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I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.

Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o

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I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.

Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o

My experiences mirror yours. I have been treated for depression for years, but have seen a lot of improvement lately now that I am off of wheat gluten. When you speak of a lack of motivation, I can really relate to that, too. Many times I would just sit and sit without any will to move from my chair. I, too, have a degree- a Bachelor's- and have been a teacher for the past 26 years. My attendance has always been good, because my job is the one thing into which I direct my energy. My house is in a constant state of disaster. I am hoping to really get organized with school letting out, but it's going to take awhile, as this has been going on for years. Thankfully, it's mainly clutter, so it's not a health hazard. :rolleyes:

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The same stuff happened with me until a year ago, when I ran across an ad on a website and then everything made sense. Going gluten free has changed my moods, gotten rid of most of the depression, made the neuropathy symptoms lessen, etc.

The depression comes back if I get glutened, plus a bunch of other things. I've had this for a long time because I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't in the bathroom 20+ times a day.

I just wish my hair would grow back. I was lucky to get super thick and curly hair, it's not quite as obvious that I've lost 2/3 of my hair because it's still thick looking. I have PCOS too, so that causes hair loss and problems, so the hair probably is gone for good. :(

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My experiences mirror yours. I have been treated for depression for years, but have seen a lot of improvement lately now that I am off of wheat gluten. When you speak of a lack of motivation, I can really relate to that, too. Many times I would just sit and sit without any will to move from my chair. I, too, have a degree- a Bachelor's- and have been a teacher for the past 26 years. My attendance has always been good, because my job is the one thing into which I direct my energy. My house is in a constant state of disaster. I am hoping to really get organized with school letting out, but it's going to take awhile, as this has been going on for years. Thankfully, it's mainly clutter, so it's not a health hazard. :rolleyes:

THis article really helped me:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4610998.stm

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My experiences mirror yours. I have been treated for depression for years, but have seen a lot of improvement lately now that I am off of wheat gluten. When you speak of a lack of motivation, I can really relate to that, too. Many times I would just sit and sit without any will to move from my chair. I, too, have a degree- a Bachelor's- and have been a teacher for the past 26 years. My attendance has always been good, because my job is the one thing into which I direct my energy. My house is in a constant state of disaster. I am hoping to really get organized with school letting out, but it's going to take awhile, as this has been going on for years. Thankfully, it's mainly clutter, so it's not a health hazard. :rolleyes:

THis article really helped me:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4610998.stm

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Yes, this is me. I have had minor, low-level, constant depression - mainly expressed as laziness - for 30 years. I, too, have a Masters, which I finished two years ago while working full-time. It's not that I don't get things done, I just feel like it's such an effort. But it's cost me some good jobs, where I left because I was perceived as lazy.

I had a few instances of moderate depression, mostly revolving around the pregnancy and birth of my two kids. Meds didn't help the time I tried them.

I've been so much better gluten-free, although it is a big learning curve and I think my accidental glutenings are slowing my reovery.

I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.

Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o

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My husband's depression was severe and went on for years. He found he could not take anti-depressants as they gave him extreme shaking - even while he was sleeping. They all affected him neurologically like this. Then we found out he has celiac and the majority of his depression is gone (still there, but it's due to situational issues).

He used to have bouts of unexplicable anger. Once we were in supermarket & I wanted to buy Crisco as I was going to make something (bake cake or something) and he argued with me over buying "butter flavored" crisco...as if he really cared. I had to leave the store as I was angry in response. He finally came to his senses and said he couldn't figure out why he was carrying on over something stupid like this.

Those outbursts have stopped now that he's gluten free and he's more steady in his mood. He still can't take anti-depressant side effects.

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I think that after all of these years of depression and anger, I think that I have found out what has been going on. It is interesting that grains can causes these symptoms. I have some gastro symptoms, protruding gut, some diarreha, but most have been neurological. I notice that when I cut out grain, these symptoms dissappear. It make sense the more I read, grains have been in our diets for only thousands of years, not millions like meat, veggies and fruits. Although I have not been diagnosed, I believe I have been continually misdiagnosed. The more I read, the more I find out that gluten is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and wreak havoc with ones thoughts. Over the past two weeks, I think my waist has decreased 2 inches.

Dont get me wrong, in no way do I consider myself a slacker, I have a Masters degree, but have always had problems motivating myself and looking forward to the future. I think now I do, but time will tell.

