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Hey there! I think others who are reading this need to know this information is so incredibly important for everyone to know. Live2bfree28, this is like reading my something very similar to my own life's story. Getting rid of corn, soy, gluten, casein, peanuts and a few other allergens cured my anxiety/panic for 3 years now. I have stayed off of them and when have gone back on them, get the familiar panic attacks a few minutes later, stomach issues, rashes, and once had one reaction so bad I should've gone to the hospital.

Thank you very much for posting this as I feel like I am the only one that has posted about it and find that sometimes I am ignored (or at least feel that way) unless I am willing to talk about some miraculous medication or something. Sometimes there are underlying causes as to why we can have anxiety and medicines don't always work, as in your case.

That's very strange that the supplements made things worse for you. I was automatically thinking of the B vitamins when you said your symptoms came back, but now am thinking that some of the foods you reintroduced have caused this. In particular I am thinking the soy might be doing this, but see I have problems with all of them so I wonder if you might still be too. It might just be delayed reactions though. I know you said that it began happening before you re-introduced these foods back into your diet. Soy is still a big one though. I would assume you know about the phytoestrogens that soy has unless properly prepared? I personally won't eat soy unless it has been rendered harmless, so I just stick with eating things that contain soy lecithin as I know it doesn't have the bad stuff. I have been curious about fermented soy but am afraid to try it lol.

Also, have you done any food allergy testing through a doctor? Just because you don't see symptoms right away doesn't mean that certain foods can't be still causing problems. I personally went to a chiropractor who does muscle testing and found out some things that way. At least that's how it went with milk, corn and peanuts. I know it's true now as I do react to them if I eat them.

Another thing I would mention here is about soaking the grains you do eat. This is so important! I have no idea if you know anything about this, but it's good to post about here to inform others as well. Soaking grains before cooking and consuming them gets rid of the harmful phytic acid and other anti-nutrients that make grains hard to digest and can cause allergies. Many traditional cultures throughout the world would soak or sprout their grains, some for several days at a time. This also goes for nuts and seeds as well as they contain many anti-nutrients that need to dealt with. Like for example, I if want to have rice for dinner, I put it in a bowl with water in the morning and let it soak until nighttime. 8 hours are needed to remove most of the acid.

I know you don't like the idea of taking supplements anymore, but let me see if you could maybe make an exception. I recently went to a seminar where the doctor there was speaking about health issues, and in one part about the importance of magnesium. Not the kind that you take in the form of a supplement, but one that is applied on the skin in lotion form. I have been using the one recommended for several weeks and have definitely noticed a difference. I wonder if it might help you. There are many brands online but I use Dr. Shealy's magnesium lotion. Most people are very deficient in it and by taking it orally, it is difficult for the body to process and can cause stomach problems. The second best to the lotion though is called magnesium taurate. It's least likely to give problems, but still is harder to absorb.

Anyways, don't go back on gluten! At least me, I could never imagine going back to the panic attacks, anxiety, stomach problems, and weight loss I had while on that food. If you do decide to, please be super careful, maybe even see a doctor about it. I found out the hard way two months into being gluten free and had some bread that caused the worst allergic reaction. I felt like I couldn't get enough air for several long and scary minutes and should've gone to the hospital. The next morning though both of my underarms had turned blue and hurt a ton. It's a scary allergy to have. Well, I will continue thinking of other things that might help you. I still hope the stuff I mentioned at least helps a bit. :wave:

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