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Posted 01 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.
Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:03 PM

I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.
Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o



My experiences mirror yours. I have been treated for depression for years, but have seen a lot of improvement lately now that I am off of wheat gluten. When you speak of a lack of motivation, I can really relate to that, too. Many times I would just sit and sit without any will to move from my chair. I, too, have a degree- a Bachelor's- and have been a teacher for the past 26 years. My attendance has always been good, because my job is the one thing into which I direct my energy. My house is in a constant state of disaster. I am hoping to really get organized with school letting out, but it's going to take awhile, as this has been going on for years. Thankfully, it's mainly clutter, so it's not a health hazard. :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:35 PM

The same stuff happened with me until a year ago, when I ran across an ad on a website and then everything made sense. Going gluten free has changed my moods, gotten rid of most of the depression, made the neuropathy symptoms lessen, etc.

The depression comes back if I get glutened, plus a bunch of other things. I've had this for a long time because I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't in the bathroom 20+ times a day.

I just wish my hair would grow back. I was lucky to get super thick and curly hair, it's not quite as obvious that I've lost 2/3 of my hair because it's still thick looking. I have PCOS too, so that causes hair loss and problems, so the hair probably is gone for good. :(
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:02 PM

My experiences mirror yours. I have been treated for depression for years, but have seen a lot of improvement lately now that I am off of wheat gluten. When you speak of a lack of motivation, I can really relate to that, too. Many times I would just sit and sit without any will to move from my chair. I, too, have a degree- a Bachelor's- and have been a teacher for the past 26 years. My attendance has always been good, because my job is the one thing into which I direct my energy. My house is in a constant state of disaster. I am hoping to really get organized with school letting out, but it's going to take awhile, as this has been going on for years. Thankfully, it's mainly clutter, so it's not a health hazard. :rolleyes:




THis article really helped me:

http://news.bbc.co.u...lth/4610998.stm
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:03 PM

My experiences mirror yours. I have been treated for depression for years, but have seen a lot of improvement lately now that I am off of wheat gluten. When you speak of a lack of motivation, I can really relate to that, too. Many times I would just sit and sit without any will to move from my chair. I, too, have a degree- a Bachelor's- and have been a teacher for the past 26 years. My attendance has always been good, because my job is the one thing into which I direct my energy. My house is in a constant state of disaster. I am hoping to really get organized with school letting out, but it's going to take awhile, as this has been going on for years. Thankfully, it's mainly clutter, so it's not a health hazard. :rolleyes:




THis article really helped me:

http://news.bbc.co.u...lth/4610998.stm
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 10:40 PM

Yes, this is me. I have had minor, low-level, constant depression - mainly expressed as laziness - for 30 years. I, too, have a Masters, which I finished two years ago while working full-time. It's not that I don't get things done, I just feel like it's such an effort. But it's cost me some good jobs, where I left because I was perceived as lazy.

I had a few instances of moderate depression, mostly revolving around the pregnancy and birth of my two kids. Meds didn't help the time I tried them.

I've been so much better gluten-free, although it is a big learning curve and I think my accidental glutenings are slowing my reovery.

I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.
Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o


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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:57 PM

My husband's depression was severe and went on for years. He found he could not take anti-depressants as they gave him extreme shaking - even while he was sleeping. They all affected him neurologically like this. Then we found out he has celiac and the majority of his depression is gone (still there, but it's due to situational issues).

He used to have bouts of unexplicable anger. Once we were in supermarket & I wanted to buy Crisco as I was going to make something (bake cake or something) and he argued with me over buying "butter flavored" crisco...as if he really cared. I had to leave the store as I was angry in response. He finally came to his senses and said he couldn't figure out why he was carrying on over something stupid like this.

Those outbursts have stopped now that he's gluten free and he's more steady in his mood. He still can't take anti-depressant side effects.
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Husband has Celiac Disease and
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006
It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 03:33 PM

I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.
Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o


I have Celiac, and when accidently glutened (CC only), I sometimes get "immediate" severe depression and suicidal thoughts. I get completely whacked out for the night. I don't think the TV is talking to me :P , but my perception is altered. This goes away the next day, and seems to get better after I get sick and get it "out of my system". I had panic attacks prior to Dx, which cleared right after going gluten free.

Especially if you have GI symtpoms, get tested.
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 04:47 PM

I have Celiac, and when accidently glutened (CC only), I sometimes get "immediate" severe depression and suicidal thoughts. I get completely whacked out for the night. I don't think the TV is talking to me :P , but my perception is altered. This goes away the next day, and seems to get better after I get sick and get it "out of my system". I had panic attacks prior to Dx, which cleared right after going gluten free.