Anyone with similar experiences as me? :o

I have Celiac, and when accidently glutened (CC only), I sometimes get "immediate" severe depression and suicidal thoughts. I get completely whacked out for the night. I don't think the TV is talking to me :P , but my perception is altered. This goes away the next day, and seems to get better after I get sick and get it "out of my system". I had panic attacks prior to Dx, which cleared right after going gluten free.

Especially if you have GI symtpoms, get tested.

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I have Celiac, and when accidently glutened (CC only), I sometimes get "immediate" severe depression and suicidal thoughts. I get completely whacked out for the night. I don't think the TV is talking to me :P , but my perception is altered. This goes away the next day, and seems to get better after I get sick and get it "out of my system". I had panic attacks prior to Dx, which cleared right after going gluten free.

Especially if you have GI symtpoms, get tested.

Thank you Doll!

I would have mild depression, but sometimes I would get severely depressed and have suicidal ideations. It seems to help now that I have eliminated gluten and casein, I have read the two have similar chemical structures and can wreak havoc crossing the blood brain barrier. Mine too isnt bad that I think the TV is talking to me.

I think I was Glutened by either Tuna Tar Tare and/or the crab cake that I ate in Baltimore. I was very depressed the day after but have been feeling better the past threedays. I am thinking of getting Enterolab. Say hi to everyone in MB and SK, I have relatives on my dad's side of the family up there!

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Thank you Doll!

I would have mild depression, but sometimes I would get severely depressed and have suicidal ideations. It seems to help now that I have eliminated gluten and casein, I have read the two have similar chemical structures and can wreak havoc crossing the blood brain barrier. Mine too isnt bad that I think the TV is talking to me.

I think I was Glutened by either Tuna Tar Tare and/or the crab cake that I ate in Baltimore. I was very depressed the day after but have been feeling better the past threedays. I am thinking of getting Enterolab. Say hi to everyone in MB and SK, I have relatives on my dad's side of the family up there!

Warning: the following is pretty candid!

Just glad to know that there are others like me! :D I swear, gluten makes me want to crawl out of my skin! I was *very* sick just before my Celiac diagnosis, and I would come home and just fall down and cry. I was so weak and depressed that I honestly almost did myself in. All I could think about was how sick I was and how I was going to end it. I actually sat on my bed with a syringe fillled with 50 units of rapid acting insulin (probably 5 units and no food for me would put me in a coma) contemplating. Needless to say, I'm glad I didn't go ahead with it and that I pushed to be diagnosed.

OK, scary stuff over! :D

Anyway, you know what you need to do, and I am so glad that you are here. If you ever feel the need to talk when depressed and glutened, PM me....I know what it's like.

That is awesome you have relatives in BOTH MB and SK!! :D Love the prairies except for the tornados! :o:o I went home to Winnipeg for the weekend and we had 6 (!) jus outside the city in less than a 48 hour period!

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This is me too. I got depressed, ever since I was young. Nothing major, occassionally for a week at a time I would be a bit weepy, but usually it was quite minor. I think it might've been there for an absolute age, but like being sick with undiagnosed coeliac you get used to it and you loose your reality of what is normal for yourself. Now that I am gluten free, I don't get the niggly depression, but when I eat something with gluten I get a hard time with my feelings etc. as well as the stomach issues. I probably find it hard to put things into context and know what to worry about, and instead I worry for the sake of worrying. I am a worrier. But once the gluten has cleared my body I am usually okay, and the forboding sense of doom and gloom lifts.

I can remember previous to finding my new husband, sitting in bed at night, or lying in bed, thinking my kids are getting older, and soon will be off my hands and leading their own lives. What would I have to live for then with no partner and just on my own struggling to keep on top of things. Life for me had been tough, bringing up four sons on my own with the minimum of help and support from their father. I told myself that if things got too tough after I wasn't needed I could do away with myself and get away from the pain. That would've been my escape route, and it gave me a sense of relief that if things got too hard, I had given myself the permission to find a way out. I know it is not nice, and very selfish.

But now being gluten free and finding husband number 2, things are different. He is a gem, and very supportive and he gives me a reason to keep going. We just never know what is around the corner.

Cathy

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Warning: the following is pretty candid!

