Depression and desperately needing to be gluten free!

Depression and Gluten Sensitivity

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.

Comments for Depression and desperately needing to be gluten free!

Click here to add your own comments

No Idea Where to Start...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Ughhh. I'm so sorry that you've gone through all of that at such a young age. You are not alone. Was it a waste? Maybe now you'll be a major advocate to other young people to try a gluten-free diet before they have to go through what you went through.

Maybe it could motivate you to start a gluten-free awareness group on your campus or fight to get a gluten-free foods section in the cafeteria- I'm sure that you are not the only person that has to deal with this out of tens of thousands of kids on your campus.

And in fact, if you were to push (and maybe get your parents or a celiac disease group to help to back you), it's actually your RIGHT to have access to gluten-free food on campus because they are required to accommodate medical conditions- and Celiac Disease IS a medical condition that needs adequate accommodation with gluten-free foods.

So, do I think your experiences were 'wasted'? Only if you waste them. But most people who have become activists or who help people extensively had experiences that you might consider 'negative' that made them want to help others so they don't have to go through what they went through.

What are YOU going to do with your experiences?

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


PS: If you found this website helpful, please consider using the
Easy Immune Health Product Store the next time you purchase your supplements online. Your support allows me to keep this site running and educating as many people as possible. Thank you!

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Gluten Sensitivity.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.


Search this Site
Custom Search


Vitamin D Fact Sheet
Free Vitamin D Fact Sheet by Getting
My Newsletter