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    1. A long journey added a post in a topic Anti-anxiety...short Term Medication- Suggestions?   

      I had my doubts as to my celiac diagnosis because I didn't get all the tests. (I was diagnosed Celiac as a baby but they said I 'grew out of it' (that was the theory at the time.

      Coming off the Effexor was a nightmare. Anxiety 24/7. insomnia, multiple panic attacks daily. I am committed to supplements for this reason.

      I definitely get alot more anxiety/panic attacks/insomnia from being glutenned. It depends alot on my overall situation and stress in my life, but my body reaction to Gluten is the biggest stress of all.
      I was eating Gluten in June without even knowing it (someone elses cooking) and I was layed out with anxiety I could barely make it throught the day and was heavily meditating and practicing my breathing exercises to get through work. Scary.

      Here's what is working for me now: Gluten free, no sugar, cut the coffee back (even one cup is noticeable. Exercise, breathing and meditation. I take a liquid form of Magnesium with Calcium, 5 HTP 50mg x3 a day, and, believe it or not NIACIN!, which was a wonderfull discovery. I take the Fish OIL, and multi-vitamins religiously. And its working, knock on wood. I sleep through the night, and although I wake early.
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    2. A long journey added a post in a topic Panic Attacks & Gluten   

      I was diagnosed as celiac as a baby but they told me my parents I would grow out of it. This was 50 years ago.

      Since the bulk of my problems were mental (anxiety and depression) and the other symptoms were treated as unrelated and minimal. So I have been to more psychiatrists than doctors for the past 20 years, and on every class of psychiatric medicine available, including about a dozen different anti-depressants.

      I don't take any more meds, but keep going on and off gluten because I still have doubts, becuase I have thought I was a hypochondriac. But this last few months have been massive for anxiety and panic attacks, and I have trouble thinking. I have been eating glutten.
      I hope, first of all, that this works, and second of all, that I KEEP FAITH that it will work, because I keep doubting and going back on gluten.
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    3. A long journey added a post in a topic Any Celiac(s) From Canada   

      Hi fellow Canadians
      I live in Revelstoke British Columbia but was originally from the coast.
      My niece is celiac too, but lives in Vancouver where more resources, gluten free goods are available, and more importantly, is a good cook!
      I am not 'diagnosed' as celiac, although, 50 years ago, as a baby, I was!
      Yes, back then, the belief was that it was something you grow out of.
      The last 20 years of my life have been hell. I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder, depression, ADD, by the professionals, went through multiple 'spirtual' healings, psychotherapy, 'interventions'. THe last few years of my marriage were in a fog, I was on anti-depressants, dexedrine.... I have had the intestinal problems, rash on my elbows, restless irratable legs, foggy headedness, anxiety, depression all my adult life. The doctors allways refered me to a psychiatrist. I had mentioned on several occasions that I was diagnosed celiac as a child.

      I still am not sure, for sure if I am celiac. I insisted on a Gastronintologist a year ago, waited 6 months for the appointment and it got cancelled (it was a 3 hour drive) SO I keep thinking along the lines that I have been told- and going back to gluten.
      My mental state is bad and am barely able to look after myself, I am living alone, so I really would appreciate some support. Going glutten free (or relatively) has allowed me to get off the drugs, but still being unsure of my diagnosis, and worried that I am just a hypochondriac, I still get doubts and end up going back to glutten. I am back on the diet now,(just started a few days ago) and want to insist to my doctor that I get a proper diagnosis.
      My original decission to go gluten free came after severe stress causing symptoms that I discovered were glutten related, along with severe gastrointestinal problems. A month after going gluten free I went in, told the doctor I wanted a test, told him I had been off Gluten awhile, and he said it would still show the anti-bodies it I was.
      There was no definitive test results with the blood test, and I have had no vist to the gastrointologist.

      Long story.... I need some support here. Just to stick to the diet, and re-think 20 years of psychobabble.
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