Just glad to know that there are others like me! :D I swear, gluten makes me want to crawl out of my skin! I was *very* sick just before my Celiac diagnosis, and I would come home and just fall down and cry. I was so weak and depressed that I honestly almost did myself in. All I could think about was how sick I was and how I was going to end it. I actually sat on my bed with a syringe fillled with 50 units of rapid acting insulin (probably 5 units and no food for me would put me in a coma) contemplating. Needless to say, I'm glad I didn't go ahead with it and that I pushed to be diagnosed.

OK, scary stuff over! :D

Anyway, you know what you need to do, and I am so glad that you are here. If you ever feel the need to talk when depressed and glutened, PM me....I know what it's like.

That is awesome you have relatives in BOTH MB and SK!! :D Love the prairies except for the tornados! :o:o I went home to Winnipeg for the weekend and we had 6 (!) jus outside the city in less than a 48 hour period!

Hey Doll!

TOrnados are definitely not the first thing I think of when I think of WInnipeg as opposed to the winter temps. :o

I am so glad I dont have a gun, there have been countless times that I was ready to do myself in, glad I didnt know you then or I would have encouraged you to inject me up, too; the insulin thing is a new one to me, very creative. I wish I would have caught this at the age you were diagnosed. I am convinced that the disease runs on my dad's side (Canadian) of the family. My Grandma was a very anxiety laden woman and my Aunt had the same neurological problems as me. Grandma died of colon cancer, and I am trying to make my Aunt listen to me to avoid grains to get off the Anti-depressants.

Congratulations on your marriage, you could not have picked a better day, my parents will be celebrating their 40th on December 21.

Well off to see my cousin, of all things, get married in Minnesota, if I had more time I would drive the 400 miles to see my relatives in Selkirk, Great-grandad (RIP) use to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red River! :lol:

I definitely will PM you, especially with you being Pre-med., and feel free to PM me anytime! Are you going into the GI field?

Jim

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This is me too. I got depressed, ever since I was young. Nothing major, occassionally for a week at a time I would be a bit weepy, but usually it was quite minor. I think it might've been there for an absolute age, but like being sick with undiagnosed coeliac you get used to it and you loose your reality of what is normal for yourself. Now that I am gluten free, I don't get the niggly depression, but when I eat something with gluten I get a hard time with my feelings etc. as well as the stomach issues. I probably find it hard to put things into context and know what to worry about, and instead I worry for the sake of worrying. I am a worrier. But once the gluten has cleared my body I am usually okay, and the forboding sense of doom and gloom lifts.

I can remember previous to finding my new husband, sitting in bed at night, or lying in bed, thinking my kids are getting older, and soon will be off my hands and leading their own lives. What would I have to live for then with no partner and just on my own struggling to keep on top of things. Life for me had been tough, bringing up four sons on my own with the minimum of help and support from their father. I told myself that if things got too tough after I wasn't needed I could do away with myself and get away from the pain. That would've been my escape route, and it gave me a sense of relief that if things got too hard, I had given myself the permission to find a way out. I know it is not nice, and very selfish.

But now being gluten free and finding husband number 2, things are different. He is a gem, and very supportive and he gives me a reason to keep going. We just never know what is around the corner.

Cathy

Hello from the other side of the world! My symptoms are mostly neurological, but now looking back I would have to go to the bathroom half a dozen times a day, so I think I am starting to connect the dots.

I would also be incapacitated in my bed just thinking of worse case scenarios about everything. I agree I am not use to thinking what it is like to have a controlled happiness, being depressed and thinking the glass is half empty is normal to me after 33 years. I owuld have similar depression waves as you - two weeks on, two weeks off is usually how it worked.

You kiwis kicked some butt against the Swiss in the America's Cup!

Thank you

Jim

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Hey Doll!

TOrnados are definitely not the first thing I think of when I think of WInnipeg as opposed to the winter temps. :o

I am so glad I dont have a gun, there have been countless times that I was ready to do myself in, glad I didnt know you then or I would have encouraged you to inject me up, too; the insulin thing is a new one to me, very creative. I wish I would have caught this at the age you were diagnosed. I am convinced that the disease runs on my dad's side (Canadian) of the family. My Grandma was a very anxiety laden woman and my Aunt had the same neurological problems as me. Grandma died of colon cancer, and I am trying to make my Aunt listen to me to avoid grains to get off the Anti-depressants.

Congratulations on your marriage, you could not have picked a better day, my parents will be celebrating their 40th on December 21.

