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  1. Hi! Sorry if this is a bit long, but I just want to find out a bit more about Coeliac I guess - I feel a wee bit ignorant that I don't know more.. 8 years ago, I found a tick in my belly button - which caused the red bullseye rash, fatigue, joint pain, ect. All typical signs of Lyme Disease. The doctor confirmed this (after finally getting them to agree to take a blood test). The test results also showed I had coeliac disease, which was a bit of a suprise - I had never even heard of it before, and there was no family history. I had a biopsy to confirm the results, where it became clear that I did indeed have celiac disease. So I was prescribed a gluten free diet, which I stuck to as best as I could, even though I struggled at first, but my family helped me a lot. A few years later- I was coping well with the diet, and didn't have too many 'incidents' with gluten. This all changed with in a day. I started taking panic attacks, sometimes 2-3 daily. This lasted around 2 years, but with counselling I have slowly but surely recovered, even though I still have the odd one or two every month or so. I stick to the gluten free diet and I'm pretty independent in making sure everything is safe for me to eat. Having a free prescription to gluten free products in Scotland also helps!! Looking back now, I have a few of questions- and maybe some kind folks on here can answer them for me! I'm not really sure if this is the right place to ask but I'm not really sure where else I can find out.. Can my Lyme Disease return? I've hear a lot about it just having remission periods, but I've also heard people say it's new bacteria that causes it to return. Did Lyme Disease cause my Coeliac? I know it can cause auto-immune diseases but I was always a pot-bellied kid with a bad stomach, so I'm not really sure- other auto-immune diseases run in the family, mainly thyroid related Did celiac disease or LD cause my anxiety? There was a spell between my diagnosis so I'm not sure if its unrelated Thanks in advance! sorry if this isn't the right site to ask on...
  2. Recently, over the past few years I have had to take some steroids to control what has yet to be diagnosed as dermatitis or psoriasis, test results coming soon from biopsy. Also recently i have been diagnosed with diverticulitis. I have always had issues with stomach, pain, IBS, diarrhea, and heightened levels of anxiety and panic attacks. I am wondering if there is a connection with Gluten intolerance. Has anyone had any experience with anxiety and Celiac. Profuse sweating on palms, under arms and groin areas. With these i have also just started getting yeast/fungal infections in groin area, psoriasis/dermatitis on scalp, folds between buttocks and scrotum. Thinking all these symptoms are pointing to Celiac, any ideas or info is greatly appreciated.
  3. I've been on medication for 40 years now for severe panic attacks. I've been reading about gluten being associated with panic attacks and want to start a gluten-free diet, but have no idea where to begin. I've been used as a guinea pig, had research groups test me, and all have been amazed at how severe my panic attacks are. However, I've never been tested for gluten sensitivity, but feel it's worth a try to get off of it and see how it goes. Has anyone had luck with panic attack-free lives after getting off of gluten? I'm so hungry right now and have no clue what to buy at the store. Cheese? Do I live it on now? Baked potatoes? What? Please help.
  4. Before I get into the neurological symptoms, let me give you a synopsis of my background and family history. Both my parents smoke and my dad was always a heavy drinker. My mom had GERD / Acid Reflux pretty much her whole life and it should be noted that she's basically 100% Norwegian (I've read that Northern Europeans have GERD and gastrointestinal issues more than anyone else - same with the Irish). My mom was also recently tested positive for Celiac Disease (our diets growing up was filled with wheat products, so connecting the dots here, I think she was being bombarded with gluten and her body couldn't handle it). She would have severe mood swings, especially towards my dad (who is now passed on). Her acid reflux got so bad that she went in for an endoscopy and they told her that she had Barrett's Esophagus. She's still alive to this day though and seems to be holding up reasonably well. My sister also has severe acid reflux and panic attacks. Now to get to my own history. I was born in 1983. As a baby, I had severe eczema, and would rub certain areas of my body (such as my wrists) raw on the carpet, because I was constantly itchy. I would also constantly spit up breast-milk and even the baby formula. My parents had a hard time figuring out what to feed me! We would also drink tons of cow's milk. That finally hit a brick wall around age 25 (in 2008), when I started noticing that if I drank straight cow's milk I would end up with (and still do end up with if I drink it) sulfur