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Anger, Quick Temper, Depression


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#1 gfgypsyqueen

 
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:06 AM

Anyone else have varying levels of gluten reactions? I know when I've been seriously glutened. I practically pass out, vomit, diarrhea, etc. When I touch gluten, my hands break open and bleed. But sometimes I just have a nasty temper, which is not like me, with no other signs of gluten. Everything and everyone makes me really mad. Little issues really make me mad. No patience for anyone or anything. It'll take me a few days of this before I realize that I think I've been glutened, but I don't know where or how. I assume this anger issue is gluten related because I lose my patience, have depression issues, skin feels I need to crawl out of it to feel better from a bad glutening. I'm not angry all the time. Normally I am happy and laugh a lot. But when I get this no patience anger thing I can barely laugh.

Anyone else feel like this? Or is it just me?
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 05:36 AM

Anyone else have varying levels of gluten reactions? I know when I've been seriously glutened. I practically pass out, vomit, diarrhea, etc. When I touch gluten, my hands break open and bleed. But sometimes I just have a nasty temper, which is not like me, with no other signs of gluten. Everything and everyone makes me really mad. Little issues really make me mad. No patience for anyone or anything. It'll take me a few days of this before I realize that I think I've been glutened, but I don't know where or how. I assume this anger issue is gluten related because I lose my patience, have depression issues, skin feels I need to crawl out of it to feel better from a bad glutening. I'm not angry all the time. Normally I am happy and laugh a lot. But when I get this no patience anger thing I can barely laugh.

Anyone else feel like this? Or is it just me?



From all of the reading that I have done the past month on this subject, there is an amino acid, L-Glutamate, that can get into your blood stream from the intestines and then cross the blood-brain barrier and cause the anger and depression issues. I use to think it was just who I was and part of my personality. I have always wanted to be a person who did not have emotional, mood issues. I definitely think I have Celiac disease and an intolerance to Glutenated food. I am not a doctor nor biologist, I am just speaking from personal experience.

Being angry is normal, but being angry all of the time is not.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 07:31 AM

Thanks! So what herbs/medicines do you take to make everything normalize? I know it must be related to some slight glutening issue, but i can't connect the dots.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:45 AM

Thanks! So what herbs/medicines do you take to make everything normalize? I know it must be related to some slight glutening issue, but i can't connect the dots.



My symptoms don't sound as severe as yours. I would normally get diarrhea and my gut prutudes, not obscenely but enough where it is annoying... My symptoms are more neurological as I discussed earlier.

As far as medicines and herbs. I take a Centrum multivitamin, cod liver oil, borage oil maybe once or twice a week. I heard multivitamins can have gluten. I am only new to this Celiac disease for the past month. I am on anti-dpressants, Celexa, but I notice they dont work after I eat gluten, so I am thinking of tapering off the next month or two. I have been on ADs for two rounds before, and they are not a permanent cure. I don't everything can be totally normal, that is just part of life. Do you taken any drugs, supplements, vitamins???

I am thinking of getting Enterolab to confirm my suspicions as I heard bloods tests are hit or miss. My thyroid came back normal. I have been trying to take things into my own hands after continually be misdiagnosed.

I see your gall bladder was taken out, I see a lot of people with Celiac have that happen. My mother in law had hers taken out, so I wonder if she has it too.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:12 PM

You are not alone. I am not a nice person to be around when I'm on gluten. Not so much now but in the early stages of healing and years before gluten-free I would get very angry, depressed and impatient. I'm by nature a VERY calm, patient person. Off gluten, I can't even "go there" if I try.
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Posted 04 June 2007 - 01:16 PM

My symptoms don't sound as severe as yours. I would normally get diarrhea and my gut prutudes, not obscenely but enough where it is annoying... My symptoms are more neurological as I discussed earlier.

