So Tired All The Time
Posted 21 November 2010 - 02:33 PM
Posted 21 November 2010 - 04:48 PM
I was diagnosed with celiac through a blood test in October and have been gluten free for over a month now. At first I went through withdrawal which was tough but then I started feeling better. I must have taken a turn for the worst because the past two weeks I have been SO low on energy it's hard to function. I work full time plus run a part-time business. I am overwhelmed and getting more depressed by the day. I had blood work done last week which showed an Iron and vit D deficiency so I just started supplements and am hoping they will help. I think I have enough carbs in my diet because I am not constantly hungry like I was in the beginning. I just turned 24 and I feel like i'm in my ninety's and senial - I am so tired I can't think straight. I don't want to move out of bed, and when I do it's literally painful and it takes hours to feel even remotely awake and a few hours later I am back to being completely exhausted. I feel like it is abnormal for me to feel worse after weeks of being on the diet - has anyone else experienced this? Aside from the vitamin supplements is there any advice on how to gain some energy in the near future?
Posted 21 November 2010 - 05:25 PM
I switched to a liquid iron and vitamin formula and it worked better for me that the pills. IMPORTANT - Make sure that you get the gluten-free kind. It helped but it was still not enough and, finally the doctor gave me an iron transfusion and I felt great. My recovery took over a year, but you are about half my age so you should heal a lot faster. I know that it is hard, but just be patient with yourself and give yourself time to heal. Take the liquid iron formula and if that doesn't work, ask for the iron transfusion.
Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:28 AM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 10:34 AM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:42 PM
9/10 Diagnosed celiac via bloodwork/endo
9/10 Gluten free
Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:44 PM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:32 AM
Posted 21 December 2010 - 01:49 PM
It might help you to avoid processed foods until you heal. Some of us can't tolerate the small amounts of gluten that they contain due to cc.
I am 25 years old, so I totally know how you feel as far as being tired and frustrated. I would suggest an (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) test, which test for over 500+ different food sensitivities. I was diagnosed first with celiac, then when I wasn't getting any better after months and months they did the (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) test. It showed I had many many other food sensitivities. After eliminating those I felt much better. I still struggle with fatigue and "brain fog" to this day. Drinking enough water can really help. I would also suggest that your doc check your stool for different parasites and a possible yeast overgrowth as those can mimic celiac symptoms. Hope this helps and I hope that you feel better soon!
*Diagnosed with severe endometriosis at 15
*GI Effects Stool Profile testing showed severe fungal infection in Jan 2011
*Currently searching for a decent Celiac Doc to monitor my condition
Posted 22 December 2010 - 06:34 AM
She'll know Iím safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh and Life ain't always what you think it ought to be, no"
"If you are going through hell, keep going"
Tired of such limited food options? Think about your pets. They eat the same food every single day of their lives! So suck it up.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 06:17 AM
Posted 26 December 2010 - 04:37 PM
Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:25 PM
Also, although Floradix is a very good liquid iron, it is very LOW in the amount of iron it delivers. If you don't feel better soon, ask your doctor for intravenous iron infusions. These infusions are usually weekly for four weeks, and then you'll feel great for at least two months.
Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:54 PM
Also, the maganese comes out under that name in your blood panel or does it show up under a different name?
Posted 28 December 2010 - 08:16 AM
Hope you feel better soon,
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