burps which taste and smell like rotten eggs. I even tried drinking raw cow's milk one time and the result was the same, I was burping rotten egg smelling burps and would get diarrhea! This is also around the time when I noticed my acid reflux getting worse and worse. In 2009, I started lifting weights again after taking a long break from high school. When I would do any squatting motion exercises such as dead-lifts or squats, I'd almost pass out because I couldn't catch my breath afterwards. I finally went in for an endoscopy and they told me that my esophagus was raw and red. I also should note that I've read getting anesthesia and all the drugs they give you during that time, can cause long-term psychological issues, especially anxiety, which I never really had until after that year. I realized that I couldn't do those squatting exercises or anything that put pressure on the abdomen area, since it would push acid back up into my esophagus. I decided to start lifting weights on an empty stomach and that did work for awhile but I couldn't figure out why my acid reflux was still so bad. Acid shooting back up into the esophagus, is caused by inflammation. This affects the Vagus Nerve (which is the longest cranial nerve). Some of the main functions of the Vagus Nerve include, 1. Breathing 2. Speech 3. Sweating 4. Helping in keeping the larynx open during breathing 5. Monitoring and regulating the heartbeat 6. Informing the brain of the food that is ingested and food that has been digested 7. The Vagus Nerve performs the major function of emptying the gastric region of food Any damage to the vagus nerve causes Gastroparesis which is losing the muscular function in the stomach and intestines. This results in food being emptied slowly, that leads to other problems such as fermentation of food in the stomach and food getting compressed into hard pellets which can cause severe problems if the pellets get stuck in the intestine. Especially in people with diabetes, when sugar levels get high and are not well controlled, it can result in the vagus nerve damage. This can result in anxiety / panic attacks, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), trouble swallowing, chills, asthma-like symptoms, heart palpitations, tingling / numbness in extremities and limbs, blood in the stool, hard of breathing, anxiety attack-like symptoms, canker sores, nightmares (including hypnogogic and hypnopompic auditory / visual hallucinations, such as hearing a gun shot upon waking up, even though no gun was fired), dry mouth, heart attack-like symptoms, and more (I had all these symptoms too btw). I believe that since our bodies are intolerant to wheat and dairy products, it is causing inflammation in the body, which then causes all these other symptoms. So at that point, I began having hallucinations (including hypnopompic and hypnagogic hallucinations). They were mainly auditory hallucinations and some (but fewer) visual hallucinations. They started around 2013, when I got sick with the flu and also had an in-grown toenail (I had to get it cut out by the doctor and it was the worst pain of my life!). I was extremely religious back then (I left my faith last year at end of 2015) and felt like these were omens or signs for some of the things that were deemed ‘sinful’. I then had a breakup with a gluten-free who lived in Montana and the auditory hallucinations continued. I’ve been having them again starting in 2016 after getting sick with a chest respiratory infection (I’m seeing a trend here with getting sick and having these), which I believe were caused by the Autumn Rhinitis / Hay Fever Allergies. I was at the gym around the start of August 2016, and I felt like I couldn’t catch my breath after each set of lifting. I went home and haven’t been back to the gym since. I was having trouble breathing just walking up a flight of stairs, and it was a daily nightmare until I started looking into ways to help solve my issues (which I’ll get into in a minute). I also don’t have a great sleep schedule from working late night shifts, so I’m typically always sleep deprived. I should also mention that I think I have formed P.T.S.D. (PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from watching a music video where it showed a death. The image of the woman dying kept playing in my head (this also happened around August 2016). Then on top of all that, I was lifting weights 2 times a week (full body workouts), doing H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) a couple times a week in the morning, AND working night shifts. On top of all that, my dad died last year (October 3, 2015) and within a week afterwards around October 10th, I ended up with appendicitis so I had to get the appendectomy surgery to get my appendix removed. A few weeks later, I walked away from my faith (not due to emotional reasons, but due to extensive research, which was already in the process starting at the beginning of 2015). So I lost my dad, my faith and my appendix within a month's time period. It put a lot