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Brain Fogs developed after going gluten free

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Hi yeah I've been gluten free for about a month now since testing positive for celiac.........I felt amazing even after one day of being gluten free.........and although the most obvious of my symptoms have disappeared........a symptom that I never had.......has appeared since going gluten free - BRAIN FOG...... in the last 10 days I've been doing things in my car I've never done before due to brain fog..... I accidentally ran a red light........I drove with the hand brake on for miles.....I went to cross lanes on the highway but didn't check if it was free......almost getting sideswiped by the car I didn't look out for........ this is so bizarre to me almost like someones taken ovef my body....... I don't know why it's suddenly happening after going gluten free....... 

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@Mer123,

You may have vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  Gluten containing products are required to be enriched with vitamins and minerals to replace those lost in processing.  The gluten free counterparts are not required to be enriched.  Since you've been off gluten containing products for a month, you are probably not absorbing sufficient vitamins from your diet, and the symptoms of thiamine deficiency begin showing.

The eight B vitamins are water soluble and cannot be stored in the body long. You can become insufficient in Thiamine B1 in as little as nine days.  

Many of the B Complex vitamins can affect your mental celebrity and memory, like B12, niacin, and thiamine.  If you're low in one vitamin, you're probably low in all of them, and because they all work interconnectedly, it's best to supplement them all.  Since they're water soluble, any excess is flushed away, and there is no toxicity.  A good B Complex vitamin will help.

You need to talk to your doctor about supplementing vitamins and minerals while your intestines heal.  

 

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6 hours ago, knitty kitty said:

@Mer123,

You may have vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  Gluten containing products are required to be enriched with vitamins and minerals to replace those lost in processing.  The gluten free counterparts are not required to be enriched.  Since you've been off gluten containing products for a month, you are probably not absorbing sufficient vitamins from your diet, and the symptoms of thiamine deficiency begin showing.

The eight B vitamins are water soluble and cannot be stored in the body long. You can become insufficient in Thiamine B1 in as little as nine days.  

Many of the B Complex vitamins can affect your mental celebrity and memory, like B12, niacin, and thiamine.  If you're low in one vitamin, you're probably low in all of them, and because they all work interconnectedly, it's best to supplement them all.  Since they're water soluble, any excess is flushed away, and there is no toxicity.  A good B Complex vitamin will help.

You need to talk to your doctor about supplementing vitamins and minerals while your intestines heal.  

 

Hmmm that is interesting 

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A month is not enough time to recover, but if this symptom has started after you went gluten-free, but you didn't have it before, it would be strange. The first and most important thing is to be 100% sure your diet is gluten-free. Is it possible you got some gluten in your diet that day? Some celiac have stronger symptoms to gluten ingestion after going gluten-free, almost like it is somehow magnified by having been gluten-free.

I also agree with @knitty kitty that you likely need to be taking multivitamins and certain minerals, as nearly all celiacs have vitamin deficiencies that won't go away until your gut fully heals, and sometimes you may need to supplement for life.

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