'm surprised any elderly people survive our health care system once they get on that revolving door. The reason I started seeing a naturopath is that I am looking for an alternative to medical doctors for most of my health issues as I age. I know there are some things I still have to see them for - and of course, they are essential in trauma and emergency situations. But I am on a quest to follow a more holistic approach to my health care. If this is the path I am choosing, then I have to follow my gut (no pun intended) in situations like this. I think the only reason I would go through the medical testing would be for other people - not me. It seems to me, that with so many people being gluten intolerant these days, a decent M.D. would listen to a patient that was adamant about their intent to live gluten free - positive celiac diagnosis or not (and especially with the gene and stool test results). I mean, they don't tell vegetarians they have to eat meat ... and vegetarianism is a personal choice. Sorry if I seem to be rambling ... this is all so new, and I'm trying to find my way.    
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,653
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    KerryO
    Joined