Jclegg replied to cristiana's topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & ResearchSince going gluten free I started paying particular attention to my blood tests for my iron and B12 levels. A year ago I ate some cheese that had been cut with a knife that touched some bread and I spiraled down. For about a week I had all the symptoms: exhaustion, headache, burning tongue and lips, ringing in the ear, pain though out my body. During that week I had a blood test and found that my iron had dropped from the 90´s to the low 20´s and my B12 had dropped from 500 to 200. I now know that, my exhaustion can be caused by the low iron. In addition, from what I have read about B12, it plays a large part in nerve growth and maintenance which could have been the reason for my body pain before I stopped eating gluten. Now, if I do eat something with gluten, I increase my Iron and B12 supplements and this helps me get back on track quicker. Colleen I feel your pain, all I can say is we have to be vigilant. Jim
Jclegg posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)I would like to know if it is ok to chew CeliAct or it has to be swallowed whole. I could not find any instructions on the proper method. I know some vitamins have a protective covering so it will not dissolve until it reaches the intestines. Then some other vitamins are chewable. Which is the approved way so I get the most out of CeliAct.