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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I wrote early about being in the hospital and finding about my anemia. Has anyone else had such a problem with iron deficiency? I got IV iron when I was in the hospital cause they say I was absorbing it anyway. How long did it take you to start feeling better. I am still so dizzy and tired. I want to go back on the gluten free diet because I have started having tummy troubles again (not sure if its anxiety about possibly having celiac) or because I do have regardless of my negative results and its manifesting again. Very annoyed I can't go on the diet till the EGD which is who knows when

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I wrote early about being in the hospital and finding about my anemia. Has anyone else had such a problem with iron deficiency? I got IV iron when I was in the hospital cause they say I was absorbing it anyway. How long did it take you to start feeling better. I am still so dizzy and tired. I want to go back on the gluten free diet because I have started having tummy troubles again (not sure if its anxiety about possibly having celiac) or because I do have regardless of my negative results and its manifesting again. Very annoyed I can't go on the diet till the EGD which is who knows when

About a year ago I was told by my doctor that I had "enough" iron to be okay and gave me this example: I'm a grocery store for iron and I have enough on the shelves, but none in the back. Weird, I know. My main symptoms were fatigue and always being cold (you can find me in a sweatshirt in the middle of the summer, and I live in the south.) I was also found to have low magnesium. I nipped both of those in the bud by adding in more leafy greens for magnesium and red meat for iron, as well as a magnesium supplement. I don't recommend an iron supplement unless your doctor prescribes it because too much iron can be dangerous. Hope you find the answers you're looking for!

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Right now they say Iron pills are pointless because its all malabsorption. So I get to sit and wait until my hematologist orders me more IV iron. They said it could take months to build up my stores because I pretty much have none

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