As far as medicines and herbs. I take a Centrum multivitamin, cod liver oil, borage oil maybe once or twice a week. I heard multivitamins can have gluten. I am only new to this Celiac disease for the past month. I am on anti-dpressants, Celexa, but I notice they dont work after I eat gluten, so I am thinking of tapering off the next month or two. I have been on ADs for two rounds before, and they are not a permanent cure. I don't everything can be totally normal, that is just part of life. Do you taken any drugs, supplements, vitamins???

I am thinking of getting Enterolab to confirm my suspicions as I heard bloods tests are hit or miss. My thyroid came back normal. I have been trying to take things into my own hands after continually be misdiagnosed.

I see your gall bladder was taken out, I see a lot of people with Celiac have that happen. My mother in law had hers taken out, so I wonder if she has it too.


You need to totally avoid Gluten...
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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:39 PM

same problem... my friends and i call it "wheat anger", or "pws" (not pms) post wheat syndrome.

Here's how mine goes like clockwork... I get contaminated food, my stomach burns within 15-30 min then i get super tired, by the next day i barely can get out of bed i have joint pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, my entire body hurts i get bad sinusitis headaches, my allergies go nuts my brain doesn't seem to function correctly, i have problems concentrating and remembering words i want to say...
as all the goes away and i start to feel better... about 3 days later i have super out of nowhere anger for no reason, everything and everyone pisses me off and i feel like i want to punch things, i don't want people around me, i feel closed in, i have anxiety and am jumpy. I just try to kinda joke it away with my boyfriend, he knows and understands whats up and i try really really hard not to be personally mean to him or anyone else. Then as fast as it comes it disappears 12-24 hours later out of nowhere and i am completely the opposite super happy, goofy and normal again.

I believe it is a total chemical reaction in my brain from the wheat. It is like this every single time i get glutened like clockwork.
I had anxiety all my life, depression, paranoia, i worried all the time, had phobias, and panic attacks. After I took gluten out of my diet ALL of these mental problems disappeared like magic...It was as if I was an entirely new person with less limits and new found mental stability with NO medications ONLY no wheat!
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 06:59 AM

Yes, I would say my irritability definitely went down after I got off gluten. When I am glutened--or, for that matter, eat too much dairy---I get irritated and angry much too easily for my liking.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:36 AM

same problem... my friends and i call it "wheat anger", or "pws" (not pms) post wheat syndrome.

Here's how mine goes like clockwork... I get contaminated food, my stomach burns within 15-30 min then i get super tired, by the next day i barely can get out of bed i have joint pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, my entire body hurts i get bad sinusitis headaches, my allergies go nuts my brain doesn't seem to function correctly, i have problems concentrating and remembering words i want to say...
as all the goes away and i start to feel better... about 3 days later i have super out of nowhere anger for no reason, everything and everyone pisses me off and i feel like i want to punch things, i don't want people around me, i feel closed in, i have anxiety and am jumpy. I just try to kinda joke it away with my boyfriend, he knows and understands whats up and i try really really hard not to be personally mean to him or anyone else. Then as fast as it comes it disappears 12-24 hours later out of nowhere and i am completely the opposite super happy, goofy and normal again.

I believe it is a total chemical reaction in my brain from the wheat. It is like this every single time i get glutened like clockwork.
I had anxiety all my life, depression, paranoia, i worried all the time, had phobias, and panic attacks. After I took gluten out of my diet ALL of these mental problems disappeared like magic...It was as if I was an entirely new person with less limits and new found mental stability with NO medications ONLY no wheat!



WOW I'm so glad someone asked this question, this is something I never thought about. I figure(d) quick-tempered, moody, impatient, etc etc were (are) just parts of my personality, but now that I'm starting my gluten-free diet (and immediately physically I already feel better) maybe I'll realize I'm much more calm of a person??!? I too have CONSTANT headaches (migraines actually) and the joint pain kind of randomly but I have scoliosis so I thought it was associated with that. I also have bad allergies so I typically attribute headaches to allergies.

