I've Been Told Diff Things By Diff Doctors!
Posted 29 January 2004 - 11:17 AM
What are the NORMAL symptoms of gluten intolerance?
Posted 29 January 2004 - 11:52 AM
Have you been tested? If so, what tests? Have you tried going gluten-free? Did that make any difference? Do you have family members with celiac or IBS or other digestive issues?
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 02:13 PM
If you don't mind maybe you should give us a little more info about yourself for example, have you been tested, what kind of symptoms are you experiencing, if any?
I hope this link helps....
Posted 03 February 2004 - 10:10 AM
The never-ending saga......
Posted 03 February 2004 - 12:47 PM
Vitamin B-12 can only be absorbed at all if sufficient levels of "intrinsic factor" are present in the stomach to convert it into a form that is usable by the body. If B-12 supplementation is necessary, methylcobalamin is preferred because it is already the "active" form of the vitamin. Cyanocobalamin, while more common and less expensive, has to be converted by the body and is useless if the conversion mechanism is defective. I just thought you might find this interesting. I hope you're doing well!
gluten-free since November 1, 2003
Posted 03 February 2004 - 01:15 PM
Thanks so much for your informed response. My intrinsic factor was OK, according to my doctor. Since the b12 problem was discovered, first I received monthly shots (1000mcg) and now I'm taking the sublingual form (1000mcg daily) of the supplement to bypass my battle-weary digestive track. My B12 levels are good now and I've used both methyl- and cyano- forms at different times so at least something is going right.
I'm still wondering if pancreatic insufficiency (another potential factor underlying b12 problems) may be at issue.
Quite a tangled (but interesting) web.
I'm just on the first steps of gluten freedom and have lots to learn and figure out.
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