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Really sorry to ask yet another question!!!  I am a week into adding gluten back into my diet before being referred to a GI consultant.  I feel so horrible but did expect the dashing to the loo, bloating, nausea etc but what I didnt expect to feel is anxious.  I woke up yesterday just really shaking - like I'd had a really strong coffee after having given it up for years, kind of heart pounding too - it wore off eventually as the day went on but I feel like that today this morning too.  Im not actually worried about anything or feeling anxious and wonder if this could be a side effect of adding gluten back in??  I've suffered with anxiety off/on all my life but this feels strange - more like a caffeine hit like I said, and I'm drinking my normal amounts of tea so it cant be that!

 

Ali

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Most definitely. I had very high anxiety for many years before cutting out gluten. Once the gluten was gone, the anxiety went too.

 

Thank you !!!  I was wondering too whether this has been the cause behind my anxiety for years - I always used to say I "felt" anxious before I knew what I was anxious about - the sensations and feelings I'd feel and then I'd wonder what i was worrying about to pinpoint it.  I was only gluten free for three weeks but it was amazing the difference I felt.  At this moment in time although I desperately want to have biopsy's taken and get a diagnosis (tired of rriends and family thinking I'm a hypochondriac!), I'm not actually sure I can keep eating gluten - I feel so dreadful and its hard working!  I'm a self employed house cleaner/dog walking - not conducive to needing to dash to the loo etc, bor bending over to tidy/clean etc!

 

 

Ali

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Thank you !!!  I was wondering too whether this has been the cause behind my anxiety for years - I always used to say I "felt" anxious before I knew what I was anxious about - the sensations and feelings I'd feel and then I'd wonder what i was worrying about to pinpoint it.  I was only gluten free for three weeks but it was amazing the difference I felt.  At this moment in time although I desperately want to have biopsy's taken and get a diagnosis (tired of rriends and family thinking I'm a hypochondriac!), I'm not actually sure I can keep eating gluten - I feel so dreadful and its hard working!  I'm a self employed house cleaner/dog walking - not conducive to needing to dash to the loo etc, bor bending over to tidy/clean etc!

 

 

Ali

 

Yeah, I understand. My experience was very similar to yours, where I would get anxious in situations where there was nothing to be objectively anxious about.

 

I would highly highly HIGHLY recommend staying on gluten until you take the test. I know that it's difficult, but you will get through it, and once you get confirmed Celiac it will make your life a lot easier.

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Yeah, I understand. My experience was very similar to yours, where I would get anxious in situations where there was nothing to be objectively anxious about.

 

I would highly highly HIGHLY recommend staying on gluten until you take the test. I know that it's difficult, but you will get through it, and once you get confirmed Celiac it will make your life a lot easier.

 

 

I cant thank you enough, its just so encouraging to have someone understand and also to say "stick with it" - if, i did go gluten free again without a diagnosis I know I would regret it !!

 

Ali

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I cant thank you enough, its just so encouraging to have someone understand and also to say "stick with it" - if, i did go gluten free again without a diagnosis I know I would regret it !!

 

Ali

 

No problem! Good luck :)

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Anxiety could be a symptom of gluten messing with your thyroid and/or adrenal function. You been tested for Hashimotos?

 

No, I've not been tested for Hashimotos (will have to google it as I dont know what it is!!!) - the doctor has only done the regular blood tests for iron count (my red blood count is usually ok, but my Ferritin is always low - around 3 - 6), she did test for Coeliac a couple of years ago but I never got to see the results she just said that it was negative.  She also grudgingly tested my thyroid but said that was ok too, but then she waited till my Ferritin had dropped to 3 before she did something about it.  I'm so relieved that my husband has private health insurance as perk of his job and I'm going to the doctor next week to ask her to refer me for further testing as she has told me she wont test me anymore as its costing the NHS £50 everytime she gets my bloods checked.  I felt so embarrased and ashamed when she said that !!  Right off to google Hashimotos!

 

Ali

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