Especially if you have GI symtpoms, get tested.



Thank you Doll!

I would have mild depression, but sometimes I would get severely depressed and have suicidal ideations. It seems to help now that I have eliminated gluten and casein, I have read the two have similar chemical structures and can wreak havoc crossing the blood brain barrier. Mine too isnt bad that I think the TV is talking to me.

I think I was Glutened by either Tuna Tar Tare and/or the crab cake that I ate in Baltimore. I was very depressed the day after but have been feeling better the past threedays. I am thinking of getting Enterolab. Say hi to everyone in MB and SK, I have relatives on my dad's side of the family up there!
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 06:25 PM

Thank you Doll!

I would have mild depression, but sometimes I would get severely depressed and have suicidal ideations. It seems to help now that I have eliminated gluten and casein, I have read the two have similar chemical structures and can wreak havoc crossing the blood brain barrier. Mine too isnt bad that I think the TV is talking to me.

I think I was Glutened by either Tuna Tar Tare and/or the crab cake that I ate in Baltimore. I was very depressed the day after but have been feeling better the past threedays. I am thinking of getting Enterolab. Say hi to everyone in MB and SK, I have relatives on my dad's side of the family up there!


Warning: the following is pretty candid!

Just glad to know that there are others like me! :D I swear, gluten makes me want to crawl out of my skin! I was *very* sick just before my Celiac diagnosis, and I would come home and just fall down and cry. I was so weak and depressed that I honestly almost did myself in. All I could think about was how sick I was and how I was going to end it. I actually sat on my bed with a syringe fillled with 50 units of rapid acting insulin (probably 5 units and no food for me would put me in a coma) contemplating. Needless to say, I'm glad I didn't go ahead with it and that I pushed to be diagnosed.

OK, scary stuff over! :D

Anyway, you know what you need to do, and I am so glad that you are here. If you ever feel the need to talk when depressed and glutened, PM me....I know what it's like.

That is awesome you have relatives in BOTH MB and SK!! :D Love the prairies except for the tornados! :o :o I went home to Winnipeg for the weekend and we had 6 (!) jus outside the city in less than a 48 hour period!
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:02 PM

This is me too. I got depressed, ever since I was young. Nothing major, occassionally for a week at a time I would be a bit weepy, but usually it was quite minor. I think it might've been there for an absolute age, but like being sick with undiagnosed coeliac you get used to it and you loose your reality of what is normal for yourself. Now that I am gluten free, I don't get the niggly depression, but when I eat something with gluten I get a hard time with my feelings etc. as well as the stomach issues. I probably find it hard to put things into context and know what to worry about, and instead I worry for the sake of worrying. I am a worrier. But once the gluten has cleared my body I am usually okay, and the forboding sense of doom and gloom lifts.

I can remember previous to finding my new husband, sitting in bed at night, or lying in bed, thinking my kids are getting older, and soon will be off my hands and leading their own lives. What would I have to live for then with no partner and just on my own struggling to keep on top of things. Life for me had been tough, bringing up four sons on my own with the minimum of help and support from their father. I told myself that if things got too tough after I wasn't needed I could do away with myself and get away from the pain. That would've been my escape route, and it gave me a sense of relief that if things got too hard, I had given myself the permission to find a way out. I know it is not nice, and very selfish.

But now being gluten free and finding husband number 2, things are different. He is a gem, and very supportive and he gives me a reason to keep going. We just never know what is around the corner.

Cathy
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:38 PM

Warning: the following is pretty candid!

Just glad to know that there are others like me! :D I swear, gluten makes me want to crawl out of my skin! I was *very* sick just before my Celiac diagnosis, and I would come home and just fall down and cry. I was so weak and depressed that I honestly almost did myself in. All I could think about was how sick I was and how I was going to end it. I actually sat on my bed with a syringe fillled with 50 units of rapid acting insulin (probably 5 units and no food for me would put me in a coma) contemplating. Needless to say, I'm glad I didn't go ahead with it and that I pushed to be diagnosed.

OK, scary stuff over! :D

Anyway, you know what you need to do, and I am so glad that you are here. If you ever feel the need to talk when depressed and glutened, PM me....I know what it's like.

That is awesome you have relatives in BOTH MB and SK!! :D Love the prairies except for the tornados! :o :o I went home to Winnipeg for the weekend and we had 6 (!) jus outside the city in less than a 48 hour period!