of stress on me I think. I’m 33 years old, so still somewhat young, but I think I was pushing my body to the limit, and it’s been affecting my brain chemistry. Not only that, but recently, I put the other dots to the puzzle and found out that I also have gluten intolerance / Celiac / Coeliac, so I’ve stopped eating gluten (and dairy) products. I also have done a few sessions of AAT (Advanced Allergy Therapy), by a doctor named Dr. Jill Cohn in the San Francisco / Berkeley / Oakland Bay Area. You don’t even have to be there in person for her to treat you, she does it all online through a conference call on a site similar to Skype. You can watch testimonials on YouTube as well, and I’m here to tell you that her system did cure me of Ragweed allergies. I now understand that because I was pushing my body to the limit as well as trying to stay 500 calories below maintenance (to cut fat and get shredded), that my body wasn’t getting the proper nutrients and vitamins due to eating wheat and gluten (as well as dairy). This damages the alveoli and villi in the intestinal tract which are crucial for absorbing the nutrients from your food. I also found out that my body reacts poorly to chocolate as well. Chocolate is a 'stimulant' and has been proven to affect the brain the same way that cannabis / marijuana will. This could be some of the problems you all are facing as well. At that point, your body is so run down, that it will start attacking ‘harmless’ invaders, such as ragweed pollen, pet dander or even just simple dust particles, which this process of your body in attack mode, will cause inflammation, hence the reason I was having trouble breathing (my body developed exercise-induced / allergy-induced asthma). Not only that, but when your body is so run down and not getting the proper nutrition, it can cause psychosis and schizophrenic symptoms as well! I started taking a ton of supplements and they’ve helped tremendously. Here are a few to get you started. Try these and eat a balanced diet for a couple months. I’ll bet you start to feel better and the hallucinations diminish. 1. Vitamin D3 (Jarrow Brand 5,000IU – take two to four per day) – This is especially necessary if you live above the 37 degree parallel (latitude) in the Fall and Winter (typically from September to March). The sun only produces Vitamin D3 in our body when it is 50 degrees (altitude not temperature) above the horizon and even during the Spring and Summer, this only occurs from around 10AM in the morning to 2-3PM in the afternoon. So you have only a 4 to 5 hour window in the morning to afternoon when the sun is producing Vitamin D3, which most people aren't really out during those times, because of work schedule. This is why around 75 to 80% of the world population are D3 deficient! A good source of information on this is Dr. John Cannell. Go research how vital and important D3 is for us! You want your ng/ml (nano-grams per milliliter of blood) to be from 50 to 100 (or even slightly over 100 is fine too!). 2. Magnesium (CALM BRAND) – Magnesium is the driver for Vitamin D3. It’s very important and we don’t get enough of it in our diet on average. 3. Vitamin C (take around 2,000mg per day) – Look up Dr. Thomas Levy and Dr. Linus Pauling for good information on this. The Liposomal type of Vitamin C is the best kind! 4. Vitamin K2 (different from Vitamin K1 – Get the Jarrow Brand called Vitamin K-Right) – Millions of people take calcium supplements to maintain healthy bones. Yet few patients or physicians realize that optimizing bone integrity involves more than taking a single mineral supplement. A critical additional component for bone and cardiovascular health is vitamin K2. Recent research has revealed that, without vitamin K2, calcium regulation is disrupted. In fact, low levels of vitamin K2 are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis. K2 is the gateway that allows calcium to get to your bones. When you take vitamin D3, your body creates more of these vitamin K2-dependent proteins, the proteins that will move the calcium around. They have a lot of potential health benefits. But until the K2 comes in to activate those proteins, those benefits aren't realized. So, really, if you're taking vitamin D, you're creating an increased demand for K2. And vitamin D and K2 work together to strengthen your bones and improve your heart health.For so long, we've been told to take calcium for osteoporosis... and vitamin D3, which we know is helpful. But then, more studies are coming out showing that increased calcium intake is causing more heart attacks and strokes. That created a lot of confusion around whether calcium is safe or not. But that's the wrong question to be asking, because we'll never properly understand the health benefits of calcium or vitamin D3, unless we take into consideration K2. That's what keeps the calcium in its right place. 5. