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Anxiety And Mild Depression
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;) Does anyone out there take medication for treating anxiety and or mild depression? I have been, and now wondering if my celiac sprue was the problem all along. I have been gluten free since Oct. of 2004. I think maybe I should ask my GI Doc. about this. Any good ideas or thoughts? <_<:blink::P

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A doctor tried to put me on prozac before my diagnosis. He thought I was depressed <_< . I told him the only reason I would be depressed was because he couldn't figure out what was wrong with me!! :lol: Needless to say I didn't go on the prozac and was diagnosed by another doc. I sent him pleanty of reading material on celiac disease. ;)

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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:rolleyes: I am definitely going to check into this matter of anti-depressants. I may not need to take it after all.

Thank you so much Jessica

Mom :P

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The only reason I was anxious was because of celiac. I was on Lexapro for like a month and then when my body healed my anxiousness went away. It changed my personality while I was on it and made me sober all the time so I'm glad I only had to be on it a short time. My doctor precribed Xanax for me and I am on that for an as needed basis but haven't needed in in about 10 months...I would go to that for last resorts only...

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Even on the celiac diet I am now taking Zoloft for anxiety. But this is a recent development due to other events in my life. I'd certainly talk to your doctor but follow his instructions about tapering off.

richard

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:) Kaiti

Thank you so much for your feedback! The more I learn the more I can challenge myself for getting the" best "of what I can do to help ME!

Mom :unsure:

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Richard is right, if you are already ON meds, you will probably have to do a tapering dose (recommended and monitored by your doctor).

-Jessica :rolleyes:

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yea never stop without consulting with your doctor first

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Stopping Lexapro suddenly can have devastating side effects! I don't know about the other meds, but please talk to your doctor before stopping them!

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Yeah my doctor had me on a small dose and then got me off of them..never stop without talking to a doctor though it can have really bad side effects.

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:) Absoluely! I wouldn' just stop cold turkey by taking myself off the meds. I am going to dicuss this with my Doc this month when I go for my GI check-up. Thank you guyso much for the info and concern. It means a lot to me.

Mom :D

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I'm on 75mg of anti-depressants for anxiety/depression. I've been on them for five years, due to other side issues, as well as some of the symptoms I have with celiac disease.

I think I'm better off staying on them at the moment, at least until things settle down, both with the side issues, and until I stabilise with celiac disease. I've only been gluten-free since December 2004, and I am still quite anxious about a lot of things which are going on in my life.

I agree that celiac disease does cause anxiety, but check with your dr before going off any meds, particularly anti-depression meds. There is no shame in being on something which genuinely helps you feel more comfortable and relaxed.

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I agree that celiac disease does cause anxiety, but check with your dr before going off any meds, particularly anti-depression meds. There is no shame in being on something which genuinely helps you feel more comfortable and relaxed.

There is definitely no shame in taking meds that help you help yourself! celiac disease causes so many problems, that it is good to get help with some of them.

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