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Suicide Rate Amoung Coeliac/celiacs


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#1 UnhappyCoeliac

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:31 AM

IS there any kind of research on this? I know the prevalence of depression and anxiety is much higher in Coeliacs but have never heard much about suicide pertaining to the disease, although I am certain it must go on, alot probably dont even know they have Coeliac.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:40 AM

*among...brainfog! No not really I just spelt it wrong.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:21 AM

IS there any kind of research on this? I know the prevalence of depression and anxiety is much higher in Coeliacs but have never heard much about suicide pertaining to the disease, although I am certain it must go on, alot probably dont even know they have Coeliac.


The key to my answer is what I have bolded. They would not routinely do any GI biopsies on autopsy with someone who has committed suicide.
I do know that if I hadn't had any children when I was on my long and painful road to diagnosis I would be one of the unknown statistics.
I did commit suicide at 11 when the neuro symptoms hit me really hard but thankfully I was brought back in the ER. Would they have known that it was celiac associated depression that caused it, no. And neither did I until almost 40 years later after I was gluten free and got glutened and saw the relationship between my being glutened and my suicidal ideation.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

#4 bigbird16

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:21 AM

I've wondered if my birth mother's suicide at 45 was in some way related to undiagnosed celiac. She had a wheat "allergy" that she ignored, a strange rash, behaved erratically and violently, was depressed, said the strangest crap, poor memory, had a host of health problems (real or imagined we don't know), etc. In myself, after dropping the gluten I recognized some of the same crazies in myself, including thoughts of offing myself. (The only reason I didn't was because of what it would do to my brother.) And I wonder if she had simply cut those foods out of her diet she might not have been such a fruit loop and if the suicide could have been prevented.

As for research, I don't know of any, but it would be interesting. There are snippets scattered all over this forum regarding folks' suicidal thoughts and attempts, old and new. Fortunately, those people are with us today to share their thoughts and lives. (Raven, I'm really glad you're here!)
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Migraines, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety, paranoia, joint pain, vivid nightmares, exhaustion & lethargy, brain fog, bloat, GI issues--all gone or significantly reduced since dietary changes were made

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"'Always remember, Bilbo, when your heart wants lifting, think of pleasant things.' 'Eggs, bacon, a good full pipe, my garden at twilight....'" (The Hobbit, animated movie, 1977)

#5 pricklypear1971

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:48 AM

I've seen it mentioned that DH (the skin form of Celiac) was considered to be a high risk for Suicide before they figured how to treat it. It's supposed to be one if the most miserable skin conditions, ever.
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