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Guest Elizabeth19

I WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH CELIAC DISEASE LIKE A MONTH AGO (IM 18 YRS OLD). I WENT THREW THE WHOLE BIOPSY STUFF AND NOW I AM ON MY GLUTON FREE DIET. WHICH I SEEM TO BE GETTING USED TOO. ANYWAYS I REALLY ONLY HAVE 2 QUESTIONS.

1. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE YOU FEEL BETTER?

2. IN THE FUTURE I DO WANT TO HAVE KIDS...WHATS THE CHANCE I WONT BE ABLE TO IN THE FUTURE? LIKE I KNOW RIGHT NOW SINCE I HAVE JUST FOUND OUT I HAD IT. I MAY BE INFERTILE.

I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW, SO IF ANYONE KNOWS THE ANSWER TO MY ??? PLEASE LET ME KNO!!!

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Hi Elizabeth, and welcome to this board.

Some people start feeling better within a day of avoiding gluten, and for others it takes up to six months. So, unfortunately, it is impossible to tell what your body will decide to do.

I don't see any good reason why you wouldn't get pregnant when you want to, if you are gluten-free. celiac disease can be a reason for infertility and miscarriages, but ONLY while you eat gluten. So, stay gluten free, and you shouldn't have to worry about it.

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Hey babe:

With gluten free new to you, I just wanted to make sure that you have gluten free shampoo, soap, lotions, some makeups....all can make you sick.

I know that someone here, (I am sorry that I cant remember..please forgive me, again) has a newbie kit that will get you started on our road to gluten free.

Also, I cannot to this, but there is a Delfi Forum List that someone can e-mail to you that has a list of gluten free PRODUCTs, by name.

The forum is usually quiet on the weekends.

Post as request for the Delfi Forum Product List and the Newbe Survival Kit and someone will get back to you very soon. That will be the most helpful to you as you are just beginning.

Remember, It is all doable, Lisa

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as far as I know infertility caused by celiac should right itself when you are healthy, it's like your body knows you are too sick to carry a child so it revokes that option. If however your infertility is caused by something else, I have no clue.

As far as the newbie survival kit, you should PM nini, it's awesome. I just PM'd her with the subject "newbie survival kit" and in the body put my email address. It was a life saver. :)

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yep it's me, I can also e-mail the new updated Delphi list as well. (the old Delphi list is part of the newbie survival kit)

rather than PM'ing me (which is fine) you can also e-mail me directly at nisla@comcast.net and put "request newbie survival kit" in the subject.

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as far as I know infertility caused by celiac should right itself when you are healthy, it's like your body knows you are too sick to carry a child so it revokes that option. If however your infertility is caused by something else, I have no clue.

As far as the newbie survival kit, you should PM nini, it's awesome. I just PM'd her with the subject "newbie survival kit" and in the body put my email address. It was a life saver. :)

so as of right now, since i was just diagnosed, i could be infertile???

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What a god-send you are nini. Guess, what, I would like to have you survival kit.....after almost a year.

jimbaker@mchsi.com. xxoo Lisa

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so as of right now, since i was just diagnosed, i could be infertile???

Maybe, maybe not. There's no real way to tell. I had 3 kids before I found out I had problems with gluten.

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so as of right now, since i was just diagnosed, i could be infertile???

possibly yes, but more than likely your Celiac was caught early enough that it hasn't affected that. Not everyone with undiagnosed Celiac is infertile

What a god-send you are nini. Guess, what, I would like to have you survival kit.....after almost a year.

jimbaker@mchsi.com. xxoo Lisa

you got it...

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I was supposedly infertile up til I got pregnant with my son. I had severe preclampsia and eclampsia and he was born severly premature. All is well now and he just turned 1. The doc said that my celiacs could have been a direct correlation with my pregnancy problems. I had all types, I was out of work in month 3. At that time though, I didnt know about my celiacs and I was told that I probably could get pregnant and have a normal and healthy pregnancy. I think every case is different. You should talk to your GYN about any concerns with infertility.

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I only figured out I have celiac disease at the age of 52, after having five healthy children, and eight miscarriages (my babies were never safe until five months pregnant). So, I had no problem GETTING pregnant on gluten, but rather STAYING pregnant. I just wished the doctors wouldn't be so clueless, having known about celiac disease and being gluten-free would have saved me from a lot of heartache (and I would have twins now, which I always wanted, Susie should have been a twin, I lost one).

So, not everybody with celiac disease will be infertile on gluten, it is just possible. I don't know what the percentages are.

