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Member Since 06 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2005 12:39 PM

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In Topic: Anyone Else Have A B12 & Iron Deficiency?

08 June 2004 - 09:00 AM

I am *not* Celiac, apparantly, but I *do* have a B12 Deficiency - My doctors are not sure what is the cause of the defiency and I have had a normal MRI (of head), Colonoscopy, and Endoscopy...I'm in the process of trying to find out what the heck is going on with my body right now...(I do not have Pernicious Anaemia)

A low B12 level is when your body doesn't absorb B12 either through your intestines or bowel - The Ileum (part of the small intestine) is the part that is effected when you have Celiac, I believe (someone else may want to jump in and clarify this for me)...You may need to get B12 shots or maybe your levels will improve when you are further along on your gluten-free diet - Low B12 with Celiac means that your body is not absorbing certain vitamins/minerals (malabsorbtion) - Good luck to you and I hope you start to feel better soon :D

In Topic: More And More Diseases!

04 June 2004 - 09:01 AM

Wow - I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems - When it rains, it really pours, huh? It seems like you have more of your share of sickness :( :( :(

I hope that you feel better soon and God bless...

In Topic: Vitamin B Shots

02 May 2004 - 02:10 PM

I get the B12 shots once a month now (I started out getting them every 2 weeks - I'm still at 1000mg but started out at 2000mg) and it took about 2 months of 1 shot per every 2 weeks before I started getting better - I still have the exhaustion and stomach symptoms but the tingling sensations in my feet and hands has improved (I still feel the pins and needles slightly on certain days, but overall things have improved) and my balance is also a bit better...

I think that recommended dose is dependant on low your B12 is - my level was 150 and the normal level starts at 243 or something (???)...My levels have gone up to 278 now, so I'm in the low normal range finally :)

Were you diagnosed with a B12 deficiency?

In Topic: Abdominal Pressure Points Or Tender Spots?

30 April 2004 - 08:25 AM

I also have pain around my naval, but it's about an inch above the naval and to my right - if I press on the spot then I will be in severe pain for hours - it feels more like an obstruction in my case, but I don't know - I'm baffled by this - I cannot wear pants with a tight waist beause it triggers the pain.

Anyone know why pressure would cause pain in this area for me??? I'm okay as long as nothing touches or presses on it in a certain way...???

In Topic: Racing Heart Beat During Exercise

21 April 2004 - 06:58 AM

I have this, too - My heart will race after climbing 4 steps - I had a normal EKG and although my endoscopy was neg. for Celiac, I have so many of the symptoms - I have a B12 Deficiency so I was also very close to being anemic when I went to the doctor around Christmas time - They wanted to admit me into the hospital on Xmas Eve because my heart was racing so hard and fast - it also skips beats sometimes for no reason - My heart will sometimes race even when I do not do physical activities :huh:

Good luck to you - glad the gluten-free 'diet' helped you :D

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