Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Menopause
0

6 posts in this topic

My doctor thought I was in menopause because my period stopped from Sept 2007 until May 2009 except for one period in July, 2008.

I went gluten free for good after my endoscopy and official celiac dx in the beginning of August and I started getting regular periods again. I've read posts here about early menopause because of the gluten. I just think there is a correlation. Even my gyne understood and I was shocked.

Anyway, I'm going for an ultrasound to check everything out but I really believe going gluten free made a difference. I had the menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, etc before but I don't anymore. I could tell I was ovulating before my periods came.

All I know is I feel better now.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Well, I'm nearly 51 and having lots of trouble with my periods over the last year. My gyno said I had too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. So I am taking progesterone pills, which she said "very well may stop your periods while you are taking them", which was NOT bad news for me....I needed the break!! I missed nearly 3 months then started all my weirdness again. I asked her if my added soy in my diet (plant estrogen) was adding to my problems.....I am also dairy intolerant, so I drink soymilk and use tofu to make my own sour creams, etc. She said that was a good thought, but didn't really know. I have also learned that being overweight feeds estrogen. I'm not sure about the specifically gluten association between the two.....I had been gluten-free for 2 yrs prior to having problems. Frankly, I think we just go through alot of very WEIRD things in this stage of "stopping" and no one is the same. Best wishes with yours....I know I'm more than ready to be done, myself!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, I'm nearly 51 and having lots of trouble with my periods over the last year. My gyno said I had too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. So I am taking progesterone pills, which she said "very well may stop your periods while you are taking them", which was NOT bad news for me....I needed the break!! I missed nearly 3 months then started all my weirdness again. I asked her if my added soy in my diet (plant estrogen) was adding to my problems.....I am also dairy intolerant, so I drink soymilk and use tofu to make my own sour creams, etc. She said that was a good thought, but didn't really know. I have also learned that being overweight feeds estrogen. I'm not sure about the specifically gluten association between the two.....I had been gluten-free for 2 yrs prior to having problems. Frankly, I think we just go through alot of very WEIRD things in this stage of "stopping" and no one is the same. Best wishes with yours....I know I'm more than ready to be done, myself!!!

Progesterone is the first hormone to drop when menopause is starting. When this happens, you can become estrogen dominant. Completely normal and way overblown by mainstream medicine. This is the point where menopausal symptoms can begin so supplementing with progesterone, preferably bio-identicals and not the pharmaceutical kind, will help to balance out your hormones. It's all about the ratio balance between estrogen and progesterone.

Eating soy and being overweight can add to estrogen levels in the body but if you balance it out with progesterone, it shouldn't be a problem. Menopause is not a bad thing but it can make you miserable with symptoms until you get there!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My doctor thought I was in menopause because my period stopped from Sept 2007 until May 2009 except for one period in July, 2008.

I went gluten free for good after my endoscopy and official celiac dx in the beginning of August and I started getting regular periods again. I've read posts here about early menopause because of the gluten. I just think there is a correlation. Even my gyne understood and I was shocked.

Anyway, I'm going for an ultrasound to check everything out but I really believe going gluten free made a difference. I had the menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, etc before but I don't anymore. I could tell I was ovulating before my periods came.

All I know is I feel better now.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had all the sypthoms of menopause. The night sweats, period ending, inflammation, lymph nodes swelling etc. I began to get really worried. I read the information on bioidentical hormones. I used the progesterone cream. I began to research everything I ate. I found that the meat I was eating contained synthetic hormones - growth hormones. That the meats also contained estrogen. As well as the eggs that chickens produce the milk from cows, cream, butter etc. I also found out from a co-worker who has been a vegetarian all of her life that soy contains as much estrogen as birth control (I know this is heresay...but please here me out..) I stopped eating all of these items. My periods are back to normal. My hot flashes have disappeared. The depression is going away. The inflammation is disappearing. I then stopped eating wheat and gluten. I am finally feeling better the inflammation continued to go away and intestines are beginning to heal. If I eat the smallest amount of any of the mentioned foods it sends me immediately into toxic hell. I have another co-worker that experienced the same sypthoms at the same time and uses the same diet and her sympthoms have also disappeared. For me the soy acts like a toxin. It gives me a rash that looks and feels like a third degree burn. When the fever leaves the site the skin peels away. I stay as far away from soy as I can possibly get.

blue eyed vegan

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I had all the sypthoms of menopause. The night sweats, period ending, inflammation, lymph nodes swelling etc. I began to get really worried. I read the information on bioidentical hormones. I used the progesterone cream. I began to research everything I ate. I found that the meat I was eating contained synthetic hormones - growth hormones. That the meats also contained estrogen. As well as the eggs that chickens produce the milk from cows, cream, butter etc. I also found out from a co-worker who has been a vegetarian all of her life that soy contains as much estrogen as birth control (I know this is heresay...but please here me out..) I stopped eating all of these items. My periods are back to normal. My hot flashes have disappeared. The depression is going away. The inflammation is disappearing. I then stopped eating wheat and gluten. I am finally feeling better the inflammation continued to go away and intestines are beginning to heal. If I eat the smallest amount of any of the mentioned foods it sends me immediately into toxic hell. I have another co-worker that experienced the same sypthoms at the same time and uses the same diet and her sympthoms have also disappeared. For me the soy acts like a toxin. It gives me a rash that looks and feels like a third degree burn. When the fever leaves the site the skin peels away. I stay as far away from soy as I can possibly get.

