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New Symptoms, Are They Related To My Celiac?

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Hi All!

It's been awhile since I posted, but know I can count on some good feedback here. I was diagnosed via blood test and upper GI in May. It's been a bit of a struggle, but I'm feeling really good nowadays. As with many of you who are healed and/or healing, I didn't know how lousy I felt until I get better!

Anyway, for the past month, I've noticed a reduced appetite. That didn't bother me (for obvious reasons :D ) as before I was gluten free, my appetite was huge, and I was actually gaining weight. So I assumed the reduction in food consumption was a natural result of my intestines healing and being able to absorb the nutrients I took in. I've lost about 10 pounds in the past month, which is fine too, and I could stand to lose a few more. But I've noticed now my gums bleed easily when I brush my teeth, I get tired easily, and I get these little weird bruises on my thighs that take awhile to go away. And this is really weird, but I have never been a big meat eater, but now that's all I want anymore. I think I am actually craving protein. I have no medical background at all, but I wondered if I'm anemic?? I was never anemic before I was diagnosed (I was lucky and got a DR who found this pretty quickly) so why would I be anemic now if that's what's going on? Has anyone had these types of symptoms after going gluten-free? I take a daily vitamin, but given my history of Celiac constipation, I would like to avoid an iron supplement. My stomach is sooo much better, no longer distended, and let's just say my guts are working without any help these days. So what's the deal with this new stuff??

Any info would be a big help. I go back in for a check up in early January, so it won't be long before I see a Dr., but I feel I can get a lot of reinforcement from you all.

Thanks!!!

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It does sound like a vitamin or iron defficency! I would have it checked...sometime the "all in one" vitamin aren't enough. They should be able to do labs and see what is up!

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Please please please mention this to your doctor. It could be something as simple as a vitamin K deficiency (a necessary cofactor for some of the factors in the clotting cascade) but those symptoms are also seen in leukemia. I don't mean to scare you but the blood work is routine really won't take much of your time in exchange for peace of mind. Please please go get some blood tests and I hope everything turns out OK.

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