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Austin Guy

Fear Of Heights

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About 3 years ago I was at a park where we went to the edge of a cliff to look over at rock climbers. I immediately felt like I was going to fall down. I felt like my head was going to spin and I was going to lose my balance. I have had an intense fear of heights since. As a younger person I used to skydive, climb trees, boulders, etc. I went gluten free and that fear is suddenly gone. Seems related to me, but it makes no sense. Anyone else experience this?

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Anxiety and balance issues, too. Both seem to be improving for me. I haven't tried going out on a boat, for example, though......that would be a big test. I never used to get seasick, but last year, when I was the sickest, I probably would have.

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Makes so much sense to me that this would be a symptom, i.e., anxiety, panic attacks, altered brain response. I've always been a fairly confident person but I went through a phase where I was apprehensive of everything before stumbling on the gluten connection. You're on the right path.

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Not fear of heights, but yes to both anxiety and balance issues. Both are getting better. Before gluten-free I was having a hard time riding in the car (anxious) and I was prone to walking into walls from time to time :lol:

So, yeah... I could see that connection.

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Thanks for all responses. It is amazing what I am learning in here. GI doc ordered Celiac blood tests yesterday and says I am a good candidate based on symptoms. Looks like I'll be in here a lot.

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