New Here And Lost in Celiac Disease Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms Posted June 26, 2015 · Report to Admin There are three hundred symptoms of Celiac Disease. Everyone has different combinations and severities. I have found that the older I get the worse my reaction is, especially if I have been gluten free for a while. My arthritis is awful when glutened. I, too, have peeling gums when exposed. After my last dental appointment, I developed an ulcer where the topical anesthetic was rubbed and the numbing shot was given. The anesthesia was anticholinergic. The depression that comes after being glutened is terrible. Gluten binds to the receptors in the brain where those feel good chemicals (dopamine, serotonin) are supposed to go and are hard to remove. B vitamins help displace the gluten molecules. B vitamins are absorbed in the small intestine, where damage from Celiac Disease occurs. So, I take vitamin supplements. I recommend following the autoimmune paleo diet and the low histamine diet for several weeks. Just meat and vegetables, but no nightshade vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes) because they are anticholinergic, too. Everyone is different. This is what works for me. It does take several weeks to feel better, just be kind and patient with yourself, ride it out and it will get better.