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I'm not pregnant, just to be clear, but wanted to offer some encouragement, I hope. You ladies have my kudos for bringing a new life into the world while having to deal with this condition.
At any rate, calories are important, of course, but more than that is the consumption of vitamins and minerals. While I was in recovery from my last glutening, I decided to try juicing and smoothies. I felt great! I've been about a week off, and I'm starting to feel blah again. For carbs, I eat potatoes and rice, and some corn products, including grits. I'm a little lactose intolerant so I try to get my calcium from spinach and milk substitute.
You ladies will need to make sure to get plenty of folate. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Folate-HealthProfessional/
I couldn't agree more with nvsmom. I think she's completely right about what the doc meant by "borderline." Hopefully, you've caught the illness early and have avoided a lot of issues. I hope you feel better soon!
Maybe it's a close call, so that the general population experiences one thing, while the reports are showing something else. Maybe I should have used the word "slightly," as one of the articles I read did say that it was only a little more prevalent in men. It also said that it can occur anywhere on the body, but that those are the most common locations.
Both my daughter and my son have complained of stomach problems, and it could be that my son has celiac. Funny enough, he doesn't seem to have had any rashes like that, but my daughter had a rash in her armpits that hung around for a while and nothing helped. Finally, it just went away. I only hope that neither of them experiences what I did, and that I never do again. I would totally lose my mind. I tried everything I could think to protect it and get it to heal. It hurt to touch to put anything on it. At the behest of my ex's grandmother, I tried Gold Bond Medicated powder and that was the worst idea, ever!
When I was pregnant with my son, I acquired a rash that left my shocked OB scratching her head. It stuck around for far longer than I would have wished. But once it went away, it never came back...I think. I also would get hives, but I'm not sure that was related.
It was AMAZING in its itchiness, redness, rawness, and the shear surface area of my body that it covered.
During my pregnancy, I also had a "sun burn" on my face. Now, this was not a true sunburn. It just came up, stuck around a few days, and left, even though I hadn't been in the sun.
I get urticaria, easily, but I doubt this would have anything to do with DH. It could just be a little overactivity in my immune system, but the hives usually go away rather quickly.
I have not been diagnosed, yet, but have had a favorable response to the gluten-free diet.
I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this, or read of it. Since I was pregnant, I've had minor rashes, but I've not been able to connect them to food yet. I will keep investigating. I have noticed that I itch a lot, if I've had gluten. I also noticed that a fat bruise on my knee got SUPER itchy after a glutening. This seemed to be beyond the "healing itch."
What do you mean, "butterfly effect?" Where is the rash appearing, exactly?
Edit: I'm going to include this link, because I'm not sure when I'll get back to this thread, and I'd hate for you to wait for an answer to why I responded as I did. It's because Lupus has a characteristic butterfly rash across the face, and if you have Lupus, I hope you'll be able to get treatment, ASAP.
Nutrients are more important than carbohydrates, but carbohydrates are our "quick energy" source. Fats pack much more energetic punch, but time is not on their side.
There is a maximum of allowed protein, because you start getting build-up of uric acid and such. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16779921
I'm offering this, in the hopes it will be taken as a suggestion just to be careful. I also advocate that you see your doctor and perhaps get with a dietitian. It could be something metabolically or physically and it's really hard to determine for us laypersons who also don't have the benefit of your labs.