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Anxiety Relief From Going Gluten Free?


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#1 carecare

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 08:55 PM

So my husband has been gluten free for a week and it's amazing how well he feels...even with a cough he's been struggling with for 2 wks. Can't imagine what he'll feel like when the cold is gone. Anyway, he has always had a bit of anxiety out in public...just never felt good going into crowded places...or being around a ton of people. We went shopping yesterday for a couple hours...Christmas madness...and he came home saying he didn't have any crowd anxiety. I have read gluten can cause some people to experience anxiety. Do you think my husband's anxiety was actually the gluten in his system? Wow...who would have thought if it's true. Amazing what a week of no gluten can do!!!!

Now to try and get my girls to be gluten free and clear up the problems they have...if it's gluten related. I'd be thrilled if that was the case!

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ps...what a great forum this is...being able to throw questions out there and get responses so quickly :)
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:26 PM

Yes it is possible his problems stemmed from gluten, it could also be he is in the Christmas spirit. But either way its great news for you!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:58 AM

The anxiety I was suffering from pre-celiac all stemmed from situations that were caused by the celiac, getting sick in public/finding a bathroom, being too sick to leave the house, wondering what was wrong.

A few weeks gluten free and I was seeing that anxiety disappear.
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 07:26 PM

My primary gluten symptom was and still is anxiety. As long as I am gluten free I am also anxiety free. It is common to have anxiety along with gluten, and to have it go away when going gluten free. Yay!
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:07 PM

I was on meds for depression and anxiety before going gluten-free. It is amazing just how many things are tied to nutrition and food! I can actually see my depression as a sign of a glutening now, and it lasts about 3 days, and then I am fine. It is really weird.
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Posted 13 June 2008 - 04:18 AM

ps...what a great forum this is...being able to throw questions out there and get responses so quickly :)
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yeah
I was depressed and had many phobias and compulsions...all are gone now on this diet. I never tested because for that I shd eat gluten again. But i feel well, first time in half a century.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:53 AM

My primary gluten symptom was and still is anxiety. As long as I am gluten free I am also anxiety free. It is common to have anxiety along with gluten, and to have it go away when going gluten free. Yay!



Wow, that is so interesting! I just joined this group because I wanted to search for things I could relate to my son's behavior. He is 7 years old and has always had BM issues. A friend mentioned the gluten-free diet to help his constipation and within a week he was regular! That was October of 2009 and we were strictly on the gluten-free diet for a year. Over the summer, we tried to ease a few things back into the diet just to see if it affected him. He would go days without a BM and get very agitated and unruly. So we would get back on the diet. But today it hit me that when he is off of his gluten-free diet even slightly, he wets the bed, has bad dreams, acts out by raging and throwing things which are NOT even close to his "normal" calm little self. These are all things a child psychologist said were anxiety-related issues. I don't want to put him on anxiety meds if gluten is the culprit! But any doctor I have mentioned it to, has pretty much blown it off as not being related. Why are doctors not wanting to know more about how much gluten is really affecting people! Not just celiacs but non-celiacs who have a sensitivity, if that's what you call it when behavior changes occur.

Glad to find this group!
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:04 PM

I had social anxiety disorder and depression since I was a kid and most of my adulthood. No matter what kind of meds I was on it would only help a little, never went away until 7 months into my gluten free diet but I had to remove dairy and soy also as they affect my anxiety and depression too. As long as I keep all three out of my system i'm hunky dory. :lol:
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:59 PM

I had social anxiety and depression from an early age, if not forever. Well, I've been gluten/lactose/soy/etc. free for around 2 months, and after dropping out of high school from the anxiety last year, I have just begun to go back this month. I am unbelievably calm! Whenever I eat gluten, I get in this order...> Crazy anxiety, continues for aw eek>Insane ADHD (running around the house flapping my arms... like one huge caffeine binge)>>Angry ADHD>Crash, Depression that lasts a week. And, I do not want to see ANYBODY during this time. Complete isolation. I am just now beginning to want to be around people, after a life long isolation.. It is remarkable.

This isn't just gluten exclusion for me, but rather switching to an entirely plant-based diet that has helped me though. I still had anxiety and depression until I removed all grains and all meat. Although, gluten was definitely the more contributing factor...My oh my! I agree. Why don't psychologists/psychiatrists/all mental health professionals know about the effects of gluten, or, less specifically, the overwhelmingly universal causes of FOOD SENSITIVITIES... The future is bright for this now that people are beginning to value their quality of life/health more. Green/health revolution, on the way, I feel!
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:44 AM

Anxiety was the absolute first symptom that went away when I went gluten-free. The panic attacks stopped like someone had flicked a switch inside me. I've still dealt with bouts of depression and I probably worry more than I need to, but it's much, much better. I know it will take time before I'm "me" again but it's a relief not to have those attacks and the constant buzz of anxiety running through me all the time.

Congratulations on your husband's recovery. :) And just in time for the holidays.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:20 AM

How long for the anxiety to go away?

(if it is indeed in reaction to gluten)

I'm not talking about anxiety ABOUT celiac symptoms, I am talking about anxiety in and of itself (generalized anxiety disorder, panick attacks, eaxagerated fear and startle responses,...).

4 days into the gluten free thing, and I am the same.

the ONLY thing that is better is my GI symptoms, though they were rarelly extreme, my digestion is much better, overall.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:40 AM

Since I went gluten free I have also been anxiety free. :rolleyes:
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:34 PM

How long for the anxiety to go away?

(if it is indeed in reaction to gluten)

I'm not talking about anxiety ABOUT celiac symptoms, I am talking about anxiety in and of itself (generalized anxiety disorder, panick attacks, eaxagerated fear and startle responses,...).

4 days into the gluten free thing, and I am the same.

the ONLY thing that is better is my GI symptoms, though they were rarelly extreme, my digestion is much better, overall.


You are just getting started. It will take a while because your body has a lot of healing to do. For me my anxiety and depression didn't start easing up until about the 4th month in. I think there are some on here their anxiety started easing up about a month or 2 in for others it took close to a year or longer. Everyone is different but hang in there. It takes patience but well worth the wait.
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Soy free, MSG free, mostly Dairy free. Endoscopy shows blunted Villi which dr states as gluten sensitivity, so goin back to being gluten free


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Posted 13 January 2011 - 03:11 PM

Wow, that is so interesting! I just joined this group because I wanted to search for things I could relate to my son's behavior. He is 7 years old and has always had BM issues. A friend mentioned the gluten-free diet to help his constipation and within a week he was regular! That was October of 2009 and we were strictly on the gluten-free diet for a year. Over the summer, we tried to ease a few things back into the diet just to see if it affected him. He would go days without a BM and get very agitated and unruly. So we would get back on the diet. But today it hit me that when he is off of his gluten-free diet even slightly, he wets the bed, has bad dreams, acts out by raging and throwing things which are NOT even close to his "normal" calm little self.

Glad to find this group!


FYI, my son wet the bed each time he has gluten, although he tested negative via blood tests and my daughter and I were positive though Enterolab. I think it's time to be even stricter with my son's diet. I thought it might be related to the gluten somehow. thanks. My daughter's constipation is GONE now with a gluten and cow dairy free diet.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:05 PM

Our son's anxiety hasn't gone away yet, but it is now intermittent. We're thinking it may be nightshades rather than gluten that influences his anxiety. We have not tested it yet.
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