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Depression after an episode

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After an episode, has anyone experienced depression? It was not pleasant and the episode came on so suddenly.  The depression lasted for only 24 hours thank goodness, but I did not feel like myself during that time. Yuck! And if anyone responds, what did you do about it?  I am not a fan of taking antidepressants.

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I get this effect and like you it lasts only 24 hours. I get through it by keep telling myself that it will be better tomorrow. I try to be easy on myself and not spend a whole lot of time around people. A walk by myself or doing something 'mindless' like watching comedies on TV helps pass the miserable day.

This effect also makes me be really careful with my diet as it is almost as unpleasant as the rampant D that hits a day or so later.

Hang in there. As you get more proficient in what you need to do to stay safe hopefully your glutenings will lesson.

 


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2 minutes ago, ravenwoodglass said:

I get this effect and like you it lasts only 24 hours. I get through it by keep telling myself that it will be better tomorrow. I try to be easy on myself and not spend a whole lot of time around people. A walk by myself or doing something 'mindless' like watching comedies on TV helps pass the miserable day.

This effect also makes me be really careful with my diet as it is almost as unpleasant as the rampant D that hits a day or so later.

Hang in there. As you get more proficient in what you need to do to stay safe hopefully your glutenings will lesson.

 

Thanks for the input.  helps when you know you aren't the only experiencing these wide spectrum of symptoms.  other than eating cashews, I guess I'm not completely nuts. :) 

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Yes, you're not alone. I've see. Studies indicating that gluten impacts blood flow to the brain for the majority of those with celiac. There are also studies about depression being related to brain inflammation. Personally gluten causes severe depression for me and really strongly impacts my daughter's mood and behavior. I can tell she's been glutened by the way she reacts behaviorally. 

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12 hours ago, catherine5789 said:

This is definitely normal, as well as anxiety. Definitely a big reason to stay 100% gluten-free.

Panic attacks was a BIG thing for me before going gluten free.  Even worse is I had them when I would be totally relaxed, which means I would have them at church.  Talk about distractions. :) This has not happened anymore since beginning of this year now, for which I am extremely grateful.

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I am going through this right now!  The intense stomach pain hit after going to bed Tuesday night and I spent the day yesterday in bed or in the restroom.   Today I can tell that I am headed in the right direction but feel like crying and crawling into bed.   I know this has happened in the past with a gluten poisoning event so I will take it easy today and know things will likely be better (depression wise) tomorrow. The stomach issues, tiredness, joint pain, etc... can last for up to a week.  I just joined this forum and find it very reassuring that others experience the same thing!

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35 minutes ago, carrieteel said:

I am going through this right now!  The intense stomach pain hit after going to bed Tuesday night and I spent the day yesterday in bed or in the restroom.   Today I can tell that I am headed in the right direction but feel like crying and crawling into bed.   I know this has happened in the past with a gluten poisoning event so I will take it easy today and know things will likely be better (depression wise) tomorrow. The stomach issues, tiredness, joint pain, etc... can last for up to a week.  I just joined this forum and find it very reassuring that others experience the same thing!

Welcome to the forum carieteel! You will find this a great place to ask questions and to find great material about a lot of gluten free topics.  There are some members who have recently started this journey and some who are more experienced. 

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