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Does anyone know if untreated celiac goes into remission during pregnancy? I have heard other autoimmune diseases do. When I was pregnant 2 years ago I felt GREAT and didn't need a nap, which was really surprising because normally I need a 2-3 hour nap just to make it thru the day. In fact, I just quit breastfeeding 6 weeks ago and now I am so incredibly tired during the day, luckily my baby is a great sleeper/napper ;)

I also had insomnia while pregnant, which made it even stranger that I didn't need a nap and felt so good. I would typically get only 4 hours of sleep when I was pregnant, but I felt amazing. Not at all what I expected during pregnancy...

I am getting the celiac panel next week, I really hope it comes back positive if in fact I do have celiac. My baby has also been tested, her bloodwork was negative and the pedi GI was to do an endoscopy in 2 months if her symptoms haven't improved. I would feel so much better about putting her thru that procedure if I knew I had celiac.

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I am not sure if it goes into remission, but I always felt great when I was pregnant. There were no stomach problems to be found until after the child was born.

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A woman's immune system has to shut down so it will not harm the baby. That is wy you are warned duing pregnancy to stay out of crowds during flu season and such.

That is why I gained weight like it was going out of style after being yelled at for the first 5 months. It was absolutely uncontrollable I ate more in the beginning of the pregnancy not the end. I'm only 5' 1" there was no room for my stomach to hold food. My son was 8' 5" and 22 inches long.

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Thanks for the replies! I am really looking forward to finding out if celiac disease the casue for our symptoms, I think it would be such a blessing to have my almost 14 month old diagnosed this early so she could avoid years of misery...

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Testing is going to be a bit harder because she is only 14 months. (Notorious for false negatives in patients under 24 months.) She needs to keep eating gluten until all the testing is done.

If you are in lower pen. of Michigan the top 2 pediatric gastroenterologists I've heard of, Dr. Hernando Lyons at St. John's hospital and Dr. Bellknap (spelling might be off sounds like bell nap). Depends on your insurance coverage, they accept completely different insurance.

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Yes the GI we saw did mention the bloodwork is basically useless. She's already been tested and the celiac panel was negative. Dr. said if her symptoms haven't improved in 2 to 3 months she would was do perform and endoscopy and colonoscopy. In the meantime, she wanted me to get tested. I really really liked her, (we live in North Texas) and I'm confident that if DD does have celiac disease the dr. will be able to diagnose it. That's why I really hope my bloodwork is positive. A diagnosis of celiac disease just "fits" both our symptoms. I had just resigned myself to believing feeling this way was normal. Hoping and praying for some answers soon!

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I hope you find your answers soon!

No matter if the test is negative, you can still give gluten free a try.

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i am 28 weeks and have gained 40 pounds already and feel great, maybe it does go into remission.

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It sure didn't for me. My celiac caused me to have severe hyperemesis with my first 2 pregnancies. Once I was diagnosed and gluten free I had a normal 3rd pregnancy. There was gluten in my anti-nausea medication and everyone told me to eat bland food like crackers and toast and those things all made me much sicker.

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I had undiagnosed Celiac, but diagnosed DH while pregnant. The DH went into remission, but showed back up about 6 weeks after the birth (8 lb 11 oz...)

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It sure didn't for me. My celiac caused me to have severe hyperemesis with my first 2 pregnancies. Once I was diagnosed and gluten free I had a normal 3rd pregnancy. There was gluten in my anti-nausea medication and everyone told me to eat bland food like crackers and toast and those things all made me much sicker.

Do you know where you can find out if and or what midications contain gluten?

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