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) Ubiquinol – it’s a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every cell of the body. Your body makes CoQ10, and your cells use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules. (Get the Jarrow Brand – no I don’t work for them, but I’ve heard they are the best in all of these, and it’s what I take). 6. Vitamin B-Right (Jarrow) which has all of the B vitamins in it. Niacin (B3) has proven to be very helpful for those with Schizophrenia and Psychosis. Look up Dr. Abram Hoffer and his research on mental illness and Niacin. Careful with Niacin in huge quantities, as it will cause a 'flushing' effect, but you still want enough to get the benefits. 7. Oxylent (which is one of the best tasting and best multi-vitamins out there in my opinion). It’s got most of all you need in there when included with what I mentioned above. (Those are the main ones above, but here are a few other supplements I take. ChlorOxygen, Serrapeptase {SerraGold Brand}, mushroom supplement called 'Breathe' by New Chapter Life-shield, HealthForce Green Alchemy Protein Powder, HealthForce Vitamineral Green, Probiotics, MSM, Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, local honey, and avocados for potassium, along with getting at least a half gallon of water per day - which I drink at least 32 oz. to 50 oz. of water on an empty stomach every morning). Within a month of taking all this (I started on November 2nd, 2016), I’m now feeling about 95% back to my normal self. The other 5% is caused by my poor sleeping habits, as well as stress. I now realize that these psychological issues were all subconscious from the heavy religious indoctrination. If I had never been introduced to these religious ideas, I’m sure I’d not have these particular religious themed hypnopompic and hypnagogic hallucinations. When it first started, I was seeing visuals such as numbers and objects floating in the air upon waking up, which, they’d disappear within a few seconds. I also hear voices, which would say terrible things, and then the voices would continue in my head as if it were having dialogue with me in my own mind. I would feel like God hated me, due to the content of what was being said. I’m pretty sure I have some sort of religious trauma after leaving my faith and also, after my dad dying within the last year (2015). They actually have a name for this type of PTSD and it’s RTS (Religious Trauma Syndrome). You can find some good material through Dr. Marlene Winell online if you suffer from the religious form of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Anyways, I hope all of this helps someone else who may be going through similar! Just know you’re not alone and it’s more than likely happening because of nutrient deficiency and/or a traumatic experience you suffered as well as your diet if you are gluten intolerant / lactose intolerant. These aren’t devils, demons, hobgoblins or ghouls harassing you, this is all natural phenomena and it can be treated with the right diet, the right supplements and proper sleep! I am still getting cross-contaminated (or there is a cross-reactor food that mimics gluten and/or dairy) somewhere in my diet, so my psychological issues persist, including waking up feeling like something is trying to talk to me in my mind. I am trying to figure that out now. But they also have supplements you can take that will break down gluten if you are accidentally 'glutened.' Here is a study I found from WW2, that correlates to mental disease and gluten / wheat below. "One of the first hints that these circumstances could have implications for the psychological sciences was the observation that, in several countries, hospitalization rates for schizophrenia during World War II dropped in direct proportion to wheat shortages. In the United States, where over that same period the consumption of wheat rose rather than diminished, such rates increased instead (Dohan, 1966a,b). In South Pacific islands with a traditionally low consumption of wheat, schizophrenia was only found in 1 person out of 30,000. When Western grain products were introduced into their society, it dramatically rose to 1 person out of 100! (Dohan et al., 1984)."
  5. Hi! I was hoping some of you might be able to tell me if my symptoms seem like good reason to be tested for celiac disease... I actually asked my doctor to test me (years ago) and she told me she would not test me because the test is expensive... However, I am now desperate to figure out how to manage my health issues and am willing to find a doctor that WILL test me if my symptoms seem to point to celiac...Here they are: I have been diagnosed with all of the following over the last 12 years (I am 22 years old, and have always been a healthy weight/slightly underweight, and quite active): Irritable Bowel Syndrome Fibromyalgia Anorexia (started when I was 10, I have been mostly recovered since I was 14) Depression Anxiety Panic Attacks Horrible mood swings (from suicidal to totally fine in a matter of minutes) Chronic constipation and bloating Acne HOWEVER, no one in my family has been diagnosed with celiac....am I wrong to think I have it??
