I am a fit 27 year-old female who has struggled with debilitating OCD, anxiety and depression for over 10 years. I’m also a lover of pasta, pizza, and all things gluten.
By day I am a school teacher, and during a recent summer, my OCD, insomnia, mood issues, and tears came back with a vengeance. Nobody knew how to help, and I was desperate. Add to this explosive acne, and I felt completely debilitated. Doctors didn’t help, and neither did psychologists or psychiatrists. To be honest, I came close to giving up on my life because I didn’t want to feel this way forever.
A few years prior, I had bought my dad Grain Brain when we found out that he had Celiac disease. It never crossed my mind I could too, because I never had digestive issues.
But I finally opened the book, and tore through each page. I realized I was reading about my own condition! My mom didn’t believe me, and my internist was doubtful. However, he agreed to let me take the tests.
I got my blood test results today. I have Celiac’s Disease. I cried and sobbed and laughed through tears of joy.
Today begins a new journey for me. I thank you for pointing me in the right direction. Healing will certainly take time, but without Grain Brain, I would never have discovered my disease.