I have been gluten and dairy free for about 2 weeks now. DS is 5 and was very upset that he had to go gluten free (and is already dairy free) so I said I'd do it with him. Anyways, they had an activity tonight and I had to run to the store quickly before so I picked up some of those chocolate malt balls. I brought an allergy book to read while i waited for them and I munched on the malt balls. About 10 minutes later I had a FULL BLOWN panic attack. Trouble breathing, burning chest, racing heart, need to use the bathroom immediately, nausea....you name it. I rushed home, used the washroom, and bauled my eyes out. :( I haven't had a panic attack in over a month, more along the lines of 1 1/2 months I think! I was reading the allergy book section on anaphalaxia, so now I'm wondering. Did I have a panic attack because I consumed gluten for the first time in 2 weeks, or was something psychological going on with the book I was reading. I've almost suspected I've had gluten problems before because I have canker sores in my mouth all of the time, but haven't really tried an allergy elimination diet until these 2 weeks ago. DH went to pick the kids up for me and I layed in the bathtub and listened to some relaxing music so I'm feeling much more at ease now, just a bit taken back that I got hit with that attack. I still have all 10 of my ativan, but I don't want to use it (not sure why not).
Any advice or input?