I will spare you the details - I just hope some people have similar symptoms and are feeling good now!
2002 - At university - noticed I had much worse hangovers than friends, would last 2 days (now 3!) - aged 20
2002 - First Anxiety attack - strong physical pain, confused, disorientated. Continued almost daily for 3 months.
2002 - spent 6 months being tested for cluster migraines, tumours, stress, neurological diseases
2003 - Self diagnosed with Anxiety and began citalopram (anti depressant) - helped reduce physical pains
2003 - 2008 - coped with daily physical symptoms - sharp head pains, numbness, pins and needles, bad stomach, joint ached, muscle spasms endless list that supported anxiety. - Still on anti depressant but changed to Sertraline - 100mg daily now for 7 years! - Thinning hair = MORE anxiety!
2008 - broke arm whilst lifting weights in gym - humourous snapped doing a bench press - unheard of. Aged 26
2008 - contact with mother after 18 years and discovered she was a celiac - no further thoughts.
2009 - Mother gave 'Eat right for your blood type' - Blood group O avoid wheat.
2010 - Still taking daily 100mg of sertraline - still battle feeling crap most days. Aged 28
Past two months - past blood in stool. Decided to alter diet and loose some wheat. Last week went on cabbage diet and after 3 days felt great! Although hungry. Ate a chinese curry - FELT Crap!
Now - Back on wheat free diet and after 4 days I find myself in A&E last night for the first time in 4 years with an almighty panick attack. I have become an expert at controlling these but this was BIG and didn't want to be surpressed. Needless to say vitals were fine.
Today - tired, weak and confused - with muscle spasms going crazy between my eyes!
My doctors have been crap. Every diagnostic I have made and have NEVER in 8 years of every 2 months been given anything apart from medication and advice to see a councellor. Hence my Generalised Anxiety Disorder AKA unsure name tag.
I have had enough and just want to feel free from back aches, head aches, cruddy feelings, anger and mood swings.
I read somewhere about withdrawal from gluten - could this be it?
Has anyone else been diagnosed with Anxiety, given meds and then to find that they have an intolerance to wheat and then recovered?
Not so short but please if you are knowledgable and have an opinion please share.