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Could These Problems Be Related To Gluten?

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Hi! I've been having so many problems over the last 16 months, and I hoping someone on here can give me some feedback, advice, hope, etc.

It has been like a snowball effect with my symptoms, and I'm just wondering if any or all of these could possibly be caused by a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. I will list all the crazy symptoms that I've been having over the last 16 months that I never had before.

1- brain movement (I started having this right after my second cesarean. It literally feels like my brain takes a little leap inside my head).

2- A lot of stomach issues. Swooshing/kicking sensations in my stomach (I'm not pregnant, but that is what it feels like sometimes), sensitive to greasy/fatty foods, nausea, heartburn, stomach burn. Tums is a norm in my cabinet.

3-A lot of infections, that I never used to suffer with. UTI infections, yeast infections, and my kidneys have mild hydronephrosis (which is enlargment due to an obstruction), but they can't figure out why I have the hydronehprosis.

4-Hypertension...I'm 33 and have now been on blood pressure meds for 2 months.

5- This is the absolute worst symptom of all...Terrible Anxiety/PMS and also some OCD accompaning the anxiety. I never know when my anxiety is going to make an entrance again and ruin my life for a couple weeks. Also, I never in my whole 32 years of life, had PMS. The most I ever got was some cramping on the first day. Now, everything is different about it, and it's almost like I have that PMDD. I've been on zoloft, it might help a bit, but I still have a couple weeks out of each month that just paralyze me with fear and insomnia, etc.

I've been tested for thyroid and diabetes. I'm fine there. I'm just wondering if all of this could be related and could it be due to a gluten intolerance. So, I started the gluten free diet 2 weeks ago, and I was having severe anxiety when I started. Just a couple days into it...I felt so much better. I felt at ease, and no ocd, and just my normal self that I remember from months ago. I also noticed that I went from having loose BM to normal BM (sorry to be gross). I felt like it was way to soon to already feel better, especially with the anxiety, but I thought maybe I had found my answer finally. Anyway, I had to have surgery this past Friday (a cystoscopy, which is a scope that goes into my bladder, ureter tubes, and kidneys to see if there was an obstruction). I had the worst night of my life that day. I was deathly ill from the anesthesia...non stop vomitting and severe pain in my bladder and kidneys. I had to go to the er. Then, just 2 days after that I started my monthly cycle. I am now having all that terrible anxiety, doubt, ocd, negativity, irritability, etc. again.

Is it too soon to be expecting a gluten free diet to have resolved my problems? Does anyone out there think that I should keep up the diet...that it still may be the answer to all these issues, especially the anxiety?

I'm sorry this is so long, but I'm just needing a little hope please.

Thank you!

Alicia

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One of the most important things you need to know is that if you are going to get any testing done for celiac you should get back on gluten until that testing is done.

While it can take a long time for relief from symptoms some of us do have quick resolution of our issues. It is possible that you are someone who would get quick relief.

After you have testing done, if you are choosing to have it, then do go on a dietary trial strictly. If you are still taking meds do make sure to check with the maker to be sure they are gluten free and keep your doctor in the loop because if you have celiac your dosages for meds may need to be adjusted when you have healed.

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One of the most important things you need to know is that if you are going to get any testing done for celiac you should get back on gluten until that testing is done.

While it can take a long time for relief from symptoms some of us do have quick resolution of our issues. It is possible that you are someone who would get quick relief.

After you have testing done, if you are choosing to have it, then do go on a dietary trial strictly. If you are still taking meds do make sure to check with the maker to be sure they are gluten free and keep your doctor in the loop because if you have celiac your dosages for meds may need to be adjusted when you have healed.

I'm not sure if my last post made it through. I must of hit a wrong button and caused it to exit. Anyway, isn't there a recommended sequence of tests to go through to find out which and how many food sensitivities are causing problems? Just going gluten free may not solve anything if there are cross sensitivities like casein, which can cause similar problems.

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