Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Getting Depressed When You Get Glutened
0

12 posts in this topic

I got glutened last week (cc I think, as everything I ate was good). I became extremely depressed and I was wondering if this happens to anyone else. I usually suffer from depression, but this was a totally different flavor (so to speak) of depression. I was wondering if this might be due to the glutening or if I just am experiencing a new phase of my depression. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:
I got glutened last week (cc I think, as everything I ate was good). I became extremely depressed and I was wondering if this happens to anyone else. I usually suffer from depression, but this was a totally different flavor (so to speak) of depression. I was wondering if this might be due to the glutening or if I just am experiencing a new phase of my depression. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Symptoms of a glutening can vary widely from person to person, but depression isn't uncommon. Besides the normal bloating and GI upset, I get depressed, fatigued, and super hungry.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the year of so before I was diagnosed, I had the strangest depression which would come and go. I would do or experience something which should make me happy but it wouldn't. I kept asking myself "why am I not happy?". And it felt like a depression which was imposed on me. After I went gluten free, I still felt a degree of depression but it felt (feels) more like a pattern that I am in which can be broken out of through good experiences. I have only glutened myself a couple of times and fortunately I am not sensitive enough for it to trigger the gluten type depression. The depression really sucks. It was the worst of my symptoms so I wish you the best in managing it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get severe depression for 24 hours after being glutened. And I do mean severe, I feel worthless and frankly am suicidal. Fortunately I have been able to clearly see the relationship between the glutening and the reoccurance of this and I am able to ride it out. As long as I am not reglutening it lifts after one day. Gluten can be a neurotoxin for many of us and depression can definately be a side effect of a glutening.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for your sharing your experiences. It helps me feel more sane and think that this new thing is probably related to gluten. I end up majorly depressed (this last time) for three to four days and then it dissipated over the next week. I don't get glutened that often, but if this is what happens when I do, UGH. I was barely able to get out of bed and go to class, much less get homework done. Last time I was had to take two tests and almost failed one. I just didn't care and my brain wouldn't work. Thanks again.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




One of my biggest glutening symptoms is depression.

I feel depressed/sad/blue/down in the dumps for 24-48 hours after being glutened.

Its terrible but ive learnt the difference between gluten sadness and sadness in general.

Aswell as depression I get bloating, stomach aches and cramps, constipation and headaches.

Its not fun. :-(

Im coping well though, and learning a lot about my body and what it can and can not tolorate. :-)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I mentioned this in passing in my other thread. The small cytokine so called storms can be potent neurotoxins.

I am a talented scientist and engineer...and WAS diagnosed as Bipolar I...no medication was working, I could not sleep, and I was quickly descending into this cyclical psychosis that would last until early afternoon every day. Thousands of times I thought..."God, I feel like I am being poisoned...this psychosis is like a hangover that burns off."

And that's what it was. And man, this has majorly screwed up my intestinal tract. I have trouble tolerating almost everthing but vegetables. I mourn for the many years I fought with my demons, how so many times I thought I felt poisoned or drugged...yet I could not pinpoint it. I have tears for all the lost opportunity, the vain struggle. Life sucks.

I suppose I would have some real psychological issues with not being able to eat anything, but the fact is, I was a real nut case, and I am afraid of eating glutin. It's not even a temptation. It scares me. I am acually not bipolar.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I got glutened last week (cc I think, as everything I ate was good). I became extremely depressed and I was wondering if this happens to anyone else. I usually suffer from depression, but this was a totally different flavor (so to speak) of depression. I was wondering if this might be due to the glutening or if I just am experiencing a new phase of my depression. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

haha do I get get depressed on gluten? I become maniacally depressed. I put hundreds of dollars on counseling before I became gluten-free.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in the same boat as ravenwoodglass on this. for about the first 24 hours it gets very bad. i might cry endlessly or just lay there and do nothing but like her, i saw the connection eventually so i remind myself it will pass if i can just hold on. hope you dont have to go through that again.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes. Feeling despondent and suicidal. Now I can see the connection as the depression comes and goes, but has hit hard in the past couple of weeks while I have slipped off the gluten-free wagon.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apparently for me it isn't just depression, it is really really bad anxiety. (Some of the worst I've ever experienced). I've been glutened twice since I moved into my own apartment after being diagnosed (I moved for school). The first time I got majorly depressed and now this past weekend had some of the worst anxiety ever. As I also suffer regularly from depression and anxiety it was really bad. I'm dreading getting glutened again. (neither time did I eat anything that i knew had gluten in it, or come in contact with it.) I'm afraid I will get some other psychiatric symptom that I'm not used to and freak out. I'm still not sure how long it takes between when I get glutened and when symptoms show up. UGH!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

