Help! I'm addicted & I need support to stop "using" in Coping with Celiac Disease Posted December 28, 2015 · Report to Admin I would recommend both quitting all gluten and probably going to the ER, or talking to your doctor. Gluten is known to cause some very major brain disorders. I have heard that the cells that line the gut are similar to the cells that protect the brain. Celiac disease is an auto immune disorder where anti bodies are created in response to gluten. As long as someone continues to eat gluten the number of antibodies can remain relatively low. If somebody stops eating the body continues to produce antibodies that build up in the blood steam. Some people get anxiety whenever they eat gluten and I think other people can get anxiety (or physical pain) by stopping eating gluten. I would recommend getting tested for Celiac disease, that way you could get the support of your family members. Here is a link to a paper that connects gluten with about a dozen different mental health conditions: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3641836/ If you eat gluten and you have Celiac disease it can kill you. Make the right choice. You mentioned that you were taking anti-psychotic medications at one point. Celiac disease can cause schizophrenia and that are types of schizophrenia that are milder and don't involve hallucinations. Anxiety and physical pain are related. I would recommend going to an ER with the information in hand as I don't think most doctors are familiar with what Gluten can do to the brain. There are also cases which don't present in the typical way such as my own. The doctor can give you pain killers to manage the pain and you can request gluten free food.