Depression and desperately needing to be gluten free!
Depression and Gluten Sensitivity
I most definitely have a Gluten Sensitivity, after many many doctors, I am finally diagnosed. Although I am in college and am the typical college kid, therefore, I am not very good at staying on a Gluten Free Diet.
Which brings me to a quick summary of the past 8 years. Starting in Junior High I started dealing with depression, freshmen hear got way worse and I was put on Paxil, which only being 15 made me a self-mutilator (cutting). I was put in a psych. ward for a few days and then switched from paxil to zoloft.
I finally took myself off of all anti-depressants. I started to get better but was still struggling with fatigue and depression. I went to a doctor where I was told that I had high-toxicity levels of mercury, cadmium, lead and aluminum. I also was vitamin deficient in B12 and magnesium but had excess levels of D.
I therefore, was unable to tan and had to travel an hour and a half once a week and get a "cocktail" of vitamins pumped into me through an IV. At home I was too soak in a magnesium bath for 30 minuets everyday, and squeeze neon yellow topical vit. B cream on my arms and legs, then wrap with saran wrap. In the morning I had to take about 30 vitamins and medications (adderall and something for nerves, sleeping and I really don't know what all).
This all happened my senior year of high school. Finally my parents became sick of the excessive treatment plans and right about the time my grandpa died, when I needed my dear doctor and counselor the most she dropped me, disappeared, moved, and never heard from her again. She left me hurt and 115 lbs. I am 5'7" and the entire treatment plan left me skinny minnie.
About a year later I went to a doctor who was all about treating her patients with diet and candida and thyroid. very smart lady, she is who diagnosed me with Vit. D deficient and did a food allergy test on me, which came back gluten.
Anyway, I want to know if the nonsense I went through in high school was a waste of my time? My depression has gone away, but I do have the other common gluten symptoms still. I have gained 50 lbs in 3 years.
I want to be healthy and lose weight, but it is soo hard to do in college with limited time and money. and suggestions? Also, any gluten free alcohol suggestions? If you've made it this far, thank you for listening.