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norahsmommy

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My youngest is gluten intolerant and the house has become for the most part gluten free due to contamination issues with her food. I have no problem eating gluten free for the most part because I get to learn new cooking techniques and recipes. We have had a hectic few days and I have ended up eating out a few times with dh while my youngest ate gluten free leftovers and the older 2 ate at grandma's. I have noticed a huge increase in irritability and irrational temper issues, anxiety, gas and tiredness. Dh and I had a date night tonight and we got to talking and he said he noticed a difference lately and he asked me if it could be all the gluten I have been eating lately. He doesn't have an issue going back and forth between gluten and no gluten. I thought about it and told him it could be. I also realized some other things. Before going gluten free for the most part I was having panic attacks and anger out of nowhere. I was also seeing things out of the corner of my eyes. I KNOW there was nothing there and quite frankly it scared the crap out of me. I told dh that and he said its probably better if I avoid gluten as much as possible too. For a while I really thought I might be starting to loose my marbles, but after going gluten free in the house for my daughter I haven't seen anything weird, forgotten something important or had anger issues( last couple of days anger but probably due to eating fast food). It scares me that something I have been eating for years perhaps could make me go nuts. My oldest daughter has been mostly gluten free (as has the whole household) and we have seen a marked improvement in her school work. Its amazing something like gluten is apparently causing so much of an issue for us!

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It's a genetic linked condition. If your daughter has it that means she got the genes from either you or your husband. You mention he doesn't appear to have any difficulty transitioning between gluten-free and gluten diets which means chances are pretty good at that point that the genes came from you. Even if you don't have full blown gluten intolerance with experiencing the major health issues that a lot of us on this board talk about there's still a good chance that if you harbor the genes that your body does interact with gluten in at least some mild fashion. My sister is this this way, while I get huge health issues from eating small amounts of gluten she simply notices a change in mood and irritability.

Often times other families experience those trends that you think you may be noticing. Most of the time when one person in the family gets diagnosed with a gluten intolerance it's helpful for everyone to attempt the diet for a while.


Receiving a qualified diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is as useful as a Psychiatrist giving you a diagnosis of "Doesn't Think Right".

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For some of us gluten is a definate neurotoxin. It can effect us mentally long before serious gut issues show up. Although the increase in gas is a GI related issue it seems the major issue for you is the mood issues, at least at the moment. You have a wise husband to have picked up on this. As stated celiac is strongly genetic and your child had to have inherited the gene from at least one of you. You need to be just as strict yourself as your child does. I hope this clears soon and you are back to your usual self.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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