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Malabsorption-Does This Mean You Need Vitamin Shots?

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My doctor told me I have malabosorption and put me on an isotonic multivitamin. He never tested all my vitamin levels and I didn't think to ask him until reading up on this forum. I was going to buy magnesium to help with bad cramps, but now I am wondering if it is pointless because of the malabsorption issue. Any thoughts?

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My doctor told me I have malabosorption and put me on an isotonic multivitamin. He never tested all my vitamin levels and I didn't think to ask him until reading up on this forum. I was going to buy magnesium to help with bad cramps, but now I am wondering if it is pointless because of the malabsorption issue. Any thoughts?

Your small intestine is about 16 feet long. Even if 75% is damaged, you are getting some nutrients through the good parts. If you are gluten-free, you start healing immediately. Not all parts right away, but some everyday after a few weeks. It would probably be good to see what you are low on and keep track to make sure you are getting what you need. In the beginning, I took lots of iron and other vitamins to make sure some of it was always available for the "good parts" to eat.

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This is true,I have been gluten free for about 5 months now so hopefully my absorption is improving :) I think I will go ahead and get the magnesium supplements until I get my vitamin levels checked. Thanks for your response!

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