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How Does The Diet Affect Anti-Depressants In The Body?

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Are there any concerns if someone goes gluten-free while taking anti-depressants? How does going gluten-free affect the way anti-depressants work in the body?

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The only concern I can see is that if you are Celiac and not absorbing them very well due to damage in your intestines, you will start absorbing them VERY well on going gluten free. I had this happen. My anti-depressants were increased to unbelievable doses due to unresponsive depression, (the Dr.'s were raising their eyebrows at the maximum doeses not working) then when I went gluten free, I had a reaction to the medicine. It is called Seratonin Syndrome...read up on it and watch for the effects. Very scary episode. Off all anti-depressants now and don't need them. You raise a good point because once you start absorbing things better this includes all medications you are on. I don't think this would happen if you are gluten intolerant, but I am not certain.

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