  6. Hi all--- I know this is long but I'm really grateful for any response even if you just skip to the end... This question is about my colonoscopy results and upcoming endoscopy but here is a bit of background on why I am being tested. I am a 21 year old currently in the process of testing for celiac disease. I exercise almost every day, drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of fiber. I have had serious constipation since December of last year (only going if I took a laxative and often not even then, so maybe once a week). Between March of last year and this past December, I had occasional constipation every few months and before March of last year never had constipation and actually frequently had the opposite problem, which my regular doctor thought was because of Lactose intolerance or anxiety (I first went to the doctor for stomach discomfort in 6th grade). That same March I also began having horrible panic attacks that became frighteningly frequent last December at the same time that the constipation really kicked up. My period also became irregular that March despite the fact that I am on the pill. Changing pills did not help. I followed a dairy-free diet for about 9 years before the constipation began, though I was never tested for lactose intolerance. At the suggestion of a friend who has celiac disease, I tried going gluten free in February of this year and began to have BMs without any laxatives within four days of starting the diet. Within a few weeks my panic attacks had also stopped, and I seemed to be able to eat way more food than I ever had before and was even losing weight. I had always thought I had a really slow metabolism. What a great time that was for at least a little while. During this one-year period from March of 2014 to March of 2015 I also saw my doctor several times, but was always told that the digestive problems were the result of a panic disorder, not the cause and that I needed to relax. I saw a therapist and was prescribed Ativan---- which medication, btw, doctors then loved to say was the cause of my constipation even though the constipation came first. Anyways, the gluten free diet seemed to be fixing the constipation as well (not perfectly) until a few months ago (April). I then suggested to my doctor again that I might be celiac, but she looked at my arm and said that she wouldn't test me because I didn't have a rash. She told me for yet again to relax and eat fiber. Getting no help from her, I then started taking magnesium which really really helped for about a month (even though the poop was liquid and pretty much undigested) until a couple of months ago (May), when I got backed up again. I then cut out my daily packet of "gluten-free" oats. After that it felt like months of piled up BMs were pouring out of me every day for about a week. My panic attacks after cutting out oats have completely gone away, and as long as I take the magnesium (less now so it's not liquid) and eat gluten and lactose free I have a relatively normal BM every day. Testing By now you have probably realized the issue with only being tested now, months after going gluten free. I went to a gastroenterologist about three weeks ago. She found blood in my stool and what she called a "pocket" in my rectum from straining. I got blood tests for all sorts of deficiencies and for celiac as well as a stool sample taken for parasites. No surprise on a gluten free diet, these all came back normal. About a week later I had an anorectal manometry (to test my pushing ability). The day after that I had a colonoscopy. Both were normal. Here is my first question: About a week after the colonoscopy I was told that the biopsy they had taken was positive for celiac, and that I would need to come in for an endoscopy in two weeks. Is this possible? I have heard that sometimes doctors are able to reach the end of the small intestine (which my report said that they had) during a colonoscopy and to take a biopsy from there. I have also heard that only an endoscopic biopsy can diagnose celiac disease. Here is my second question: My gastro doctor knows that I have not been eating gluten for a long time and has never mentioned to me that I need to eat gluten before any of these tests. My endoscopy is in exactly one week. After my blood work came back negative, I tried eating gluten, thinking f*** it. I got a really bad headache and what felt like the worst sort of menstrual cramps, as well as a lot of gas. The small BM I had the next day was very painful, and I had only had a few whole wheat crackers. Either way I wanted to test what would happen if I went back to eating as much gluten as I used to and I drunkenly ate three pieces of white bread one night. The next day my voice was gone and I could hardly move. It felt like I had appendicitis-- I'm sure the alcohol was a contributing factor though I definitely did not have enough for it to cause this much pain, as I rarely ever have lasting hangovers. My hands were shaking like they used to after a panic attack and I thought I might be about to have one. After that little experiment, I decided I would eat gluten free even if the test results were negative. Two days of gluten-free eating went by and I was beginning to feel human again when I got the call about the colonoscopy and scheduled the endoscopy. Again, no mention of needing to eat gluten before the test. Should I eat gluten before the test? For obvious reasons I'm a little nervous about the idea. A few hours ago I ate about two pieces of bread just in case when I call tomorrow they say that I need to. Within two hours I was very gassy and began to get a headache (Can a reaction even happen that fast or is this all in my head?). Also, is it too late to eat gluten before the test? I did technically start last Thursday though it was only a few crackers a day until the drunk bread eating debacle on Saturday night, after which I had a two day break.
  7. Hello All! I am thinking to start weaning gluten back into my life. I went off it about a year ago (to help with intestinal issues) and 6 months ago my anxiety has sky rocketed almost to the point in which I do not leave my house. I also am tired all of the time. Vitamins do not work for me and I cant afford to keep supplementing all of the time anyways. (I'm 24 I live on my own putting myself through college). Prior to stopping gluten I did not have these issues. Just tummy issues. I tried eating gluten a few weeks ago and I had a mini panic attack that I believe I caused. I tend to over analyze and freak out over every little thing. Especially lately with this heightened anxiety any little twitch in my body is looming death in my eyes. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips as to how I can start reintroducing gluten into my everyday life without freaking out and making myself sick.
