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Ok 2 weeks on the gluten-free diet and today I think I ate more than I ever have in my life ( and I am still hungry!!).. been eating tons and tons of animal protein with veggies, brown rice, Snacking on 200 calorie Larabars and brown rice crackers dipped in Almond butter...

now my question is, has anybody ever experienced a spike in testosterone when going gluten-free?? My sex drive has diminished rapidly over the last 2 years to almost none existent and I have never been an aggresive/hot tempered man. I'm usually abnormally tranquil.. Well today I felt what could only be described as roid rage all day and my sex drive shot through the roof. All within 24 hours...My wife and I are little wierded out... My dog was misbehaving (would not stop barking at people through the window ) today and I had to go for a walk just to calm down because I wanted to put the poor little guys head through the wall. I just felt super super aggressive and felt like fighting. My Fuse for the last 48 hours has been really short and I have been blowing up at people for little to no reason.. Also my energy surged around 2pm today and I still have not come down yet.. I have been up for almost 17 hours and I am still not tired.72 hours ago I could barely get out of bed and walk to the shower without feeling like I was going to pass out.. Has anybody ever felt a change in body chemistry this fast after going gluten-free?

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The mood issues may be from withdrawl and if they are they should pass fairly soon as long as you keep being strict. Although I am not a male I do know that celiac can mess with hormones, and we all have both testosterone and estrogen just differing levels depending on whether you are male or female. I also noticed my sex drive return after I had been gluten free for a bit, annoying for me because I am single. :blink: That also leveled off after a while. Since you are married perhaps you can take advantage of that side effect and it might help to level off your moodiness a bit. It does sound like you are on the road to healing. If you are taking B vitamins you may want to take them in the morning. It may not be the case for you but for myself taking them later in the day would give me a surge of energy and make it hard to sleep when I was in the early stages of healing. This was particularly the case for the sublingual B12.

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Uh, yes... big time. Simpatico. It was a bit disconcerting at first but it is nice to feel like a teenager again...only now without the zits...

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Yup...Sex drive returned!! a little too late.

AFTER my husband divorced me for being sick so many years. :huh:

Where can I find a recovering male Celiac? :unsure:

But in all seriousness, yes the recovery process hits your hormones too....but things will level out eventually. I hope.

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Ok well good to know that the hormones start going haywire lol. Guess this post is for everybody then.. My mistake ladies B)

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Naw it's alright...I kinda wanted to know if it was normal too, so I'm glad you wrote your post. ;)

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The staying awake thing caught my eye. I used to react to to dairy like that. It would wake me up and energize me like super go juice. I once ate some cheese and was awake for 3 days without getting tired. Until the 4th day I finally slept a 3 or so hours and more the next night. This was after not eating dairy for years due to GI symptoms. I do try it every once in a while now to see if I can get by with no symptoms.

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