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Hello,

I'm looking for a Gastro Psychiatrist or GI doctor who works with mental illness and would appreciate any recommendations.  I've also thought about looking for immunologist who work with the gut microbiome.  I live in Nebraska so a doctor in the Midwest would be ideal, but I would appreciate any recomendations!  I struggle with anxiety, depression, and multiple food allergies.  I've been gluten free about 6 months so I don't think I can be tested for celiac.  I've been thinking about doing a gluten challenge to be tested, but out of all my food allergies gluten seems to make anxiety the worst.  So, I'm not sure if its worth testing or just keep avoiding.  While I've seen improvement in digestive and mental health symptoms since eliminating food allergies, I'm still struggling.  I highly suspect I have immune related issues from dysbiosis as I was regularly put on antibiotics for sinus infections growing up.  I have a lot of symptoms that point to Candida, histamine intolerance, or SIBO.  It would be great to investigate some of these causes under the care of a physician.  Any advice is appreciated!

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8 minutes ago, emontgomery said:

Hello,

I'm looking for a Gastro Psychiatrist or GI doctor who works with mental illness and would appreciate any recommendations.  I've also thought about looking for immunologist who work with the gut microbiome.  I live in Nebraska so a doctor in the Midwest would be ideal, but I would appreciate any recomendations!  I struggle with anxiety, depression, and multiple food allergies.  I've been gluten free about 6 months so I don't think I can be tested for celiac.  I've been thinking about doing a gluten challenge to be tested, but out of all my food allergies gluten seems to make anxiety the worst.  So, I'm not sure if its worth testing or just keep avoiding.  While I've seen improvement in digestive and mental health symptoms since eliminating food allergies, I'm still struggling.  I highly suspect I have immune related issues from dysbiosis as I was regularly put on antibiotics for sinus infections growing up.  I have a lot of symptoms that point to Candida, histamine intolerance, or SIBO.  It would be great to investigate some of these causes under the care of a physician.  Any advice is appreciated!

<3 Elizabeth   

I can not help you with a doctor.  Your best bet would be to get to the University of Chicago or the Mayo Clinic in MN.  

Since you do not want to do a gluten challenge, look to your gluten-free diet.  Are you sure you have been strictly gluten free?  Do you eat out ever?  Do you eat  foods in their whole form or do you do you eat processed?  Almost 2/3 of celiacs are not  healing due to hidden sources of gluten and often those occur right in their own kitchens!  

Six months.  Too soon to heal based on what forum members report.  Expect a year or two, especially with neurological or psychiatric issues.  A GI can rule out SIBO, etc.  

Welcome to the forum.  

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No specific recommendations, but you might look into finding a functional physician - they'll work with you on nutrition. In case it's helpful, my kid has psych effects from gluten; she also is likely low on magnesium and def low in Vit D, so we supplement both (magnesium glycinate from Pure Encapsulations specifically). She also swears by kombucha for its probiotic effects - really prefers it to regular probiotics and other meal sources. 

Hope you feel better soon. It's a tough road.

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