Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:25 AM
I have been gluten-free for over 1.5 years now (self diagnosed - blood work was negative) - adjusting nicely to the diet. My health was great for awhile, but then I started having symptoms again - mainly skin problems, depression, anxiety. If I try to stay strict on a no sugar/no carb diet, I feel ok. But today, I had half a sandwich (Udi's gluten-free bread) and some potato chips (all items strictly gluten-free). About 20-30 min later, my eyes are burning, I have a headache, my lips sting, and my head itches like crazy. This isn't the first time this has happened. Had some rice with dinner a week ago, same thing. Had a couple glasses of wine, same thing. I know I have a problem with Candida, but will that trigger the almost immediate reaction? After having a couple drinks watching the football game on Sunday, I realize it is the cause of my anxiety - I was a mess the whole day Monday. I am taking probiotics everyday along with antifungals and digestive enzymes. I know I need to be more strict with the carb/sugar intake for the Candida diet, but this is getting crazy. Meat and vegetables is easy for dinner - lunch is the hardest meal for me....oh and that crazy time after dinner when all you want is a snack - I've been surviving on cheese, but I only like the GOOD cheese, so it's getting expensive (and technically not supposed to have it on Candida diet anyway). Just wondering about the allergic type reaction.