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Member Since 17 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active May 04 2013 05:42 PM

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In Topic: How Long Do Withdrawal Symptoms Last ?

30 April 2013 - 06:09 PM

Hi Dudley...

When I was going through my withdrawals I really wanted to know how long they would last as well. I started reading some of the research stuff and I believe it was in one of Dr. Fassano's papers where he stated that the antibodies created in reaction to the gluten have a half life of three months. So in three months, half of the antibodies are gone, in another three months, half of that half is gone and so on. It takes a full year to eliminate your system of the antibodies if you don't accidently gluten yourself.

I started to feel better for longer periods of time around the two month mark. Lots of energy, good cheer and hope. Some of my symptoms are ramping up at other times.

Hope that helps.

Oh yes! By the way, gluten acts like an opiate on some of the receptors in the brain so when you withdraw from it some people get depressed.

I wonder if acupuncture will help remove the half-life that you researched? I have been gluten-free for 4 months and have no libido. I have also removed diary and sugar too. My labs show normal thyriod. Do you have that article or have you been through a similiar raod with this? How long did it take you? 

In Topic: No/low Sex Drive~Depression

16 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

I posted this topic in another forum but noone provided any substance telling me I had to go to another doctor? I was doing fine until I went gluten free, and yes the libido went away, actually its still away. Doctors are cluless. So here goes...


I have cut gluten dairy and processed sugar. I feel great, like a new person. I have gone gluten free for 3 months. I have been to an endocrinologist and labs are normal. For ex: thyroid and cortical are just fine.

My libido is gone! It comes back in waves or very brief periods for like 1 or 2 weeks and then does a complete vanishing act?! I’m otherwise healthy and workout a lot too at age 35. No meds no nothing presently.

I take vitamins, minerals,B-12 especially, zinc, vit e as well. Yes to L-glutamine, yes to probiotics. I do my own cooking, spending some 3 hours in the kitchen ea. weekend. So who has experienced this symptom? When will libido return? I have sought the advice of 1 dr. and 20 nutrionists whom all chalk it up to withdrawal/detox?


Please provide me more details?

In Topic: Sex Drive After Going Gluten Free

12 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

Its been 3 months, gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free. My libido is Gone!. Please anyone whenwillit come back?My labs from the doctor are normal, as in thyroid and cortisol. What is the time frame?

In Topic: Sex Drive After Going Gluten Free

22 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

I have gone gluten free and have been for the last 2 months now and my libido is gone, it has done a complete vanishng act. I am taing vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, and probiotics. Still no response from my sex drive. I am otherwise healthy and 35 years old and noticed this only after going gluten-free. My lab work from the endo came back last week and says all is normal. No thyroid issues, cortisol levels are normal too.


So does anyone on here know when this side effect will go away? I have read that gluten antibodies become half after 3 months after going gluten free and then another three months those antibodies become half and so on. This process could take 6-9 months from what I read. Some people say recovery depends on the person. If anyone knows more or has gone through this libido crash after going glute-free, please send a message. I really need your sound advise. Thank you -

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