Well off to see my cousin, of all things, get married in Minnesota, if I had more time I would drive the 400 miles to see my relatives in Selkirk, Great-grandad (RIP) use to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red River! :lol:

I definitely will PM you, especially with you being Pre-med., and feel free to PM me anytime! Are you going into the GI field?

Jim

Hey! That's awesome your GG used to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red and that I will share a wedding date with your parents! That's too cool! B)

Feel free to PM me should the need arrise! I plan to work in the ER, although you just never know! ;)

Take care and have a good trip!

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Hey! That's awesome your GG used to be the lighthouse keeper on the Red and that I will share a wedding date with your parents! That's too cool! B)

Feel free to PM me should the need arrise! I plan to work in the ER, although you just never know! ;)

Take care and have a good trip!

Thank you, I'm back, had a great time! Back to reality :(

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The same stuff happened with me until a year ago, when I ran across an ad on a website and then everything made sense. Going gluten free has changed my moods, gotten rid of most of the depression, made the neuropathy symptoms lessen, etc.

The depression comes back if I get glutened, plus a bunch of other things. I've had this for a long time because I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't in the bathroom 20+ times a day.

I just wish my hair would grow back. I was lucky to get super thick and curly hair, it's not quite as obvious that I've lost 2/3 of my hair because it's still thick looking. I have PCOS too, so that causes hair loss and problems, so the hair probably is gone for good. :(

Not necessarily so. Check out the drug spironolactone (if you are a woman). Also great ,but very expensive hair treatment by Jan Marini with spironolactone in it. Hope this helps

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Forgive me for being naive but what is PCOS?? :) I have lost about 50% of my hair this last year (I am 35) . I suffer like you Doll, suidical all day every day. I find exercise helps a teeny bit, and I have not yet had the tests for Celiac so I am on wheat right now...and don't have any experiences about NOT being on wheat. I have been suffering, however, for 11 years.

I was in college when I first began reacting to foods. And I started to get diahrrea and started having crazy nightmares (I called them acid dreams.. very lucid and wild and colorful) I began having moodswings 3 days up 4 days down, I began to react to vitamins and medicines. So my dr sent me to a shrink, who told me it was all in my head.. and stuck me on some different "mood stabilizers" and they all made me even more suicidal... I tried Wellebutrin, same thing. He thought I was lying to him so I didn't have to take meds... what an egotystical ***. I hate drs anyways... I get so angry when people challenge my integrity you know... I too am college educated and I was floored. and emotionally drained.

So anyways after 11 years of misdiagnosis and sheer misery I can't live like this anymore I have been feeling very desperate. So a few months ago my Grandmother said she thought I was allergic to wheat. (She was an er nurse for 45 years) I decided to do an elimination diet. And sure enough we hit the jackpot! And I picked up a magazine from the health food store that happened to have an article about Celiac in it, I was bored and read it, and sure enough I have ALL the symptoms including the neurological ones, itchy skin rashes, sores in my mouth, depression, diahrrea, constipation, severe bloating, and just being tired and weak and I get bruises easily. And my teeth are starting to get dull I noticed so I am getting tested soon! I have been too sick for too long. And now it's like a HUGE ray of hope. I am NOT the only one and now I have something to look forward to finally

thx guys and good luck with your journeys

sickchick

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It's good to know that I'm not crazy and it's probably due to Celiac that I was so depressed and b%$@#y all the time. My roommate actually noticed a difference in my moods when I started going gluten-free. He said I was a lot easier to be around and everytime I mention cheating and eating a burger or something he reminds me how much nicer I am now. I always had a problem with depression for as long as I can remember. I started taking antidepressents when I was 17 and I finally stopped taking them last year (I'm 25 now). I don't really notice a lot of symptoms when I get glutened (I don't throw up or get the big D) but one thing that does happen is depression. Now it makes sense. I think I will start paying close attention to my moods and use that to gauge if I have eaten something I shouldn't have.

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It's good to know that I'm not crazy and it's probably due to Celiac that I was so depressed and b%$@#y all the time. My roommate actually noticed a difference in my moods when I started going gluten-free. He said I was a lot easier to be around and everytime I mention cheating and eating a burger or something he reminds me how much nicer I am now. I always had a problem with depression for as long as I can remember. I started taking antidepressents when I was 17 and I finally stopped taking them last year (I'm 25 now). I don't really notice a lot of symptoms when I get glutened (I don't throw up or get the big D) but one thing that does happen is depression. Now it makes sense. I think I will start paying close attention to my moods and use that to gauge if I have eaten something I shouldn't have.

