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i have been off gluten since june , when i discovered i had hashimotos. I wasn't exactly strict about it. In Novenmber i went hard core gluten-free. I also became pregnnat in late Nov.

I am 19 weeks prego right now and about a month ago i started having these ewird symptoms. My body would twitch right has my body was about to fall asleep. At this time i thoguht i was low electrolytes . I got electrolytes tested and they weren't alarmingly low. I do however have low ferritin (25) my ob said i am slight anemic. I was put on prescription iron about a month ago. I also started calcium/mag at night. the symptoms SOMEWHAT subsided, but the last two nights have been absolutely miserable. I have barely slept a wink. I know low iron can cause these problems but i wondered if being glutened can as well. I intentionally ate gluten friday and a very small amount sat night, too. The twitching started up two night ago. At the samw time of of the twitching i have a burning in my eye. Do these symptoms sound familiar to anything anyone here has gone through i am off gluten and will not eat it, especially if this is what it 's going to do to me, nevermind the autoimmune attack:( also does anyone have any remedies for me? i take restless legs at night, as well as calcium/mag, and a benadryl... does this sounds like a gluten thing??

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Well, I read a book today...

It talks about how autoimmune diseases have commonalities tracing back to pancreatic enzyme deficiencies which causes a cascade of problems - vitamin and mineral deficiencies among them.

I read something about restless legs and sleep disturbances - bottom line is your B vitamins. The overall suggestion of the book is to use naturally fermented foods, organics, pastured animal products to get your vitamins. But anyhow...lack of utilization of proteins to convert food (b's especially) cause lots of problems according to the authors.

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I just wanted to say that 7 years ago I was very anemic hemoglobin very low and ferritin level was down to 3 anyway my legs jerked my arms jerked muscles jumped scared me half to death, but found out this was all part of anemia, I was put on iron and my hemoglobin came up fairly fast but the ferritin level took quite awhile, I don't think a month is enough. Magnesium is a good thing to help and make sure your vit. D level is up. hope this helps

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thank you for your replies. It definitely sounds line periodic limb movement to me. I brought this up to the ob nurse a few weeks ago and she had never heard of PLM:( so i didn't get too far with that one.

I definitely think it is my low iron too. It's just weird some nights are worse than others.The last two nights, i get it a bit before i drift off but it then seems to go away and ALLOW me to SLEEP. There are other nights where it goes on ALL night long.

The nights it went on ALL night long happened to be days i had ingested gluten, so i thought there might be some correlation there???

i'm working on getting my iron up. I have an ob appt tomorrow , so we will test iron then to see if it has budged.

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Gluten does different things to different people. If you see a correlation, then it's probably there. It's potent stuff.

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