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Hi and welcome :)

I had a similar experience--I suffered with depression and anxiety before being dianosed. After going gluten-free, I noticed a change almost immediately (I felt calmer, began to sleep better and wasn't depressed as often) but it didn't last. I would say it took me about 18 months to really see a difference in my anxiety on a daily basis. Anxiety has always been a much bigger issue for me than depression.

After 3 years, I still get anxiety when accidently glutened, it's one of the first things I notice when this has happened.

I'd give it more time, the anxiety and depression tend to take longer to ease up. A gluten-free sublingual vitamin B12 might be a good idea--I used it for a while after going on the diet.

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Hi there...

I had terrible depression when I first went gluten free. It really did clear up for me though after a couple months. It does come back if I eat gluten though - so I'm very very careful now.

All of the icky side effects of being gluten-free really do go away when your body gets used to it.

Good luck!

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you have not been gluten-free that long & you might still be getting some gluten...

a few ideas - did you replace all your gluten food items with a gluten free substitute? If you did that is really not a good idea. You might want to look at your diet to see how much nutrition you are getting each day.

get your vitamin & mineral levels checked & take a B12 regardless & probably you will also need D

you could also just be grieving for the loss of your favoite foods, do not worry your taste will change.... really :)

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I was extremely depressed the first 2-3 months after going gluten-free. I would cry all the time. It was almost like I was in mourning for the way my life used to be. I, too, started taking a sublingual Vit B-12 about 6 weeks ago and noticed a difference within a week.....felt more like my old self. You will feel better. Hang in there!

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Hi guys ... thanks all for replying. It really really helps to hear from other folks. But yeah I

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Hi guys ... thanks all for replying. It really really helps to hear from other folks. But yeah I
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flutterby, you're a better person than I am... I would have clocked a co-worker the second time they said that. It's not a bleepin' diet, it's a food plan that's saving my bleepin' life.

(and, yes, I stole 'food plan' from Babylon 5, 'cause, yes, I'm a nerd.)

Hahahahaha! Thanks for making me laugh. I JUST about gave into that temptation today when my officemate came in and said:

"OH YUMMY ... Yummy Yummy Yummy. Oh How Yummy. My friend just gave me this FIG CAKE. Yum yum. I had one of this before and it was soooooooooooooooooo good look they gave me another one .... Oh how rich and goood..."

........ And then I walked out of the room. :lol:

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Hahahahaha! Thanks for making me laugh. I JUST about gave into that temptation today when my officemate came in and said:

"OH YUMMY ... Yummy Yummy Yummy. Oh How Yummy. My friend just gave me this FIG CAKE. Yum yum. I had one of this before and it was soooooooooooooooooo good look they gave me another one .... Oh how rich and goood..."

........ And then I walked out of the room. :lol:

Three cheers, two thumbs up, and a pat on the back for flutterby! :D

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