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Kathy B added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & ResearchHayfeverI have been gluten free for nearly a year, although not diagnosed. My doctor is uninterested as I am too well! My health has steadily improved over the last year and all sorts of problems have gradually got better apart from my hayfever. I am taking anti histamine for this, but I wondered if any one has any experience of curing this problem through diet?
One bonus of being gluten free is the great reduction in the amount of toilet paper I now consume! This is a bit crude I know, but often I hardly need to wipe at all!
Your views much appreciated. Thanks.
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Kathy B added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & ResearchWomen's ProblemsHi Everyone
I have been reading your messages with great interest and have learnt no end of useful informtion.
I do not have a diagnosis, but suspect I am gluten intolerance and have been on a gluten free diet for nearly a year now. I suffered from IBS for as long as I can remember and would frequently get aneamic, although by doctor always put this down to my heavy periods. My doctor did a test for celiac disease and it came back negative but by then I was gluten free. My sister has also been gluten free and has rid herself of migraines and spots as well as stomach problems. I believe, from what I have read, that my Dad was a celiac and my Mum was possibly gluten intolerant, though both were undiagnosed.
A few months ago I had some really heavy episodes of bleeding, however this has stopped and my periods have been very light the last few months. I cannot find anything on the internet about the effect of gluten on the menstral cycle other than it can effect fertility. This has not been a problem for me as I had no problem conceiving my two sons.
I would be interested to know if anyone else has had problems with periods which have improved on a gluten-free diet.
Incidentally I also suffered terribly in the past from restless legs, which I still occasionally get but cannot pin it down to having had gluten in particular. My iron levels are now back to normal so it could be something else.
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