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This may be purely anecdotal, but I'm wondering if there's a connection between progesterone levels and DH flare ups. Back story: For as long as I can remember, I've had a very irregular period. I've averaged about 3 cycles per year, but it's improving since going gluten free about 5 months ago. Over the past several years, I've tracked my cycles as a way to prove to my doctors that it was really that serious. Because of this, even being irregular, I now know when I'm about to "start." I've also noticed that my DH tends to flare really bad in the two weeks leading up to my period. Those last two weeks are when progesterone levels increase sharply. (Look up a chart of hormone levels during a cycle and you'll see what I mean.) I know I saw a post on this forum about the progesterone-DH connection. It wasn't very detailed though and my searches have turned up very little. So does anyone have any info about this? Is it really that significant, or is it all in my head?
Hello! I'm new to this website as far as officially being a member but ever since I was diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago, I have often run to this site for help! This leads me to my question at hand...does anyone else (women of course) have an issue with irregular spotting 'down there' after working out? I have been experiencing a lot of GI and reproductive problems lately so, after dealing with every doctor under the sun, I have been told that I'm fine. They don't know what's causing my lower back cramping and occasional spotting but everything else can be attributed to to my Celiac Disease. Does anyone else get these two symptoms? The lower back cramping often comes along with an upset stomach/D so I'm not too terribly concerned about it and I guess it's just normal...the irregular spotting has me worried, though. I'm not a huge fan of the obgyn I currently am able to go to so I'm not quite sure she really covered all her bases and she doesn't seem to understand how much celiac disease factors into my entire body, not just my stomach. Anyone else experience irregular spotting after working out? I'm just trying to figure out if this is in any way tied to my celiac disease or if I need to finally bite the bullet and go hunt down a better obgyn.