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Depressed After Gluten And Sugar!

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I am reading others reactions to getting glutened and I'm wondering if this may be why I am feeling so depressed and blah today. thursday night I left with a co-worker to go to a conference a few hours away from home and I was gone two nights and two days, during that time I ate lots of gluten. I felt fine at first, but then my stomach started hurting a little, then when I got back it hurt really bad, and today I am so depressed. I have had trouble with chronic candida for 2.5 yrs and now have reason to believe I may have celiac disease. It' probably both making me feel this way. The bad thing is, the more depressed I get, the more I want to drown myself in gluten and sugar. I am feeling really down in the dumps. I can see how drug addicts and alcoholics struggle with their addictions. Because, even though mine is not drugs or alcohol, it just normal everyday food, but it is self-destructive to me and I overindulge myself in it anyway, I know it will make me feel like crap. I rationalize my actions by telling myself that if all these other people can eat this normal food, then I can too. I don't like feeling like I'm not normal and having to not eat sugar, gluten, minimal carbs, no dairy etc. I get so depressed. I love eating. I know I'm being a whiney baby, but anyone else ever loath in self-pity, if so how's the best way out? :(

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Mama2two, I see you've been around for a while, is it that you have celiac children but no diagnosis yourself? If you don't, maybe it's time to ask for the blood tests for yourself?

Now that I've been gluten free for four years, I notice I don't get as depressed after getting glutened, and it lifts quicker again. A sign of getting healthier I hope. Whenever it happens though, I remind myself that the feelings are temporary and will pass in a couple of days, I try to take it easy for a couple days and I postpone any big decisions until I feel better again.

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