Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Vitamin Overdose?
0

2 posts in this topic

Wow, what a crappy week! No pun intended!! :(

Anyway, for the last three months give or take, I've been off my Vitamin supplements. At the beginning I just kept forgetting a few days a week, then I set an appt. for blood work to see what the past year of gluten-free living is doing for me. So I figured I should go off all supplements completely to give an accurate picture of what my body is actually getting from the food.

Yesterday I had my blood work done, and immediately took my Folic Acid, Iron, Calcium Citrate, 2000 mg of Vit. C (could be the culprit, I cut that in half this morning) and Glucosamine. Today my guts are wrecked, including abdominal pain/cramps and nausea that I don't usually get when I get "glutinated".

Other possible culprits could be, Yesterday AM's two McDonalds Hashbrowns (previously I've not had a problem with them, however these ones were not fresh and could have been contaminated while sitting in the warmer) OJ from McDonalds, or the new brand of Vodka cooler, orange flavoured. I didn't see anything in the ingredients, however I remember Mom cautioning me about Orange Pop when I first went gluten-free. I've had this cooler before, and haven't connected it to any reaction, however I did have one on Monday as well from the same box and was sick Tuesday.... possibly this batch??

Got to be a darn detective with this disease!!! :angry:

Anyway, does anyone else have any input on the Vitamin angle?? The sudden supplementation after a complete absence? These are all the same bottles I was on before, so no new brands, batches or the like.

Thanks in advance...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Calcium, if taken on an empty stomach, can make you nauseous as well. (BTW, make sure you're getting enough complimentary vits to make the calcium be of any good. Most diets (even very healthy ones, I've tried doing the calculations before) are short in magnesium, which is required for calcium to be effective for bone mass. (There are other required nutrients as well... zinc, for instance... but magnesium is one of the biggest problems since you need it in a relatively high ratio to calcium.)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,345
    • Total Posts
      920,489
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I am sorry that you are sick!   Unfortunately, all celiac testing requires you to be on gluten.  😔.   Testing is usually not over until you get an actual diagnosis, but it appears that you may very well have celiac disease.    Here is more information: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/ http://theceliacmd.com/2015/06/six-reasons-to-test-for-celiac-disease-before-starting-a-gluten-free-diet-3/ in the meantime, you can eliminate dairy products temporarily.  It may provide some relief.  
    • Karen, the iodine test was a test for DH used in the 'olden' days. Iodine would be swabbed onto a spot and then it would be covered with a bandage. If someone had DH the iodined area would break out in lesions. I don't know how but we do know iodine can activate the antibodies. That is why some of us with DH have to avoid iodine in foods until the antibodies have cleared the dermis. OP, if you haven't been tested for celiac you should be and if you have active lesions a biopsy done next to a lesion by a DH knowledgable dermatologist may help in diagnosis.
    • The gluten-free diet (GFD) is the only validated treatment for celiac disease (celiac disease), but despite strict adherence, complete mucosal recovery is rarely ... View the full article
    • What's an " iodine test"?  Haven't heard doctors doing that to diagnose DH.
    • Hello! I've just been given my blood results and told they are highly suggestive of coeliacs but will have to wait till next month to see the gastroenterologist and who knows how much longer for a biopsy. My igA, igG and tissuetrans igA were all over 250 and tissuetrans igG was the only one that was normal. These results don't mean much to me yet but I'm told they are very high. I'm now quite fearful of how much damage I've gone to myself. I've had stomach problems for 25 years (just turned 40) and have often steered clear of too much bread and pasta for how bloated it made me feel but the symptoms were always vague and inconsistent so I kept eating. I had a couple of boats of gastro in the past few months (thanks kids) which I took a lot longer than normal to recover from which looking back may have been related. Then last Friday I had a blowout with wine, cheese, crackers, pizza and chocolate cake. I'm sure I've probably had blowouts like that before but I have never felt so sick before and am still slowly recovering. This is what finally prompted me to go back to my GP after being fobbed off so many times over the years. So I guess my question and my concern is whether there is still  chance of a false positive with levels like this? I worry what else it might be if not coeliac. I'm also worried that I may have done so much damage to myself that I will have several disorders going on! I'm also still recovering from last Friday and wondering when I'm going to feel better. I've stayed off gluten and dairy since my blood result a couple of days ago but feel like I'm allergic to food in general.  Thankyou!!    
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,415
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Ails123
    Joined