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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Could The Cause Of My Anxiety Attacks, Depression, & Adhd Be That I Am Allergic To Gluten?

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I am very new to the topic of being gluten free and the condition of celiac. After reading many posts on this site I am SHOCKED that so many of your stories sound just like me! Could it really be as simple as changing my diet to be rid of these terrible panic attacks, constant depression/sadness, and extreme ADHD? I cant remember a time in my whole life when I wasnt anxious about something! My mom says looking back she thinks she saw me have a panic attack when I was 2 years old. I have suffered ever since. I have been mis-diagnosed, treated wrong, & been on so many medications that my bathroom cabinet looks like a pharmacy. My anxiety was so bad I dropped out of high school. I got a little better and got my GED and continued on to college. Unfortunatey, I have only completed two semesters of college in 5 years. Basically anxiety, depression, and ADHD have ruined my life. I take a slew of medicines every day and night but sometimes they help and sometimes they dont at all! I am still looking for hope and a cure. From reading these posts and doing independant research I do NOT think that I have Celiac. I am still going to get tested for it. I just dont have hardly any of the symptoms. Is it possible though that alot of my anxiety and depression and ADHD are from an intolerance or allergy to gluten? Should I just try a gluten free diet to test? Is there a particular diet I should follow? Are there any books that are helpful?

 

Please post as soon as possible... I am desperate for some relief!

 

Thanks for all of the insight into this!

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Thank you. I guess I could have celiac then... Glad to be getting the test done!

Let us know how the testing turns out, and remember that there is a large % of false negative, especially for neuro symptoms.  and, of course there is nonceliac guten intolerance.  Good luck.

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Hi I am a celiac and I get depressed with very up set .which is a part of it im now much better when I stick to my diet .so it's worth getting checked out.

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It could be. There are other factors as well. There are laot of false negativities in testing. It is important to notgo to a primary care doctor but a

gastroenenterologist and to make sure that they have a Celiac specialist there. Request the genetic testing as well as the blood test they will want to start with and also a full blood workup as well including Vit D, B-12, potassium. Noone likes to keep going back to the Dr it is best to just hit it all at once. Alot of the symptoms you are experiencing often are caused by Low Vit D and your bodys inability to process the nutrition you are giving it. After going Gluten free it may take awhile to fell better as you have to flush out your body and start the healing process. Everyone reacts differently and in different time frames. Some within weeks and others it may take a few months. My anxiety and restlessness along with fatigue subsided within 3 weeks for the most part. It was almost a year before it completely dissapeared. It feels so good to be able to feel great again.

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I am very new to the topic of being gluten free and the condition of celiac. After reading many posts on this site I am SHOCKED that so many of your stories sound just like me! Could it really be as simple as changing my diet to be rid of these terrible panic attacks, constant depression/sadness, and extreme ADHD? I cant remember a time in my whole life when I wasnt anxious about something! My mom says looking back she thinks she saw me have a panic attack when I was 2 years old. I have suffered ever since. I have been mis-diagnosed, treated wrong, & been on so many medications that my bathroom cabinet looks like a pharmacy. My anxiety was so bad I dropped out of high school. I got a little better and got my GED and continued on to college. Unfortunatey, I have only completed two semesters of college in 5 years. Basically anxiety, depression, and ADHD have ruined my life. I take a slew of medicines every day and night but sometimes they help and sometimes they dont at all! I am still looking for hope and a cure. From reading these posts and doing independant research I do NOT think that I have Celiac. I am still going to get tested for it. I just dont have hardly any of the symptoms. Is it possible though that alot of my anxiety and depression and ADHD are from an intolerance or allergy to gluten? Should I just try a gluten free diet to test? Is there a particular diet I should follow? Are there any books that are helpful?

 

Please post as soon as possible... I am desperate for some relief!

 

Thanks for all of the insight into this!

  YES, you can absolutely have trouble focusing, anxious feelings, and depression from celiac disease.

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Indeed my worst symptoms after being glutened are depression and anxiety. Im still shocked to this day the impact that gluten can have on the mind in particular.

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