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I am on two medications that I have gotten used to the side effects from them and put up with them given the benefit I get from the medication itself. Latley I have noticed that I have been having less side effects, but it is also possible that my medication isn't working as well. I can't be sure because of all the other stress going on in my life right now if it is the stress or if it is my medication being metabolized at a different rate. My doctor doesn't know a lot about celiac disease so I'm not sure how to bring it up in the context of maybe needing my medications adjusted. However, I also am moving in two weeks and don't want to be changing my medications while that is going on. Does anyone have any advice? Have other people had to change medication doses once going gluten free? (I've been gluten-free shortly over a month.) Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

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It was sort of the opposite after going gluten-free with me. Before, quite a few meds seemed pointless which I mentioned to a doctor once who... didn't believe me. So, I dropped it.

Anyhow, are you taking an extended release form of a med? The molecule is attached to a polymer which your body has to digest through before receiving the intended medication. Usually this is mixed with the "instant" release (i.e. the active ingredient/molecule isn't coated with something you have to digest through). I would benefit in the morning when I took my first dosage yet after two hours (this med was supposed to last 7-9 hours) it would cease working (in very obvious ways). Then, by the evening I'd feel it "kick in" again. (It was an ADHD medication.) I couldn't sleep for the life of me due to this. Four years later and seven/eight months after going gluten free, I oddly don't have that issue anymore.

I hope that helps.

If your doctor doesn't believe you or take you seriously - find another one. Another thing to check into is if you've switched generics. The FDA allows 20% deviation from the brand's original formula.

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I have had the same experience as DreamWalker with my adderall for ADD. Had to switch back to the immediate release form and take dose three times a day to get any effect. I am hoping this changes as my insides heal. This seems to be the case with my synthroid. I had been at 200mcg a day, after going gluten free I have had dropped down to 125mcg per day. I don

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Thanks for your experiences. My meds are an antidepressant and a mood stabilizer neither are extended release, I just take them twice a day. I can tell I am still getting some, I just worry that I'm not getting as much as my depression is raging back. The really complicated part about it right now is that my psychiatrist knows nothing about celiac disease. (though neither does my pcp or the nutritionist I saw). I will be forced to change docs as I am moving, but I don't know how much choice I am going to have since I have very limited resources and no mental health insurance once I move. My psychiatrist thinks that my reactions are just grief over moving. While I can see that some of it would be, the crying jags and extreme depression seem more reminiscent of past times when I've needed to adjust my meds. I can't really go up on one because I'm already above the recommended doses. The other one I have to be careful with because I have always been really sensitive to any increase in dose (which is totally affected by what I eat). So for right now I just feel overwhelmed by everything. Thank you for your input and examples and any others that people give.

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Thanks for your experiences. My meds are an antidepressant and a mood stabilizer neither are extended release, I just take them twice a day. I can tell I am still getting some, I just worry that I'm not getting as much as my depression is raging back. The really complicated part about it right now is that my psychiatrist knows nothing about celiac disease. (though neither does my pcp or the nutritionist I saw). I will be forced to change docs as I am moving, but I don't know how much choice I am going to have since I have very limited resources and no mental health insurance once I move. My psychiatrist thinks that my reactions are just grief over moving. While I can see that some of it would be, the crying jags and extreme depression seem more reminiscent of past times when I've needed to adjust my meds. I can't really go up on one because I'm already above the recommended doses. The other one I have to be careful with because I have always been really sensitive to any increase in dose (which is totally affected by what I eat). So for right now I just feel overwhelmed by everything. Thank you for your input and examples and any others that people give.

No advice here... BUT, I sure hope you get some relief and peace - SOON!

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