I've just recently been diagnosed with gluten intolerance. I've experienced social anxiety as far back as I can remember, as well as having some issues with OCD. In the past four months of eliminating gluten, I've noticed that the persistent brain fog has diminished and my anxiety has gone down to manageable levels.
WELL, for some reason I thought China Buffet was a good idea last week. WRONG. I managed to get myself glutened and my old symptoms showed back up. Its like I could feel my brain become inflamed. It's the strangest feeling, I used to call it "brain squeeze", because that's exactly what it feels like. Now I know what it's from. I also have had the same old anxiety where I couldn't look anyone in the eye and paranoia concerning people judging me. I ALSO had mood swings where I just wanted to burst out crying and irritability.
It's been five days and it's like my head comes in and out from this foggy haze. I wake up and think I'll be okay for the day and it comes back again. How long does this last?? I like feeling normal!
I'm never eating out again.