all of this is true for me too. i ate a cheesy biscuit a few months ago and cried for 3 straight days. and if I eat a lot of it, or if it conincides with my monthly cycle, i have been known to get suicidal. i am usually a happy and positive person but gluten makes me feel crazy. then it just gets worse because i feel like ive been cursed with this stupid disease and i feel trapped by food, so the cycle begins anew.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,367
    • Total Posts
      920,556
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • This easy to make bean dip makes a great addisiton to any good munching session. Goes gret with salsa and gluten-free beer. View the full article
    • Good grief!  :o. I'm so sorry, I wish there was something I could do or say to help you.  I agree with the NP, your primary needs to be requesting copies of your records from the other doctors, as well as the records and lab reports from your hospital stay.  They are supposed to work together as a team, not just individually out in left field.
    • Just a quick one to say I got a diagnosis of celiac disease today. I know in the past it's been helpful for me to know the outcome for other folk, so thought I would update. The moral of this story is even with a VERY borderline blood test it's worth persisting. thanks for all the help Sue 
    • Our own resident gluten-free expert is Suzie Davies. Suzie has been dedicated to gluten-free products since she was diagnosed with celiac disease ... View the full article
    • Well, I am stressed to the max. I just spent 3 days in the hospital with D and stomach pain, dizziness, chest pain, generally unwell. Then another trip to the ER on top of that. My protein was low and my RBC and hemoglobin dropped below normal in 3 days. Not terribly low, but below normal. I also had metabolic acidosis which still confuses me. I usually eat every 2-3 hours despite it causing pain to keep my energy up and was unable to eat that frequently in the hospital. I usually carry protein with me and had been taking liquid iron which I stopped a few weeks ago because my new endo is not a fan of iron supplements. As soon as I got home from the hospital I started with my protein drinks and blackstrap molasses for iron.  I now have bilateral mild pleural effusions and a nodule on my left lung, which hopefully is nothing, but was not there on a CT back in March. In addition, my left adrenal gland, which also appeared normal in March, is calcified and the report indicates this is most likely due to a previous bleed or infection. My colon appears tortuous (whatever that means) and we are waiting on colon/endo biopsies. I have been gluten-free since March except for cc so expect the biopsies to again be negative.  My primary care is useless. I am in the process of getting a new one I will see on the 7th but need the current one to fill out FMLA paperwork because I both physically and mentally need time to recover. I will have to go off of payroll for 2 weeks but I think I need to. I called the primary's office today to discuss the hospital tests which she does NOT have yet and to ask if we should/could start a low dose of prednisone because my body is attacking itself. My thyroid on ultrasound is also abnormal though my bloodwork thus far is normal. But it hurts on that side. The only reason the ultrasound was ordered is because I asked for it in the first place. The only reason I have started seeing an endocrinologist is because I found one myself. Anyway...I broke down in tears on the phone eith her today and she told me I was having a "manic episode". I have no history of mania. I only recently started taking xanax to help me cope with the stress of being sick. I was not sick until I did this stupid gluten challenge over the winter. My mother was in town and spoke with the doctor on the phone as well who was trying to get my mom to take me to a psych hospital. She also threatened to send the police to check on me. My mother assured her I was in no danger and we hung up the phone in complete shock. Admittedly, I was in tears when I called her and probably sounded like a fucking mess. But I believe I referenced the dropping iron, protein, fluid near lungs, enlarged thyroid and attacked adrenal gland then literally said "my body is attacking itself and I need help" to which she said, "I think you are manic". Lovely. If I was a mess before that phone call it was 10x worse when we hung up.  Anyway, this is the first night it has been extremely difficult to sleep. I admit my thoughts about my odd symptoms keep me up often recently. I mean, who the hell bleeds from or gets an infected adrenal gland?! I am sure it was another time I begged my primary for help. On a side not, the NP at the ER told me the primary should be putting these pieces together and communicating with my other doctors better. He then stated that he used to go to the same practice but left because the practice got too big and like a business. So I got some validation from that chat.  A melatonin or a .25 xanax usually does the trick for me to sleep but I am so disturbed about my interaction today, stressed at my health, stressed that my ex has our son so much because I am always sick (bless him for coming through), stressed that I have to go back to this awful doctor because I will need the FMLA paperwork before I see the new doc on the 7th.  8 months ago, I took a multivitamin when I remembered it and that was it.  End rant. Maybe now that it is off my chest I can finally sleep. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,443
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Richard Green
    Joined