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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I'm not diagnosed with anything but this is the biggest reason I stay gluten-free. Though I have a great family and a great upbringing I was severely depressed, anxious, moody... It has gotten worse as I've gotten older to where I get full out panic attacks and have problems just getting through each day doing normal daily activities. Random unexplainable bursts of anger. I eliminated gluten because my breastfed son was very constipated and gassy and I one day realized I wasn't a crazy person who couldn't explain or control my emotions and thoughts. I finally felt like a normal person and could think with a clear head. My son's constipation is also no longer an issue these days. Therapists and medications never helped, going gluten free is the only thing that did and it wasn't even on purpose.
  2. We hosted Thanksgiving so the turkey and gravy were prepared gluten free. There were some desserts made by others that were made gluten free but don't know how those were prepared as it was not by me. Typically we very rarely eat out and I make everything from scratch. We actually eat mostly grain free. I am sure I have gotten less careful lately with the take out with the pregnancy and not feeling awesome. My husband was saying after thanksgiving his chest was feeling tight so it makes me wonder. He has pretty severe asthma which went away since going gluten-free and he hasn't had to take any meds for it anymore either. He decided to get tested for celiac so started eating it again for that and couldn't keep it up. Kept having to visit the er for asthma attacks. So this makes me wonder too if there may have been some kind of unknown source at thanksgiving or something. Who knows... To be honest I wish I had known before to get everyone tested before going gluten-free just to know. Would be nice to know for family to also get tested and for our kids to know for the future... May look into the genetic tests in the future...
  3. I started having this issue I *think* during jr high school. It has pretty much been a constant thing though it would get better or worse at times since then. I am now 27. I went gluten-free about a year and a half ago for unrelated reasons and it pretty much went away with just a couple lingering spots (I am awful and a picker of scabs don't even realize I'm doing it...) Once in a while I would get the insane itching but it wouldn't last super long and would stop. Now I have this going on. Have been getting takeout more often because I am lazy lately (see: pregnant) and then Thanksgiving. Been pretty careful I thought but who knows. Maybe pregnancy can make you more sensitive too? Anyway... Could it be related to gluten/dh? It itches like freaking crazy and drives me nuts. When I had them before they would end up getting scratched off and bleeding. Awful... Here is a picture... Sorry it is kind of poor quality... http://lh5.ggpht.com/-gjY_I2JxtGE/ULSJf-05GKI/AAAAAAAAAHc/u53zP_UiAHs/20121127_011233.png Also I have never had a problem with acne so I don't think it would be that, and I don't think acne itches like that. It has gone partially down the back of my shoulder before too. I don't know...