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Hi all,

I am 39 years old male. I have felt depressed most of my life. I am also always irritated and anxious. I have been on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds on-off for about 15 years now. After my divorce about a year ago, I got extremely depressed. The meds are not working and my libido has tanked. Went to doctor the other day and had a food allergy test done. I found out that I am allergic to Wheat, Brewer's yeast, Spinach, Sunflower, Pineapple, Kidney Beans. After this diagnosis the doctor put me on a Wheat-free diet. And at the same time started a body detoxification on me. I have felt miserable (depression and anxiety / irritability) for a long time now. When I stopped wheat, after 3 days I woke up so calm one day and felt real good. It was like just some body turn on a bulb inside me. I have not been sleeping well at all. That "good" feeling lasted for about 3 or 4 days and then I became miserable again. I have not been eating any Gluten and carefully eating my foods. I am wondering if my good feeling after stopping Wheat went away due to the detox. I am doing the detox with AdvaClear and UltraClear shake. I have a stool test that I am sending in this week. My belly has started hurting all over now (mild dull pains throughout, specially mid section around the navel) and also I have mild pains in my groin area as well.

I am wondering if my depression / anxiety is due to being on wheat. Also why did I get better for a few days and that was it. Has any body else experience anything like that? Do I have Celiac disease? What can I ask my doctor to do? Please help.

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I had depression and other mental health symptoms before diagnosis. After being gluten free they went away and come back now when glutened. The big one that comes back these days is irritability, but also some anxiety, and paranoia.

I can't tell you if you are celiac. You might want to make sure that the detox things that you are taking are gluten free. If you need to be gluten free, you need to educate yourself about what contains gluten. There are a few things which you might not know about now.

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I had depression and other mental health symptoms before diagnosis. After being gluten free they went away and come back now when glutened. The big one that comes back these days is irritability, but also some anxiety, and paranoia.

I can't tell you if you are celiac. You might want to make sure that the detox things that you are taking are gluten free. If you need to be gluten free, you need to educate yourself about what contains gluten. There are a few things which you might not know about now.

How long did it take for your symptoms to go away? My detox is gluten free. It is two weeks and I cannot tell if the detox has made a difference. Hopefully soon I would be able to tell a difference.

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It's been almost 3 years now, so I don't remember that well anymore, but I think that it was about 2 months before I noticed a difference. Hope things resolve soon for you.

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Thanks for the info. Like I mentioned before, the weird thing is that three days after I started gluten-free food I felt a clear difference but then it faded away. I just want that back so bad.

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I am wondering if my depression / anxiety is due to being on wheat. Also why did I get better for a few days and that was it. Has any body else experience anything like that? Do I have Celiac disease? What can I ask my doctor to do? Please help.

Hi there,

Maybe,you should ask your doc to run a full panel bloodtest for Celiac disease. I am kinda new to all this myself, but from what I have been reading, some Celiacs also have problems with the nightshade family, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.., and from gums. Gums are used in alot of Gluten free baking as a thickener.

Maybe you should try not eating any of the Gluten-free baking and listen to your body, like you are doing now. If you keep a food diary and mark down when you have a bad reaction, you should be able to notice a pattern and figure out what is causing the bad reactions.

If you are a Celiac, a dietician or nutritionist might be able to help you as the anxiety and depression can be caused by some vit/minerals lacking in the body.

Good luck in your journey, get as much knowledge as you can, be your own advocate... you can do it!

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That happened to me too. Initially I felt totally cured just by removal of cereal and bread. Then I guess my immune system settled down and I began to react to lower levels of gluten. That is when it got challenging.

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