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Need vitamin supplement advice

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I'm celiac for less than 3 months.   I'm starting to get concern about getting all the necessary vitamins being gluten free.   Recently my joint pain has increased, pulsating pain in my head, and sore areas in legs and neck have started recently.  Or course, anxiety too.

I'm currently taking a Centrum Men's Multivitamin.  Here's what in it:

Vitamin A 3,500 IU (29 % as Beta - Carotene)  70%
Vitamin C 90mg  150%
Vitamin D 1,000 IU  250%
Vitamin E 45IU  150%
Vitamin K 60mcg  75%
Thiamin 1.2mg  80%
Riboflavin 1.3mg  76%
Niacin 16mg  80%
Vitamin B6 2mg  100%
Folic Acid 200 mcg  50%
Vitamin B 126mcg  100%
Biotin 40mcg  13%
Pantothenic Acid 15mg  150%
Calcium 210mg  21%
Iron 8 mg  44%
Phosphorus 20 mg  2%
Iodine 150mcg  100%
Magnesium 100 mg  25%
Zinc 11mg  73%
Selenium 100mcg  143%
Copper 0.9mg  45%
Manganese 2.3mg 115%
Chromium 35mcg  29%
Molybdenum 50mcg  67%
Chloride 72 mg  2%

Potassium 80 mg  2%

 

I really can't believe after being diagnoses that my doctor didn't get me a list of recommend supplements to include the vitamin deficiencies by not having gluten in my diet.   Everyone has to do it on their own.

I don't really want to avoid taking a bunch of pills in the morning if I can.   But I'm concerned I'm not getting enough Magnesium and Iron.   Other too?

Any recommendations of supplements to increase what I'm currently taking.   Or just on supplement that includes everything I need?

Thx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why not give up supplements for a while?  Not everyone is deficient in vitamins and minerals -- or at least dangerously so.  Ask your doctor to check.   I take no supplements.  My doctor runs a vitamin panel at my yearly check-up.   I do make sure my diet is healthy and varied -- like eating veggies even at breakfast!   People who are gluten free and eat junk food will probably need supplements.  

Look to your diet, lotions, shampoo....anything you can swallow to see if you are getting gluten into your diet.  That is most likely the cause of your recent symptoms.  At least rule out that you are having a celiac flare-up.  

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A gluten free multi won't hurt but it would be better to call your doctor and get them to give you a lab slip for a vitamin and mineral panel. At the least get your iron levels checked before you supplement as that can be toxic over time in large doses. 

May not be the case for you but when I went gluten free I started eating a lot more soy. Turns out I am sensitive to it and it gives me issues similiar to yours. Some of us do have issues with other foods. Dairy, soy and corn are pretty common. If you consume any you could try eliminating them and see if things improve. If when you add them back into your diet your symptoms return then drop them again until you have been very well healed.

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