ill tell u my story of what started me on the diet, i had chest pain and abnormal ekg so i do stress test and it was normal, no hypertrophy, so they say prob gerd so then i get egd cause i can do that for free because of where i work and surprisingly small bowel biopsy is abnormal... differential is celiac, autoimmune disease, collagen vascular disease. so then i get genetic test for celiac which is negative, thyroid test normal, ANA negative, so i never got an answer but i thought maybe i am one of those extremely small percentage of people that are only positive celiac by biopsy even though they do not carry genetic markers. So i do gluten free for one month and did feel better but thats because i cut out all the crappy junk food i was eating. Then i take it a step further and do dairy and gluten free for a month and that is when i started getting a ton of energy, losing weight, looking really really good, my stomach wasn't bloated making me look like i was pregnant. Then i just decide to go straight paleo and have no grains and no dairy at all and i started exercising, weight lifting daily. I looked the best i ever did my entire life. The downside was to live that lifestyle, you have to constantly prepare food and cant eat out anywhere so that makes it difficult to hang out with friends which sucked, and no alcohol. So i did that for several months, then started getting this flushed feeling in the mornings when i woke up, its hard to describe, but ive never experienced that before. Then i take my daughter to doctor because she was complaining of burning when she peed, then they say she has premature adrenarche and we have to make sure she does not have a tumor secreting hormones that is causing this, so i say what do you mean a tumor? and the doc said yes a tumor, they usually are not benign. So i left the office in shock and started to think about OMG what if she has cancer, my little girl, she is only 6 years old. I had to wait 2 weeks for labs and bone scan to get done and everything was fine, but I was so upset during that time period i don't know if i had a nervous breakdown, for real, i was so jumpy and so scared during that 2 week period and i had to hide it and keep it together because i did not want my daughter to worry because if she saw me worrying than that would not be good. All her testing came back normal but i have never felt right mentally since then, like just more on the jumpy side i guess you could say, but nobody realizes i feel this way, i just hide it, but inside, i do not feel the same. I even wonder if i am suffering from post-traumatic stress or something. So then a month later both my daughter and i get sick with flu type illness and rash. Then a month after that i get norovirus and salmonella at the same time and 3 days after that is when fasiculations start. I get better but still continue with diet and feel horrible. Lots of body pains, mentally just really jumpy feeling and not relaxed, losing weight, and muscle twitching. So i stop my diet and start eating grains and more carbs and feel a lot better, sleep better, don't twitch as bad, mentally feel more relaxed. Then i try to go back to paleo type diet avoiding grains and feel real crappy again. So i flip flop back and forth a while between grain avoidance and just normal way of eating... and i always get better when i do low protein, high carb, lots of grains. SO that is my long story.... so if you guys were me would you say this just sounds like anxiety disorder, or post traumatic stress, or it really is postinfectious and maybe i just learned anxiety from postinfectious BFS because its tough to live with, or maybe really something is going on in my body with the muscles and it is not my brain causing fasiculations. I just don't know. I have many autoimmune disorders in immediate family, such as connective tissue disease, hashimoto, and multiple sclerosis... so i would not be surprised if i did have some rheumatic thing going on, but my ANA is negative, so i think really that infection i had just really messed me up. I just don't know?