TTC and gluten intolerant. What was your earliest symptom and how soon after TTC

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My earliest symptom was just more fatigue than usual at 9 or 10 dpo. For me, nausea, sore nipples, etc didn’t start until I was about five weeks pregnant. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

newbeelove:  just one bit of caution. .going gluten free is hard. Really hard. And the littlest bit of gluten can mess up your cycle or cause a miscarriage.  If I were you (as a celiac ttc in a few months), I would give it 3 months of being solidly gluten free to get that down before adding to the stress. Foe what it’s worth,  my coworker ttc for 5 years. Went off gluten for 2 months and was pregnant.  It was so tough for her to do the gluten thing and pregnancy thing at once. She envied that I had the time to get healthy before ttc.

Ad far as your symptoms… did you do anything different? New sauce or different tortillas?  It may be gluten. Even if you didn’t react before,  as you get healthier than you get sicker easier.  It sucks.

 Normally food adversions don’t happen until later. I really,  Really hope you’re pregnant,  but I’d check that out first.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I wouldn’t get too caught up looking for early pregnancy symptoms. I know it seems like everyone on the here has them, but honestly your first clue is very likely to be either a positive test or a missed period. I got a positive a 8dpo and wasn’t until probably 15 dpo that I had some early signs, (light cramping). Good luck with the gluten.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I get it, I have been a gluten cheater for years, it took me a year and a half to get pregnant and I had two miscarriages. I finally STOPPED cheating, and am now almost 15 weeks pregnant. I have not had a speck of gluten. I know it’s hard, but when you have a baby to think of, it’s more than worth it. Gluten reactions are an immune response and your immune system plays a huge role in making and maintaining a pregnancy. Please, do whatever you have to do to make it happen. I find that telling everyone that will listen that I can’t eat gluten helps because then I feel like a scumbag eating gluten in front of those people again. But really, the baby has been all I need lately to stay away from the stuff. 

As far as symptoms, I honestly thought I was pregnant so many cycles and was not, then the ones that I did get pregnant, I really had no symptoms, just late AF and I was charting so I knew my temps were a good indication. In fact, this whole pregnancy has been pretty easy and mostly symptom free. Best of luck on your TTC journey!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

newbeelove:  That honestly sounds like it could be gluten. I know I used to be able to eat Pho and then as I got healthy, the small bits of gluten (broth and fish sauce) in some Phos got to me and I would end up in the bathroom half way through. I really, really hope that this is not the case for you and that you are sick for a much different reason.

My best friend is going through the same thing. She keeps cheating because she doesn’t get horribly sick off of eating gluten (she gets stomach pain and loose stools, I am in bed for a week). She hasn’t been able to get pregnant yet because her body is working so hard to fight that little bit of gluten in her system, it can’t focus on being healthy. She finally went 100% gluten free and is on her second cycle of normal ovulation. For both her and my coworker, the only way they could get to the point of being about to TTC was by cutting out everything.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have recently started to change my diet with less gluten and less dairy (ive been lactose intolerant my entire life and now started having digetsive issues with gluten products).  I have nopticed that since I am cutting out these foods slowly, when I do have them, my symptoms are ten times worse. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

pre AF symtoms feel like pregnacy symtpoms.  there were definately a few months i was sure i was pregnant.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I strongly suggest you modify your diet right away since you are trying to become pregnant. I was diagnosed with celiac disease after a lab workup for miscarriage/infertility. If gluten causes inflammation of the digestive system, it impairs your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, the most important being folic acid. I know this isn’t what you were asking about in this post, but I just thought I’d share some personal experience. I’m still making unintentional mistakes with my diet because gluten seems to be in EVERYTHING. Definitely a learning process.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I have Celiac Disease and it took me almost a year to rehabilitate my body (strict gluten-free diet, vitamins, workout regimen, etc). You defnitely have to eat an entirely gluten-free diet for several months to get your body back on track because your digestive system needs to repair itself. Because you’re eating gluten, your essentially chopping off the micro-villi, which trap and absorb food, causing mal-nutrition, among other things. A word of caution, you will most certainly gain weight since your body is now able to absorb food (I put on 18lbs but I was severely underweight since I wasn’t absorbing any food so I’m “normal” now). My husband also had me taking pre-natal vitamins for a year to prepare my body. My hubby is a doctor so he did a lot of research and consulted with other medical professionals to ensure we were on the right path. Because I’ve been consistent (and my bloodwork came back fine), we have started TTC. We’ll see what happens. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Um. I have Celiac. And reading your post I have a big question. Have you gotten tested for Celiac or did you just kind of figured you are “intolerant”… If you have not gotten tested, you really need to. You need to find out if your tummy just doesn’t like it or if you actually have Celiac disease. If it’s intolerance it’s not fun and you still get sick but if you have Celiac, girl you need to stop eating it at all! It is way more serious than what we realize at the beginning :-/

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