Yeah, sometimes I wonder if I have Celiac b/c my symptoms are mostly behavioral and not your typical ailments. I had some chicken tenders last Sat. and became totally whacked the next day. I am fine now, much better today, dont feel like jumping off a cliff :) I agree that meds mask the symptoms and dont fully work. There are some interesting articles about gluten crossing the blood-brain barrier on the web, some that includes very detailed research and how it can f up a persons mental functions...

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Wow, what an interesting thread. I've only just been diagnosed with celiac and as soon I was diagnosed, I stopped taking the antidepressants I was prescribed (by various doctors) because I had 'post-natal' depression.

Should I continue taking them? I have yet started fully on gluten-free diet but waiting to see my doctor.

My partner always jokes he has 3-4 of me, one day happy, the next bad, so should eating gluten-free elimate this behavior? And if I cheat and have something with gluten in it, will I get the mood swings back? We're talking about lethargy, snappy agressive moods, lack of interest in everything (inlcuding my three kids) and frustration. I turn a bit psycho for a couple of days.

thanks and hello from the other side of the world too! :D

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Wow, what an interesting thread. I've only just been diagnosed with celiac and as soon I was diagnosed, I stopped taking the antidepressants I was prescribed (by various doctors) because I had 'post-natal' depression.

Should I continue taking them? I have yet started fully on gluten-free diet but waiting to see my doctor.

My partner always jokes he has 3-4 of me, one day happy, the next bad, so should eating gluten-free elimate this behavior? And if I cheat and have something with gluten in it, will I get the mood swings back? We're talking about lethargy, snappy agressive moods, lack of interest in everything (inlcuding my three kids) and frustration. I turn a bit psycho for a couple of days.

thanks and hello from the other side of the world too! :D

G'Day Mate from the capital of the free world, Washington DC! One day I will travel to Aust. I have had all of your symptoms, lack of motivation, depression, aggression. Did you know wheat is one of the eight most common food allergies. As far a getting off of meds, I have come off mine, so I am only speaking from personal experience. You have to go with what you think is best for yourself. But I feel fine, I start to get crazy with anything that has gluten.

Are you feeling better?

Jim

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Wow, what an interesting thread. I've only just been diagnosed with celiac and as soon I was diagnosed, I stopped taking the antidepressants I was prescribed (by various doctors) because I had 'post-natal' depression.

Should I continue taking them? I have yet started fully on gluten-free diet but waiting to see my doctor.

My partner always jokes he has 3-4 of me, one day happy, the next bad, so should eating gluten-free elimate this behavior? And if I cheat and have something with gluten in it, will I get the mood swings back? We're talking about lethargy, snappy agressive moods, lack of interest in everything (inlcuding my three kids) and frustration. I turn a bit psycho for a couple of days.

thanks and hello from the other side of the world too! :D

Chances are, once you truly go 100% gluten free, you'll feel healthy enough that you won't WANT to cheat! For most people, once you're gluten free, the reactions get worse! I don't know what to say about the meds... I'm generally against meds unless they are absolutely necessary, but that's me. You know your body the best.

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    Due to personal health reasons and restrictions, I find that I need to retire. My husband and I can no longer travel the country speaking at conferences and to support groups (which we dearly loved to do) nor can I commit to writing more books, articles, or menus. Consequently, I will no longer be contributing articles to the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. 
    My following books will still be available at Amazon.com:
    Gluten-free Cooking for Dummies Student's Vegetarian Cookbook for Dummies Wheat-free Gluten-free Dessert Cookbook Wheat-free Gluten-free Reduced Calorie Cookbook Wheat-free Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults (revised version) My first book was published in 1996. My journey since then has been incredible. I have met so many in the celiac community and I feel blessed to be able to call you friends. Many of you have told me that I helped to change your life – let me assure you that your kind words, your phone calls, your thoughtful notes, and your feedback throughout the years have had a vital impact on my life, too. Thank you for all of your support through these years.

