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Curious About What Vitamins Are You Deficient?


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#1 roxieb73

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 08:04 AM

I just got some blood work back showing mild iron deficiency and SEVERE vitamin d deficiency. I was just wondering when or if you had vitamins labs drawn at the begining what everyone was deficient in. Here are my labs.....

VITAMIN D, 25 OH
TOTAL 9 ng/mL Low *Range* 30-100ng/ml

Therapy is based on measurement
of Total 25-OHD, with levels <20
ng/mL indicative of Vitamin D
deficiency while levels between 20
ng/mL and 30 ng/mL suggest
insufficiency. Optimal levels are
>/=30 ng/mL.

VITAMIN B12 553 pg/mL *Range* 200-1100 pg/ml
Optimal levels for women 800 pg/ml
Between 400-800 pg/ml daily vitamin recommended

FOLATE,
SERUM
12.5 ng/mL
Reference Range
Low:
<3.4
Borderline: 3.4-5.4
Normal:
>5.4


IRON AND TOTAL IRON BINDING CAPACITY

% SATURATION 13 %(calc) Low *Range* 15-50
Optimal %25-%35

IRON BINDING CAPACITY 427 mcg/dL *Range* 250-450 mcg/dL
Optimal <350

IRON, TOTAL 56 mcg/dL *Range* 40-175 mcg/dL
Optimal for women over 110
Below 80 multivitamin

MAGNESIUM 2.2 mg/dL 1.5-2.5 mg/dL
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Double DQ1 subtypes(5,6)
Severe Vit D defiency
Iron Defiency Anemia
Gluten Free and on my way back to good health

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#2 MitziG

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:41 AM

For me, iron, vit E and Vit D- most of the population is D deficient due to the time we spend indoors. Celiac just makes it worse though.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:59 AM

I also had low iron and Vit. D with everything else in the normal range. Blood calcium was ok but a scan showed osteopenia. Taking supplements for both in addition to a multivitamin.
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#4 MoMof2Boyz

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac(getting test done tomorrow) but I do have Hashimoto's ..my Vitamin D was really low 21 and my B12 is at 274 that's still in range but I believe that is still a low number

My labs showed that I was iron deficient but my iron level was ok...weird...
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#5 roxieb73

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:36 AM

Seems Iron and Vit D are common or is it they are just more often tested??
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Severe Vit D defiency
Iron Defiency Anemia
Gluten Free and on my way back to good health

#6 MoMof2Boyz

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

Seems Iron and Vit D are common or is it they are just more often tested??



I don't know...I've always had to request testing for iron and vitamins.
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#7 roxieb73

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

I haven't been diagnosed with Celiac(getting test done tomorrow) but I do have Hashimoto's ..my Vitamin D was really low 21 and my B12 is at 274 that's still in range but I believe that is still a low number

My labs showed that I was iron deficient but my iron level was ok...weird...



If you look at my labs above you will see optimal ranges and 274 IS low! My D is low too at 9! :( Funny I am also iron deficient but in the "normal" range. However normal is more than 40 but where they want you to be is 110! Big difference. My %saturation is %13 and low. All my levels continue to drop. I had them tested 2 months ago and my % saturation was %15. Tells me they are just not out of range YET. ;)
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Severe Vit D defiency
Iron Defiency Anemia
Gluten Free and on my way back to good health

#8 christianmom247

 
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:44 AM

Seems Iron and Vit D are common or is it they are just more often tested??


I had the whole range of blood tests done: B12, B6, magnesium, copper, zinc, etc., and only the Iron and Vit. D were a problem.
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Blood test positive for celiac May 2012
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Diagnosed with osteoporosis July 2014


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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

Ferritin (iron storage) and Vitamin D. Low normal B12.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:41 PM

My B12 was around 120 when I was diagnosed with celiac and has since gone up to very normal levels (>500). I have to take daily D3 drops because my vit D does not go up even with sun exposure. It was <20 and it is >40 now. I have never had iron deficiency, though I know it's common with celiac.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

This is right up my alley...

Just got diagnosed yesterday but for years have had problems with calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, B vitamins and iron/ferritin. Have received many iron iv infusions and take daily mega-doses orally of the others. Low calcium landed me in the hospital years ago, and it appears that the cause was/is Celiac.

I can deal with the crazy low iron, low vit d etc, but when calcium gets too low it is really scary. (started as pins and needles over a couple of days but then had sudden tetany in hands and feet, couldn't move those muscles at all, heart palpitations etc, numbness in whole body). They kept me in the hospital for 5 or 6 days... I urge everyone to get their calcium checked.
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#12 MoMof2Boyz

 
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:57 AM

This is right up my alley...

Just got diagnosed yesterday but for years have had problems with calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, B vitamins and iron/ferritin. Have received many iron iv infusions and take daily mega-doses orally of the others. Low calcium landed me in the hospital years ago, and it appears that the cause was/is Celiac.

I can deal with the crazy low iron, low vit d etc, but when calcium gets too low it is really scary. (started as pins and needles over a couple of days but then had sudden tetany in hands and feet, couldn't move those muscles at all, heart palpitations etc, numbness in whole body). They kept me in the hospital for 5 or 6 days... I urge everyone to get their calcium checked.


wow that's scary!! I just checked my labs( I had a blood workup done a few months ago) my calcium is 8.9 and the range is 8-20 so I wonder if mine is considered really low, even though it's in range?? How low was your calcium?
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

wow that's scary!! I just checked my labs( I had a blood workup done a few months ago) my calcium is 8.9 and the range is 8-20 so I wonder if mine is considered really low, even though it's in range?? How low was your calcium?


When I was admitted to the hospital it was a 5.3, considered "critically low." I worked my way up to the 8's and as long as I take 3000 mg a day (6 500mg tabs) it seems to stay in the 8's. It was 8.9 last friday, woot! You are okay. :)
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

I was a teeny bit low in iron and folate- my D level was 36, which is in normal range but still hoping to raise it up, my B12 was 357 which is normal, but also think that could be up quite a bit.

I started a good quality B complex for the folate and B vitamins, and an iron supplement, in addition to my vitamin D. I also take probiotics and digestive enzymes, and fish oil by Carlson's.

I take a magnesium complex but not regularly because I just forget.
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#15 roxieb73

 
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

Well all in all it seems iron and vitamin d are the main ones with b-12 ferritin and calcium to follow. I guess it all depends on where the damage is done.
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Severe Vit D defiency
Iron Defiency Anemia
Gluten Free and on my way back to good health




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