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My mouth has ulcers!! THis is a very new symptom and I think I got cc'd with the kidlet sharing snacks while we had colds.

Usually I only have gastro problems but the mouth ulcers are actually preferable to me LOL I can handle those easily.

Can my symptoms change with pregnancy? We are working on putting a gluten-free bun in the oven.


Diagnosed with Gluten Allergy April 2010. Family history of Celiac disease and bowel cancers. Already feeling a billion times better since going gluten free.

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My understanding is that pregnancy changes everything. :P


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Could they be caused by the virus (cold) you had?


Patti

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Could they be caused by the virus (cold) you had?

I wondered about that! I have never had mouth ulcers before EVER even with a cold. so I am curious about this.


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I wondered about that! I have never had mouth ulcers before EVER even with a cold. so I am curious about this.

I've had something like that after a cold--like a cold sore but inside the mouth. It hasn't happened to me in years--I was under a lot of stress when it would happen.


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Yes, there is some research that links cold sores or mouth ulsers to Celiac....now, to put my finger on it? :huh:

From PubMED:

Aphthae are seen in patients with hematinic deficiency (iron, folate, or vitamin B12); celiac disease; Crohn's disease; HIV infection, neutropenia, and other immunodeficiencies. The mouth ulcers in Behçet's syndrome are often major aphthae with frequent episodes and long duration to healing

Diagnosis of aphthae is based on the patient's history and clinical features because specific tests are unavailable. A full blood chemistry (hemoglobin level, differential white cell count, and red cell indices), iron levels, and possibly red cell folate and serum vitamin B12 measurements, and other investigations may help exclude systemic disorders. Biopsy is rarely indicated.


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I used to get those when I used to use lipgloss made with wheat germ. I also used to use shampoo with wheat germ and it would made my scalp so itchy, my teachers used to think I always had lice.


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mouth ulcers were a big deal with me before going gluten-free. I would get 8 or 9 at a time. I still get them once in awhile but since going gluten-free they never ulcerate to the point of total pain. Good luck with your little bun.

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Look into hand foot mouth disease (not hoof and mouth disease). It is a coxsackie virus that causes prolific mouth ulcers along with a cold. I had the type that does not cause hand and foot spots, just mouth ulcers and the cold. I was as sick as ever with that virus. I don't remember if it caused GI problems as well, but I do remember a really bad GI issue sometime that year. It was 7 years ago now. If I didn't have mild celiac symptoms all growing up, then that virus was certainly the triggering event for my celiac. And if you google it, remember I was a school employee at the time working with kindergarteners and elementary kids. When I went into the doctor, he called his student in to see because the spots on my tonsils looked like strep, but then I had ulcers on the roof of my mouth as well which we learned was a hallmark of coxsackie vs. strep.

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Hey,

So I get mouth ulcers...but really badly. I only get one or two at a time and they last for up to 2 1/2 weeks! They are EXTREMELY painful and I end up eating very little food when I have them. The form that I have is called Aphthous ulcers. They are an auto-immune infection that often occurs when you have a low immune system. SO, when you get sick, or get cross-contamination, or eat gluten, your immune system has to work a lot harder to deal with the gluten and leads to low levels of immunoglobulin in the oral mucous membranes. Then if you end up injuring the inside of your cheek, your body has a very hard time replenishing your oral mucous membrane....leading to a canker sore or mouth ulcer.

Thats at least as much as I could find out. They are not contagious, and so you didn't contract it from the kid with the cold.

As for the pregnancy... celiac has been known to effect women getting pregnant, because the body takes such a long time to heal. When my mom was trying to get pregnant with me (before she knew she was celiac)she went to the doctor and he said that she wasn't absorbing nutrients, and to eat a lot of ice cream...and it worked. It might not be it...but it is all I can suggest.

I hope this helps a bit.

Good luck with the baby,

Eilidh

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My mouth has ulcers!! THis is a very new symptom and I think I got cc'd with the kidlet sharing snacks while we had colds.

Usually I only have gastro problems but the mouth ulcers are actually preferable to me LOL I can handle those easily.

Can my symptoms change with pregnancy? We are working on putting a gluten-free bun in the oven.

I am new to this blog thing but I have Celiac and in the past I have had horrid ulcers that required medical attention they have since disappeared now that I know what is wrong with me. :) best of luck

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Heya,

I don't think I got full on ulcers, but I did have problems with biting my cheeks, and having the sore stay around for several days. Nowadays I have a sore spot for an hour and then I'm all better :)


Feb 2010 - Start of continuous GIT problems and panic attacks

July 2010 - Blood and biopsy -ve, went gluten free after testing which completely relieved symptoms

July 2011 - 1 year gluten free, food intolerances (Chicken, eggs, olives, goat milk) gone!

2012 - Soy no longer a problem

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Thanks guys! This hung out for about 2 weeks and then FINALLY went away. It was quite difficult to eat!

I went to the doctor again yesterday and I am showing physical symptoms of being pregnant so they gave me a blood panel and a hormone shot (getting pregnant isn't an issue but staying pregnant is) so I am at home on partial bed rest.

Thanks for all the help guys! I'll keep you posted!


Diagnosed with Gluten Allergy April 2010. Family history of Celiac disease and bowel cancers. Already feeling a billion times better since going gluten free.

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I had canker sores in my mouth all my life. They disappeared gluten-free. I often get one or two when I've been glutened.

Ditto.

I eat lots of extra garlic (raw preferred) which stings a bit but helps them heal faster.

Good luck! I hope you have good news on the baby soon.


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

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B-complex deficiency can cause mouth ulcers, and of course is common with Celiac. Since you are working on getting pregnant, do you happen to be taking folic acid supplements? I think I remember reading somewhere that folic acid may mask some B12 deficiency symptoms, and may even lower B12 levels. I

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Yep! Def taking B6 and a prenatal (gluten-free of course).


Diagnosed with Gluten Allergy April 2010. Family history of Celiac disease and bowel cancers. Already feeling a billion times better since going gluten free.

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