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ElizabethN

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I just thought I would give a quick update. I saw the nutritionist on Wednesday and she had a lot of great ideas for me on what to eat to help gain some weight and stay healthy. Basically, I need to try really hard for some grain alternatives and also eat more fat and calories. Things like avacados and peanut butter, but she said also to use lots of dressing, cream, butter, etc...anything to help put on some weight. At 15 weeks I am still 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight.

So I was excited to try some of the ideas but unfortuntaly, have thrown up everything the past few days. I am completely dehydrated and really depressed that I just can't seem to get this under control, it's like pre-gluten free days all over again. My doctor game me the ultimatum of admitting me to the hospital today for fluids or to take Reglan this weekend and push the fluids and then have an appointment Monday and they will decide whether to admit me or not. I decided to try the latter and hopefully Reglan will do the trick and help me get over the hump. She said that she will do a sonogram Monday to help reassure me that the baby is okay because it really does make me nervous that he or she isn't getting any nutrients.

It is just frustrating because this was my deepest fear before we decided to try and now it is coming true. Hopefully the worst will soon by over and I can enjoy the symptom free second trimester everyone keeps telling me about...


Gluten free since 10/05

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Don't worry, the baby will take all the nutrients it needs ... you will be the one to be deficient! <_<

If you're dehydrated, will they give you an IV just to rehydrate you? I felt so much better when I was pregnant and finally wasn't dehydrated.

You will feel better, it will just seem like forever.


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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I've heard going on the IV helps alot of women IMMENSELY, it might be your only option right now if you can't keep fluids down

To curb my nausea, I'm eating alot of carbs and protein and drinking ALOT of water. If I haven't drunk enough, I snack on a Hydralyte which rehydrates me

Take it easy xx


wheat free & yeast free since may '06

also lactose intolerant

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My cousin Jeanne had 9 kids and was on IV treatments for all 9 in the beginning of each pregnancy. I think this is more of a pregnancy problem than a celiac one. I had terrible motion sickness with my last 2 pregnancies--I couldn't see someone else in a rocking chair, let alone, rock.

Keep your chin up--hope it passes soon.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

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I had to take nausea meds until 22 weeks with my first baby. I was sick all the time- throwing up three times a day. I thought it would never end! But at 22 weeks I felt so much better. My baby was born VERY HEALTHY. I did end up gaining the weight I needed from 22 weeks on. I am pregnant again and a SAHM and it has been much easier this time around. I have been gluten free for longer and that helps a lot. Still not gaining lots of weight, but I am working on it! I have been making lots of comfort foods. My nausea has returned a little bit (I am in my third trimester) so I just try and stay ahead of it. Take comfort in the ultrasound!

Good luck!

Natalie

Gluten Free Mommy

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The reglan seems to really be helping. I still feel nauseated, but I am not throwing up and have gotten a few good meals down. The doctor did tell me this is 100% a pregnancy thing not a celiac thing, that lots of women are sick for awhile, and that everything is fine as long as I stay hydrated. It really helps so much to hear that other women were very sick and not only survived it but had healthy babies! Thank you all for your good thoughts, it helps.

Tracey, i have never heard of hydralyte, can you buy it in stores?

I know I may still need IV's at some point, and I would be more willing to do it if I didn't have to go to the hospital, but since that is the only way she mentioned it is my last resort!!!

Seeing the ultrasound was amazing- we could even see little fingers!!! It almost made me want to cry, and so, all of the ickiness is definitely worth it and right now I think that even if I have to be sick for 5 more months, I will survive!!!


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