Could I Have Gluten Sensitivity?

Here are a few symptoms I have pretty much all of the time:

*Fatigue - especially after eating
*Joint pain - all of the time
*Abdominal discomfort - pain sometimes, discomfort most of the time
*Bowel Movements - won't have one for up to three days and the loose or diarrhea.
*B12 deficiency / Iron deficient anemia
*Extreme weight gain
*Sinus infections

I have been diagnosed by my doctor with the following:

*Complications, routine after having gallbladder removed

*Rheumatic Fever (joint pain after a strep infection was the reason for this dx), this dx was noted as incorrect after consulting with a specialist.

*Sinus infections are common in people with allergies.

*Anemia is common in women who have children, especially after having twins.

*Eczema is common in people with allergies.

I understand the reasoning behind each of the diagnosis' listed, but I am so fed up with no real help.

Could the reason for all of these be a gluten intolerance or allergy? I know I have four children and a semi busy life, but I have made it a point to get at least 8hrs of sleep per night, have been exercising and watching my diet to lose weight (the right way, no crash diets) and still I am so tired, I often have to take a nap (1-2 hrs) in the afternoon with my youngest child.

I lost my job about a month ago. I thought it might help with my symptoms of fatigue as it was a high stress position, but it is honestly the same.
Please help!


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Yes. You probably do
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Tiffany,

Yes, I would bet that you almost certainly have:

Gluten Sensitivity

Vitamin D Deficiency as well, which you didn't mention, probably because they didn't check for it.

While maybe the explanations are OK, they don't explain the Vitamin B12 deficiency. And vitamin B12 deficiency AND anemia along with digestive symptoms, that adds up to some sort of malapsorption- which is almost always due to gluten sensitivity. So, definitely give it a try.

The other thing that you may want to look at too, is my page on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment because taking much higher doses of vitamin b12 than you are taking might also help with your fatigue.

But do insist on getting checked for Vitamin D Deficiency.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
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