Post # 1
Hi ladies – so I have noticed recently that I am having quite a bit of gastro-intestinal discomfort after I eat a lot of carbs. I had thought this was just normal first trimester queasiness, but I am starting to think it might be something more.
I am going to try cutting out gluten for a few days and see how that feels and I will talk to my doctor about this when I see her next week. But I was just curious if this has happened to anyone else? This is my second pregnancy and I definitely didn’t have this problem the first time around.
Post # 3
I don’t have an experience with this specifically, but I know that a person can develop a gluten sensitivity at any time. My Darling Husband developed a sensitivity to gluten last year and every doctor he’s seen has said, “There’s nothing wrong with you. You should be eating wheat.” He KNOWS that he feels awful when he eats wheat, but doctors won’t listen. Anyway–all I’m saying is–if you know that wheat makes you feel bad, don’t let doctors make you think it’s in your head. You know how your body feels more than anyone else, so good luck!
PS–it took him 3 weeks on a strict Girlfriend diet to notice a difference. From 3 weeks on, he felt awesome! So give your Girlfriend diet test a chance. However, if you think you might actually have celiac, get a test before you go on a Girlfriend diet because the celiac test can come back negative if you’ve been on a Girlfriend diet.
Post # 4
@lindseyrose: So I talked tomy doctor about it and she said it was entirely possible but since they wouldn’t do the test until after I had my baby I should try a gf diet. I already feel a ton better, it’s amazing. And I also read some studies linking celiac to inter uterine growth restriction, which I had with our son. Apparently a gluten free diet can improve outcomes for those with celiac, soni think I am committed to being gf for the next 6 months!!!