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Hey there !

hope all is well for you.  I’ve been struggling with all sorts of tenidinitis and vertigo issues so I haven’t been on the computer much, but I would love any advice if possible. I have been on a very strict gluten free diet for 6 or 7 months. Still have low iron and just got results back. Would love your opinion. I prepare all food myself except once where I was likely glutened. I am seeing haematologist next week, but I was wondering what you think. Parasites have been eliminated as a possible factor. Have a great day everyone :)1DEDE162-1217-4F46-8959-55513B2D9609.jpeg.fa1a46d4b74795dc9d334ad020618bf3.jpeg

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What are your iron results?  Was ferritin (iron stores) taken?  Are you actually anemic (low hemoglobin)? 

The results you posted are your Immunoglobulins.  Looks like your IgE is high, but then it is Spring and allergy season is supposed to be pretty bad this year (at least in the US).  What riggers your allergies (e.g. cats, horses, mold, etc.)?

Have other autoimmune issues been ruled out that could cause tendinitis or vertigo?  

 

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Hello Cyclinglady, 

My ferritin is at 28 and hemoglobin normal. Honestly 28 is super high for me, but maybe I feel the symptoms more, I used to live on adrenaline (former workaholic).

I have no thyroid issues, but am on my 2nd year of menopause. Getting a urine test, a blood test and a blood smear tomorrow. I live in Switzerland, but it is spring here too.

Cats, pollen, birch trees, perfumes, detergents etc trigger me. oh and apples, celery, soy etc.

At this point, I feel like I am allergic to myself

I can't thank you enough for your feedback. Do you have any other ideas of what I should be tested for?

BTW I do have vertigo right now, but haven't had a seizure since december. (had about 4, but hadn't had any 10 years prior or since, so at least that is cool)

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I do not have any ideas except to research other autoimmune disorders.  Once you have one,  you can develop more AI issues.  Any possibility of drug side effects?  For example the FDA has a black box warning in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinilines (e.g. Cipro by Bayer).  These can cause tendon issues. 

Here is a list of autoimmune disorders.  Not all are here, but it is a start.  

https://www.aarda.org/diseaselist/

Ones associated with vertigo:

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/2018/5072582/

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thanks very much Cyclinglady, these links are great! I take no drugs, but will need to take iron pills again. I will definitely take a good look at my supplements again. As you know they are highly processed no matter how "natural".

I am taking less supplements and eating really well, focusing on whole foods. I

Unfortunately, am feeling extremely anxious and down, so it is possible that it is making me dizzy.

I might start to get treatment for that, but want to hold off and try the natural route. It is just that it is becoming pretty unmanageable.

Thanks for your support and have a nice evening.

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Healthysquirrel, 

Please have your doctor check your Vitamin D level!  

Vitamin D deficiency is related to vertigo

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27386060

Vitamin D can help with high IgE

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5263170/

Low vitamin D and low ferritin are tied

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29385099

Dry eye problems including blepharitis can be helped with vitamin d and vitamin a

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4726745/

And chronic pain can be helped by vitamin D

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3319727/

Vitamin D is needed for repair of plantar fasciitis

I used to suffer from all these things, too.  I was found to have terribly deficient vitamin D level.  I've supplemented and keep my vitamin D level above 70 nmol/l.  Vitamin D is a fat based vitamin which may not be absorbed properly by people with Celiac Disease.   

Hope this helps!

 

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Dear @knitty kitty, 

thanks so much for your response, it answers lots of old questions I had when I did have a deficiency and I will also send this to my husband. It is so strange that I am no longer vitamin D deficient, but still have many of these issues, I guess it will take time. My vertigo has gotten so out of hand that I went to the doctor, she will send me to an ORL because it is likely a crystal. I tried to do the maneuver myself, but it didn't work. I guess I will continue going in the sun at least 10 minutes a day and taking my supplements :) thanks for all the links too, very helpful!

 

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My vertigo completely went away, YEAAAAAAAAAH!

I really wish i were certain about why so I could help others. I did the epley maneuver again. I wasn't convinced that I did it right the first time. then it went away a few days later, so it really must have been a crystal. My vertigo was to the point where i had to hold on to things like desks and tables just to secure myself. Hope it is gone for good :) 

 

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Hi healthysquirrel,

I had a terrible bout of vertigo 2 years ago while on vacation.  I woke up to my world spinning, had to hold on to things to walk and was throwing up.  Luckily I remembered my mom having gone through it and called her.  She recommended the Epley.  My husband googled it and helped me through it.  It got rid of the vertigo and I haven't had it since, but it was awful.  It took a few days to feel completely normal again.  

It does sound like you had that too and have it taken care of...so glad you are feeling better!

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thanks icelandgirl. it is quite dramatic isn't it? I admit that me and my friends were laughing quite a bit because it was so strange to be sitting there talking then feeling like I was falling, for me the spells didn't last long, but were super frequent.

I really can't imagine having it on vacation! ayyyy. glad you had the answers quickly!

PS are you living in iceland? My Amma was from there. 

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It's so dramatic!  I never want that to happen again!

I was born in Iceland and moved to the US when I was 8, but a lot of my family is still there.  Where in Iceland was your Amma from?

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