i dont think i have celiac. i do eat gluten free as much as possible and in fact dont eat a lot of grain based foods and stay away from processed foods and refined sugars. i've become super anal about that since 2007. i did have 2 inches at the ileum removed, so your b-12 theory holds some truth there. i have been taking b-12 supplements about the time i started my iron. this occurred to me too and i had my docs screen for b-12 and that was low as well. it was just odd how it started all of a sudden and out of the blue. i did respond well to the iron supplements, which was good. i could not get my iron levels up eating a diet high in iron based foods though. that leads me to believe that i was so low it would take way too long or there is some underlying cause i havent discovered yet.
as for being a vegetarian, i love meat too much. imho vegetarianism isnt healthy. actually, the word vegetarian comes from ancient tribal slang for the village idiot who cant hunt, ride, or fish.
i loosely follow the scd, incorporating parts of it with the maker's diet. that is why i did the food based iron method first. but i had no choice and had to go the pill route.
thanks for the comments every one!
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07