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alexisd

Member Since 19 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Jan 26 2013 12:37 AM
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In Topic: Feeling Discouraged...

21 December 2012 - 01:02 AM

I got pregnant 2 months after going gluten free (January of this year) miscarried in February and got pregnant again in July. I'm just about 26 weeks now. We did almost 4 years of fertility treatments with no results, diagnosed and within months I was pregnant with zero help. It takes time for your body to really heal.
Hang in there =)

Congratulations on your healthy pregnancy! Thanks for reminding me that it takes time to heal - reading these posts has been helping me feel more positive about it.

In Topic: Feeling Discouraged...

20 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Welcome to the forum, Alexis. I am so sorry you are going through this sad, sad time with your miscarriages. It is very heartbreaking and stressful. But you are very young still -- many women today don't start their families until your age, so please don't think that your time is past.

With the miscarriages your body is sending you a message that it is not yet ready to carry a child to term. Gluten exacts a terrible toll on us and it does take time to recover. If you have not already done so, have your pcp run a blood panel for all your vitamins and minerals because celiac is a disease of malabsorption and you may be low on many of these, vitamins A, B, E, D, K, especially D and B12, but for babymaking folate as well, and iron/ferritin, potassium, zinc, magnesium. Once you have all these nutrients in good balance your body should be ready again to carry your next baby. Do not be in too much of a rush to conceive because you and the baby both need to be healthy :)

Two months is actually a very short time in the the period of gluten recovery. It took you one and a half years to get where you are, so it is going to take you a while to get back. Not the 1-1/2 years (actually a very short time in which to be diagnosed) but if it were me I would give it six months to restore your health. Many, many of our posters who had trouble conceiving before diagnosis have no problem once they have regained their health. :)

If your periods are regular and you are no longer consuming gluten, I think you are pretty safe from early menopause. Sweating, hot-flash-like symptoms can occur without menopause.

The rash is possibly beginning dermatitis herpetiformis which is the skin version of celiac, which can persist for some time after you stop eating gluten and is often aggravated in some people by iodine. So you could try avoiding foods high in iodine - such as milk and egg yolks, seaweed (sushi), etc. A google will show a list of these foods. So it is possible the yogurt contributed to your rash.

So keep up the good work of staying gluten free, supplement as necessary and in a few months you should be able to conceive and carry your baby to term. Do not be discouraged. You are doing well and have come a long way. :)

Thanks, I really appreciate the information. I needed to hear something positive.