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Accidentally glutened myself, no symptoms??

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I am 30 weeks pregnant and have been very, very strictly gluten-free for over two years now.  I have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease, no insurance and the wicked cost of testing has prevented diagnosis, but realize I have some severe form of gluten intolerance.  Twice I tried a small amount of gluten after being gluten free and tore myself up FOR DAYS! Since stopping gluten, my interstitial cystitis has completely vanished and bouts of intractable upper GI upset have become a thing of the past as well. I also suffered pregnancy loss twice before conceiving my two, now three, children. 

Interestingly, however, I just realized I bought the wrong kind of waffles! I have been eating gluten for two days! No symptoms that I’ve noticed, other than serious bouts of depression, which I blame on the hormones.

WHAT IS THIS?! Can I resume eating small amounts of wheat!? I’d really love a piece of pizza but definitely don’t want to compromise the health of my growing babe. I am honestly shocked and wonder if this is just a fluke, or if I will begin to see my terrible symptoms come back with a veangence. 

Any insight or suggestions?! 

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2 hours ago, JessicaS said:

I am 30 weeks pregnant and have been very, very strictly gluten-free for over two years now.  I have not been diagnosed with Celiac disease, no insurance and the wicked cost of testing has prevented diagnosis, but realize I have some severe form of gluten intolerance.  Twice I tried a small amount of gluten after being gluten free and tore myself up FOR DAYS! Since stopping gluten, my interstitial cystitis has completely vanished and bouts of intractable upper GI upset have become a thing of the past as well. I also suffered pregnancy loss twice before conceiving my two, now three, children. 

Interestingly, however, I just realized I bought the wrong kind of waffles! I have been eating gluten for two days! No symptoms that I’ve noticed, other than serious bouts of depression, which I blame on the hormones.

WHAT IS THIS?! Can I resume eating small amounts of wheat!? I’d really love a piece of pizza but definitely don’t want to compromise the health of my growing babe. I am honestly shocked and wonder if this is just a fluke, or if I will begin to see my terrible symptoms come back with a veangence. 

Any insight or suggestions?! 

I wouldn't do that on purpose until you have the baby.  Just in case you really have Celiac and could hurt the baby.  

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I am totally agree with Kareng.

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The immune system changes during pregnancy so perhaps that is why your reaction was different.  Best to stay gluten free until you’ve had the baby.

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On 8/1/2018 at 9:50 AM, kareng said:

I wouldn't do that on purpose until you have the baby.  Just in case you really have Celiac and could hurt the baby.  

 

On 8/1/2018 at 9:50 AM, kareng said:

I wouldn't do that on purpose until you have the baby.  Just in case you really have Celiac and could hurt the baby.  

 

On 8/10/2018 at 2:57 PM, RMJ said:

The immune system changes during pregnancy so perhaps that is why your reaction was different.  Best to stay gluten free until you’ve had the baby.

Please keep studying and learning the difference between celiac disease, gluten or gliadin intolerance, and sensitivity. They have different reactive times.  I was ill all of my life but did not know it till I was 55. Then wheat hit the fan!!!. Then I found out I was cross intolerant to eggs and dairy.  I have never had any GI symptoms.  But I have gluten ataxia which is neurological damage.  One can't feel those symptoms.  It just takes out your brain.  Please stick to your diet.  Clinical diagnoses are all you may ever get so trust your gut.  Good luck

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