But I woke up this morning and felt pretty happy, not nearly as exhausted today, and I just generally feel good. How odd that we may become different people after we remove gluten. Controlling my temper is something I worked hard at for as long as I can remember with minimal success - maybe this is the ticket!! :o
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:05 AM

same problem... my friends and i call it "wheat anger", or "pws" (not pms) post wheat syndrome.

Here's how mine goes like clockwork... I get contaminated food, my stomach burns within 15-30 min then i get super tired, by the next day i barely can get out of bed i have joint pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, my entire body hurts i get bad sinusitis headaches, my allergies go nuts my brain doesn't seem to function correctly, i have problems concentrating and remembering words i want to say...
as all the goes away and i start to feel better... about 3 days later i have super out of nowhere anger for no reason, everything and everyone pisses me off and i feel like i want to punch things, i don't want people around me, i feel closed in, i have anxiety and am jumpy. I just try to kinda joke it away with my boyfriend, he knows and understands whats up and i try really really hard not to be personally mean to him or anyone else. Then as fast as it comes it disappears 12-24 hours later out of nowhere and i am completely the opposite super happy, goofy and normal again.

I believe it is a total chemical reaction in my brain from the wheat. It is like this every single time i get glutened like clockwork.
I had anxiety all my life, depression, paranoia, i worried all the time, had phobias, and panic attacks. After I took gluten out of my diet ALL of these mental problems disappeared like magic...It was as if I was an entirely new person with less limits and new found mental stability with NO medications ONLY no wheat!


Korie, you articulated that process so well. I've noticed that my stomach symptoms come first, then there's a whole unfolding thing with various problems. I've noticed several bad temper flares that I haven't felt for so long -- think I got too tired to feel any strong emotions. (lupus and maybe gluten as well, as I'm undiagnosed w/r/to gluten) A couple weeks into gluten-free life my energy was rebuilding significantly, which was GREAT but... also noticed vicious temper flares (throwing things while trying to bake w/rice flour lol come on it's not THAT hard).

Would you tell me something? How long after you went gluten-free did you notice your moods really smoothed out? I'm still having g sneak in a bit, think I've got a handle on how to stay truly gluten-free (99% anyway) and now I'm impatient for the benefits... esp. am looking forward to 1) mastering my own behavior and 2) growing my nails!!!! For those two things alone it's so worth going gluten-free!
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:34 AM

I'm so glad that there's a topic about this. When I was reading the notes in this thread, I felt I could have written them myself.

When I have wheat/gluten, I have a very short temper. What's worse, I'm a schoolteacher! I have a very rough time keeping my temper with the kids when I've ingested some gluten. And you're right; this doesn't happen right away, but rather, a few days after I've had some gluten.

Also, I have the same kind of joint pain....almost like I'm an arthritic old person...it affects some of my joints, but not others. I especially notice it in my elbow joints, and the arches of my feet.

And I have experiences the brain fog as well. That's a lot of fun when I'm trying to be articulate in a phone call. I start spacing out, I can't think of the right things to say, which is the opposite of how I usually am!

And, I have anxiety, only when I have gluten.

THEN, there are people out there who say that food cannot produce those kinds of reactions with the brain! I beg to differ!

I have found out that since I've started exercising (I'm not a workout buff, just do the elliptical everyday) I can rid myself of the symptoms a little quicker.

