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Hi everyone,

ive finally gone gluten free (after years of tiredness, lack of energy and horrible brain fog after eating pasta or pizza)

But, 4 days in and my Brain-Fog is constant and 100x worse then when id eat gluten. Before I'd only be fuzzy and have trouble thinking after eating a big gluten meal, Now since cutting out all gluten I have a persistent brain fog that makes even the most basic of tasks difficult. I feel anxious and emotional. Way worse then I ever felt on gluten. Is this normal? Will it improve? Please any advice welcome.

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Were you diagnosed with Celiac disease?  

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Hi - no I just drew my own parallels from feeling tired and lackluster and fuzzy headed after eating gluten.

Should i rather go and get it officially confirmed from a specialist? I went to my GP today and she was totally clueless about gluten intolerances etc and just ordered a whole bunch of blood tests when I told her my mind feels totally crazy since stopping gluten.

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Hi and welcome :)

You've done what many of us did, stopped eating gluten to try and address symptoms. Unfortunately to find out if you've got celiac you actually need to keep eating it.  No-one here can diagnose you, but it does sound as if you have an issue with gluten. Many doctors don't know much about this, mine didn't either! 

The site has an faq here: https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/announcement/3-frequently-asked-questions-about-celiac-disease/

and you may find some of the links in this post useful as well:

Bottom line, it does sound as if gluten is a problem for you. It's possible that the blood tests your doctor ordered may include the celiac panel. You could do with finding that out. You also need to decide whether to keep off gluten or to go back on it until tests are complete.

Best of luck :)

 

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Gluten withdrawl is common. Four days is not enough to tell if the diet works. I would wait a few weeks at least. A lot of people with celiac diease also have to give up oats, dairy, corn and a few other foods that also effect them mentally. 

 

 

 

 

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