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Will Going Gluten Free Help With My Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Gluten bipolar?: 19 F asks: Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety? ANS: Very unlikely to help but easy to test. Stick rigidly to such a diet and see if you get better or not. If you get better then stop to see if you get worse. Repeat until you and team convinced it helps. But I would exhaust all other proven treatments first. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you have celiac, is going gluten free good enough? Or should you go all grain free? And will GF diet help with alopecia areata?
Not specifically: You need to spend more time learning about the gluten free life.Many "old world" grains do not contain gluten and including them in your diet would not aggravate your condition.There are some potential items that can mimic the gluten effect and specific testing is available through specialty labs. Artificial colors, like red #40 can aggravate even those without gluten sensitivity.Read labels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does going gluten free help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Or can you recommend anything that will help? Medication isn't helping with symptoms at all.
No insurance want to and need to quit using meth need help with the depression and anxiety when stoping and loss of energy doing it at home?
See below: You made a great first step by asking a question on HealthTap. Below is the website address for CA department of mental health. Phone numbers are given by counties. Depending on the county you're in, call in, describe your problem and they will further direct. http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/individuals/Pages/MHPContactList.aspx Good Luck! ...Read more
Bad symptoms of celiacs worsening, when i go gluten free will i feel a lot better? With depression anxiety irritability over all health too?
Gluten free: Yes, if you have celiac disease eliminating all gluten from your food plan will allow your gut to heal, and symptoms to leave. Depression and anxiety may improve markedly as well as any digestive problems you're experiencing. Dietary changes like this can be challenging, but are definitely worth it. For recipe ideas, try elana's pantry at http://tinyurl.Com/lbjop8w there are many others too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By eliminating gluten from my diet will that help me lose weight? I have hypothyroidism don't want medicine for the rest of my life if i can help it.
If you have: Hypothyroidism, you will need brand name T4 replacement the rest of your life, you can't help that, your body needs it. Elimination of gluten from your diet may help your intestinal tract if you're sensitive to gluten, but won't help w/weight loss. Only diet, exercise, calorie restriction will do that. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Yes if wheat allergy: The rash that is caused by gluten enteropathy is very specific. It is called dermatitis herpetiformis, and it consists of clear blister-like bumps on your elbows and knees/shins that itch intensely. Eczema is usually related to regular allergies, not celiac disease, although a person can have both at the same time. If you are wheat or grain-allergic, the diet will help, but not because of gluten. ...Read more
Not likely: True dermatomyositis is an inflammatory process in the muscles and has an associated rash and is thought to be caused by an immune process- although exact cause still not known. If this is truly your DX then a gluten free diet may not help. If you just have a dermatitis then there is more potential for relief. You can be tested for gluten sensitivity- and it won't hurt to follow this regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to get diagsnosed with adhd. I have no insurance and i need the medication to help this disorder, it's ruining my life I've tried herbal remedies. Anti depressants. Anxiety medication and calming sessions. I've also tried to stay moderately organiz
I : I don't know your age. If you are young enough to be a student then the education system will often assist with evaluation for adhd or learning disorders. If you are adult, i would look into medical clinics in your area that have a sliding fee scale. There are even free clinics in some locations. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on 1.5 8mg Subutex pd for 1.5 yrs. I need to stop completely in 2wks. what's best way to taper in that time &what meds will help w wd's?
I want to knoweverything about my conditions. Help with hypothyroid cholesterol depression ADHD and anxiety.
Read a lot: The more you read about each of the conditions the better off you will be (generally speaking). Best to stay out of the chat rooms as you can easily get misinformed. Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and other big clinics have excellent patient oriented materials on line. I like Wikipedia as it goes into some detail and is free of commercial bias. You can easily cross reference medical terms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it make sense for me to go gluten free even if I am not intolerant to gluten? What health benefits will I derive from such a diet?
Can i get on disability for vaginmus, anxiety and depression i haven't been able to find a job and need money so i can go to a dr and receive help.
Community health: Start with your community mental health center. They have funding to provide treatment for you and to those in need. Workers there can help you identify & find resources & services to meet your needs quickly. With treatment, you may find re-engaging your life goals more attainable. Disability determination is based on many factors and takes quite a time to process, even when clearly justified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to overcome borderline pd w/o being on meds forever. The meds help a lot. Whats the best way? Go off meds and see counselor?
Check with U PCP : Before changing medication , u need to check with u psychiatrist , sin e some times medication r written for more than one condition . Therapy ( dialectical behavior therapy can help and medication can help decrease anger and decrease self cutting behavior , and they can outgrow this behavior. ...Read more
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
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