Sorry - I feel like I may ask a lot of questions over the next few weeks as I settle into this. I have not been officially diagnosed with celiac (waiting on blood results) but have been recommended to begin a gluten free diet by my doctor to see how I feel when not on gluten as he suspects that even if the blood comes back negative my problems might be caused by gluten.
Anyway, I am aware that it is possible I am deficient in vitamins (it certainly feels as though I don't digest food properly and have no energy from it as I am always either suffering from C or the big D!), though my vitamin D levels came back okay. However, I also have an intolerance to foods that contain copper (soy, nuts, pork, milk and dark chocolate, avacado etc.) and was recommended by a nutritionist that I supplement vitamin C, B vitamins and manganese a few years back (sadly I couldn't afford any more appointments after that first one and she was not open to answering questions over the phone!). I tried these vitamins at the time and discovered I ended up with D almost straight away each time and that they also made me feel nauseas. I tried them again recently and found the same effects.
I just wanted to check if others had experienced this? Is it likely that because my body can't absorb nutrients just now then vitamins will just come right through me (so to speak!)?
Any advice would be helpful. I understand any advice given here is not medical - I am just trying my hardest to get better but I don't want to take anything that will make me worse either so it would be nice to hear others experience. My doctor is not the most knowledgable about vitamins etc. and I can't afford to see a nutritionist right now!
Edit: i'd also be interested to know how many people had to go onto a whole food diet to feel better... I have a partner that loves to bake (and has bought gluten free flours for that purpose!) and I have a tendency to eat some chocolate (as in maybe half a bag of white chocolate buttons) and a diet soda almost every day... - I was just curious if those things are likely to slow down any recovery I see or if all I should change to begin with first of all is gluten and then take it from there?