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#1 madlinmom

 
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 08:35 AM

I am new to this board, and new to celiac disease in general...My husband has celiac disease, and I find that whenever he has accidentially ingested some sort of gluten, he suffers severe mood swings. He becomes a totally different person. Does this happen to anyone else? Are there any vitamin supplements or anything else that could be helpful in these situations?
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#2 Nantzie

 
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 08:52 AM

YES!!! My mood swings were awful. I get really irritable if I get glutened - angry, anxious, depressed, tearful, etc. I also get nightmares and insomnia, so if he's not getting good sleep when he's been glutened, it may be related to his reaction as well.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 09:02 AM

I have also just been diagnosed and am just putting all of my symptoms together. I have realized that my mood swings are connected as well. I cann't start my gluten free diet until after my biopsy and at this point now that I know what causes all these problems I can't wait! But from what I understand is trying to go as gluten free as possible and my mood swings will stop! I h0ope that helps, good luck
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 09:43 AM

I get mood swings, anxiety and paranoia when glutened. I snap at people very easily--and I'm not normally like that. I know I'm doing it and feel bad, but I can't help it and do it anyway. Then, I obsess about it. I'm sorry your husband is experiencing this--it's not pleasant for anyone involved.

Make sure he is getting enough B vitamins--when I first went gluten-free, I took a good multi, B6 and B12 (sublingual).

Welcome to the board! :)
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:39 AM

I get mood swings, anxiety and paranoia when glutened. I snap at people very easily--and I'm not normally like that. I know I'm doing it and feel bad, but I can't help it and do it anyway. Then, I obsess about it. I'm sorry your husband is experiencing this--it's not pleasant for anyone involved.

Make sure he is getting enough B vitamins--when I first went gluten-free, I took a good multi, B6 and B12 (sublingual).

Welcome to the board! :)


Where did you find gluten free, sublingual vitamins??? My friends, family and co-workers would be very grateful if I could get some B vitamins! :blink:
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 11:55 AM

Where did you find gluten free, sublingual vitamins??? My friends, family and co-workers would be very grateful if I could get some B vitamins! :blink:

I should have been more clear--only the B12 was sublingual--it is much better absorbed that way. I used the Whole Foods brand--it is gluten-free. The B6 I used was Nature Made--a regular pill, gluten-free. Actually, I have not seen a Nature Made vitamin that was not gluten-free. There may be one, but I haven't run across it. :)
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:09 PM

FREEDA Vitamins is a dedicated gluten-free company. You can go online and order or get a catalogue. Theyre very good, Ive been taking them for years (multi, biotin, b6, calcium, etc). Everything is gluten-free so its fun to shop for something that is sold from a gluten-free only store!!!!

I, too, suffer mood swings (Ive also been on Prozac and Wellbutrin ever since my diagnosis 8 yrs ago). You can absolutely suffer from mood swings/irritability, etc. As a matter of fact, today I was Glutened after eating breakfast from a diner. I had such bad BM, I thought Id die.....very painful!! After I had this attack, I got into bed weak, distraught, depressed and sad. I even picked a fight with my fiance!!!! Were getting married in 3 months and I told him I wanted to call it off!!!! I got upset with him and told him I didnt think we should marry, not happy, etc.!!!!!!! However, I AM happy!! I DO love him and want to marry!!!! So, I realized it was the celiac disease voicing its ugliness and meanness!!!!!!!
A few hours have past and Im better. I feel like myself again. Im getting along great with my fiance and cant believe I acted like that!!!!!
Good luck w/celiac disease.........if you have questions, Id be happy to try and help!!!!
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 05:50 PM

I get sooo moody when I get glutened....I feel so bad for my fiance. I am a real bitchy person. Excuse the french ;) I notice I have also gotten nightmares, get panic attacks. I have anxiety about my job and my coworkers. I get paranoid.
I plain old hate the person I become. I still struggle with it sometimes.
I also find myself with a very depressed attitude. I don't care about anything, I just want to drape on a couch and stay in a slump.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:55 AM

Thank you all for your replies. There is some comfort in knowing he is not the only to experience this. I will take your advice and try the B-6 and B-12 combo and see if that will help at all too... It's so difficult when these "attacks" happen because even he can't identify it until it passes, and then he can't believe how bad he felt and how difficult he was!

Do any of you use the restaurant cards when dining out? Have these proven helpful? My husband eats out all the time, which is where some of these gluten issues arise. I was going to buy the cards, but wasn't sure if they were helpful for the restaurants?
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 10:52 AM

My wife gets killer mood swings. They're even worse when the hormones are out to play too and she gets glutened by chocolate. Gets me tempted to borrow a riot shield.

It does get better though. They only last a day or so.
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:26 AM

Thank you all for your replies. There is some comfort in knowing he is not the only to experience this. I will take your advice and try the B-6 and B-12 combo and see if that will help at all too... It's so difficult when these "attacks" happen because even he can't identify it until it passes, and then he can't believe how bad he felt and how difficult he was!

Do any of you use the restaurant cards when dining out? Have these proven helpful? My husband eats out all the time, which is where some of these gluten issues arise. I was going to buy the cards, but wasn't sure if they were helpful for the restaurants?



I have the Triumph dining cards and don't use them a lot, but when we went on vacation recently I decided to pull them out and every restaurant I used them at was so greatful - they said the kitchen staff loves to have something to look at, so I think they are worth it (plus they come in different languages so very useful if you are at a thai restaurant or travelling overseas).
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 11:57 AM

I have the Triumph dining cards and don't use them a lot, but when we went on vacation recently I decided to pull them out and every restaurant I used them at was so greatful - they said the kitchen staff loves to have something to look at, so I think they are worth it (plus they come in different languages so very useful if you are at a thai restaurant or travelling overseas).

Thanks for your feedback. I am going to get them...
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:52 AM

I am new to this board, and new to celiac disease in general...My husband has celiac disease, and I find that whenever he has accidentially ingested some sort of gluten, he suffers severe mood swings. He becomes a totally different person. Does this happen to anyone else? Are there any vitamin supplements or anything else that could be helpful in these situations?


Actually I swear I am learning more off of this board than in any book. I have been off the gluten for a week and I am a little frustrated because of food choices but the attitude I used to willing unload on people has dimmed. I though maybe it was because I was spending more time studing this disease, but other than hunger pains I have to admit I actually feel better. I don't feel bloated and FAT and I don't have a bad headache or that constant pain in the middle of my stomache. I don't know about the vitamins or anything as I am just new to this aswell.
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 08:58 AM

My wife gets killer mood swings. They're even worse when the hormones are out to play too and she gets glutened by chocolate. Gets me tempted to borrow a riot shield.

It does get better though. They only last a day or so.


When you say she gets glutened by chocolate are you saying that it's not gluten free? If it isn't I am going to be mad. I read labels what am I suppose to look for? I didn't see wheat, rye, barley or oats so I eat it now and again, usually just plain dark chocolate
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Posted 03 May 2007 - 10:57 AM

Plain chocolate is usually fine, but some things that they add to it can sneak up on you if you're not aware they have gluten. Crisp rice is one example (they add barley malt). Also, some snack sizes and holiday shapes of normally gluten-free candy bars can have gluten.

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