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Celiac And Anxiety

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I find myself in the past month or so struggling with anxiety and mood swings. I have been very careful to stay gluten-free and to the best of my knowledge I have been doing so for several months. I am anxious to go anywhere alone with my 2 small children(they are 5 and 2) because I am afraid I am going to get sick in the middle of a store(trust me its happened more than once). So now I'm not going anywhere alone. I am trying to tough it out since it isnt everyday, but my Mother has suggested I get on an anti-anxiety medication. With the Celiac and bad reactions I tend to have to medications I am really hesitant to take any kind of drug. I was wondering if anyone else was having these types of problems and what they took/did to stop them? I used to take Effexor about 5 years ago after I started having severe Post Partum Depression after my son was born. Took that for about a year, and titrated off under Doc supervision, but still had a hard time coming off of it...also have severe endometriosis and severe bowel problems still, and dont know if maybe that is the cause of this yucky/anxious feeling. Any input would be greatly appreciated!


*Diagnosed with Celiac in January 2010 after going misdiagnosed for over 2 years

*Diagnosed with severe endometriosis at 15

*GI Effects Stool Profile testing showed severe fungal infection in Jan 2011

*Currently searching for a decent Celiac Doc to monitor my condition

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After I went gluten free my anxiety eased somewhat but it was when I took out both soy and dairy also my anxiety totally went away. I had depression and social anxiety disorder since I was 7 years old. I am off my all my meds now and depression and anxiety dosen't come come back unless, i get glutened, soyed or dairied. Have gone caffine free and it's brought it back some from the withdrawals but gettin better by the day. Just a thought. Hang in there and hugs.


Lupus, Connective Tissue Disease with Fibro type symptoms, Anemia, Anxiety, Depression, RA, Rynauds Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erosive Gastritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Bulging discs in lower back and neck, Pinched Nerves.

 

Soy free, MSG free, mostly Dairy free. Endoscopy shows blunted Villi which dr states as gluten sensitivity, so goin back to being gluten free

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Get as strict as you can with the diet. For many that will help. There can be a sort of PTSD reaction if you have been sick for a while and have had accidents. If you have gotten to that point it might be helpful to see a counselor who can help you cope with the anxiety reactions. Sometimes medication can be helpful.


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

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

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

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How strict have you been about being gluten free? Like Txplowgirl, my anxiety went away after a few months of a gluten free, soy free and dairy free diet. However I mostly notice the anxiety comes back when I get some accidental gluten. If you have been really strict and don't think you are getting little bits of gluten somewhere, then I would see a counselor and possibly look into meds if you really need them.


A simple meal with love is better than a feast where there is hatred. Proverbs 15:17 (CEV)

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I am very strict with the gluten. I do notice that it is worse after I accidently gluten myself. Put I think I am just nervous because of how fast it hits me and getting sick in public. I had to go in to the hospital today for severe stomach pain. My doc did an emergency cat scan and blood work. Everything was normal, or "okay"...what the heck "okay" means is debatable...I also notice the anxiety is at its worst the more constipated I get, so I think there may be something there...idk. I also have bad reactions to almost all medications, so I am really weary about going on anything...thanks for the support guys, I really do appreciate it...


*Diagnosed with Celiac in January 2010 after going misdiagnosed for over 2 years

*Diagnosed with severe endometriosis at 15

*GI Effects Stool Profile testing showed severe fungal infection in Jan 2011

*Currently searching for a decent Celiac Doc to monitor my condition

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I had bipolar, insomnia, and some anxiety attacks that hung around after I went gluten-free for quite a while. What helped me was a high-dose, strong vitamin supplement with plenty of B complex, minerals, and trace elements, plus some fish oil. The supplement I take is in my signature and profile and it's fairly expensive but works really well for me. My nervous system seemed well behind the rest of my body as far as recovery and when I'm low on B vitamins, it hits my mind first with anxiety and insomnia.

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I agree with the B-complex and fish oil.


Started on this journey w/ my 9 yr old son after a bout w/ the flu in the fall of 2009.

2 neg celiac blood tests, mine was also neg. No endo done. Son had x-ray, showing severe constipation. Son has latex allergy. KP for both of us.

Long family history of bowel problems, auto-immune and all sorts of cancers. My G-mother informed me that she was put on a gluten free diet after she had my mom (1950's), of course she stopped when she felt better. She has had problems ever since I can remember.

So here we are! I do have my son's Dr to thank for even bringing up celiac! Thank You Dr.B!

My adult daughter also has been helped by eating gluten-free.

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B complex and Lexapro for me. My messed up intestinal tract does not produce enough serotin, so an SSRI is needed.


Dessa

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25

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Benzodiazapenes are pretty fun drugs but they're not too good for you, are severely habit forming and very sedating. SSRI's are some of the worst things you can do to your brain and I still hold a grudge against every doctor of mine who prescribed me yet another one of those terrible things. Gluten-free doesn't automatically equal a healthy diet. Get yourself tested for nutritional deficiencies, many of which can take a very long time to correct without specific intervention. Additionally if you're having anxiety problems the #1 best thing you can do is to cut carbs asap.


Receiving a qualified diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is as useful as a Psychiatrist giving you a diagnosis of "Doesn't Think Right".

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I also have bad reactions to almost all medications, so I am really weary about going on anything...thanks for the support guys, I really do appreciate it...

That's actually not uncommon in celiacs. My GI doctor told me that we should remember that foods aren't the only things we digest poorly. Medications are, too. But he said we can absorb less of parts of a med, and MORE of parts of them, due to leaky gut, and so on.

I'd always wondered why meds either didn't seem to work, or I got nasty reactions to them and just wanted to keel over. That explanation made sense to me.


T.H.

Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease

23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity

25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) 

 

Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive

Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive

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I have tried going off my anti-depressants but it didn't work and now I am back on them full strength. grrr.

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Well after several visits to several totally clueless doctors, I think i may have an answer. It turns out I have a massive Fungal infection in my gut and my doc told me that that kind of severe yeast infection in the body can cause severe anxiety, due to the endotoxins being released as the fungi die...apparently its called the "die off effect". Now my doc has put me on Diflucan for 1 month and its supposed to cure me of all my symptoms....I guess I can keep everyone posted to see how it goes...:)


*Diagnosed with Celiac in January 2010 after going misdiagnosed for over 2 years

*Diagnosed with severe endometriosis at 15

*GI Effects Stool Profile testing showed severe fungal infection in Jan 2011

*Currently searching for a decent Celiac Doc to monitor my condition

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How did it go?

Also, how was the fungal infection diagnosed?


May 2010 Diagnosed coeliac via biopsy - on gluten-free diet, now not anaemic

March 2010 Still Anaemic and very fatigued, abdominal pain still (Drs had thought it was related to abdom operation)

May 2009 Anaemic - had abdominal surgery; hysterectomy to remove large fibroid

March 2009 Vestibular neuritus (not sure if related but who knows!)

November 2008 Depression (still on meds - working well)

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