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katrina500

Member Since 31 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 18 2012 11:38 PM
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B12 Limit Question

15 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

Hello, my earlier post explained that I had accidentally had gluten about a week ago. My symptoms are also telling me that my B12 is also low.

My blood tests always come back as normal but just within the normal range. I also drink too much alcohol about three or four nights of the week and I know that, coupled with celiac disease, hinders absorption. My Doctor won't give me B12 injections because of my blood results.

I have B12 supplements which are 1,000 mcg per tablet. Do you think it would be okay if I took 3 or 4 of these a day? It recommends one on the packet. I haven't taken them for about 5 months.

Thank you. 😴

Accidental Gluten Intake

14 October 2012 - 02:56 AM

I've been gluten free for two years. I accidentally had some about a week ago and am feeling tired, headaches, leg weakness, tinnitus etc. How long does anyone think it will take to leave my system and any tips on how to get rid of it quicker?

Thank you.

B12 Confusion

05 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

Hello, I've been gluten free for around 12 months after an endoscopy and blood test. My initial symptoms were never gastro, but dizziness, fatigue and headaches. Those symptoms now come and go still (apart from the headaches which have happily gone for good it seems).

However, I still get very debilitating fatigue. My B12 levels have always come back as okay, apart from a couple of times when they had to retest. I take B12 supplements, though I'm quite a big social drinker as well and after a heavy night on the tiles, the B12 levels go down and I feel dizzy again for some weeks.

My questions are this:

1. Event when my B12 levels are said to be okay by my GP, should I still insist on B12 injections as I understand there is no toxicity level with this vitamin and you can't have too much of it.

2. When my B12 levels are low (no doubt as a result of too much drinking), how long does it take to get them back up by taking supplements? The supplements I take are 1,000% of RDA and I take two, though today I took four.

Thank you so much, look forward to any insight.