Darn it! I keep forgetting - yes, my B12 was checked after celiac dx: it was under 400. Lab ranges for normal are 200-1100, however, my lab (not all do this) had a note re levels under 400: that psych issues are more often diagnosed. Very true. Even now mine are low 400s. I got all the Rx for shots at home, but don't do it. Big mistake. I'm now trying B12 pills, but am learning I need to take with zinc. Lots to learn. I need a holistic doctor to help me. I have appt in mid-Sept (have waited 3 mos as this is the only doc in town)! 3251 days ago
Hi again. I came across these PubMed articles re: B12 - http://tinyurl.com/2xp4tz
print and copy for your docs! And there's a great article about obesity and celiac at celiac.com and celiacsyndrome.com . I hope you share them with your docs so they can help others! :-) 3251 days ago
Your doctor needs to meet ME - a biopsy and blood proven celiac can who is OBESE! I guess I was "starving" in a different way; kept trying to eat my way into some more nutrients? I had depression and I'd tend to get my serotonin from "healthy whole grains" and pb for instance. For me the affects of gluten were very neurological and a little GI-related.
As for the B12 chicken and egg theory - who would be able to test it out cause who doesn't eat grains? Gluten PREVENTS absorption of all nutrients! How many docs check ALL nutrients in blood labs? They check the important ones I guess: iron, B12, folate - they should do it on a reg. basis though. I just learned that a high RDW(if I remember correctly - low on B vitamins myself!) is correlated with low B12 - I had that for 13 years I had records for. Being the curious person I am, I'd asked about it, and the doctors (many over the years) told me not to worry like I couldn't understand. Well, I understand all too well now: the hard way!
Continued success friend - and feel free to blog away on my blog! Lots of people read these things and may see someone they know - knowledge is key! 3251 days ago