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I was just reading through the different messages on iron treatments and I just really want to make this comment. In February of 2006, it was found that I had a hemoglobin level of 6.9 and my iron stores were practically nonexistent. I took supplements for the last year and a half. These brought the hemoglobin into the 7's but it got stalled there and my stores came up but not that much. This summer I tried a no wheat diet and in 6 weeks my hemoglobin went to 8.9. I continued it for the last month and it went to 9.9. I feel very fortunate to have made this discovery and just want to encourage you to try this. Iron infusion had been offered to me at one point and I turned it down hoping that the supplements would work. They helped maintain my status but I believe that it was cutting out wheat that has actually helped me make use of them. I would encourage anyone with a longstanding iron problem to look up
[QUOTE=millie58;3244685]I was just reading through the different messages on iron treatments and I just really want to make this comment. In February of 2006, it was found that I had a hemoglobin level of 6.9 and my iron stores were practically nonexistent. I took supplements for the last year and a half. These brought the hemoglobin into the 7's but it got stalled there and my stores came up but not that much. This summer I tried a no wheat diet and in 6 weeks my hemoglobin went to 8.9. I continued it for the last month and it went to 9.9. I feel very fortunate to have made this discovery and just want to encourage you to try this. Iron infusion had been offered to me at one point and I turned it down hoping that the supplements would work. They helped maintain my status but I believe that it was cutting out wheat that has actually helped me make use of them. I would encourage anyone with a longstanding iron problem to look up[/QUOTE]

Millie,

It sounds like you are talking about having a gluten intolerance (celiac disease). Most of us who have been diagnosed as iron deficient have also had the celiac blood tests done to rule that out as a cause. I know that the celiac panel was one of the first tests I had done. I was actually kind of "hoping" that celiac was the cause because it almost would have been easier to deal with. Alas, I was not found to have this so there is really no reason to remove the gluten (wheat) from my diet. Now, one can be strictly gluten intolerant and NOT have celiac but just having an intolerance will not make you iron deficient--it just makes you feel bad.

Were you ever tested for celiac disease? It really sounds like this is what you must have since removing wheat gluten from your diet is helping.





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