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Does anyone here have problems taking supplements? for some reason i cant tolerate any type of herbal or vitamin supplement.

My stomach problems started after i took a 5 month course of antibiotcs for a prostate infection. Before the stomach problems developed, some supplements really helped with my prostate but now they will just mess up my stomach if i try to take them and as a result im living with urinary discomfort on top of all my other issues.

I feel like one thing will aggravate the other...if i take something that might help my stomach it will have an adverse effect on my prostate and vice versa. does anyone have any suggestions? also, am i the only guy on here?



Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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Are the supplements you are or were taking gluten free? I like Nature Made.

Centrum changed their formula this past year and they cannot say that it is gluten free. I called them a couple months ago and they said that they hope sometime in the near future they will be gluten free again.

My husband can eat gluten but he gets upset stomachs when he takes vitamines (don't know why).

A lot of people tend to do better with vitamines when they eat something before or after taking them.

Sorry I don't have much knowledge with your complete question but hope it helped some.

No, you are not the only guy on here :) There are a couple of guys that post a lot on here all the time and then some that you will see once in a while posting.

Hope you can figure out the supplements situation.



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Completely Gluten Free February 2008

Tapioca Starch/Flour Free April 2008

No MSG July 2008

Cut out Nitrates//Nitrites January 2009

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On the topic of supplements.....

Has anyone heard of/tried this?


I saw it in Living Without Magazine.

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Some of us who post on the huge OMG thread have had a lot of problem finding supplements we tolerate. One thing that has been helpful has been to find an alternative therapist who does ART testing. This is able to test the supplements for what your body wants, tolerates, and what doses and whether the supplements agree with each other and your body. It has been quite helpful for a number of us.

4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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I'm also wondering if the supplements are gluten-free. Many contain things I cannot have, even when they are gluten-free, such as dairy. If you are sensitive to gelatin, you'd need to either use Vcaps, tablets, liquids, or powders. But still do be careful to only use supplements which have all the ingredients listed, and have a list of things they don't contain.

I find NOW Foods and Source Naturals do a pretty good job listing ingredients.

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