Emotional Reactions To Food
Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:15 PM
Since I've started the gluten-free diet I have been paying a lot more attention to food & how I react to it. I've noticed that my reactions are emotional. I don't (typically) get the GI reactions - but I find myself getting mad or weepy or completely apathetic after I eat certain foods. Does anyone else have this?
It seems like if I eat anything with gluten I will get weepy. If I eat corn I will get mad. If I eat something highly processed (gluten-free cereals, gluten-free breads, etc.) the apathy sets in and I start imitating a zombie. It's weird.
I'm going to start keeping a food journal so that I can figure this out with a little more certainty, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same reactions.
Positive blood tests 4/29/05 (tTG & IgA)
*Osteoporosis (at 32!)
*Lifelong battle w/depression
*Dental enamel didn't form right when I was little (cavities cavities cavities)
*Neuropsych analysis lists all sorts of learning disabilities - which may be attributed to brain injury from an old accident or may be from celiac, who knows!
Had biopsy May 11th, 2005 - villi are FLAT!
gluten-free since May 11th
Posted 29 June 2005 - 04:15 AM
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004
Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003
Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004
Posted 29 June 2005 - 06:18 PM
gluten-free since March '05
Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:04 PM
Thanks for understanding It's so crazy that I've gone through my entire life without realizing the connection between food & my emotions. But it's definitely there! One thing that I *have* known for a long time (even before finding out about Celiac) is that I have a very strong reaction to Broccoli. It makes me so happy! It's not that I crave it or love the taste so much or anything like that - just that after I eat it I have a ton of energy & am happy almost to the point of silliness! I should eat it every day
Does anyone else have any noticeably POSITIVE emotions after they eat certain foods? Maybe if I could find other people with emotional reactions they could help me have some of the same positive ones they have if I try the stuff that makes them happy..? When I eat quinoa I seem to calm down - but that could be because I usually am starving by the time I get it
I'm not talking about "ooh this is so yummy it makes me happy" stuff - but foods making you feel better *after* you have eaten them. Anyone notice anything?
I am a wreck if I eat gluten and my body gets really angry if I eat anything I'm allergic to. It's very odd. I can have nothing but good things happening to me and then if I eat something I'm allergic to (like eggs or sesame) I feel really angry. It's like the nerves throughout my body are just freaking out - almost like I've just been electrocuted or something. Wild stuff.
Anyway - if anyone has similar experiences, please share!
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