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Irritability After 4 Months Gluten-Free?

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I have been gluten free since mid-October (except for 2 small setbacks). I feel much better most of the time, but sometimes it's as if I'm still eating gluten- tired and a little bloated but in addition to the old symptoms I also feel incredibly irritable. It's as if I'm on some kind of miserable diet that my body is resisting. My body seems to be needing carbs. I expected some carb withdrawal in the beginning but didn't have any. Now it seems to strike randomly. Is it carb withdrawal after 4 months of being gluten-free? I really don't think I've inadvertently consumed gluten. I'm ridiculously careful and never eat out.

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You may have a second intolerance? Many of us fing that we react to dairy or soy after stopping gluten. Mood changes can be a symptom of that.

Try keeping a log of the foods you eat, along with any reactions you feel. Many food reactions can be delayed by hours or days. Having a way to go back and piece together what might be bothering you is much easier with this log.

God luck to you!

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I am about 3 months into my GFCFSF journey and I still get irritable, quite frequently including today for instance. Not really sure why it is still happening but I attribute it to gummed up opioid receptors in my brain, from years of them marinating in gliadomorphin and casomorphin thanks to a "healthy" diet full of whole grains. I am currently self-medicating with a nice hot cup of St. Johns wort tea every other day or so. Does it help? Not really, but it does not seem to be doing any harm either. Good luck.

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