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/20/2018 - A digital media company and a label data company are teaming up to help major manufacturers target, reach and convert their desired shoppers based on dietary needs, such as gluten-free diet. The deal could bring synergy in emerging markets such as the gluten-free and allergen-free markets, which represent major growth sectors in the global food industry. 
    Under the deal, personalized digital media company Catalina will be joining forces with Label Insight. Catalina uses consumer purchases data to target shoppers on a personal base, while Label Insight works with major companies like Kellogg, Betty Crocker, and Pepsi to provide insight on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.
    "Brands with very specific product benefits, gluten-free for example, require precise targeting to efficiently reach and convert their desired shoppers,” says Todd Morris, President of Catalina's Go-to-Market organization, adding that “Catalina offers the only purchase-based targeting solution with this capability.” 
    Label Insight’s clients include food and beverage giants such as Unilever, Ben & Jerry's, Lipton and Hellman’s. Label Insight technology has helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) build the sector’s very first scientifically accurate database of food ingredients, health attributes and claims.
    Morris says the joint partnership will allow Catalina to “enhance our dataset and further increase our ability to target shoppers who are currently buying - or have shown intent to buy - in these emerging categories,” including gluten-free, allergen-free, and other free-from foods.
    The deal will likely make for easier, more precise targeting of goods to consumers, and thus provide benefits for manufacturers and retailers looking to better serve their retail food customers, especially in specialty areas like gluten-free and allergen-free foods.
    Source:
    fdfworld.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/19/2018 - Previous genome and linkage studies indicate the existence of a new disease triggering mechanism that involves amino acid metabolism and nutrient sensing signaling pathways. In an effort to determine if amino acids might play a role in the development of celiac disease, a team of researchers recently set out to investigate if plasma amino acid levels differed among children with celiac disease compared with a control group.
     
    The research team included Åsa Torinsson Naluai, Ladan Saadat Vafa, Audur H. Gudjonsdottir, Henrik Arnell, Lars Browaldh, and Daniel Agardh. They are variously affiliated with the Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Karolinska University Hospital and Division of Pediatrics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Diabetes & Celiac Disease Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; and with the Nathan S Kline Institute in the U.S.A.
    First, the team used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to analyze amino acid levels in fasting plasma samples from 141 children with celiac disease and 129 non-celiac disease controls. They then crafted a general linear model using age and experimental effects as covariates to compare amino acid levels between children with celiac disease and non-celiac control subjects.
    Compared with the control group, seven out of twenty-three children with celiac disease showed elevated levels of the the following amino acids: tryptophan; taurine; glutamic acid; proline; ornithine; alanine; and methionine.
    The significance of the individual amino acids do not survive multiple correction, however, multivariate analyses of the amino acid profile showed significantly altered amino acid levels in children with celiac disease overall and after correction for age, sex and experimental effects.
    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
    Source:
    PLoS One. 2018; 13(3): e0193764. doi: & 10.1371/journal.pone.0193764

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/18/2018 - To the relief of many bewildered passengers and crew, no more comfort turkeys, geese, possums or other questionable pets will be flying on Delta or United without meeting the airlines' strict new requirements for service animals.
    If you’ve flown anywhere lately, you may have seen them. People flying with their designated “emotional support” animals. We’re not talking genuine service animals, like seeing eye dogs, or hearing ear dogs, or even the Belgian Malinois that alerts its owner when there is gluten in food that may trigger her celiac disease.
    Now, to be honest, some of those animals in question do perform a genuine service for those who need emotional support dogs, like veterans with PTSD.
    However, many of these animals are not service animals at all. Many of these animals perform no actual service to their owners, and are nothing more than thinly disguised pets. Many lack proper training, and some have caused serious problems for the airlines and for other passengers.
    Now the major airlines are taking note and introducing stringent requirements for service animals.
    Delta was the first to strike. As reported by the New York Times on January 19: “Effective March 1, Delta, the second largest US airline by passenger traffic, said it will require passengers seeking to fly with pets to present additional documents outlining the passenger’s need for the animal and proof of its training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to the flight.… This comes in response to what the carrier said was a 150 percent increase in service and support animals — pets, often dogs, that accompany people with disabilities — carried onboard since 2015.… Delta said that it flies some 700 service animals a day. Among them, customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders, and other unusual pets.”
    Fresh from an unsavory incident with an “emotional support” peacock incident, United Airlines has followed Delta’s lead and set stricter rules for emotional support animals. United’s rules also took effect March 1, 2018.
    So, to the relief of many bewildered passengers and crew, no more comfort turkeys, geese, possums or other questionable pets will be flying on Delta or United without meeting the airlines' strict new requirements for service and emotional support animals.
    Source:
    cnbc.com

