Gluten intolerant, now suddenly lactose intolerant during pregnancy?
After visiting a gazillion doctors, I finally received a diagnosis of "non-celiac gluten intolerance". It has been about a year since being gluten free (well, I do use the same toaster for my gluten-free toast that my family uses for regular toast, but I'm 99% gluten-free). I've felt soooo much better!
Now I'm in my 23rd week of pregnancy (my third child - the gluten intolerance started during my second pregnancy).
Suddenly I've been getting horrible stomach cramps and sort-of-diarrhea (I'm also taking iron supplements which is making the stool hard, but it feels like diarrhea... does that make sense?) when I eat any milk products.
I had a caffe latte this morning (which has milk in it) but didn't feel bad. But later on I ate yoghurt and cottage cheese and almost immediately had to run to the bathroom and then lie down afterwards.
This has been going on for a few days.
Now, it could just be a stomach virus, but I find it wierd that it only happens with dairy. When I eat other things (gluten-free and dairy-free) I feel fine.
Has anyone heard of suddenly becoming lactose intolerant???
I guess I'll have to wait a while longer to see if this goes away... Any advice would be appreciated!
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