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zjune

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I feel like I am always unhappy. I don't know if this is a sign of being glutened because I feel depressed and tired most of the time. Maybe I am still eating gluten somehow. I don't know what else to do but eat a strict diet of brown rice and vegetables (basically) that is the only thing that doesn't make me feel sick, tired, moody, and with stomach problems. I need help. I can't lay in bed all day by myself forever!

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How long have you been gluten free? Have you checked your shampoos, lotions, soaps, meds???? Could cross-contamination be an issue. Sometimes, when a person finds out they have a disease, they become depressed. Maybe you need to take something for depression, maybe for just a short time--not everyone needs them all the time. Were you depressed before you went gluten free? A thyroid test may be something to think about too.


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Hello zJune, and welcome to the board.

Moodiness and fatigue can indeed be symptoms of gluten. As was mentioned, you may need to search through your cosmetics, shampoo, hand lotion, dishwashing liquid - anything that gets on your hands or dishes (and could potentially make it's way into your mouth) - and look for hidden gluten.

I have been gluten free now for about six months and the change has been dramatic. It was not immediate, but my mood has changed steadily for the better. I find myself being actually happy now (something that, looking back, I see that I have not been for a long time). I'm sleeping better and am not as irritated by people like I was.

If you say that only simple, whole foods keep you feeling good, then you might want to stay with that for a few weeks/months and then slowly introduce other foods, one at a time, into your diet to see if you experience a reaction. It might be that you're sensitivve or allergic to other foods. Casein allergy or lactose intolerance is common with Celiacs. Others have problems with other foods as well (corn is a big issue with me, along with casein and eggs).

Hang in there. It does get better.


Valda

Enterolab results: ...two genes for gluten intolerance ...casein intolerance

other sensitivities: corn, eggs, soy, potato, tapioca

Hypoglycemic

Sensitivity to high EMFs [electromagnetic frequency] (limits my time in front of the computer)

Living a healthier, happier life.

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If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.Psalm 139: 9,10

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I feel like I am always unhappy. I don't know if this is a sign of being glutened because I feel depressed and tired most of the time. Maybe I am still eating gluten somehow. I don't know what else to do but eat a strict diet of brown rice and vegetables (basically) that is the only thing that doesn't make me feel sick, tired, moody, and with stomach problems. I need help. I can't lay in bed all day by myself forever!

As ArtGirl said, other foods could also be causing issues. For me, corn really affects my mood and energy, even more than gluten. I find that corn starch or corn syrup bring on exhaustion, sensitivity to noise and light, and inability to think clearly.

Hope you can idenitify a safe diet - and get back into your life!

Debbie


Gluten free since July 97

corn free since Jan 98

Never diagnosed by a Doctor

Symptoms cleared on gluten-free diet

Mom and one sister are also gluten-free

One sister with type I diabetes (diagnosed at age 10)

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