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Any other Celiac out there get loose stools at the beginning of their period?

I've been noticing this the past few months and I'm thinking it's tied to hormones, not gluten.

Just a question?

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Hi Amanda - I have loose stools continuously but worse just before and starting period. It has been that way for a few years even when I did not have D. every day. Not sure the reasoning but you are not alone...Noel

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I love the women on this board.

I must say - since going gluten free I actually get periods now. Which is wild. They've all been more like clockwork and it's more predictable than the last 29 years...I get nasty ovulation right on day 14 with some digestive issues, then I seem to have D the first few days of my period...

I remember at one point my doc saying something to the effect of the gut and hormones being tied together...

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I do too, but my gyno thought it was due to endometriosis and hormones only. I had a (unsucessful)laproscopy a year ago and it's gotten worse. My dx then changed to endometriosis and pelvic congestion. Hopefully it will improve with being gluten free.

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For the first year after I started my period for the first time, I would have one episode of diarrhea right before starting my period. It was a great indicator of when my period was coming!

I don't now, but I'm chronically constipated, so that probably has something to do with it.

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I get the same thing. The first 2 days of my period I feel perfectly horrible -- between going to the bathroom more often (I must say that after 3 months gluten free it's less diahrea but still not the greatest) and the pain from my uterine fibroids. My period gets stronger and weaker then stronger again within the same cycle and every time it gets stronger again, I go throught the loose stool and cramping thing all over again. Needless to say, I dread the week I get my period and am actually looking forward to menopause.

Marlene

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Yes, before going gluten-free I used to have mega diareah before my cycle would start and then it would last a day or two into it. Since I have been gluten-free, it gets loose, but not like before where it was completely all liquid.... and oh,

the smell was awful, espeically the flatulence about a week before. But now even that is much better.

Nicole

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Yes, before going gluten-free I used to have mega diareah before my cycle would start and then it would last a day or two into it. Since I have been gluten-free, it gets loose, but not like before where it was completely all liquid.... and oh,

the smell was awful, espeically the flatulence about a week before. But now even that is much better.

Nicole

Yes,as well. Actually, after never having much in the way of cramps, they are quite hideous now leading up to my period. And much worse digestive issues. I am peri-menopausal and have a 6cm fibroid- don't know if that's not helping much. I do think hormones are making eating issues even wackier.

lisa

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Yes, here too!!! I wasn't noticiing it before I went gluten-free, b/c I was so constipated, but I notice it now. Not quite D, but more & looser and more gas, too.

I totally agree that it is hormonal!

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Yep, I would get that quite often too. Though I haven't had a period in quite some time, so I'm not sure yet how going gluten-free is going to affect that, if at all. (I had a baby 3 months ago and am breastfeeding. :D )

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It's funny, my period was early this month, so I didn't think of it, and I even posted last week that I thought I'd been glutened because I had gas and loose stools and horrible heartburn...turns out the day my period started that heartburn dissappeared like turning a switch, it was really odd. :blink: The gas and loose stools on the first couple of days of a period is normal for me though.

Pauliina

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hmmm, I'm just about due so I'll let ya know

I have noticed since going gluten-free 2 yrs ago that my period is barely there & for a shorter duration. Maybe 1 big cramp & then no more. Instead of constant hedaaches, maybe 1 day. Although it is like clockwork so that good.

Before going gluten-free, my period was 8 long days and very very heavy. Vicious cramps, major mood swings, headaches, backaches. Couldn't eat the 1st few days.

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