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Hi everyone,

I'm curious as to whether anyone here has (or know someone who has) successfully gone off of their psychiatric medications after starting a gluten free diet.

I'm curious about depression, anxiety, and especially ADD/ADHD.


Joy

Not gluten free yet because I'm waiting to be tested.

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Psychiatric conditions are a very common symptom of celiac disease. Many here have gone off antidepressants, and I know of children (and adults) who where completely healed of their ADD/ADHD, mood swings, rage etc., simply by going gluten-free.

Give it some time, and don't quit any of those types of meds cold turkey, as that is dangerous. They are all highly addictive, you may need help weaning off them.

If gluten is causing you problems, it is a good guess that it is affecting your brain as well, and is causing those problems.


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. Lots of us have and lots of us have gotten off those type of meds after eliminating gluten. If you are on them and do wean off do it with your doctors supervision. Many of us also have bad reactions to that type of medication with them making symptoms worse instead of better. Many also are not gluten free so be sure to check, sometimes a gluten-free version is available sometimes it is not.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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That's so exciting!

I would LOVE to not need my wellbutrin and adderall anymore (and no, I wouldn't dream of quitting wellbutrin cold turkey... I made that mistake with prozac once... not good), and I can't stop smiling at the idea that my son may not need to take concerta anymore.

lol I'm getting ahead of myself... I still don't know for sure if I (much less him) even have problems with gluten. I think I'm going to start a gluten elimination diet next week. :D


Joy

Not gluten free yet because I'm waiting to be tested.

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