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    WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?
    Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects around 1% of the population. People with celiac disease suffer an autoimmune reaction when they consume wheat, rye or barley. The immune reaction is triggered by certain proteins in the wheat, rye, or barley, and, left untreated, causes damage to the small, finger-like structures, called villi, that line the gut. The damage occurs as shortening and villous flattening in the lamina propria and crypt regions of the intestines. The damage to these villi then leads to numerous other issues that commonly plague people with untreated celiac disease, including poor nutritional uptake, fatigue, and myriad other problems.
    Celiac disease mostly affects people of Northern European descent, but recent studies show that it also affects large numbers of people in Italy, China, Iran, India, and numerous other places thought to have few or no cases.
    Celiac disease is most often uncovered because people experience symptoms that lead them to get tests for antibodies to gluten. If these tests are positive, then the people usually get biopsy confirmation of their celiac disease. Once they adopt a gluten-free diet, they usually see gut healing, and major improvements in their symptoms. 
    CLASSIC CELIAC DISEASE SYMPTOMS
    Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, upset stomach, bloating, gas, weight loss, and malnutrition, among others.
    LESS OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS
    Celiac disease can often less obvious symptoms, such fatigue, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, anemia, to name a few. Often, these symptoms are regarded as less obvious because they are not gastrointestinal in nature. You got that right, it is not uncommon for people with celiac disease to have few or no gastrointestinal symptoms. That makes spotting and connecting these seemingly unrelated and unclear celiac symptoms so important.
    NO SYMPTOMS
    Currently, most people diagnosed with celiac disease do not show symptoms, but are diagnosed on the basis of referral for elevated risk factors. 

    CELIAC DISEASE VS. GLUTEN INTOLERANCE
    Gluten intolerance is a generic term for people who have some sort of sensitivity to gluten. These people may or may not have celiac disease. Researchers generally agree that there is a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. That term has largely replaced the term gluten-intolerance. What’s the difference between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten-sensitivity? 
    CELIAC DISEASE VS. NON-CELIAC GLUTEN SENSITIVITY (NCGS)
    Gluten triggers symptoms and immune reactions in people with celiac disease. Gluten can also trigger symptoms in some people with NCGS, but the similarities largely end there.

    There are four main differences between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity:
    No Hereditary Link in NCGS
    Researchers know for certain that genetic heredity plays a major role in celiac disease. If a first-degree relative has celiac disease, then you have a statistically higher risk of carrying genetic markers DQ2 and/or DQ8, and of developing celiac disease yourself. NCGS is not known to be hereditary. Some research has shown certain genetic associations, such as some NCGS patients, but there is no proof that NCGS is hereditary. No Connection with Celiac-related Disorders
    Unlike celiac disease, NCGS is so far not associated with malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies, or a higher risk of autoimmune disorders or intestinal malignancies. No Immunological or Serological Markers
    People with celiac disease nearly always test positive for antibodies to gluten proteins. Researchers have, as yet, identified no such antobodies or serologic markers for NCGS. That means that, unlike with celiac disease, there are no telltale screening tests that can point to NCGS. Absence of Celiac Disease or Wheat Allergy
    Doctors diagnose NCGS only by excluding both celiac disease, an IgE-mediated allergy to wheat, and by the noting ongoing adverse symptoms associated with gluten consumption. WHAT ABOUT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) AND IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE (IBD)?
    IBS and IBD are usually diagnosed in part by ruling out celiac disease. Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome are sensitive to gluten. Many experience celiac disease-like symptoms in reaction to wheat. However, patients with IBS generally show no gut damage, and do not test positive for antibodies to gliadin and other proteins as do people with celiac disease. Some IBS patients also suffer from NCGS.

    To add more confusion, many cases of IBS are, in fact, celiac disease in disguise.

    That said, people with IBS generally react to more than just wheat. People with NCGS generally react to wheat and not to other things, but that’s not always the case. Doctors generally try to rule out celiac disease before making a diagnosis of IBS or NCGS. 
    Crohn’s Disease and celiac disease share many common symptoms, though causes are different.  In Crohn’s disease, the immune system can cause disruption anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, and a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease typically requires more diagnostic testing than does a celiac diagnosis.  
    Crohn’s treatment consists of changes to diet and possible surgery.  Up to 10% of Crohn's patients can have both of conditions, which suggests a genetic connection, and researchers continue to examine that connection.
    Is There a Connection Between Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Large Number of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Sensitive To Gluten Some IBD Patients also Suffer from Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Many Cases of IBS and Fibromyalgia Actually Celiac Disease in Disguise CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
    Diagnosis of celiac disease can be difficult. 

