Suffering Depression - Medication Question
Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:11 PM
Can anyone let me know which ones are gluten free and if any of them I need to stay away from?
Also I can't take time-release meds since I don't absorb enough.
Thanks in advance!
IBS diagnosis in '93.
RA (mis)diagnosis in '97.
Gluten issue suspicion in Sep '11.
Dairy and gluten-free as of Aug '12.
Trying dairy again Nov '12.... we'll see....
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:53 PM
There are also a lot of life changes that celiac brings and some find it helpful to talk to a counselor about it.
Do be careful to make sure any antidepressant is gluten free if you do have to use one. Also carefully review side effects and whether people have difficulty stopping them before you start taking a med.
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:29 PM
gluten-free since June, 2011
It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!
Life is good!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:50 PM
"Dark and difficult times lie ahead ahead - soon we must all face the choice, to do what is right, or what is easy..." - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
Diagnosed Celiac in May 2012 by TTG level and endoscopy
Acid reflux/GERD (stopped since eating gluten-free)
Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:02 AM
They have their place, I am not anti-antidepressants. They saved my life. But don't go down that road unless you must.
If your depression is severe and you feel suicidal however, please seek help asap. And again, avoid your gp. They are uneducated about psychiatric meds and will toss whatever the latest pharmaceutical rep gave them at you. If you are going to do it, go to an expert.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:03 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:31 AM
A med welbutrin comes in doses you can take throughout the day. There is also Lamictal that can be taken at different times. The brand new meds that they push are very expensive and won't be covered under insurance.
There are many options and they start you on very small doses. If you find at some point you don't need them then you slowly reduce the dose thru a week or two, then done. Some people find these med work for them for shorted time frames to get thru bouts of depression. There are many choices. Aside from antidepressants there are mood stabilizes, anxiety meds, and psychoactive meds.
Whatever you decide, research alot, and then you can make an informed decision
Good luck to you
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:52 AM
After I stopped taking them the diarrhea never stopped. It wasn't until earlier this year, after going gluten free, that I got any relief for that. I truly believe that the antidepressants irritated my GI system even more than it already was, and exacerbated my celiac symptoms.
Anxiety has been more of an ordeal for me than depression, but since going gluten-free things are getting better. I'm definitely not 100% calm and happy, but there is a noticeable difference and hopefully it will continue to improve.
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