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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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About a year ago my GP said I was deficient in b12, D, and folic acid. He wanted me to have b12 shots. Never mentioned celiac to me although I had many symptoms and my gastro said I would feel better going gluten free which I have done. Now I am supposed to get glutened for a while in order to get an endoscopy which I don't want to go near gluten. In trying to read up on celiac I am learning many have vitamin deficiencies. Is anyone taking special or extra supplements that help? Currently I take women's gluten free multi vitamin gummies and a magnesium pill. I get my potassium with bananas and eat lots of chicken, eggs and beans for protein.

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I hope you won't think me flippant when I respond to your topic question with "Whatever you are deficient in."  Because it is true.  If you are not deficient in a vitamin, it is not going to help you.  You are deficient in B12, D and Folic acid, that we know of, but you may be deficient in others by now, too.  You need a full nutrient panel run, including all the vitamins, iron/ferritin, potassium, zinc, magnesium (sometimes it is not well absorbed).  Taking a multivitamin normally does not provide you with sufficient to refill your tank -- it just gets you to the next gas station -- and more is initially required, then you can go on a maintenance dose. :)   Usually, B12 can be rectified with a sublingual pill (be sure it is methylcobalamin).  Vit.A normally requires doses of 50,000 iu to start. 

 

Good luck with your testing.  You might want to have the nutrient panel run before you start supplementing so that you know what to pay particular attention to. :)

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Guess I will need more blood work again but I will do it. I do have the stick under your tongue b12 but I will get it all checked out.

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