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amberleigh

celiac disease, Anemia, And Bone Issues?

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I had a follow up with my GI doc yesterday (scopes and dx were just last week) and he is concerned about my anemia and calcium/vitamin absorption...and he's also sending me for a bone density test. He told me to take THREE iron pills each day (I'm currently taking one/day) and to add Viactiv calcium chews as well.

Is this pretty standard? What supplements do you take?

Oh and he also said I'm undernourished and need to gain weight. Hey buddy, I just had my 3rd kid and am trying to LOSE weight :lol:


Amber

Mom of twin girls Perry & Ella (11.5.05) and Luca (5.2.07)

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 7.16.07

Gluten-free 7.17.07

Perry & Ella tested negative (blood test) 8/2007

Luca tested negative (blood test) 7/2009

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I had a follow up with my GI doc yesterday (scopes and dx were just last week) and he is concerned about my anemia and calcium/vitamin absorption...and he's also sending me for a bone density test. He told me to take THREE iron pills each day (I'm currently taking one/day) and to add Viactiv calcium chews as well.

Is this pretty standard? What supplements do you take?

Oh and he also said I'm undernourished and need to gain weight. Hey buddy, I just had my 3rd kid and am trying to LOSE weight :lol:

I wish I could help you, I came looking for answers myself. My 18yr old was diagnosed with celiac 2mos ago, not they are saying her red blood count is "dangerously low" and have scheduled us with a hematologist. I am freaking out!

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I had a follow up with my GI doc yesterday (scopes and dx were just last week) and he is concerned about my anemia and calcium/vitamin absorption...and he's also sending me for a bone density test. He told me to take THREE iron pills each day (I'm currently taking one/day) and to add Viactiv calcium chews as well.

Is this pretty standard? What supplements do you take?

Oh and he also said I'm undernourished and need to gain weight. Hey buddy, I just had my 3rd kid and am trying to LOSE weight :lol:

I was diagnosed with celiac 5 years ago and have stayed totally on the diet. I also can't eat dairy. I am 51, just started menopause, and I just found out I already have osteoporosis. I eat a pretty healthy diet (I love chocolate), I take calcium and other kinds of supplements, and I exercise regularly but I still have osteoporosis. I think it was all the years of poor absorption before I was diagnosed. I wish I'd been tested earlier. You are kind of young for it but the bone density test sounds like a good idea, at least as a baseline.

I also take B complex, C, D (to help with the calcium), and Omega 3 oils. My gastro doctor sent me to a dietician after I was diagnosed; it was very helpful.


diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002--all test numbers off the charts

dairy free since 2000, soy free since 2007

other food intolerances: citrus, sesame, potatoes, corn, coffee

fibromyalgia, osteoporosis

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