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Gma of 3 posted a topic in Gluten Sensitivity and BehaviorI found out roughly 3 -4 months ago by accident that I am gluten sensitive. One day I woke up and had joint pain in just about every joint on my left side. ie, elbow, wrist, knuckles, hip, knee, ankle and feet. I was already having issues with intense foot pain that I mistook for plantar fasciitis. Once I googled the symptoms, and realized ALL of several other things were happening at the same time as a result of gluten as well, I knew the answer. I had been bloating in my belly for decades, and also having migraines for years, but as of this year, I was looking VERY pregnant after each gluten episode. This was highly upsetting. I am 52, and fairly active otherwise. I had Migraines, depression, anxiety and now joint pain and peripheral neuropathy. I'm on anxiety meds, and have hypothyroidism and diabetes 2. Getting to the bottom of the problems with my symptoms finally, has been exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. I cannot test for Celiac because my insurance won't pay for this since I am not anemic and have no family history of Celiac. Since I have been eating gluten-free, I have been feeling better, besides the mistakes that produce symptoms within 30 min-an hour. When I make a mistake, my symptoms come on faster and faster, and also more intense. For example, I ate at a restaurant thinking I was okay, and by the time I got home and exited the vehicle I looked 7 months Prego, and my feet felt like I was walking on razor blades. The last week or two has been the best for not making mistakes, and finally I can eat without feeling horrible. Here's the thing: I still can't wrap my head around this! I comb through the forum for answers and have learned so much! I have an extremely supportive boyfriend. I just am in so much denial about this. It's emotional for me and some days I just can't handle it. I know many people with full blown Celiac's disease have it way worse than I do, I just can't deal with this very easily. Has anyone else been through the denial phase and emotional upset upon realizing the life changes that have to happen just to feel better when eating? What did you do about it?