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my3girls

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Hi All,

I decided to try the gluten-free diet, despite a negative biopsy for Celiac and negative colonoscopy. I have very low ferritin levels (7) and am extremely tired most of the time w/ IBS that's been going on for 10 years now. I thought I'd give the diet a try anyway, since it could only help.

I'm on week 2 of the diet and am not feeling any better at all and am not eating very much b/c I seem to be having issues with dairy products that I am able to eat.

I was initially thinking of giving it a month or two and then having my blood work done again to see if my ferritin has improved. Does that seem like enough time for any improvement to take place or am I expecting miracles in so short a time?

Any advice or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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2 weeks is def. too short. AND most have to eliminate dairy for awhile too until they heal. I would eliminate both for a good 3 months and then re-evaluate. Ferritin can take a long time to improve. I started at 11 and am now at 19. You will likely need supplements. But focus on gluten-free and CF for now.


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2 weeks is def. too short. AND most have to eliminate dairy for awhile too until they heal. I would eliminate both for a good 3 months and then re-evaluate. Ferritin can take a long time to improve. I started at 11 and am now at 19. You will likely need supplements. But focus on gluten-free and CF for now.

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Thanks so much for your quick response. I am taking iron supplements (ferrous sulfate) twice a day, as well as a multi-vitamin. How long did it take for your ferritin to improve from 11 to 19 and are you feeling better as a result?

Thanks!

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