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Hi I have a 7yr. old who was diagonsed with Celiacs Disease 5yrs. ago. She has sever Seperation Anxiety and I was wondering if anybody else suffers from anxiety? I was wondering, I know they don't obsorbe certain nutrients due to the Gluten free diet. Does anybody else have a problem like this?

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Hi I have a 7yr. old who was diagonsed with Celiacs Disease 5yrs. ago. She has sever Seperation Anxiety and I was wondering if anybody else suffers from anxiety? I was wondering, I know they don't obsorbe certain nutrients due to the Gluten free diet. Does anybody else have a problem like this?

Thank you

The gluten free diet doesn't impede absorption. Before going gluten free, gluten causes damage to the intestines. The damage impedes absorption. Within the first year of being completely gluten free the damage should heal and allow normal absorption. A lot of moms use a gluten free children's multi-vitamin to make sure the kids are getting everything they need.

A lot of us have anxiety when we get glutened. Could your daughter be ingesting something that is not safe? Also, think hard about your own behavior. Is your child mirroring the concern she has seen you display? I would have seperation anxiety if I was asked to leave my gluten-free child at a day care. Hope this helps RA

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Hi! My name is Katie and I'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease exactly one year ago. Ever since I was young I had anxiety and panic attacks regularly. I was diagnosed with panic disorder when I was 12 and have been seeing a therapist ever since. My anxiety got worse when I left for college and I was put on the anti-anxiety medication Lexapro. Even though the medication and therapy helped immensely, once I found out I had Celiac Disease and switched to a gluten-free diet my anxiety and panic attacks have completely gone away. After about 2-3 months of being gluten-free I noticed a huge difference in myself and truly believe that I was having panic attacks and severe anxiety because I was lacking in nutrients. I hope that helps!

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I was diagnosed in September 2009 with Celiac and have had anxiety my whole life. I definitely feel better, but I am also on medication since it took so long to get diagnosed.

I had my 9 year old tested for Celiac in September and it was negative. His anxiety got really bad and my new doc tested him with more detailed test for Celiac and he is positive and also lactose intolerant. It has been hard but eliminating Gluten and Dairy has helped his anxiety already and it has only been 2 weeks.

You are lucky to catch your daughters Celiac young, just as I am my sons, because they can avoid many of the health issues that people who get diagnosed later in life have, by following the Gluten Free diet.

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I've had a problem with panic attacks for about 10 years, and boy, I'll tell ya what, those are horrible and come from absolutely NOWHERE!

I've also become extremely antisocial and want to stay in the house and avoid other people at all costs. I haven't so much as talked to a guy on the phone since 911 happened. That's been like 10 years almost, since I've had a date or anything.

I haven't had a store bought haircut for years and years.

This has all gotten SOME better since my 3 weeks of gluten-free. I'm not as angry anymore, either.

This is gonna sound all sappy and pollyanna-ish, but I've noticed just in the last week, that I enjoy the smell when I go outside after it rained. Kentucky is SO beautiful. I noticed how green/blue the grass is in a field by work. The wildflowers, they're beautiful popping out yellow purple and red, they are just beautiful.

I've put my car radio back to the rock station instead of talk radio. I've been actually looking at myself in the mirror, I haven't done that in forever. I use this tiny little compact mirror on my sofa in the mornings to put on my mascara, but these last couple of days, I've looked at myself and brushed my hair in the mirror. oK, that sounds just stupid....guess ya had to be there ....

I just got sick and tired and felt old in the joints and panicked all the time. I couldn't tell you when I stopped enjoying life, but somewhere along the line, I did.

I guess what I mean is that it's like...I'm waking UP, I'm starting to be me again or trying to even think to remember who me was or is.

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Hi I have a 7yr. old who was diagonsed with Celiacs Disease 5yrs. ago. She has sever Seperation Anxiety and I was wondering if anybody else suffers from anxiety? I was wondering, I know they don't obsorbe certain nutrients due to the Gluten free diet. Does anybody else have a problem like this?

Thank you

I suppose I've been suffering with separation anxiety for about 5 years. Started having trouble at work with concentration, dreading the 20 mile commute, ultimately I lost my job, so now I'm home alone most of the day. I just haven't wanted to make any social overtures. Now since I've been diagnosed celiac last month I'm wondering just how much celiac has affected my social life. And now I have additional anxieties about food, especially shared-food situations, like parties and chili cook-offs. Heck, Honey gave me a kiss yesterday; a big cookie-crumb laden moustache kind of kiss! My lips slammed shut so fast my neck muscles started cramping. It looks like anxiety's here to stay...

One thing's for certain; I absorb more nutrients now on the Gluten-Free diet than I did on a wheaty diet. I'm looking forward to the healing my small intestine will experience without gluten in my food. I've been assured; there really isn't any real reason to eat wheat, it's nutrients are easliy gotten from other foods.

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