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Member Since 20 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 14 2006 10:57 AM

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In Topic: Did Anyone Need To Decrease Meds After Going gluten-free?

09 February 2006 - 12:22 PM

Hi Everyone- I'm wondering how many people if any, needed to cut down on depression meds (or any meds) after going gluten-free because their bodies actually started absorbing them? I'm on Celexa 60 mg and I was on 3 mg of klonopin for anxiety. Within a few months of going gluten-free I cut my klonopin down to 2 mg (very gradually). I've noticed that for the last six months or so I have been VERY VERY tired and I'm wondering if cutting down the klonopin a tad more is the answer. I've gained back all the weight I lost (20 pounds) so clearly I'm absorbing something. My doctor told me that if you're on too much it can have the effect of making you tired, depressed and irritable (which is why we initially dropped the dose slowly). Thanks much, B

I was actually able to go off all my anti-depressants. I was on 80 mg Prozac, 60 mg Cymbalta and 170 mg Doxepin and was told I'd be on for life. I now know I wasn't absorbing any nnutrients due to malabsorption and needed the B vitamins, Folic acid, Selenium and 5-HTP. I've had no problems or recurrences of clinical depression. Definitely consult your MD before changing doses or weaning, though.

I was able to go off my meds completely (except insulin). I was on 80 mg Prozac, 60 mg Cymbalta and 170 mg Doxepin. The reason being malabsorpton prevented me from absorbing the nutrients needed to produce Serotonin in the first place. I take the B vitamins, Folic acid, selenium and 5-HTP-which makes serotonin. Always consult with your MD before med adjustments, esp. anti-depressants-but know it has been done successfully. :D

In Topic: Celiac In The News

08 September 2005 - 07:49 AM


I love the show HOUSE and an episode about Celiac disease would be so COOL! Let me know when it's airing-although I never have missed an episode, not even a repeat.

In Topic: Celiac In The News

08 September 2005 - 07:46 AM

I was sitting in my family room last night watching the news on Fox channel 5 when they started talking about this misterious disease that is caused by
eating.  <_<  Hmm.. I said oh please, let it be about celiacs.  Low and behold it was!!! :lol:  They did a pretty good job on the whole article, but here's the great news....remember a few months back when we were all talking about sending letters to the show 'HOUSE' on the Fox network to see if they would do a show on celiacs?  Well, they finally are!!!!!  We must have made an impact!!  I didn't catch when they said the episode would be on (I was too busy whooping and hollering)  :lol:  but I know it will be soon.  I can't wait!!  The only thing I noticed about the article on the news that wasn't good was when they were talking about symtpoms.  Once again only diarreah and weight loss were mentioned.  What about constipation and weight gain? 

Anyway, We'll take what we can get. I am sooo excited!! :D

If anyone else saw this and caught when th HOUSE show will be on please let me know.   

Thanks, Wendy


In Topic: Celiac In The News

08 September 2005 - 07:44 AM


I hope it wasn't todays show - I don't want to miss it!!!!  I haven't watched that show yet, but having seen the commercials for it, it does look really good.....



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