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Afobasal For Celiac Anxiety

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I have been going through hell lately because of what is turning into a real nasty divorce. My anxiety levels, which have always been an issue are now going through the roof. My doctor gave me a drug last week which basically shut down my GI tract, (didn't poop for 5 days) and turned me into a zombie who didn't care whether I even ate or moved out of my chair. I stopped the drug after those 5 days and started looking to see if there was any particular drug that would help with anxiety for celiacs and I found this:

[Administration of afobasol for correction of mental disorders in celiac disease patients]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19105406

The drug was developed in Russia and I am wondering if anyone has any experience with it.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"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

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I am so sorry you are going through such a horrible time right now. I have not heard of afobasol but would also be interested in anyone who has tried this. I take alprazolam (generic for xanax) by Mylan. I don't need it everyday, just every now and then. I think it works great.


Jenny

(Texas girl in AZ)

Diag: 2/2008

Bloodwork - positive, 2/19/08

Biopsy - positive, 2/26/08

Colonoscopy - clean as a whistle!, 2/27/08

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I used to take Buspar. You take it everyday. It takes a few weeks to work but it really works. It is not an antidepressant, but an antianxiety drug. It is very inexpensive to use. You will not feel drugged at all. Please talk to you doctor about this.

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Ravenwood, I am so sorry about all of this.

I don't know about the drug you asked about, I just want you to know I'm thinking about you. :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Thank you all for your kind replies and suggestions. I will make note of the meds suggested and mention them to the doctor as well as asking about the Afobasol. Also I have found an alternate spelling for the drug. It is afobazal.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"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

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I tried askapatient but got no hits on it. There seems to be another spelling out there as afobazol, with zol instead of sol at the end. Sounds like the same drug, not sure though.

Sorry to hear about the divorce Ravenwood. Maybe a mediator could help smooth things out? It seems to me a mediator is easier to talk to than a lawyer or a judge. My last divorce (who's really counting after all?) we used a mediator to work out the agreement and the court and lawyers just signed off. Cheaper and less stressful for both of us. And we (ex and I) are still friends too.

http://www.askapatient.com/


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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I am so sorry you are going through such a horrible time right now. I have not heard of afobasol but would also be interested in anyone who has tried this. I take alprazolam (generic for xanax) by Mylan. I don't need it everyday, just every now and then. I think it works great.

Thanks for the heads up on the alprazolam. My doctor had never heard of afobasol but took the info on it and is going to research it a bit. He did give me a script for the alprazolam and also told me if I am having a severe panic attack that I can break the pill in half and take it sublingually to get very quick relief since that would get the drug to my brain faster. He did mention that would taste really foul but when I am shaking and virtually paralysed by a panic attack the taste would be the least of my issues. Unrelated but maybe helpful for others they are also referring me to Vesid. They can hopefully retrain me so I can work at something I can actually do since I can't work either in my past professions, cooking or because of CC issues in the school system.

Also a big thankyou to everyone. The kindness and concern of you folks helps a lot more than you all could ever know.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"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

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I have been taking Lexapro for anxiety. It's helping A LOT! Had previously taken Paxil, but didn't like some of the side effects. I would recommend either Lexapro or Celexa from my experiences. Both are on the gluten-free list of meds.


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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