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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I was actually able to go off all my anti-depressants. I was on 80 mg Prozac, 60 mg Cymbalta and 170 mg Doxepin and was told I'd be on for life. I now know I wasn't absorbing any nnutrients due to malabsorption and needed the B vitamins, Folic acid, Selenium and 5-HTP. I've had no problems or recurrences of clinical depression. Definitely consult your MD before changing doses or weaning, though. I was able to go off my meds completely (except insulin). I was on 80 mg Prozac, 60 mg Cymbalta and 170 mg Doxepin. The reason being malabsorpton prevented me from absorbing the nutrients needed to produce Serotonin in the first place. I take the B vitamins, Folic acid, selenium and 5-HTP-which makes serotonin. Always consult with your MD before med adjustments, esp. anti-depressants-but know it has been done successfully.
  2. Support Group In Eastern Virginia

    I live in King William. I'm 30 minutes from West Point. I belong to a GIG in Richmond, but hope to meet Celiacs in this area.
  3. Does anyone know of or would anyone be interested in a fun group in the eastern virginia/ tidewater area? I live between West Point and Tappahannock and would love to get together with others who are gluten-free in this area. I'm active in the Gluten Intolerance Group in Richmond.
  4. Prior to and a year after my diagnosis of celiac disease I was taking up to 25 pills a day for a variety of things from depression to hypothyroid to neuropathy to Osteopenia ... After alot of research, I weaned off of everything except insulin -I also have Type 1 diabetes- and replaced them with supplements: A, B6, B12, E, 5HT, Folic Acid, Iron, Calcium w/D, Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc. I have found I feel alot better and have more energy (and money). Has anyone had similar experiences?
  5. Celiac In The News

    I love the show HOUSE and an episode about Celiac disease would be so COOL! Let me know when it's airing-although I never have missed an episode, not even a repeat.
  6. I have both Celiac Disease and Type 1 diabetes and am hoping to meet others living with both diseases and how you deal with it. I've had diabetes most of my life, but was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a year ago, although after a lifetime of symptoms.