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Anyone Else Get Exhausted 3-4 Months Into Being gluten-free?

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Gluten free since November, and everything seems to be going great, except these last two months I'm feeling exhausted more often than not. I had off and on exhaustion leading up to going gluten free, but this is more of a persistent can't lift my arms, feeling like I've just run a marathon exhaustion. Strictly physical--no mental exhaustion.

Is this common during recovery? If so, does anyone know why?

I believe I'm eating well, and I'm taking vitamins to help. Any pointers in gaining back some energy would be helpful, though!

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Gluten free since November, and everything seems to be going great, except these last two months I'm feeling exhausted more often than not. I had off and on exhaustion leading up to going gluten free, but this is more of a persistent can't lift my arms, feeling like I've just run a marathon exhaustion. Strictly physical--no mental exhaustion.

Is this common during recovery? If so, does anyone know why?

I believe I'm eating well, and I'm taking vitamins to help. Any pointers in gaining back some energy would be helpful, though!

Has your doctor ordered a blood draw to check for vitamin levels?

I had no Vit. D in my body, and I got so bad that I couldn't even carry a lightweight, tiny little wallet shoulder purse. The only way I can explain the exhaustion I felt: I was like being pregnant times 100. It was really intense.

I was taking vitamins, too, but my body wasn't absorbing them.

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Thanks, I'll see about Vitamin D. I try to eat balanced and get all my vitamins, but seeing as it's winter and all--besides the celiac thing--that could be the culprit. I looked into it and Vitamin D seems to be pretty high on the vitamin deficiencies that cause exhaustion.

Guess it's not too common as no one else replied, though!

I know what you mean about the purse; some days lifting my cup of tea seems like excessive effort.

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Guest Dori827

Vitamin D is one of the biggest deficiencies today. I had none either and was taking 5000 IUs daily. they do periodic labs to make sure I'm getting everything, as my malabsorption isn't improving (gluten-free and DF since August 2009), so I keep pumping the D. B12 is another that is hard to absorb and I'm giving that to myself in injections weekly. Haven't noticed tremendous increase in energy!

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