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Brain Fog: Does It Get Less Severe?

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My most annoying and debilitating symptom is brain fog.  It is a combination of slow brain function, forgetfulness, laziness, light sensitivity, antisocial, anxiety, paranoia.

 

It goes away within 3 days of staying gluten free.

 

I have been able to identify an accidental "glutening" every time it has returned in the 2.5 months since I was diagnosed with Celiac.

 

My question:  The slightest gluten cross-contamination triggers this- and it always lasts 72 hours...  Will I ever become less sensitive?

 

 

Frustrated!!!!! because I cant seem to string more than 4-5 days without a slight accidental "glutening."

 

 

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My first thought is that you probably need to tighten up your diet if you are having incidents that frequently. If you are eating out, especially if it involves any type of buffet or salad bar, those can be huge risks. If you aren't already, remember that even if you have purchased a product in the past, that doesn't mean that ingredients haven't changed. Every label, every time. If this doesn't help, you'll probably want to keep a food diary. Some people get gluten type reactions which can include the fog from intolerances to other foods. If you find that is the case, you'll want to eliminate the offending foods for a while.

 

It does take time to get the hang of the diet. I thought after a couple of months that I had a good handle on things. Looking back now I see how many mistakes I was still making, risks I was taking, and learning I had to do. It is a process, I'm not saying you are doing anything wrong, just that as time goes on you learn your body, your reactions, and more about food and labels and CC than you ever wanted to know.

 

As for it getting better? My reactions aren't better, as a matter of fact I could say that on the whole they are worse. I am more sensitive than ever, but like you the worst of it is the fog. I can't stand feeling like I'm not there mentally. It will improve though as your handle on the diet improves. This was the case for me and I also have seen others say it was the case for them. Just be patient with yourself, especially when you feel like you're drowning in fog.

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