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Carpe227

Member Since 02 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2012 11:09 AM
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Gi Symptoms & Behavior

02 March 2012 - 06:30 PM

Hello! I'm brand new to the gluten free world and have been looking for answers. I went and got tested today (6 vials of blood!) from my family doctor and in a few weeks the results will come back, then the allergist, blah blah blah and etc. After reading a couple of posts, I'm glad I'm not alone with my weird mood swings and no longer feel like a hypochondriac! My roommate and friends believe that I am one since I have a headache every day and my stomach hurts after every meal. Nice support system eh? Haha.

So my symptoms, and I by no means have it as bad as some other people, but answers are comforting and help my confused mind.
When I eat a ton of bread I go through these very weird mood swings. I'll be best friends with everyone, feeling good etc, and then within a 5 minute turnaround, I turn into this straight up witch. This usually lasts for a couple of days (and it's mainly aimed at my roommate and the only adjective I can describe is loathing). Bloating happens in there and then the uncontrollable and never ceasing urge to pass wind. It's quite embarrassing. And then I go back to normal, until I have more gluten-rich meals. I'd say this happens at least once every two weeks.

Aside from that emotional rollercoaster, Sidenote, I literally went and got an epi pen when I found out that I'm HIGHLY allergic to peanuts. Like, go down the peanut aisle and my eyes start to water and my stomach starts to...burn? It feels like a feral cat was let loose and is scratching its way out...unsuccessfully. So recently, I've started to notice that I break out in hives and get the feral cat stomach after eating foods. Bananas, grape soda, gardetto's original mix, tortillas, mac and cheese, and more that I cannot think of at this moment. I love Buffalo Wild Wings and usually order the honey bbq crispy chicken wrap, and then suffer the acid reflux consequence a few hours later. Last week I took part in this and it triggered a migraine along with the FC stomach, hives, and a long night of being in serious discomfort.

Like I've mentioned, I am seen as a hypochondriac. It's extremely frustrating to have no one believe me, except for the quirky nurse today who finally found someone (moi) who has the same issues as herself.

Also, randomly, my left leg goes numb from time to time. I can be sitting cross legged, and only my left foot is numb - not my right. I don't have diabetes (was already tested) and just find it peculiar that this happens.

Sorry if this is a long post, like I've mentioned previously, just looking for answers/others who have similar symptoms.