Post # 1
DH and I are TTC. But it’s hard to get excited because I’m gluten intolerant and I still haven’t fully changed my diet. If I eat anything with the slightest gluten in it, I get bloated, cramps, feel tired, irregular BM, nauseous… I’m even afraid to eat sometimes and nothing sounds good. So it’s very hard to distinguish if I’m having pregnancy symptoms or its my gluten deficiency.
Like today, I made my favorite potato tacos. Always eat about 4 with no problems. I barely ate one and I started getting a little bloated, stomach felt weird, no taste, it just wasn’t the same and I would have never done this before, but I threw them away. Just made me feel sick. And everyone knows I love potato tacos! They would be shock to hear I threw them away lol.
DH is so excited. The day after we tried he calls from work and ask, ” Did it work? Are you pregnant yet?” Lol He’s getting me these special teas to help with TTC. As a joke i told him yes after one day I’m pregnant with your super sperm. Lol
I was reading the baby center forum and so many women stated they knew as soon as 24 hours of conceiving. And turns out they were pregnant.
Has anyone experienced symptoms with in the first week? Funniest thing, within the first 24 hours after, I felt this tingling hot sensation in my abdomen. But I’m sure every little feeling I’m going to have is going to be wishful thinking. Just feeling a little conflicted and needed to vent. I’m not telling anyone we’re TTC and don’t want to get DH hopes up, so the only place I vent is on here. Thanks for listening bees!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
I didn’t know being gluten intolerant would cause a huge problem with TTC. I’m getting a little scared now that it may take longer to get pregnant. I stopped bread completely about 3 months ago. But will admit I had a bite from a sandwich or a piece of sweet bread to taste, but don’t eat the whole thing. I eat corn tortillas, but they are gluten free. Bought gluten free flour, pasta… But I’m sure I’m not 100% gluten free as I’m still learning. Like certain seasonings. Just seems the longer I stay off gluten and if I have a piece of bread, bread gets me the worse, my symptoms are worse.
I haven’t eaten anything today but that one potato taco that I didn’t even finish and I’ve been having stomach pains, even as I write this. Thank you for the info!
Post # 6
Pollywog: another funny thing. My DH love eating Pho. I just had some with my cousin last week and went again with my DH the other day. I can usually eat an entire bowl and still be hungry. Lol. This last time I got full really quick, couldn’t finish it and feel nauseous afterwards which was unusual. I even told my DH what’s wrong with me? Lol Trying not to let these symptoms get to me and give myself false hope.
Post # 7
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 # 8
MrsZapatos: Thanks. I know wanting to get pregnant, the excitement and the waiting can cause a lot of false symptoms in my head. I just need to have patience and get my diet on track. In just going to drive myself crazy and not help with my health.
Post # 9
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
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.
Post # 11
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
pre AF symtoms feel like pregnacy symtpoms. there were definately a few months i was sure i was pregnant.
Post # 13
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
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
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 :-/