I have had depression since I was about 15, Stomach problems since I was 13, and anxiety since about 15.
My family thought my stomach problems were in my head so I stopped complaining about them. With in a week of going gluten free all of those symptoms were gone. My mom even said that if she would have even thought that all of this was because of something in food she would have acted sooner.
It was the anxiety which took me to the doctor. I have never felt so ill in my life, it came from nowhere and was so alien to me I didn't know what it was at first! I had this incredibly, heavy feeling, on my shoulders - really odd. Just for a few hours a day. Then it started to take over the day. My doctor tested my blood - raised immunoglobulins and iron anemia. But she was mystified. It wasn't until six months later that the gastro symptoms started. Repeat blood test. Same elevated globulins. Then the celiac test came through positive Confirmed by endoscopy. Now I am gluten-free that anxiety has gone, I know it was caused by celiac, without a doubt, and blood is back to normal, I am thankful to say. Although now I feel like I am on board a boat most of the time - a new symptom - I am hoping that will get better in time. This is such a strange disease.
I definitely have struggled with ED (never diagnosed -doing good now) and also I've had insane mood swings since I've been eating gluten for my gluten challenge. I'm not normally all over the place and angry, losing patience easily, and crying at the drop of a hat.It's making me feel crazy!
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." Ronald Reagan
Diagnosed Celiac via blood test 8-22-13
Dairy & gluten free in 8-22-13 then did gluten challenge in October. gluten-free forever Oct-26-13
Confirmed Celiac with Endoscopy/Biopsy 11-4-13
Vitamin D insufficiency 12-6-13 (had it prior no doubt, just wasn't checked until December)
I have not been diagnosed with celiac disease. I will be tested in December. I am fairly certain I have some form of gluten intolerance as I experienced a huge improvement in GI symptoms while removing gluten from my diet for two weeks.
Since late childhood/adolescence I have suffered from depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, severe anorexia with OCD (1.5 years in recovery), and an annoying sensation of not being real, feeling detached from my self/life. I have been hospitalized several times because of the anorexia.
It is impossible to talk to my family about my physical symptoms because they automatically say it's in my head. I find this rather hurtful. I have never been drama queen when it comes to pain/suffering. It's as though they think the two are mutually exclusive. I cannot be physically ill because I have suffered from mental illness. I also find it rather silly as my head is a part of my body. Seems logical to me to think that problems in one's head could be caused by problems elsewhere in the body.
My 04 Years old son has been very recently diagnosed with Celiac disease. For the last 06 days, he is on a Gluten Free diet & we are convinced to continue with it, for the rest of his life.
Some of the symptoms related to neurological disorders are:
Speech Disorder – Around 06 months back, he use to speak Rhymes & alphabets. Now it appears, he has forgotten everything. He is speaking only to an extent which is required. For example, he may speak few sentences that too, only if required , but he is not able to respond properly as may be the case for a 04 Year old kid.
Attentiveness – For the past 06 months, he is unable to concentrate on activities like colouring and sometimes doesn’t respond to our calls.
He prefers to stay alone rather than mixing with other kids.
Can anyone share their experiences as to whether these symptoms are related to Celiac.
I think your post is going to get lost in this thread. You should go to the "parents of children with celiac" section and start a brand new thread. That way everyone with kids who have similar problems will see it.
For what it's worth, I think it's possible that gluten has at least made these symptoms worse, but you'll get better answers from folks with kids.
Oh, and welcome to the forum.
gluten-free since June, 2011
Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.
Nightshades now seem to bother me too.
BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!
i used to have horrible panic attacks, i thought i was crazy or that i had schizophrenia!! it was horrible, i couldnt convince myself that everything was ok, i spent 3 months feeling strange creature wanted to hunt me, i knew i had a problem but i couldnt do anything.
panic attacks come back when i get glutened! thats one of my worse symptoms and never thought it was caused by gluten until now