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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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
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Why not give up supplements for a while? Not everyone is deficient in vitamins and minerals -- or at least dangerously so. Ask your doctor to check. I take no supplements. My doctor runs a vitamin panel at my yearly check-up. I do make sure my diet is healthy and varied -- like eating veggies even at breakfast! People who are gluten free and eat junk food will probably need supplements.
Look to your diet, lotions, shampoo....anything you can swallow to see if you are getting gluten into your diet. That is most likely the cause of your recent symptoms. At least rule out that you are having a celiac flare-up.
I'm celiac for less than 3 months. I'm starting to get concern about getting all the necessary vitamins being gluten free. Recently my joint pain has increased, pulsating pain in my head, and sore areas in legs and neck have started recently. Or course, anxiety too.
I'm currently taking a Centrum Men's Multivitamin. Here's what in it:
Vitamin A 3,500 IU (29 % as Beta - Carotene) 70%
Vitamin C 90mg 150%
Vitamin D 1,000 IU 250%
Vitamin E 45IU 150%
Vitamin K 60mcg 75%
Thiamin 1.2mg 80%
Riboflavin 1.3mg 76%
Niacin 16mg 80%
Vitamin B6 2mg 100%
Folic Acid 200 mcg 50%
Vitamin B 126mcg 100%
Biotin 40mcg 13%
Pantothenic Acid 15mg 150%
Calcium 210mg 21%
Iron 8 mg 44%
Phosphorus 20 mg 2%
Iodine 150mcg 100%
Magnesium 100 mg 25%
Zinc 11mg 73%
Selenium 100mcg 143%
Copper 0.9mg 45%
Manganese 2.3mg 115%
Chromium 35mcg 29%
Molybdenum 50mcg 67%
Chloride 72 mg 2%
Potassium 80 mg 2%
I really can't believe after being diagnoses that my doctor didn't get me a list of recommend supplements to include the vitamin deficiencies by not having gluten in my diet. Everyone has to do it on their own.
I don't really want to avoid taking a bunch of pills in the morning if I can. But I'm concerned I'm not getting enough Magnesium and Iron. Other too?
Any recommendations of supplements to increase what I'm currently taking. Or just on supplement that includes everything I need?
As far as the grey hair goes, I understand how you feel as I started going seriously grey in my mid 20's also. As cyclinglady stated, there is nothing you can do about that except color you hair or live with the grey hair. I chose to color it. Grey hair is generally either a genetic thing or it can be the result of vitamin deficiencies or illness. It also can't be reversed, which would be heavenly, I agree!
You definitely need a full thyroid panel done because you cannot diagnose Hashi's on antibodies alone. I have Hashi's so know the drill. No doctor should tell people to just go gluten free without some level of testing for Celiac. Those with Hashi's can benefit greatly from going gluten free but that is because those that it helps noticeably also probably do have full blown Celiac.....without Celiac or non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, the gluten-free diet won't help.
The supplement you mentioned is just that....a supplement. If you do have true Hashi's, you'll need more than that to help keep thyroid function normal for you. I think you need to see another doctor because your doc is missing the boat here. You really should have a full thyroid panel done and a full Celiac panel. It is important to diagnosis (or not) these 2 conditions early so you won't have more problems down the road. Can you request more blood work?
Lotions used topically are not a concern at all unless they contain gluten and you ingest them into your mouth. Gluten has to get into your GI tract, (which begins in your mouth) for damage to occur. Ditto for hair care products. As most salons have you bend your head back into a sink to wash, the odds of any shampoo or conditioner getting into your mouth are slim to none. If you shower and let the soap and water run down your face, then make your home shampoo/products gluten free.