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I'm a very quiet, introverted person who has had anxiety issues for a long time. Officially Generalized anxiety which I believe just means 'you worry all the time, and we don't know why!' I'm 37 and it's really been all of my life. I have never had anxiety medication.
About 20 years ago I had stomach problems that went away entirely when I cut out milk. So years later, when I started having stomach problems again I went to the doctors, and asked to be tested for Coeliacs disease. The tests came back negative.
I have always had quite a high carb. diet, and I thought this might be causing me problems. I cut out most carbs from my diet as a temporary experiment. Two weeks and my stomach wasn't much better.
I was aware that even though my stomach still felt rotten I felt great. I had been enjoying peoples company, I felt able to concentrate more, and It seemed to me that my memory was way better. I figured maybe my mind was playing tricks so I went back to high carbs (I'm quite skinny and I was worried I wasn't eating enough)
It was back to the old me very quickly. Like there's a barrier around me, and I'm not quite following conversations, I have problems listening to people, and responding appropriately. My anxiety is in overdrive. I'm wondering If I might actually be onto something or this is some kind of placebo! I know that the mind can play funny tricks.
Does anyone else have any experience of diet changing their anxiety / social skills?
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