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I am interested in finding out if there is any link to celiac and mood disorders. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with PMDD (pre-menstral dysforic disorder) I used to laugh at the commercials where anti-depressants were peddled for it, until it happened to me. OR, was the PMS and the celiac too much for my body to handle? I don't have a clue, but something is wrong. I was put on meds for the PMDD after my GYN had me keep a journal of these "episodes" I was having. Strangely, consistantly for 7 months, a week before my cycle I would well, go nutso, almost a week to the day...So I started the meds and I've been okay for awhile now. I started my Gluten Free diet aug. 19th, I just went through the first cycle while on the diet and even with the meds I went wacko! I have heard of depression and other things being a side effect of celiac. With all the things in my life for my whole life that now make "sense" after my diagnosis, I really truly hope I can figure this one out, I can't live in fear of my friggin cycle for the rest of my life. If you suffer from a mood disorder, please chime in I need all the info I can get at this point. :unsure:

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I don't have a mood disorder, but I did have strong mood swings the week before also. (I didn't even want to be around me :angry:) Since going gluten free it isn't as bad. I've been gluten free for just over 2 years and I've noticed that I'm no where as moody as I used to be. The longer I go gluten free the better my moods. Perhaps when you have gluten free longer you will notice a difference.

One of my signs that I've been gluten is my need to snap at everyone and everything around me - whether they have done something or not.

I hope someone else answers and gives you more help than I've been able to come up with.

I am interested in finding out if there is any link to celiac and mood disorders. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with PMDD (pre-menstral dysforic disorder) I used to laugh at the commercials where anti-depressants were peddled for it, until it happened to me. OR, was the PMS and the celiac too much for my body to handle? I don't have a clue, but something is wrong. I was put on meds for the PMDD after my GYN had me keep a journal of these "episodes" I was having. Strangely, consistantly for 7 months, a week before my cycle I would well, go nutso, almost a week to the day...So I started the meds and I've been okay for awhile now. I started my Gluten Free diet aug. 19th, I just went through the first cycle while on the diet and even with the meds I went wacko! I have heard of depression and other things being a side effect of celiac. With all the things in my life for my whole life that now make "sense" after my diagnosis, I really truly hope I can figure this one out, I can't live in fear of my friggin cycle for the rest of my life. If you suffer from a mood disorder, please chime in I need all the info I can get at this point. :unsure:

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It was thought by my doctors that many of my depression issues were related to my hormones because I would become so much worse during my cycle. I also became progressively more ill with each pregnacy. I finally had my tubes tied because we thought if I got pregnant again it would send me even more over the edge. Celiac soon after that caused a very early menapause, but that did not ease the symptoms. It turned out to all be caused by the neurological manifestations of celiac. I posted a topic on a good paper I found a while back and am posting a link to the page.

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...c=21121&hl=


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I wonder if it is caused by the gluten-free diet - your improved health and new n' improved hormone function. I have bipolar disorder and I haven't noticed any mood trouble after a year+ on the diet, although I take lithium - a mood stablizer - not an anti-depressent.

I don't know of any direct link between celiac disease and mood disorders.

Do you take a B complex vitamin? That can be helpful in mood disorders, celiac and plain PMS.

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It was thought by my doctors that many of my depression issues were related to my hormones because I would become so much worse during my cycle. I also became progressively more ill with each pregnacy. I finally had my tubes tied because we thought if I got pregnant again it would send me even more over the edge. Celiac soon after that caused a very early menapause, but that did not ease the symptoms. It turned out to all be caused by the neurological manifestations of celiac. I posted a topic on a good paper I found a while back and am posting a link to the page.

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...c=21121&hl=

Thats pretty much what I was wondering, if its all related to the celiac. I've been reading alot on the web about how that can be a symptom also. I also tied my tubes after my second child because of all these problems I have. :(

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