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Depression: Any 1 W/ It Or Had It And Its Gone

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can anyone share info with me on depression and what there personal experiences were with it.How did they get better,drugs, diet, or combination......or any other stories of any kind on depression....I liek to read what i can on it from others who had dealt with this evil thing

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Hi Christina98,

I was diagnosed 30 years ago when I was 15 with clinical depression and social Anxiety disorder. I took whatever medicine they thought at the time was good for me. Everything from Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta, Prestiq. You name it, i've probably tried it at one point or another.

When I was in school, I couldn't use the restroom, i would hold it until I got home. The thought of being late for class would have me trembling. I would take a zero everytime than stand in front of the classroom and do an oral book report. I refused to dress out for PE because of the thought everyone was watching me.

I couldn't stand to be in a large crowd, i would get so nervous I would start hyperventalating. When I was in my 20's and married, I got to the point I was afraid to drive to the store. If I had to go, i had to talk to myself for at least 3 hours to get the nerve to go 5 miles for just a jug of milk.

With the help of Zoloft I managed to start driving a big rig. Wow, that was amazing. I never stopped fighting to have as normal a life as possible.

Anyway, 2 months after going gluten free Dr's took me off all my meds. I am no longer depressed or have anxiety.

It is so amazing. I have never felt this good in my whole life.

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Been on and off meds for depression for 12+ years. Went Gluten free in late July, stopped the cymbalta in. . . November? Yea, that sounds right. My husband says that I'm real again, that I feel all emotions again. I think he means he likes it that I cry at the drop of a pin again. I'm not so sure I like that. . . :rolleyes:

At any rate, I'm enjoying not taking those. And I really hope to keep on this track for the rest of my life. This was the best part of my diagnosis. Finding out that I could be NOT depressed. WOW.

Best of luck.

-Daisy

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I've been dx'ed with mild-moderate depression. A lot of psychotherapy has definitely helped. I was on Cymbalta for a while (before getting pregnant), which helped a little. Getting better quality sleep (RLS meds and increasing my iron) helped as well. Exercise is the most important thing for me, and I'm sure it would be worse if I haven't been practicing yoga for the past 9 years. What works for someone may not work for someone else, but - while I'm off any meds at the moment - exercise and making sure that I get out with people and making sure I do things I "enjoy" doing are important.

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I was diagnosed with depression fairly young, and was on and off meds from the time I was 20.

I tell you though, life is soooooooooo much easier to deal with now since I'm gluten free! I really do think that a lot of my problems prior to diagnosis had to do directly with gluten intolerance and then Celiac disease.

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The horrible life sucking depression that I dealt with off and on since childhood finally went 'off' forever within a short time gluten-free. The only time I am clinically depressed now is when I am glutened. Doctors had tried all kinds of antidepressants but they all made me worse not better.

I did develop severe anxiety especially after I went gluten free but that was not related to celiac but to life experiences. Still working on that with the aid of alprazolam but doing much better.

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I suffered extreme anxiety and depression for most of the past four years. I did not find a medication that helped in any way. Believed me, I tried many, many meds for both anxiety and depression. Lots of them made me feel worse. Others did nothing at all. Once I gave up gluten, the anxiety and depression went away.

I also have suffered from insomnia. It is somewhat better but most nights I don't get a full night of sleep. I figured the lack of sleep was causing the anxiety and depression. Not so, they went away before the sleep improved. I'm guessing it all comes from malabsorption causing nutritional deficiencies. I hope the sleep gets better the more I heal and absorb more nutrients.

Good luck!

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I tried every SSRI plus a few other antidepressants during the ages of 19-27. I needed ritalin twice a day for about 3 years during that time. I was able to get off all these drugs within about six months of going on the gluten free diet.

I haven't taken any antidepressants at all in the last 3.5 years. I only need ritalin if I have a math test, or if I need to drive after a really bad glutening.

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Every time I would see a doctor about problems I would have I would get referred to a psychologist or a psychiatrist (yay modern medicine!). At a young age I was diagnosed at the same time as my brother as having severe ADD. I was always a "shy" child and by the time I went off to college I was finally diagnosed with severe social anxiety disorder with frequent panic attacks and depression. Each time I saw a doctor after that they simply changed which anti-depressant I was on, cause obviously that was the problem in their eyes (not the severe underweight condition of my body, or the heavy dark circles under my eyes). I picked up yoga a while ago and when I would do it regularly it did help at least allow me to have very brief conversations with people but in reality if I was not drunk there was no way I ever truly felt comfortable in a social situation. Frequent severe bouts of depression also came and went in waves so that the few times when I didn't actually feel depressed were quite noticeable and memorable even though they would normally last about a day.

In the third week of gluten free and for the first time in my life and feeling stir crazy if I don't head out and be sociable with people many times during the day. Each day I wake up it seems like I get to see more and more of the actual world. If I didn't feel so great now I'd be super pissed about all those years wasted under the influence of gluten.

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