But, it's amazing what foods can do to you!
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 02:24 PM

hi everyone,
i canīt believe what iīm reading. i thought it was RIDICULOUS to blame my food on food, specifically gluten (and dairy), but reading your responses has made me think iīm not that crazy. itīs insane how nasty i get "all of a sudden" until i realized i accidentally ate something with gluten (still relatively new to the diet). i donīt get severe gastrointestinal problems like my sister, who is also celiac, just mood and energy.

i actually had to take a medical leave from school for anxiety and depression and i didnīt feel ready to go back until being on this diet for a while. my doctor connected my constant anemia with celiac, but not my mood problems (because iīm a woman, he attributed it to my period even when i told him itīs all the time that iīm short tempered and easily irritated.) SO HAPPY right now! i hope you all are having a great day.

btw iīm on lexapro now and it works great. the medication i was on before made me crave carbs and sugar... i was taking this before i knew i was celiac and i kept craving all the foods tha tmake me sick! effexor is what i was on and itīs tough to get off of it but lexapro- perfect for me
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 06:39 PM

Hi
I've been gluten free for about 3 months now, and one of my worst symptoms was anxiety and depression. Since I've been on the diet, I'm doing great, feeling very positive and energetic, whereas the few times I've been noticeably glutened, its the anxiety that hits me the worst, like a physical tension and sudden bursts of emotion.
I've been doing so well, but tonight it's hit me suddenly. I'm pretty sure i've stayed out of the gluten, but its possible that i've eaten something a bit cc'd. It could just be other stress from stuff in my life, but this is more of a random reaction that I can't pin down.
Samcarter mentioned earlier in the thread that he gets anxious when he eats too much dairy. While I can drink milk no problem, I have found that I get a bit of stomach upset when I eat ice cream or too much cheese. I made gluten-free mac and cheese tonight, which could have bothered me... no. actually, I think it could have been something I ate for breakfast... I'll figure it out.
In any case, I was wondering what a good remedy is for you? to ease the anxiety/anger/emotional outbursts as soon as possible? Multivitamins and omega3's have been mentioned, for a more long-term control. what do you do to get things under control as soon as possible (other than retreating to your room and curling into a ball and sobbing)
thanks for the help. I think we're all evidence that depression/anxiety issues are related to Celiac.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:05 AM

Just registered for these forums and was thrilled to find this discussion!!

I have not been very diligent since Thanksgiving in staying gluten-free. I kept thinking I was having just a taste here and just a taste there. But I was not feeling well and I attributed it to being laid off and a host of other stress related events.

About six weeks ago, I finally had a complete emotional melt down. It was absolutely horrible! I didn't make the connection until my mom asked if I have been staying gluten-free. Wish you could have seen the HUGE light bulb over my head. <_<

I had all the symptoms of a major depression, too many to list here but I'm sure you all know what I mean. I had forgotten that gluten has that affect on me when I get too much in my system.

I have been gluten-free again since then and I feel so much better! Even my allergies have cleared up.

I have found that if I remain gluten-free that I am also able to remain med free. There is a definite connection!

Let's behave out there! :)
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:56 PM

Oh yes! I am a happy woman with the sweetest husband in the world (though I may be biased) :) I am very active and eat healthy. Before I was diagnosed and started to have symptoms (anemia, fatigue, dizziness, severe abdominal pain, etc) I experienced depression, anxiety, and worst of all was serious irritability, a quick temper, and felt angry most of the time. I would constantly feel irritable and get annoyed or mad at minor things. I think part of it was because I was so tired due to the anemia, but I have read that depression and anxiety can be Celiac-related. Since being gluten free I have not experienced the same irritability and anger issues I used to have.

Anyone else have varying levels of gluten reactions? I know when I've been seriously glutened. I practically pass out, vomit, diarrhea, etc. When I touch gluten, my hands break open and bleed. But sometimes I just have a nasty temper, which is not like me, with no other signs of gluten. Everything and everyone makes me really mad. Little issues really make me mad. No patience for anyone or anything. It'll take me a few days of this before I realize that I think I've been glutened, but I don't know where or how. I assume this anger issue is gluten related because I lose my patience, have depression issues, skin feels I need to crawl out of it to feel better from a bad glutening. I'm not angry all the time. Normally I am happy and laugh a lot. But when I get this no patience anger thing I can barely laugh.

Anyone else feel like this? Or is it just me?


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