Hey Doll!

TOrnados are definitely not the first thing I think of when I think of WInnipeg as opposed to the winter temps. :o

I am so glad I dont have a gun, there have been countless times that I was ready to do myself in, glad I didnt know you then or I would have encouraged you to inject me up, too; the insulin thing is a new one to me, very creative. I wish I would have caught this at the age you were diagnosed. I am convinced that the disease runs on my dad's side (Canadian) of the family. My Grandma was a very anxiety laden woman and my Aunt had the same neurological problems as me. Grandma died of colon cancer, and I am trying to make my Aunt listen to me to avoid grains to get off the Anti-depressants.

Congratulations on your marriage, you could not have picked a better day, my parents will be celebrating their 40th on December 21.

Well off to see my cousin, of all things, get married in Minnesota, if I had more time I would drive the 400 miles to see my relatives in Selkirk, Great-grandad (RIP) use to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red River! :lol:

I definitely will PM you, especially with you being Pre-med., and feel free to PM me anytime! Are you going into the GI field?


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:47 PM

This is me too. I got depressed, ever since I was young. Nothing major, occassionally for a week at a time I would be a bit weepy, but usually it was quite minor. I think it might've been there for an absolute age, but like being sick with undiagnosed coeliac you get used to it and you loose your reality of what is normal for yourself. Now that I am gluten free, I don't get the niggly depression, but when I eat something with gluten I get a hard time with my feelings etc. as well as the stomach issues. I probably find it hard to put things into context and know what to worry about, and instead I worry for the sake of worrying. I am a worrier. But once the gluten has cleared my body I am usually okay, and the forboding sense of doom and gloom lifts.

I can remember previous to finding my new husband, sitting in bed at night, or lying in bed, thinking my kids are getting older, and soon will be off my hands and leading their own lives. What would I have to live for then with no partner and just on my own struggling to keep on top of things. Life for me had been tough, bringing up four sons on my own with the minimum of help and support from their father. I told myself that if things got too tough after I wasn't needed I could do away with myself and get away from the pain. That would've been my escape route, and it gave me a sense of relief that if things got too hard, I had given myself the permission to find a way out. I know it is not nice, and very selfish.

But now being gluten free and finding husband number 2, things are different. He is a gem, and very supportive and he gives me a reason to keep going. We just never know what is around the corner.

Cathy



Hello from the other side of the world! My symptoms are mostly neurological, but now looking back I would have to go to the bathroom half a dozen times a day, so I think I am starting to connect the dots.

I would also be incapacitated in my bed just thinking of worse case scenarios about everything. I agree I am not use to thinking what it is like to have a controlled happiness, being depressed and thinking the glass is half empty is normal to me after 33 years. I owuld have similar depression waves as you - two weeks on, two weeks off is usually how it worked.

You kiwis kicked some butt against the Swiss in the America's Cup!

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:25 PM

Hey Doll!

TOrnados are definitely not the first thing I think of when I think of WInnipeg as opposed to the winter temps. :o

I am so glad I dont have a gun, there have been countless times that I was ready to do myself in, glad I didnt know you then or I would have encouraged you to inject me up, too; the insulin thing is a new one to me, very creative. I wish I would have caught this at the age you were diagnosed. I am convinced that the disease runs on my dad's side (Canadian) of the family. My Grandma was a very anxiety laden woman and my Aunt had the same neurological problems as me. Grandma died of colon cancer, and I am trying to make my Aunt listen to me to avoid grains to get off the Anti-depressants.

Congratulations on your marriage, you could not have picked a better day, my parents will be celebrating their 40th on December 21.

Well off to see my cousin, of all things, get married in Minnesota, if I had more time I would drive the 400 miles to see my relatives in Selkirk, Great-grandad (RIP) use to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red River! :lol:

I definitely will PM you, especially with you being Pre-med., and feel free to PM me anytime! Are you going into the GI field?
Jim



Hey! That's awesome your GG used to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red and that I will share a wedding date with your parents! That's too cool! B)

Feel free to PM me should the need arrise! I plan to work in the ER, although you just never know! ;)

Take care and have a good trip!
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:18 PM

Hey! That's awesome your GG used to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red and that I will share a wedding date with your parents! That's too cool! B)

Feel free to PM me should the need arrise! I plan to work in the ER, although you just never know! ;)

Take care and have a good trip!



Thank you, I'm back, had a great time! Back to reality :(
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