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LittleZoe

1.5 Wks Of Depression From Gluten?

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I just made the connection today. 6 weeks gluten free and I've been feeling better and better every week. ONE of the biggest improvements was the lifting of my depression. For the past 1.5 wks I've felt really depressed and extremely tired. I didn't know where it came from but it came on hard and I haven't been able to shake it off yet. After visiting a restaurant today for lunch that I ate at 1.5 wks ago I found out that what I had for dinner that night had wheat in it! I had salmon and the waitress said there was no wheat. At lunch today I went to order the same thing and I was told by someone more knowledgeable that it was 'brined' in soy sauce so I couldn't have it.

Now this makes me think, did my exposure to wheat that day trigger the depression and extreme fatigue I've been feeling for the past week and a half. Isn't that a long time to be feeling the effects ????? Up until that point I was 5wks 100% gluten free so I think that was my first time having gluten.

What do you think? Is it possible and how likely? Just a coincidence? I just want the depression to go away now :(


Gluten-free as of February 14, 2007

Casein/Lactose free since childhood

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Yes, it is very possible for you to suffer depression up to two weeks after eating gluten, and the same goes for the fatigue. For some people it takes even longer to shake the effects of gluten exposure.

I am sorry you aren't feeling good. But it taught you a valuable lesson. It is much better to speak to a manager, not just a waitress when going to a restaurant. Most people have no idea what gluten is, some waiters have been known to believe that white bread is not made from wheat!

A lot of foods are cooked with soy sauce, your salmon being 'brined' in soy sauce being a good example. Next time you know to ask if the food has been cooked with soy sauce, as well as the gluten grains.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Yes, it is possible. My last known glutening caused 2 1/2 weeks of depression, fatigue, and irritablity. :( On the positive side, I am not at all tempted to eat anything risky any more.


Karen

gluten free 4/06

casein free 7/06

DQ1, DQ8

Daughter (11) gluten free 5/06, casein free 6/06

Daughter (9) gluten free 3/06, casein free 7/06, soy free, trying peanut free

vegetarian

gluten lite on and off since 1999

All dx'ed by Enterolab

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I can't add anything ursa didn't say...

I'm sorry you suffer so bad, I do too... and for just as long... BUT it gets better....

Sometimes people here think Im OTT on gluten risks.... I won't drink grain liquor or McDo's fries etc. and this is exactly the reason why.. along with neuro complications...

I know I react and even if the glutening is so mild my intestines hardly notice my mood and neuro symptoms do.. and take forver to get right...

In short, I don't mind the odd mistake if it was just D and cramps... but spending two weeks feeling like **** about myself is for me far worse.


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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In short, I don't mind the odd mistake if it was just D and cramps... but spending two weeks feeling like **** about myself is for me far worse.
This is exactly how it is for me, too!

Pauliina

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when i'm glutened, i lose at least 2 days of productivity from the fatigue. and i was mildly depressed right before i was diagnosed. personally, i think it's one way the body can keep us from expending energy that we aren't getting from our food. it makes sense--no nutrition, no need to get up or do anything.


Diagnosed Celiac in February 2006

Villus blunting and positive blood test

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