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I am so scared and tired of this happening.....My whole life I have been active, free spirited, happy, pre hashimotos dx I started suffering severe anxiety attacks....about 4yrs ago now last nov I was finally dx with hash and my GP said that will trigger anxiety....however it seems to come out of no where I have been pretty good for a long time they wher very mild if they hit and usually I could just redirect my thoughts and be ok...this past week I have had 3really bad ones...I always think I am having a heart attack.....they s are me so badly....what is happening?? Tonight I had some boars head bacon, tomato on lettuce with mayo about 2 hrs later it hit really bad and I am horrified right now try to let it pass....I had my dr do an echo of my heart a few months back because I was so scared all was good....could it be the bacon? It said gluten-free.....anxiety is one of my first symptoms of being glutened along with my thyroid swelling

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Where did you get the bacon? Was it sliced in a deli? If so the shared equipment could have been a problem.

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I would suspect the mayo if it was processed. Probably made with soy oil. (Gluten's evil twin to our autoimmune system.)

I keep a little stash of anti-anxiety meds for times like you're enduring now. They help ward off that awful feeling. (Ativan or Xanax .5 mg, cut them in half to save money.)

Other advice: soak in a hot bath with epsom salts & baking soda. (Lots, like 1-2 cups epsom salts and 1/2 - 1 cup baking soda.) Relax as much as you can. Know this feeling will pass.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Thanks Marilyn just knowing others are out there right now is helping...the fear it causes as you know is unbearable...thank you both for such fast replies it keeps my mind occupied...I did not know soy was a problem for us....it was boars head mayo...

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I know it won't help right, now, but for the long run, if you don't already do it, you might try taking some yoga classes. My psychologist recommended them to me for my mild anxiety. I've only taken one so far, and it's really nice! It's a work out too, but doesn't feel like one until your muscles are a little sore later. ;) I had tried to do some yoga in the past via books and videos, but I never got anything from it until I took an actual class.

I hope this suggestion helps, but I'm afraid I don't really know anything about hashimoto's. Feel better! :)

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Harpgirl thank you..you always have such a calmness to you..I love the peace and kindness I feel in your post....

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Harpgirl thank you..you always have such a calmness to you..I love the peace and kindness I feel in your post....

Hmm, maybe that's why my kids are so laid back... :P Thanks for the nice compliment! :D

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Doesn't sound like gluten from what you said.

Do you have a pet? Pet them, watch them, play with them, walk around the block with them. Concentrate on the pet for 10 minutes. You can do that. :)

If you don't have a pet, is there something else you like to do? A crossword or knitting? Try to concentrate on it for 10 minutes.

Sometimes, something repetitive or soothing or funny can be helpful with anxiety. Tomorrow, when you have calmed down, you can try to figure out what caused it.

Hang in there!

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If your still around:

Tell me about your cat? What's the name, color, personality? Tell me something funny about the kitty. What does the cat like to eat? Where did you get it? Is it one of those cats that purrs super loud all the time?

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I also vote for the mayo as being the culprit. Soy in mayo is vicious!! I use Smart Balance now, but I skipped eating mayo for years because of the soy.

Since you mentioned just getting a cat, have you checked to see if the cat food you're buying contains gluten? Is there any possibility that you are hyper-sensitive to gluten?

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Doesn't sound like gluten from what you said.

Do you have a pet? Pet them, watch them, play with them, walk around the block with them. Concentrate on the pet for 10 minutes. You can do that. :)

If you don't have a pet, is there something else you like to do? A crossword or knitting? Try to concentrate on it for 10 minutes.

Sometimes, something repetitive or soothing or funny can be helpful with anxiety. Tomorrow, when you have calmed down, you can try to figure out what caused it.

Hang in there!

With respect, the anxiety is very real and dehabilitating can be connected to gluten and/or for some) soy ingestion.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/22210/1/Anxiety-and-Depression-in-Adults-with-Celiac-Disease-on-a-Gluten-free-Diet/Page1.html

http://diaryofanutritionist.com/2010/03/06/the-truth-about-your-soy-latte-ten-reasons-to-avoid-soy/

To the OP, I hope you're feeling better. If you're like me, once I get over the anxiety, depression sets in. And apathy. But usually it's just a few days until I recover. Wish you well and happier days ahead.

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With respect, the anxiety is very real and dehabilitating can be connected to gluten and/or for some) soy ingestion.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/22210/1/Anxiety-and-Depression-in-Adults-with-Celiac-Disease-on-a-Gluten-free-Diet/Page1.html

http://diaryofanutritionist.com/2010/03/06/the-truth-about-your-soy-latte-ten-reasons-to-avoid-soy/

To the OP, I hope you're feeling better. If you're like me, once I get over the anxiety, depression sets in. And apathy. But usually it's just a few days until I recover. Wish you well and happier days ahead.

I didn't mean the anxiety wasn't real or couldn't be caused by gluten. It didn't sound like there was any gluten in what she ate. If she had come back on, today, calmer, I would have suggested she look at other ingredients, like soy. Or cc in the mayonnaise jar.

I was just trying to help her calm down and feel less anxious. When you are" panicking", it's hard to rationally discuss things.

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I didn't mean the anxiety wasn't real or couldn't be caused by gluten. It didn't sound like there was any gluten in what she ate. If she had come back on, today, calmer, I would have suggested she look at other ingredients, like soy. Or cc in the mayonnaise jar.

I was just trying to help her calm down and feel less anxious. When you are" panicking", it's hard to rationally discuss things.

You've been there, I take it. I know I have. Sorry I misinterpreted your post.

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You've been there, I take it. I know I have. Sorry I misinterpreted your post.

We're cool!

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I have to vote for the soy. After going gluten-free, I continued to have panic attacks, anxiety attacks, insomnia, muscle spasms/uncontrollable small muscle twitching, and hot flashes. Turned out soy was the culprit, and I haven't found a mayo yet that isn't made with soybean oil. I avoid soy as carefully as I do gluten (maybe more). It hits me really fast. A year or so ago I got a cup of hot tea and I assumed would be OK. I was about three swallows into it and I had a panic attack, hot flash, and muscle fasciculations up and down my back. Turned out it had soy lecithin.

I will say a prayer for you. :/

* Edited once again to fix my lousy grammar. :)

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