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Hello everyone! I'm new to the board. Before I start, let me explain that I was only tested for coeliacs disease two days ago, and that's via blood test. Now, I do eat a LOT of gluten foods, such as whole wheat breads and bagels, biscuits, scones, cookies, cake, etc. But, never have I eaten them in excess amounts.

Well, lately, I've been absolutely ravenous. I've been eating mainly chocolate, in very large amounts. For example, it's coming upon Easter, and today I ate a large bag of Cadbury mini-eggs, and a Dairy-Milk bar, also I've been nibbling on other chocolate foodstuffs, I ate a large chocolate muffin, and chocolate-covered nuts as well, high in calorie, which are in no way remotely healthy for me. I've been doing this for the last five days or so.

Here is my question. One, I have not gained much weight if any, other than bloating. Is this normal?

Two, I was constipated before all this, I have only used the bathroom twice since this "binge" has been taking place, which is pretty good for me! Though, I still am constipated. I am also craving baked goods and chocolate like something ridiculous. Again, is this normal?

Also, how can I control this, and will I gain any weight from it? (which wouldn't hurt, since I'm underweight. I don't have an eating disorder, the reason I got tested for coeliacs in the first place was because of this loss of weight)

And last but not least, I can't sleep. I've been having a terrible time trying to sleep!

Sorry if my post is too long, but any replies will be greatly appreciated. I also hope to post much more, so don't worry, I'm definitely not going to be a one-hit poster!

Thanks in advance! :)

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Your body interprets the feeling of being malnourished as, "want blood sugar levels up now really badly give me sugar now now now fat too give me." :P

A blood sugar spike is usually followed by a blood sugar crash, and more cravings.

I have noticed in the animal world that my pets and livestock also want to eat more at the changes of the seasons as the days lengthen in the spring, and then shorten in the fall, and we are not immune to this. It is not a coincidence that the major feast days of Christianity (and other religions) coincide with the planet's position, giving us either the shortest days of the year or the one where the days are quite noticeably longer. Part of this is that they are trying to shed off old hair, grow new hair, and layer on fat or prepare for a pregnancy because they are getting more or less sunlight and their hormones respond.

Caffeine in chocolate may interrupt sleep patterns, as does a waxing full moon. I just try to sleep when I feel like it instead of fighting it, at least then I do get to sleep. What is interesting is that my dogs, which were being really annoying earlier this year waking up at 5am, all bright and perky while it's still pitch dark out, <_< are now sleeping in until past sunrise some mornings. My oldest dog is transitioning to HIS summer pattern of sleeping all day and being more alert at night when it is cooler, because he is part livestock guard type dog, and that is what they do, so is my dog that loves to hunt rats. I am watching the other animals times when they sleep, also, and they're changing to the spring/summer pattern of feeding early on the grass, and then napping in late am.

You can try taking a gluten free multivitamin, a B complex, and a calcium and magnesium supplement to help with the cravings, also, just try adding in another serving of fruit and a vegetable a day, plus more fat.

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I see. I wish o had read this earlier....today it's the same thing. I have literally binges on chocolate and baked goods. The gloating is terrible...but I don't have any cravings now.

I thought I might have binge eating disorder, but I don't. I am still waiting the results of my blood test. So what about weight gain? Will it only be possible for me to gain weight once I start going glutrn free?

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It would depend on what is causing your weight loss, but if you are celiac, yes, you have to stop making damage and heal, so the gut can properly function.

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