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Dreams Of Not Being Able To Eat Anything

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I've been eating gluten-free for nearly 8 months, and I'm very comfortable with it. However, I keep having recurring dreams where I can't eat anything because all I'm able to find are gluten-filled food items.

Sometimes I am in a grocery store, and I go up and down every aisle, thinking, "I can't eat that, I can't eat that..." because the shelves are filled with bread, cookies, cereal, etc. By the time I get to the last aisle, I look into my cart and realize it's empty. Then I'm filled with horror because I think that I'm going to die because I can't find anything to eat.

Other times I dream that I'm going to a restaurant or a B&B and they tell me they have no gluten-free items to feed me with. Then I freak out because I don't know how I'm going to eat.

Please tell me I'm not the only one that has dreams like this! And does anyone have any ideas about how to make them stop?

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Hey you:

I also have what I call my "celiac dreams"

I sometimes dream of myself grocery shopping (never dreamt about this before).

I have also dreamt about people and family members inviting me over and purposely gluttening me (I have great friends/family so I have NO idea why I'd be dreaming this).

And generally, I dream about food. Sometimes I"m eating it, sometimes I'm not. I never dreamt about food before.

I think the dreams are just because we're naturally thinking about what we eat.

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It's natural to dream about the things we are adjusting to or anxious about. You work out those fears in your dreams. Lots of times it is fear that seems irrational like a grocery store with no produce or meat, all gluten-free naturally.

For weird dreams, you tell yourself before falling asleep when I have this dream again, I will realize it just a dream and I will turn down the produce aisle and fill my cart with beautiful gluten free fruits and vegetables. Or whatever seems the most visual to you. It may not work the first time but keep telling your self this at bedtime, and it will eventually happen just that way in your dream. Once you control the dream, you will have answered the fear response and soon you will no longer have that same dream.

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My sister and I were just talking about how we have pretty frequent gluten dreams. Glad we're not crazy. :)

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Wow dreams? It must be really bothering you. Give it time and I bet they go away. I remember first being told I needed to eliminate gluten. It was like the end of the world. I got over the cheating and the hump and it became my lifestyle. It was now normal to me and not as shocking. Then I still had issues. I found I also couldn't have so many other things. So your dream is my reality. Haha. It's all good though. It will keep me healthier in the long run right? Hopefully once you get over the hump I bet the dreams will go away. Just think gluten is like glue that helps foods stick together. Its not that great anyway. Also there are so many alternatives. Try not eating after 6 or 7 at night. If you eat too close to bedtime you are bound to keep having stong dreams.

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i'll occassionally have "gluten" dreams. i've been gluten free for about 5 months now and i've had several.

it usually consists of me eating something that has gluten and then WHOA....suddenly realizing it's full of gluten, and then i get worried about the impending symptoms.

the most recent gluten dream was that i was eating Mini Wheats Cereal. I realized it and was like, "duh! how could i do that! it's even called mini-WHEATS!!" :lol:

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Can you see my avatar? Its a cartoon I drew of a dream I had about gluten, essentially I am being chased down a dark alley by giant animated donuts, hot dogs etc with limbs and fangs...lol! This is only one of the many crazy gluten related dreams I have had. Others include dreaming about eating bread and waking up yelling 'Nooooo! Don't eat that!', and dreaming about biting into a pastry and all my teeth falling out. You are most definitely NOT the only one who has had these dreams. I have been gluten free for just over a year and the dreams have mostly settled down, I occasionally have a crazy dream when I am stressed because I think I may have glutened myself, or if I'm travelling or something and not certain I will be able to find gluten free food. HTH

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