  8. IMPORTANT: I trust my doctor, I am willing to answer questions, but I want you all to know that where I am in the process of getting a diagnosis requires me to have an endoscopy- a positive blood test in my situation does NOT give me all of the information the doctors need. With that being said, here's my story... This past Friday was the end of my eight week gluten challenge, a blood test, and another day in the land of waiting around for a specific diagnosis. I am here to tell you that I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, but only one biopsy was taken at my endoscopy in the summer, so I get to repeat the process of another endoscopy on February 19th, 2015. However, there are a couple pieces of GOOD NEWS that I want to share with all of you. 1. I got my blood test results today and there is no question about it- I tested positive just like before. Why is this good news, might you ask? I was told that if the test wasn't positive "enough", I'd have to keep eating gluten until I returned to being positive so that I could have my endoscopy. Before, I had been five months gluten free, so the last eight weeks were awful physically, emotionally, mentally, and even socially. So I'm so happy to be headed towards an actual label of a diagnosis that I can DO something with to feel better. 2. I did NOT end up in the Emergency Room YAYYY . ( There were several panic attacks, many bouts of stomach pain/problems, and my depression/anxiety skyrocketed during the eight weeks, fatigue was over the top, and this will continue to be the way it is until after the endoscopy because I MUST eat gluten to get an accurate biopsy/sample, but I'm just SOOO happy to have made it this far! ) 3. I am my own advocate for my health. It was April of 2013 that things first went haywire, but I will not give in or give up until I feel better and get a diagnosis! Thank you for reading. Feel free to comment here or instant message me if you do not feel comfortable with posting to the public forum. I invite anyone and everyone to ask questions, partially because I enthusiastic about helping others in any way I can, but also because I need to pass the time until my endoscopy Good luck to everyone on their own individual journeys~ Val
  9. I have had strange health issues for the last 4 years. Unexplained rashes, food reactions (sometimes I react to everything that I eat- my lips get a rash and swell up and my eyes puff up as well….but then it goes away and I can never figure out what triggered it. I'm always full of anxiety- I feel like I can barely breathe…so I can't sleep at night because I feel like my heart is racing. Apart from this I also have typical celiac gastro intestinal stomach symptoms and recently I find that my mind is just going crazy and I can't focus on anything. Does this even sound like celiac disease? My doctor gave me a requisition for the test a few years ago and I never did it. He said he really didn't think I had it so I never did the test. I have decided to get tested now but stopped eating gluten 13 days ago prior to making that decision. (and a couple times during this period i accidentally ate soy sauce and a salad dressing that contains gluten) but I was starting to feel so much better!!.. I really don't want to do a 4-12 week gluten challenge. I've decided to do the home test (Biocard) and if it is a positive I will see my family doctor for further testing. My question is.. how long does gluten actually stay in the system? After 13 days (almost) gluten free is it necessary to do the challenge? Does anyone have experience or insight into the Biocard test? I am on day 3 of eating gluten again and I can't take the anxiety that i'm feeling from (i believe) eating gluten. If anyone has any input regarding the home test or advice on whether my symptoms sound celiac induced I would greatly appreciate it:) Thanks
  10. I am very new to the topic of being gluten free and the condition of celiac. After reading many posts on this site I am SHOCKED that so many of your stories sound just like me! Could it really be as simple as changing my diet to be rid of these terrible panic attacks, constant depression/sadness, and extreme ADHD? I cant remember a time in my whole life when I wasnt anxious about something! My mom says looking back she thinks she saw me have a panic attack when I was 2 years old. I have suffered ever since. I have been mis-diagnosed, treated wrong, & been on so many medications that my bathroom cabinet looks like a pharmacy. My anxiety was so bad I dropped out of high school. I got a little better and got my GED and continued on to college. Unfortunatey, I have only completed two semesters of college in 5 years. Basically anxiety, depression, and ADHD have ruined my life. I take a slew of medicines every day and night but sometimes they help and sometimes they dont at all! I am still looking for hope and a cure. From reading these posts and doing independant research I do NOT think that I have Celiac. I am still going to get tested for it. I just dont have hardly any of the symptoms. Is it possible though that alot of my anxiety and depression and ADHD are from an intolerance or allergy to gluten? Should I just try a gluten free diet to test? Is there a particular diet I should follow? Are there any books that are helpful? Please post as soon as possible... I am desperate for some relief! Thanks for all of the insight into this!
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