Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):

  • You've found your Celiac Tribe! Join our like-minded, private community and share your story, get encouragement and connect with others.


    • Sign In
    • Sign Up

Gluten sensitivity?

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi you guys. 

I came to this website almost 2 years ago. I had so many crazy symptoms and wondered if I had a gluten sensitivity since my Celiac blood test came back negative. Well, slowly most of my symptoms resolved. Then they found I had Epsteins Barr virus which had been reactivated. And was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Well about 3 months ago, I started eating gluten again. (I know dumb on my part). I guess I started wondering if maybe I was really sensitive to it to begin with. While on gluten 2 years ago I had panic attacks, anxiety, depression, huge bm's (sorry if tmi), I was starting to have urinary incontinence (I was 25!! No kids!!!), shallow breathing, body aches, body tingling and burning, I had insomnia, nausea, dizziness, and hot flashes and well SEVERE fatigue. I'm sure I'm missing some but that's what I can remember.

Well, 3 months ago I started eating gluten and slowly I started getting that shallow breathing again, increased anxiety, and then in March I started with the panic attacks and the increased bm's and insomnia.  So in March I stopped eating gluten. I felt better and could sleep fine. Fast forward to two weeks ago, I decided to switch to a plant based diet. Welllll I bought pre cooked beans from Whole Foods and also corn tortillas. 2 Sundays ago I felt off. I started feeling weirdly dizzy. Then last Friday I felt very fatigued and faint. I used to feel faint while eating gluten but haven't felt this way in a longggg time. While feeling faint I felt the need to go to the bathroom. So I'm not sure if that was a panic attack or what that was. Well since then I'm having non stop sweating, nausea, body aches, insomnia and this wired feeling I used to have when I ate gluten before. Well I read the labels on the beans. BOOM they say they are processed in the same facility as wheat. Then I read the corn tortillas SAME THING. Could this be from cross contamination that I feel this way? Or could this be something else? I'm so sorry this was so long. I'm feeling desperate. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

I am sorry that you are not feeling well.  It could be cross contamination.  Hard to say.  I avoid grains because I have diabetes (carb really spike me and I might as well have some ice cream), but I feel good about purchasing corn tortillas for my family (marked gluten free) and I do indulge every once-in-a-while.   It might be made in a shared giant factory in Texas, but the lines are never shared.   Beans?  I make my own.  I wash and sort prior to soaking.  Amazing what you can find....wheat, stones, unidentified stuff, etc!  I freeze in small batches.  

You might just be reacting to corn too.  Developed a intolerance along the way.  

I hope you feel better soon.  Sounds like gluten is not for you!  

Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks so much for your response! I actually remember you last time I was on this site! 

Also because you have diabetes... could this also be reactive hypoglycemia? Can gluten intolerance cause reactive hypoglycemia? I'm starting to think maybe this is also a problem bc I'm feeling terrible all day. And so sweaty. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now