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flowerqueen

Member Since 02 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 03:17 AM
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In Topic: Fixing My Vitamin D Levels

21 January 2015 - 12:56 PM

I can understand that. I have found that I need to take supplements all the time, as I don't absorb enough if certain vitamins and minerals. Before you get pregnant you should get all the levels checked, and take your doctor's advice on which supplements you can take whilst pregnant.

In Topic: Fixing My Vitamin D Levels

21 January 2015 - 09:59 AM

Mine used to be low too. How long have you had celiac disease? It can take a while to build yourself up again from a host of deficiencies (vitamins and minerals). I wouldn't advise a tanning bed, these carry their own health risks without adding to what you have already. Supplements are a much safer alternative.

In Topic: Wonky Blood Tests Esp. Liver Enzymes Tests (Or Liver Function Tests In The Uk)

16 January 2015 - 03:39 AM

Thanks Cristiana,

So I'm now a member of the wonky blood test results brigade . I will be speaking to my doctor on Monday, so hopefully I will find out then if it's the same as elevated blood protein.

It seems we all learn from each other when we pool our resources. I would have hoped that by now though, my test results would have improved, being diagnosed in November 2011, but there again, it might be that I was misdiagnosed with IBS in 1983 and my gut has not fully repaired. All in all, the posts on this thread are quite enlightening.

In Topic: Wonky Blood Tests Esp. Liver Enzymes Tests (Or Liver Function Tests In The Uk)

15 January 2015 - 03:24 PM

Hi Cristiana, I don't recall having elevated protein levels, (or not that I've been told), but have had other abnormal results, one in particular is liver enzymes (waiting for an appointment with doctor as I write this).

Gemini, where did you go in Britain? In my neck of the woods, there's not many that specialise in gluten free :(

In Topic: Wonky Blood Tests Esp. Liver Enzymes Tests (Or Liver Function Tests In The Uk)

14 January 2015 - 12:46 AM

I wish I had the answer to this and hope someone on here is able to throw some light on it. I also feel the same way about the blood tests and am always apprehensive while waiting for results. The tests they carry out in UK seem different to the ones in US, I don't know whether it's because we call them something different or what.




Having read this forum for a while I have come to understand that Celiacs often have odd blood results, which quite often, although not always, normalise after the adoption of a gluten-free diet.
 
In my own case before diagnosis I had abnormally low blood iron, borderline B12 and slightly elevated total blood protein (globulins were responsible for this).   I remember my doctor saying, "I need to send you for more tests", which they did, including electrophoresis, to rule out nasties.  When the results came back they showed nothing in particular, just generalised inflammation.  My blood normalised in the end, with one or two wobbles en route.  But the whole thing was stressful and as I have shared before here, I have quite a phobia of blood tests these days.  Couldn't care less about the needles - it is the results I don't like!
 
What I would like to know is did anyone else ever have this particular blood protein problem?
 
Also, why does this happen?  i.e. why are the LET/LFT affected?