    Perhaps because celiac disease presents clinically in such a variety of ways, proper diagnosis often takes years. A positive serological test for antibodies against tissue transglutaminase is considered a very strong diagnostic indicator, and a duodenal biopsy revealing villous atrophy is still considered by many to be the diagnostic gold standard. 
    But this idea is being questioned; some think the biopsy is unnecessary in the face of clear serological tests and obvious symptoms. Also, researchers are developing accurate and reliable ways to test for celiac disease even when patients are already avoiding wheat. In the past, patients needed to be consuming wheat to get an accurate test result. 
    Celiac disease can have numerous vague, or confusing symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult.  Celiac disease is commonly misdiagnosed by doctors. Read a Personal Story About Celiac Disease Diagnosis from the Founder of Celiac.com Currently, testing and biopsy still form the cornerstone of celiac diagnosis.
    TESTING
    There are several serologic (blood) tests available that screen for celiac disease antibodies, but the most commonly used is called a tTG-IgA test. If blood test results suggest celiac disease, your physician will recommend a biopsy of your small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.
    Testing is fairly simple and involves screening the patients blood for antigliadin (AGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA), and/or doing a biopsy on the areas of the intestines mentioned above, which is still the standard for a formal diagnosis. Also, it is now possible to test people for celiac disease without making them concume wheat products.

    BIOPSY
    Until recently, biopsy confirmation of a positive gluten antibody test was the gold standard for celiac diagnosis. It still is, but things are changing fairly quickly. Children can now be accurately diagnosed for celiac disease without biopsy. Diagnosis based on level of TGA-IgA 10-fold or more the ULN, a positive result from the EMA tests in a second blood sample, and the presence of at least 1 symptom could avoid risks and costs of endoscopy for more than half the children with celiac disease worldwide.

    WHY A GLUTEN-FREE DIET?
    Currently the only effective, medically approved treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. Following a gluten-free diet relieves symptoms, promotes gut healing, and prevents nearly all celiac-related complications. 
    A gluten-free diet means avoiding all products that contain wheat, rye and barley, or any of their derivatives. This is a difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten found in the ingredients of many processed foods. Still, with effort, most people with celiac disease manage to make the transition. The vast majority of celiac disease patients who follow a gluten-free diet see symptom relief and experience gut healing within two years.
    For these reasons, a gluten-free diet remains the only effective, medically proven treatment for celiac disease.
    WHAT ABOUT ENZYMES, VACCINES, ETC.?
    There is currently no enzyme or vaccine that can replace a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease.
    There are enzyme supplements currently available, such as AN-PEP, Latiglutetenase, GluteGuard, and KumaMax, which may help to mitigate accidental gluten ingestion by celiacs. KumaMax, has been shown to survive the stomach, and to break down gluten in the small intestine. Latiglutenase, formerly known as ALV003, is an enzyme therapy designed to be taken with meals. GluteGuard has been shown to significantly protect celiac patients from the serious symptoms they would normally experience after gluten ingestion. There are other enzymes, including those based on papaya enzymes.

    Additionally, there are many celiac disease drugs, enzymes, and therapies in various stages of development by pharmaceutical companies, including at least one vaccine that has received financial backing. At some point in the not too distant future there will likely be new treatments available for those who seek an alternative to a lifelong gluten-free diet. 

    For now though, there are no products on the market that can take the place of a gluten-free diet. Any enzyme or other treatment for celiac disease is intended to be used in conjunction with a gluten-free diet, not as a replacement.

    ASSOCIATED DISEASES
    The most common disorders associated with celiac disease are thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes, however, celiac disease is associated with many other conditions, including but not limited to the following autoimmune conditions:
    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2.4-16.4% Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 11% Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: 4-6% Autoimmune hepatitis: 6-15% Addison disease: 6% Arthritis: 1.5-7.5% Sjögren’s syndrome: 2-15% Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: 5.7% IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease): 3.6% Other celiac co-morditities include:
    Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chronic Pancreatitis Down Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Lupus Multiple Sclerosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Scleroderma Turner Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Williams Syndrome Cancers:
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (intestinal and extra-intestinal, T- and B-cell types) Small intestinal adenocarcinoma Esophageal carcinoma Papillary thyroid cancer Melanoma CELIAC DISEASE REFERENCES:
    Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center