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  1. Hi – I’d appreciate some help. I realize I should see a doctor, and have booked an appointment, but my curiosity is getting the better of me.


    To explain, I seriously think I may have had a gluten problem for over a decade.


    The reason I haven’t done anything, or picked up on it, is because I was diagnosed with a major illness when I was 20. This, along with the medication also gave me very strong symptoms. So over the years, I’ve never been sure what was coming from the illness, what from the medication, and what was new!

    I’ve just spent the last year or so trying to pin this down – but have always thought it was something to do with eating, or maybe an allergy.


    I’ve been very moody, suspicious of people, irritable, anxious for about 7 years. But haven’t always been this way. There was a definite change – I originally put this down to medication, but it has continued after I stopped.


    I struggle greatly with concentration. My head is always quite fuzzy and cloudy. I struggle to work, and can often go days without doing anything. It doesn’t matter how urgent the work is, or the concequences of not doing it – I just don’t have the concentration to even get started on it. Let alone finish. I have survived by storing it up until a time I feel better (usually nights or weekends) and catching up then.

    So I basically struggle to do work between 9-5 but am better at night. Funnily, when I haven’t eaten in a long time.


    I have definite digestive issues. I’m always very bloated, and feel rather sick and need of going to the toilet within 30 minutes of eating anything. And I’m usually on the toilet for around an hour when I do.

    I have constant eye problems – they’re always very tired, watery, and irritated. Especially in the mornings. This persists from Saturday to around Thursday where it wears off a bit – yes, you can guess, I drink a lot of gluten filled beer on Fridays……….


    I have tingling feet and calves quite a lot. Like almost every day.


    I really went off eating in general about 3 years ago. I don’t stopped enjoying food, as it always made me feel bloated, and gave me digestive issues.


    The wake-up moment, was this weekend. I have very very rarely felt well since about 2006. I just accepted feeling a bit strange. However, I felt good on Saturday.


    I went out, and bought a sandwich – and within minutes went back to “normal”. My eyes started getting bad again, and I started getting the cloudy feeling in my brain.


    I also ate high levels of gluten this morning, and feel terrible.


    I’d just like a heads-up whether I’m maybe on the right track here?


    This would actually be quite astonishing to me, as I always thought my eye problems (what annoys me the most) and my change in personality (going from being driven, happy and outgoing to a bit down, fuzzy and irritable) were just part of me now.


    I realize some people struggle with a diet change, but the thought that I can make this all better by stopping eating Gluten is really amazing to me