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What to do about hypomania or results of a gluten free diet?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Hypomania: Are you saying that you are experiencing hypomania as a result of giving up gluten? Are you on any medications? How about psychiatric medications? It is true that some people have an opioid reaction in their brain as a result of eating gluten. If you are being treated with any psychiatric medications, then you might be "overtreated" if you have removed gluten and it was affecting your brain.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
If you mean that: you started a gluten free diet and are now feeling sluggish that is possible. If your doc told you that your have a sensitivity to gluten then avoiding it can lessen your reaction to it, which may have been anxiety, GI problems, etc. Also, people sometimes thing that gluten free means eating as much as you want. Not so. There are still calories to deal with. Please see nutritionist or doc.

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