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I have been gluten-free for about 7 weeks. I went off the pill last month after being on it for about 13 years. I have never had a regular period, it used to come too frequently and last too long. 28 days after my last one started, it came again, I was shocked.

My question is, how long should we wait before we start trying? I know I need to have another regular period, but after that, is 3 months gluten-free enough time to wait? I know people say it takes a long time for your body to heal, but I also know many women have been pregnant before they knew they had Celiac. I also know it may take a while to get pregnant so we want to get started soon. I don't want to put extra stress on my body when it is healing, but we are ready to start trying. Any opinions?

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I had the same question awhile ago. I did the ask the doctor thing on the Clan Thompson Celiac Site.Here is a link to his answer.

Anyway, he basically said the same thing as my gastroenterologist. Wait until your bloodwork is back to normal (neg for celiac disease) and your symptoms have subsided. In most people it takes 6-18 months. For me, it took about a year to heal up. If you wanted to start trying earlier, nobody's stopping you, and you will probably have a pregnancy that is fine, but you may have a higher chance of infertility/miscairrage if you are not healed up.

I am pregnant now (just found out :D ), and I'm so excited. My husband and I have been wanting to have kids for a long time. So, I understand your impatience.

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Sarah Beth,

Thank you very much for that information.

I haven't actually been diagnosed with Celiac. My blood tests came back normal and I had an endoscopy (for other reasons) and that was normal as well. I have responded extremely well to the gluten-free diet, so I know I can't eat gluten even if I don't know exactly why. I had symptoms for years and years, so I'm not sure why I don't have damage, I guess I'm lucky. I was always worried about my irregular periods and I can't be happier and more surprised that they regulated.

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