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waine30

Member Since 24 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2013 01:27 AM
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Awaiting Diagnosis - Think Pregnancy Triggered It?

24 April 2013 - 01:40 AM

Hi,

 

I am hoping for some advice and maybe see if anyone has been in the same situation.

 

When I was pregnant with my 3rd child - I fell very ill during the last trimester.

I did not gain any weight, had extreme tiredness to the point I was in bed for two weeks (it was not just tiredness from pregnancy) drying my hair tired me out.

I was sick, then had bouts of diarreah.Severe heartburn and from the beginning of pregnancy i was slighty anemic.

I was put on tabs for heartburn and doc prescribed iron tabs - which i stopped taking as she thought these could be causing the sickness,

My daughter was born 4 weeks early which they think was triggered by placenta abrubption.

 

I was convinced that me being ill and my daughter being early was linked - but docs said that I just unfortunately had a bad time of it,

I have two other children and sailed through the pregnancys with them!!!

 

After the birth I was still getting abdominal pain and severe heartburn - so doc sent me for an endoscopy which showed I had a hiatus hernia, the consultant mentioned a wheat intolerance so took some biopsies - the results showed inflammation in my duodenum 'COMPATIABLE WITH CELIAC' which has confused my doc!! She did some blood tests which were EMA - Negative and IGA - Normal.

 

she has referred me back to the specialist to maybe have a genetic test and to discuss symptoms.

 

I do not feel half as bad as I did in pregnancy - still have heartburn and nausea. Have not been sick! Sometimes have dizziness and bouts of  constipation/ loose stools _not exactly diarreah,

 

I am hoping someone can advise me on what they think!!!!