blue eyed vegan

Soy is a phyto-estrogen and is used in non-food and food form to alleviate the symptoms of menopause....not reverse it. In countries where soy is the mainstay of the diet, they don't have night sweats and many the other symptoms that plague Americans to such a great extent. Soy does not contain as much estrogen as birth control either but is a substance which mimics estrogen's qualities. You sound like you may be allergic/intolerant to soy and that is quite common.

If you eat all non-organic foods and don't care where your food source comes from, you can have higher levels of estrogen in your body. Fat will also raise estrogen levels and this is why many overweight women have less menopausal symptoms then thinner women. Your use of progesterone cream most likely is what caused you to feel better, along with the gluten-free diet. Progesterone is the first hormone to tank when menopause starts BUT it can lower a long time before you actually become menopausal. It can start to decline as early as your 30's. By taking progesterone, you most likely restored the correct balance between estrogen and progesterone in your body (the ratio) and this is what is key to being happy and healthy.

Soy is not a bad food but if you eat a lot of it, your estrogen levels will rise. There usually isn't inflammation with menopause but there is plenty of it with undiagnosed celiac disease. Between your diet and the use of progesterone cream, plus easing off on soy and all that hormone laced food, you have begun to restore balance. Good job!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,878
    • Total Posts
      919,449
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • So I've been glutened....
      That sounds like a plan JMG.  If things aren't working then make a change, hopefully a positive change.  It seems to me we have more noticeable symptoms sometimes after being gluten-free a while.  I made a mistake last night and ate some tuna canned in water.  It definitely wasn't boring.  I usually have more sense than to eat tuna canned in water but screwed up last night.  They canned  it in broth of some sort.  Ingredients say vegetable broth and soy.  Yuck, not good for me.  It sure tasted good though, just ouch.  I am not saying it had gluten in it, but it does have soy and some kind of unnamed veggie monsters.  So it could be soy, or carrots or some other disgusting vegetable that got me.   Not all celiacs have additional food intolerances beyond gluten, but some do.  My gut could testify to that.  Anyway, if you have bloating, cut out all carbs and sugar for starters.  And try peppermint tea or Altoids.  Over here we have something called Pepto Bismol that helps soothe gut pain and another neat thing called aspirin.  And gluten-free beer as needed.  
    • Gluten free apparently not helping entirely
      Jean, Maybe your boss can find you a job in the office for a while?  It's worth asking maybe? It's not easy being on constant travel with celiac disease but it can be done.  Your effort to find safe food is going to be harder than most but it is not impossible.  But if you can't manage it you should really think about getting a non-travel job.  Your boss may be willing to work with you on an office position, even if it's temporary.  That would give you some time to look for a local job and also eat a safer diet. It's really up to you to control your diet and make sure it is safe.  If you can't figure out how to  do that while traveling you owe it to yourself to figure a way out of the travel. Celiac disease isn't always fun and games.  Not always.   I hope you find a way to improve your circumstances.
    • Gluten Free baby food pouches?
      Anyone know of any baby food pouches that are gluten free?  We love to have them on the go for our kids (not just baby), but I have no idea which ones to get now!  We used to get Meijer brand and Plum.   Thanks!
    • gluten free, oat free, egg free breakfast ideas needed for 6 year old
      Thanks for everyone's suggestions!  I think I felt at a loss when we had to cut oats- we used to do cheerios and oatmeal regularly and now those are out.  She has a sensitivity to oats as well as wheat/barley/rye. 
    • So I've been glutened....
      The bloating has, if anything, got worse. It seems better when I'm lay down, when I stand it gets worse. Although the lymph swelling has gone down so maybe I'm through the worst. Hope so anyway... I never used to get a great deal of GI symptoms. Certainly not so serious as the other stuff. It's making me wonder if I just react differently now having been gluten-free for some time. I've noticed lot's of you saying that reactions seem to change over time. Of course its possible the other stuff was masking the GI things. I almost dont trust my memory of those times anymore because a whole chunk of my life seems to have been lived through a brain fog. Tomorrow I'm thinking of going away for a couple of days, maybe just taking some ultra simple food with me so I can try and settle my stomach by boring it into submission      
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jmg  »  admin

      Hello Admin!
      I don't know whether this is of interest to post on your articles feed:
      http://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/window-guts-brain
      Kind Regards,
      Matt
      · 2 replies
    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,918
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    dae
    Joined