Yes, my Vitamin D is low. Yes, I've been told I have leaky gut. I have many problems with my gut, hence why I cannot eat anymore and must be fed through a vein in my arm (Total Parentaral Nutrition via PICC line). I am working on fixing this, as most of my gut troubles started with Lyme, but it is a long, slow road.
Found out my swelling around my ribs is due to low albumin (low blood protein level), caused by poor absorption and malnutrition, aggravated by allergies and liver problems (caused by TPN), and made worse when they drained 2.6 liters of fluid out of the lining of my lung when I was in the hospital earlier this month.
I've heard L-glutamine is really good for leaky gut, especially if you can take it orally. I've tried it via IV, but it didn't help.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), IV Ceftazidime (for Plural Effusion).