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Help! No period after eating gluten free

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Hi. I've just been gluten-free for 3 weeks and my period is late by 5 days. I am never late so I am very worried about this. I am actively trying to get pregnant so at first I was hoping that was it but it's not (two negative tests). I would love to hear from anyone else to know if this settles down. I used to be very regular (4 weeks to the day most of the time) but now I am very concerned. No period will mean no ovulation and no baby for me :( I've read a lot of women have had great success in getting pregnant after getting rid of gluten when finding out they have an intolerance so I was hoping for good things - not this! I am 34 and therefore worried about my age - I don't really have time to waste on this righting itself.

Any advice and experiences from other women would be great.

Thank you.

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Hi. I've just been gluten-free for 3 weeks and my period is late by 5 days. I am never late so I am very worried about this. I am actively trying to get pregnant so at first I was hoping that was it but it's not (two negative tests). I would love to hear from anyone else to know if this settles down. I used to be very regular (4 weeks to the day most of the time) but now I am very concerned. No period will mean no ovulation and no baby for me :( I've read a lot of women have had great success in getting pregnant after getting rid of gluten when finding out they have an intolerance so I was hoping for good things - not this! I am 34 and therefore worried about my age - I don't really have time to waste on this righting itself.

Any advice and experiences from other women would be great.

Thank you.

I can't tell from your post if you went gluten-free for medical reasons like Celiac or just "because".  For women with Celiac, they usually recommend you wait a few months until your antibodies are normal.  There seems to be some evidence that the antibodies may attack the placenta or baby.  Also, you would want to get the vitamin levels to normal first. Its never ideal to start a pregnancy with low nutrient levels. 

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/will-exposure-to-gluten-during-pregnancy-cause-any-problems-with-the-baby

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/why-does-celiac-disease-lead-to-fertility-problems-in-women-with-undiagnosed-celiac-disease

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/given-that-celiac-disease-is-associated-with-infertility-what-can-a-woman-with-celiac-disease-do-to-help-her-get-pregnant

 

Given that celiac disease is associated with infertility, what can a woman with celiac disease do to help her get pregnant?

A strict gluten-free diet for a few months and a good multivitamin are all a woman with celiac disease needs to be sure there’s no interference with fertility.

 

 

Were you on BC pills?  I believe periods can take a few months to normalize once you discontinue them.  You could still get pregnant but the time of ovulation/menses in the cycle might be "off" for a few months.

Maybe you should discuss this with your OB/GYN? 

Edited by kareng

 

 

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