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Problems Eating Vitamins?

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I seem to not be able to eat Vitamins. The last couple of years I keep on getting really bad blood sugar drops and I get super hungry when I eat Vitamins. (Free from the stuff I can't have-Kirkman Labs Brand, but I have tried others too.) So hungry I dream of food at night, have to go up and eat and I feel I have to eat all the time during the day. Every time I stop with the vitamins it takes a couple of days and my body stops being so hungry.

I do feel I get a lot of energy from the Vitamins, almost a bit too much energy even. It is almost hard to go to sleep at night. I almost feel a bit "speeded". It is very strange.

Does anyone else have this problem? I am starting to think I am just weird.. :blink:


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I have a hard time with any B vitamins. They make me nauseous. I'm pretty sure its the B vits. that make you wired. I know you shouldn't take them with you evening meal if you have trouble sleeping. Make sure your increasing your calories if your activity levels go up. If you drop to low it takes a long time to recover. Also eat a small snack (mostly carb) before going to bed and this will release tryptophan to work for you. Have you tried taking melatonin? Another good one is a formula containing Valerain and or passionflower.

I eat a very good diet so right now I'm not worried about vitamins and the ones I do take don't make me sick. Like I said its the B's that get me and I'm almost certain its the niacin that does it. Even though they claim to be allergy free it doesn't matter. Taking B's separetly can cause a definciency in the one your not taking so that's not good.

I hope you figure it out its really a trial by error thing and needless to say can end up costing money and throwing away vits. unless you can find a place that will give you money back on your vits. that cause problems....is there such a place? :huh:

It would be nice.

Gail


Gluten Free since Jan. 06

Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602

Lactose intolerant.

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The problem is I feel I can't eat more than I do because when I eat the vitamins I go like one hour and then I get hungry. I can eat meat, potatoe and sallad and I get hungry really fast again. I would have to just eat all day long (which I feel I almost do without the vitamins).

The icky part is the blood sugar drops. They freak me out. I have always had a tendency to get low blood sugare my whole life, but with the Vitamins it gets crazy. It actually scares me then.

I do not mind the "speeded" feeling so much and I am able to sleep enough, it is the sugar thing that troubles me. I wonder if there are "low-level" vitamines out there I should try instead or something.

I eat these now:

Kirkman Labs EveryDay Vitamines

They have a ingredients list down there. Maybe if you are good at that stuff you can tell me if they might be "wrong" for me. I am so bad at this. :P;)

Thanks for your reply and help!!

I should add that this has just been a problem like the last 4-5 years. Before that I ate Vitamins with no problems. But I didn't have so much health problems back then and didn't know I had celiac/gluten intolerance.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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You could always find a vitamin where the dose is several vitamins. The dose for my vitamins is 4 pills, you could take one and see how you feel and see if you can up it to two, or do one every other day and two the other days. Or, you could try drinking something like Boost or Ensure. I wonder if the different form of vitamins would make a difference.

As far as blood sugar is concerned, have you tried a diet to control that? I tried the low glycemic diet - www.glycemicindex.com. It isn't a loose weight type of diet but one that helps you learn about slowly digested carbs that lessen the spikes and valleys of your blood sugar. It really helped me get things under control and eat less often.

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The problem is I feel I can't eat more than I do because when I eat the vitamins I go like one hour and then I get hungry. I can eat meat, potatoe and sallad and I get hungry really fast again. I would have to just eat all day long (which I feel I almost do without the vitamins).

The icky part is the blood sugar drops. They freak me out. I have always had a tendency to get low blood sugare my whole life, but with the Vitamins it gets crazy. It actually scares me then.

I do not mind the "speeded" feeling so much and I am able to sleep enough, it is the sugar thing that troubles me. I wonder if there are "low-level" vitamines out there I should try instead or something.

I eat these now:

Kirkman Labs EveryDay Vitamines

They have a ingredients list down there. Maybe if you are good at that stuff you can tell me if they might be "wrong" for me. I am so bad at this. :P;)

Thanks for your reply and help!!

I should add that this has just been a problem like the last 4-5 years. Before that I ate Vitamins with no problems. But I didn't have so much health problems back then and didn't know I had celiac/gluten intolerance.

I have to take my vitamins in the AM or I will not be able to sleep, because I get an energy surge. I also (like bluejeangirl) recommend taking them in the AM and see if that helps. Also, take them with food, which will help with absorption (something with FATS, like olive or flax oil, for the fat soluble vitamins, and WATER for the water soluble ones).

I also highly recommend going to your doc for a complete blood panel. Find out if you are anemic, possible pernicious anemia (B12 anemia). Randomly taking supplements can cause MORE HARM than good. You need to know you blood levels NOW before you ADD. YOU CAN overdose on vitamins and supplements! Let your doc know EVERYTHING you take (as certain vitamins will have reactions with certain medications).

If you are looking for a different vitamin company, I really like GNC. They are cheap (well, than some of these "fancy" brands), local stores (no shipping cost), Gluten-free, lots of other stuff free, and they have a $ back promise that you will like them!


EnteroLab test positive for gluten intolerence and 2 gluten intolerence and celiac genes

DQ2 and DQ3 sub type DQ7 in December 2005

Gluten-free since Enterolab test, December 2, 2005.

Lame Advertisement Test positive for gluten intolerence in Sept 2005.

THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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Thanks for your replies!

I have always taken my vitamins with food. I could try taking them in the AM and maybe just take one instead of two.

I have no doctor really. The one I see didn't think I had Gluten Intolerance.

I need to go back to see her for a yearly check up in a while. I am gonna try yo talk to her then. Ask for some blood tests to see how I am doing with vitamies and stuff. I have never had problems with Anemia, so I don't think that is the case.

Unfortenately the GNC's I have seen always have soy. Thanks though.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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