Posted 11 April 2004 - 10:04 PM
I'm wondering if many people here had/have problems with iron deficiency as a result of Celiac? I haven't been diagnosed yet (awaiting the results of bloodwork, have not had an endoscopy) but some regular blood work (CBC etc) found that my iron levels were very low, despite the fact that I take an iron supplement daily. To be fair, I haven't been eating very well because I've been feeling so sick, but what annoyed me is that no one bothered to be interested in why they were so low. I was just told to take a higher supplement and that was it. Can Celiac cause iron defiency?
Posted 12 April 2004 - 03:37 AM
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Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:25 AM
Does anyone else have these problems? any suggestions?
Posted 12 April 2004 - 02:43 PM
There is an iron overload disease called Hemachromatosis and there is a form of the disease that prevents the absorption of iron. So you might want to find a knowledgable doctor on the Hemachromatosis topic. It's another disease that runs in my family I have never found a doctor who knew much about the Hemachromatosis.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 08:10 PM
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Posted 15 April 2004 - 12:00 AM
Posted 15 April 2004 - 06:32 PM
Your daughter has Celiac and Crohns. is the niferex helping the iron levels? My son (12) takes niferex also. The Dr. has ruled out Celiac but he will remain gluten-free. We are now testing further for the Crohns.
Posted 18 April 2004 - 08:37 AM
A word of caution, you should not take iron pills without knowing what your iron levels are -- too much iron can be toxic.
The reason why they say not to take calcium with iron is that calcium blocks iron absorption and vitamin C helps it (but if your intestines are damaged, it won't make much difference anyway).
- Diagnosed celiac 2002
- Husband is gluten sensitive
- Daughters are gluten-free and one daughter has severe food allergies
Posted 19 April 2004 - 07:34 AM
Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:43 AM
I am supposed to take a B-complex with my iron supplement every day, but I cannot find a B-complex that does not have contamination. Does anyone know where I should look?
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Posted 19 April 2004 - 11:48 AM
have you tried the brand, "nature's bounty" I live in the South and that is the brand in our pharmacies. It states gauranteed free of gluten on the back label. I was checked for a kidney infection---I wish that had been my problem.
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