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3 months ago, i started the gluten free journey,under my Dr.s care. i have suffered from hot flashes also for about a year( pretty intense ones) 5 weeks ago started on low dose birth control, to help with the hot flashes. it is working well, i can't even complain about the 5 lbs. i gained, since i lost 12 during my really sick/gluten time. however, i am constipated, from the hormones, so I'm wondering might the hot flashes be less sever, now that I'm eating the proper diet,i would love to go off them. i have not tried to take any over the counter fiber, since going gluten free, I'm not sure if any of them are safe. thanks so much, for any feedback

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3 months ago, i started the gluten free journey,under my Dr.s care. i have suffered from hot flashes also for about a year( pretty intense ones) 5 weeks ago started on low dose birth control, to help with the hot flashes. it is working well, i can't even complain about the 5 lbs. i gained, since i lost 12 during my really sick/gluten time. however, i am constipated, from the hormones, so I'm wondering might the hot flashes be less sever, now that I'm eating the proper diet,i would love to go off them. i have not tried to take any over the counter fiber, since going gluten free, I'm not sure if any of them are safe. thanks so much, for any feedback

May I ask how old you are? Are you menopausal? Gluten free never made any difference in my hot flashes and I am the queen of severe flashing! :P However, I went through menopause 1 year before diagnosis and am at the age for flashes so gluten free most likely would have zero effect on them....it's all absence of hormones which controls that.

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I was put into an early menapause by celiac complete with awful hot flashes, for me the diet resulted in a great lessening of them. Everyone is different so I can't say whether the diet will or will not help yours.


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"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Before I was diagnosed at age 42, I had awful, awful hot flashes. My doc wanted to put me on estrogen. I read the warning labels and decided against it. Then I found out I have Celiac, went gluten free and never had another hot flash. I don't think I am menopausal, but was having the flashes because of gluten. Now I am 44 and still nice and cool. So, I supposed it is reasonable to think it could happen, if you're not full on into menopause. I've read that lots of Celiac women go into early menopause if they still eat gluten. Couldn't hurt to try, right?


Gluten free is not so bad! If you are new, hang it there, it gets easier!

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I began EARLY-menopause at age 35 and it lasted for ten years +. Hot flashes were the last symptoms to develop and last to leave. (but I still throw the covers off in the middle of the night, at 56).

I was diagnosed at 50.

Early in my 50's, any dairy or wine sulfates would result in wild hot flashes, to the point where I had to leave the room, if able. It went away. :)


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Whenever I've been glutened, the most prominant sign is hot flashes and profuse sweating at night. I'm in my early 30s so its definitely not menopausal hot flashes! I also recently had to stop taking birth control because I realized it was causing constipation.

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I think it was on the news just recently that women that are blessed with hot flashes have much Less chance (50% or something close) of having breast cancer.

REALLY!?!?! You mean there is some good news in regards to my daily incinerating flashes? :lol:

Red wine also causes me to flash bad but I'll be damned if I am going to give that up. I have already given up everything else!

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REALLY!?!?! You mean there is some good news in regards to my daily incinerating flashes? :lol:

Red wine also causes me to flash bad but I'll be damned if I am going to give that up. I have already given up everything else!

I saw that article and with good news always comes some bad. Daily hot flashes seem to decrease the chance of breast cancer but increase the chance of heart problems. :(

Red wine and chocolate do that to me too. I gave up the wine but I'll be darned if I will give up my chocolate.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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