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How Do You Cope W/ The Fatigue?

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My husband has been so tired lately. I was wondering how some of you dealt with the extreme fatigue? Its been a while since his vitamin levels have been checked & I'm going to call & make an appt. to have this done. Last time his vitamin B12 was at 240 with the normal range being 200 - 1100 (with a note from the lab that people with levels of 200 -400 may experience side effects of low B12 levels). His Dr. said everything was normal and wasn't worried about it. Has anyone else had levels in this range but feel the effects? I'm really worried because he seems to feel more tired everyday instead of better.

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Make sure you guys are getting your vitamins and minerals. Liquid ones may help more effeciently because of the way they are absorbed.

In addition to that you also may want to take a sublingual B12 vitamin which helps alot with that. They even taste good :)

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My husband has been so tired lately.  I was wondering how some of you dealt with the extreme fatigue?  Its been a while since his vitamin levels have been checked & I'm going to call & make an appt. to have this done.  Last time his vitamin B12 was at 240 with the normal range being 200 - 1100 (with a note from the lab that people with levels of 200 -400 may experience side effects of low B12 levels).  His Dr. said everything was normal and wasn't worried about it.  Has anyone else had levels in this range but feel the effects?  I'm really worried because he seems to feel more tired everyday instead of better. 

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My B12 was low normal but don't know actual number. Since I went back on iron pills (anemia), I haven't felt great but I can get through the day at least. I started taking a B-complex pill every day two weeks ago and yesterday I felt like a normal person. Today I also feel good. However, there is no B12 in the pill as I checked yesterday. So I'm going to speak to my doctor to see if should add the B12 as well. All I know is that at least the B-complex is definitely doing something good for me. I hope your husband gets to feeling better soon. Before all this started I was one who didn't put much stock in supplements but now I know without them I can't function at all.

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My two celiacs (hubby and daughter) recover from fatigue quickly with sublingual B12. As a matter of fact, we have learned not to do that at bedtime. LOL. This works significantly after you have been gluten free for a while without infractions (hubby has been on gluten-free diet for 8 years and our daughter has been for 8 years). With an infraction of gluten is is less dramatic.

Do consider the underlying cause if you are feeling tired and yet haven't had gluten slip in. It could be that anemia is a culprit. My daughter, even with daily iron, seems to always be borline anemic. Thyroid support meds have also been a help for my daughter as well. Both have had trouble sleeping quite often. About two months ago, I bought melatonin at the health food store to see if that might help them get off to sleep faster. Hubby passed on it since he has to use heavy equipment sometimes - just in case it didn't wear off well. But is was a big help for my daughter! She fell asleep within twenty minutes instead of it taking the usual two hours of laying there. After about three weeks she was able to stop using them and has been pretty consistent in getting to sleep ever since. She has even started getting up earlier than the boys pretty consistently - that was such a shock the first week. LOL. She also mentioned that it was a help to get up and open the curtains as soon as she woke up instead of lying there in a darkened room and going back to sleep. It helped her to turn her bio-clock around. She has felt much more rested.

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I have posted this reply before but here goes again.

By June of this year I had total fatigue - wiped out completely many days - too tired to get out of my own way. I was discouraged and depressed because I just couldn't accomplish anything. I got tired combing my hair!

In July I started taking CoQ10. This is not a medicine. It is an enzyme.

I am certainly not back to my former self but I am so greatly improved that I feel like a great weight has been lifted off of me. I got back out into the garden - without having to mentally talk myself into it and then push myself out the door. I still have a few bulbs left to plant.

Today I cleaned house, did the laundry, prepared a dinner for four (two guests) and haven't laid down all day.

It might not work as well for your family members - but then it might work even better. Worth a try. Claire

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Claire - Is all CoQ10 gluten free or can you tell me the brand you take and where you get it?

I got the sub-lingual B-12 for him to start taking and a liquid multivitamin is the CoQ10 ok to take with these also?

We will try anything at this point. Thanks for all the suggestions.

Jennifer

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Claire - Is all CoQ10 gluten free or can you tell me the brand you take and where you get it? 

I got the sub-lingual B-12 for him to start taking and a liquid multivitamin is the CoQ10 ok to take with these also?

We will try anything at this point.  Thanks for all the suggestions.

Jennifer

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It should be ok to take with it but make sure it is gluten free.

Make sure the vitamins and sublingual B12 are gluten free as well because some are not ok.

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I struggled with fatigue for a very long time, about 1 year into the gluten free diet. I am doing much better now though. Vitamins should help and try getting them from natural sources or in liquid form. Also, try to avoid caffeine.

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I created a post about this a while ago... I found that sublingual NADH is really helpful for fatigue/brain fog after I'm glutened. I pop 40mg (4 10mg tablets) as soon as possible, and then have one or two whenever I need a pick up. It's totally natural, you can't OD. :) You can buy it at health stores. Sublingual works best. There's a brand I get (ENADAlert) which is around $18 for 10x 10mg pills. I'm sure you can find it cheaper online, I just pick mine up at Whole Foods.

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Claire - Is all CoQ10 gluten free or can you tell me the brand you take and where you get it? 

I got the sub-lingual B-12 for him to start taking and a liquid multivitamin is the CoQ10 ok to take with these also?

We will try anything at this point.  Thanks for all the suggestions.

Jennifer

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Many companies market this product. I personally buy mine from Swanson Health Products - request a catalog from their website or call 1-800-437-4148. I have requested info on all their products that I use including this one and have been told that they are gluten free.

After your first catalog you will get a new one each month. I have had no complaint for anything I have bought from them. Their service is excellent and they were most courteous with gluten questions. Some of these were email requests and others were by phone to Customer Service. Claire

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