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Any Experience With Numb Fingers?

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So this morning I woke up, and I ate a banana on my way to our area's Race for the Cure. On the way my right pinky got numb, then my ring finger, and eventually my middle finger. It was mostly numb at the tips. It felt like a tightening numb, not too tingley, but very tight.

My mom thinks it was due to Calcium deficiency. It went away after about an hour, but it had me pretty scared of like a blood clot or something serious.

Other new symptoms I've been experiencing are headaches and pain after eating anything. And more frequent hunger.

I'm having a blood draw on Tuesday to check all my levels. Anyway I'm rambling,

Any thoughts on numb fingers????

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I was told by my doctor whom I trust very much that B12 is the best solution to numb and tingly fingers toes etc. And a lot of Celiacs are B12 deficient. I would give it a try it can't hurt! Hope it helps, or you find something that does!

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I drink Blue Goodness smoothies everyday, which has all the B vitamins in high amounts. I think my problem is that my intestines are SO bad that I'm not absorbing what I'm taking in. I feel like my body is wasting away.

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They are made by Bolthouse Farms.

Naked juice also makes one called Blue Machine if your grocery store doesn't carry the Bolthouse brand.

Both brands are Gluten Free except for the green ones that are made with wheat grass.

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The problem with the smoothies is that right now your digestive system can not absorb B12 through your intestines. You also have mentioned you drink a lot of them. You may want to cut them out for at least week or two if they have any dairy in them. You also may want to call the company and ask if they are gluten free by ingredients or gluten free by government standards. They may add things like barley grass that comes in below the level of the government standards but still at a level that will make us sick. For example Rice Dreams new 'Organic gluten free' label on a product that has barley at low levels has brought this danger to the forefront on us. Barley warnings are now gone, legally but the product is no more gluten-free than it ever was. In other words the product hasn't changed, just the label. You also need to make sure that the gluten containing items are not produced on the same machines that produce the gluten free ones, there is always a risk of CC when a company makes both. It is possible when CC is taken into account that these smoothies are no more gluten free than most of the Lays products that are on their lists but still make many of us sick. I only drank the Bolthouse products a couple times and got sick both times and have never dared to try them since.

Anyway whether you cut them out for a bit or not you NEED to get a sublingual B12 that is gluten-free. You can't take too much of it, it is not toxic and your body will pass any excess that is not absorbed. It will help a great deal.

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I learned that they are gluten free from postings like this:

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...p;mode=threaded

I will call the manufacturer and ask.

They do say on their website that they are gluten free also, but now-a-days with the labeling laws and especially when new to the diet and healing it is good to ask.

You could also be sensitive to something else that is in it. Smooties are quick and easy to make if you discover by eliminateing the Bolthouse and then adding them back in a couple weeks later that they just don't agree with you maybe you could just grab some frozen fruit like blueberrys and whir them in a blender with some milk, juice or yogurt. You can add a safe protein powder to them also for extra nutrition.

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