Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:51 AM
I am trying to decide if I should go on medication. If the anxiety is indeed related to gluten, then would medication even help? There is a possibility that it's not, but I just can't know. I am afraid of medication because of the side effects, especially constipation, which is a constant problem for me already. I'm also concerned about fatigue because I am already fatigued. I will admit that I avoid gluten and dairy but I am not as careful about cc as I should be (shared cabinets, countertops, etc) with my gluten eating husband.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 06:55 AM
Miscarriage, Kidney stones, Anemia, Pneumonia, Migraines, Restless leg, Bone fractures, Blurred/Double vision, Extreme fatigue, Bone & Joint Pain, Thyroid nodule, Celiac diagnosed 2011, Spine and leg bone loss, GERD, Vitamin deficiencies, Malabsorbtion, Neuropathy issues, Ataxia, Raynaud's Syndrome. Currently on diet with limited grain and sugar.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:23 PM
Before I was DXed (and did not know that anxiety was related to gluten intolerance), I tried xanax at the lowest possible dose, because I was so sick and meds always affect me deeply. I found it made me calm and sleepy at bedtime, but then, I was wired from gluten and would sit awake most of the night, trembling. Then, I would need more--- as soon as it wore off. Then, it gave me constipation, which was the last thing I needed. So, I stopped using it and suffered through the anxiety.
The thing is-- GLUTEN fueled the anxiety.
After a few months gluten-free, the anxiety started to cease.
The only time I feel anxious or weird is when I am CCed (out of the house somehow) like last week. One of the first things to return? That awful anxiety and a depressed mood!
So, maybe you are getting trace gluten in your system--which may explain your continuing fatigue and anxiety? If you are still constipated, have you tried using probiotics? They work wonders for healthy gut and bowels.
and P>S> Have your vitamin and thyroid levels been checked? They can contribute to both C and fatigue.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:11 AM
It's difficult at first, listen to the gut.
Posted 26 December 2011 - 11:34 PM
I removed gluten and dairy and my intense physical jump-out-of-my-skin-want-to-die-24/7 type anxiety almost disappeared immediately (within a week of eating NO gluten or dairy, not even a trace.) Then I removed corn, soy and eggs, all of which I am intolerant to and found out through elimination and the intense physical anxiety (the kind that feels like you want to kill yourself because you feel like you're on fire inside) disappeared.
So my physical anxiety was gone! And I was able to smile, and feel relaxed, and enjoy things. I still had anxiety, but it wasn't unbearable and it didn't feel physical, it didn't feel like it was in my blood and through my whole body. Then I discovered that I have a candida yeast overgrowth that feeds when my blood sugar is spiked. Candida yeast overgrowth is known to cause anxiety and nervousness, as well as apathy/depression which I still suffer with but on a very lesser and uncomarable degree. I am 99% sure that my remaining anxiety is caused by this, because when I stick to a diet of meat, beans, vegetables nuts and seeds and no sugar, my anxiety is at an all time low of 2/10, I can go outside and hang out with friends with ease, I feel more at ease than a lot of people around me and people tell me that I come off now as extremely calm all the time.
In my opinion, there is always an underlying cause to anxiety, it is natural to feel completely comfortable unless you are in an actual life threatening, or safety threatening circumstance. I would have never believed that I would feel as calm and laid back as I do when I stick on this rather strict diet. I would recommend that you try just 1-2 weeks of an anti-candida, grain free, dairy free diet. I know it sounds strict but for 2ish weeks as a test, if your anxiety dramatically reduces, it is so worth it! Try the paleo diet without fruit (vegetables, meat, nuts, seeds) only for 1-2 weeks, and if you don't feel at a new level of calm then consider the anti anxiety meds. I would try first to discover the cause before you rush into something like meds, which could be difficult to get off of.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:45 PM
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