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I've been gluten free for quite a while. I let little ingredients pass such as modified food starch, as long as I don't consume them often. I'm pretty rigid otherwise, make my own food don't even buy 'gluten-free' products too often with potato starch and all that. This week I ate a hamburger bun, 2 beers, very questionable popcorn, and a cookie. My intestines are kneading (I can feel it in my back)...but I've not been diagnosed with celiac disease! I just say 'gluten sensitive.'

 

Today I felt suicidal! Granted I don't like my job, i am quitting to move onto bigger and better things and I'm looking forward to the future. I just read an article about depression and celiac disease, I was consumed with ridiculous thoughts and I've felt worthless all day today. 

 

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/symptomsofceliacdisease/a/Gluten-And-Depression.htm

 

Has this happened to anyone else?

 

 

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I've been gluten free for quite a while. I let little ingredients pass such as modified food starch, as long as I don't consume them often. I'm pretty rigid otherwise, make my own food don't even buy 'gluten-free' products too often with potato starch and all that. This week I ate a hamburger bun, 2 beers, very questionable popcorn, and a cookie. My intestines are kneading (I can feel it in my back)...but I've not been diagnosed with celiac disease! I just say 'gluten sensitive.'

 

Today I felt suicidal! Granted I don't like my job, i am quitting to move onto bigger and better things and I'm looking forward to the future. I just read an article about depression and celiac disease, I was consumed with ridiculous thoughts and I've felt worthless all day today. 

 

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/symptomsofceliacdisease/a/Gluten-And-Depression.htm

 

Has this happened to anyone else?

 

Welcome!

 

So....when you say a Hamburger Bun....a couple Beers....along with questionable popcorn....

 

am I incorrect in saying you were frustrated with living gluten-free and chose to say well...F...it?

 

If you have been gluten-free for a period of time and you then add it with several sources...the reaction can be EXTREME...including emotional.

 

Please chalk this up to an experiment gone wrong.

 

Should you actually be considering harming yourself..PM me...unfortunately...I've lost those I love and will bend over backwards to send you all the info you need.

 

-Lisa 

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One of the first signs I have been glutened is an overwhelming depression like you describe. The tummy issues, joint and muscle pain come a day or two later. For me the depression lifts after about 24 hours but for some folks it might take longer. Hang in there and take this as your bodies way of telling you to stay away from gluten. You are in a good place for support with that and we will try to help in any way we can.

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Thanks so much, I feel so hopeless today. I basically thought that with this sensitivity I have can handle gluten once in a while, and I wanted a regular hamburger with the works. I am wrong. That's why I'm still baffled that I was not diagnosed, I've been tested twice and I don't think I can afford a specialist to get a biopsy. I am happier and lighter without consuming gluten at all. It seems like if a tiny amount like I mentioned is consumed I don't feel as horrible as I do when I full on eat something with flour. This sucks. oh well...we have to do what we have to do, right?

 

I read that people with type 0 blood types with nordic, british isles, and mediterranean ancestry have a high frequency of gluten sensitivity. I am both of nordic and british aisles decent. Oh well, I'm sure I'll feel fine in a few days.

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I was extremely emotional, depressed, anxious and had food problems prior to diagnosis.  After eating gluten-free, all those problems went away.  One of the first signs I've been glutened other than stomach aches is depression and anxiety.

 

Hope you feel better soon. 

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