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I got a bunch of labs back yesterday and my Vitamin D is low so my PCP has started me on 50,000iu once a week for 12 weeks then re-check.

I meet with a hematologist on Thursday for an IV Iron therapy plan and maybe B12 shots too.

Am I alone? Anyone been though this and seen huge improvements? I just want to not feel tired 24/7.


Celiac Dx 6/16/08 with blood work done for chronic anemia.

Endoscopy & biopsy 6/25/08 - complete villious atrophy.

Vitamin D deficency - 50,000iu Vit D weekly started 8/4/08.

Iron Deficency Anemia - IV Iron infusions weekly started 8/7/08.

Osteopenia of spine 8/12/08 calcium supplements commenced.

DD aged 11yrs Celiac Dx 7/8/08, symptom free except for being short for age.

DS aged 4yrs Allergic to corn & oats but bloods & biopsies negative for Celiac 2/2007, GERD 5/2005, Cardiac surgery for retro-esophageal right sub-clavian artery 5/5/2005.

DD aged 2 yrs Bloods negative for Celiac.

Gluten Free life started 7/15/08

My Mum tested positive for celiac disease 7/25/08

My maternal great-grandfather died from "his stomach wearing away" he was a baker.

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Not that I was tested, I have no insurance right now, but after tons of research and comparing symptoms of other celiacs on this site, I take sublingual B-12(cobalamin), vitamin D, Magnesium, Calcium and Iron supplements. My energy level and stamina have been much improved and my weird eye twitch is gone. The nightly unbearable leg cramps and muscle spasms have also almost all dissappeared.

I used to become completely fatigued after only a few minutes of any kind of physical activity and now I can even garden or walk the mall. My 2 and 3 year old niece and nephew sleeping over still causes me to be in bed some of the following day, but I can pretty much keep up with them while they are here!

Pro-Biotics daily have helped keep my C and/or D and other digestive issues in check.

I have just started taking a joint fluid blend including glucosamine, chondroitin, Hylauronic Acid and MSM. I am also considering getting some sam-E. All of those are supposed to help with my arthritis and poly-fibromyalsia symptoms which have become worse lately. Although, I do think much of that is because I have rA and have not seen a doctor for it.

For digestion and energy/well-being, I am trying a combintion of noni juice and goji berries......we'll see how that goes!


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I got a bunch of labs back yesterday and my Vitamin D is low so my PCP has started me on 50,000iu once a week for 12 weeks then re-check.

I meet with a hematologist on Thursday for an IV Iron therapy plan and maybe B12 shots too.

Am I alone? Anyone been though this and seen huge improvements? I just want to not feel tired 24/7.

I haven't been tested for low Vitamin D, but this past winter I was sick for almost two months (really tired, I generally didn't feel good and was losing hair), and I thought some kind of light exposure might perk me up (I live in Chicago). So I started indoor tanning, and right away I noticed a difference. My health grew stronger, and sixth months later, I still tan every week and feel great (and people say I look good too, heh). Of course, one has to consider the possibility of skin cancer, which is always a health consequence of indoor tanning.

I know that sounds really weird, but it worked for me. And I'm not saying it'll help everybody, but just sharing my experience.

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I got a bunch of labs back yesterday and my Vitamin D is low so my PCP has started me on 50,000iu once a week for 12 weeks then re-check.

I meet with a hematologist on Thursday for an IV Iron therapy plan and maybe B12 shots too.

Am I alone? Anyone been though this and seen huge improvements? I just want to not feel tired 24/7.

The problem with prescription vitamin D is, that it is usually the artificial kind (D2), which is almost useless, and some studies show it to be dangerous to your health.

What you need is vitamin D3, which is in cod liver oil. My vitamin D was quite low when tested almost three years ago. I started taking Carlson's cod liver oil (two tablespoons a day), and when re-tested a year later, my vitamin D levels were getting too high, so I had to cut back on my dosage.

Carlson's cod liver oil is considered to be one of the very best, and it actually doesn't taste gross.

Iron IVs and and B12 shots are an excellent idea. With all that, I am sure you'll improve very quickly.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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