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AliSha097

Anxiety

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Hi... I had terrible anxiety for several years before going gluten free. I'm doing somewhat better now but in the process of going gluten-free, I discovered that soy seems to makes me very anxious indeed. I've read that other people experience this too, so it may be worth eliminating it from your diet to see if that helps. Sadly, it lurks in many foods, just like gluten.


Self diagnosed but confirmed by biopsy

Gluten free Jan 2010

MSG free Jan 2010

Corn free Apr 2010

Soy free Jun 2010

Following a FODMAPS plan

Also have RSI, widespread myofascial pain and hypermobility problems

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Hi... I had terrible anxiety for several years before going gluten free. I'm doing somewhat better now but in the process of going gluten-free, I discovered that soy seems to makes me very anxious indeed. I've read that other people experience this too, so it may be worth eliminating it from your diet to see if that helps. Sadly, it lurks in many foods, just like gluten.

my anxiety peaked just at the time of dx and lasted for several months. I mean, the worst anxiety you can imagine. I am on prozac and finally do not need to take klonapin as much anymore. Several things are related to the anxiety: first, the low vitamin D levels and also the poor absorption of Omega 3 fatty acids that you get from fish oil and other essential fatty acids. My doctor of funtional medicine said those 2 elements have been missing from my body chemistry and I finally just stopped producing enough seratonin to feel that sense of well being...

my advice to to get your vit d levels checked etc. I hope to be off the anti depressants soon once my gut heals and fully absorbs the efa's and vit d.

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Magnesium can help some with anxiety. For full panic attacks, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by New Harbinger Publications has a chapter on coping with panic attacks that is excellent. The book is usually popular enough it's on the shelves of Borders or Waldens, or you can find it online. Typically around 20 or 25 dollars. The whole workbook is great - very clinically sound - with sections on generalized anxiety, relaxation, nutrition, etc. They should send me money for every time I suggest it.

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