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.
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 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.