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Hello everyone. I have only been gluten-free for two weeks now but I felt like by day 6 or so I was feeling decently energetic and okay. Now I'm two weeks in and these last couple days I'm absolutely exhausted, irritable, moody. I know this is super early in recovery but why would I have started to feel decent then bad again? Is it normally like a roller coaster, one day you feel good the next you don't? I know your body needs to heal so it makes sense that you would be tired. I guess im nervous about not being careful enough and glutenating myself and not even knowing it because I dont know what good feels like yet and never feeling better. I also notice lately my anxiety is crazy. I'm thinking this has to do with adjusting to my new routine in the kitchen. I think now that I know gluten is whats been making me sick I'm afraid of it. Is that weird? The other day there were crumbs everywhere in the kitchen and pasta left out with some on the counter from my roommate and I basically looked at it as if there was human feces smeared on the counters. I'm afraid to touch anything and I keep washing my hands nonstop. Is this normal? Does it go away when you get into a better routine? 

Sorry this turned into more of a rant about various things. Hope you can follow. 

Thanks guys. 

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Hi again :)

Yes it's normal to be up and down, to progress and then seemingly regress etc. It's not a perfect upward slope, but in time the progress should be apparent. Try not to stress, including about the crumbs. To most people they're harmless and its all but impossible to convey to other people just how we view them. So don't try, just concentrate on cleaning up before you prepare food and keeping safe. Over time you'll get more experienced and taking precautions will become second nature. It gets better, hang in there!

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jmg is right. Yes, what you're going through is normal and yes, for a while you're going to look at that gluten in the kitchen & feel like making your fingers into the sign of the cross as if the gluten is a vampire. EEK!

It takes time. Feel free to come on & rant though anytime you need to. We're here for that too.

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