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I also had a miscarriage pre-diagnosis. I went through labor and the whole bit at 4 months, but there was no baby. It took me about 2 years to get pregnant again.

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Hey babe:

With gluten free new to you, I just wanted to make sure that you have gluten free shampoo, soap, lotions, some makeups....all can make you sick.

I know that someone here, (I am sorry that I cant remember..please forgive me, again) has a newbie kit that will get you started on our road to gluten free.

Also, I cannot to this, but there is a Delfi Forum List that someone can e-mail to you that has a list of gluten free PRODUCTs, by name.

The forum is usually quiet on the weekends.

Post as request for the Delfi Forum Product List and the Newbe Survival Kit and someone will get back to you very soon. That will be the most helpful to you as you are just beginning.

Remember, It is all doable, Lisa

Hey Lisa,

I read what you were saying about the gluten-free shampoo/lotions/makeup etc, is that really true??? :o I've never really thought about that before!!! I was always told by the Dr gluten had to be ingested to affet me - now i'm wondering if thats why my hair constantly falls out - wheat based shampoo!!!???!!! What are your (or anyone's) thoughts??? :(

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Hey Lisa,

I read what you were saying about the gluten-free shampoo/lotions/makeup etc, is that really true??? :o I've never really thought about that before!!! I was always told by the Dr gluten had to be ingested to affet me - now i'm wondering if thats why my hair constantly falls out - wheat based shampoo!!!???!!! What are your (or anyone's) thoughts??? :(

my girls can't even touch gluten or they break out.

I hear conflicting advice, some say shampoos don't need to be gluten free because you don't eat them, others say anything you touch needs to be gluten free.

However, if you are having symptoms, and found wheat in your shampoo, I would toss it and get some gluten free shampoo and see if you feel better.

(oh, and check your makeup too, esp. your lipstick, my 4 year old got really sick once because grandma let her wear some lipstick and didn't know it had gluten in it)

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I too had several miscarriages BEFORE my dx. My pregnancy with my daughter was also prior to my dx. I did however have an extremely complicated pregnancy and dd was born 6 weeks preterm. I had no problems GETTING pregnant, it was the staying pregnant that was a problem. I bet if I had been strictly gluten-free, I would have had no problems with any of the pregnancies.

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Hey babe:

With gluten free new to you, I just wanted to make sure that you have gluten free shampoo, soap, lotions, some makeups....all can make you sick.

I know that someone here, (I am sorry that I cant remember..please forgive me, again) has a newbie kit that will get you started on our road to gluten free.

Also, I cannot to this, but there is a Delfi Forum List that someone can e-mail to you that has a list of gluten free PRODUCTs, by name.

The forum is usually quiet on the weekends.

Post as request for the Delfi Forum Product List and the Newbe Survival Kit and someone will get back to you very soon. That will be the most helpful to you as you are just beginning.

Remember, It is all doable, Lisa

Hi, I just joined and this group is so helpful. I would appreciate that list also. This makeup thing is another challenge. I'm working on make-up and vitamins today. Thanks, LindaLee

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Welcome to the forum. If you have been buying gluten-free bread, be sure you do not use the family toaster, but buy a cheap one for yourself. When I was first told that I needed my own toaster (28 months ago), I thought that was overkill. It is not, as the crumbs from glutened bread stay in the toaster and then can get on your bread. Make sure you do not make your sandwiches where regular bread has been, unless you have throughly cleaned that area. I know some on here put paper towels down for theirs. I use a plate, even tho I am using a section of the counter that is designated for me. Do, not use condiments that others have double dipped into as their crumbs can then pass to you. My husband uses a large jelly and I use a small one and that way we know who's is who's. If you have a boyfriend do not kiss him if he has been eating or drinking anything with gluten. He should rinse his mouth throughly. One member on here was still being glutened and she could not figure it out. Then it dawned on her that her husband has a mustache and drank beer. He now rinses before kissing her. Once you get the hang of this, it will all come naturally and easily.

As far as the infertility. I would think you could still get pregnant, but sometimes it is not a healthy pregnacy. You need for your body to heal before you get pregnant and then you should be fine.

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Yes,

Check anything that may get into your mouth. I use Dove shampoo and soap, Lubriderm lotion, Crest toothpaste, and burts bees lip glosses and some Clinique. Hope that will get you started.

Lisa

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Hi, I just joined and this group is so helpful. I would appreciate that list also. This makeup thing is another challenge. I'm working on make-up and vitamins today. Thanks, LindaLee

did you e-mail me for the list? nisla@comcast.net

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