Back in '09 I was tested for Celiac's and tested positive. I tried going gluten free for a few months, but it was really difficult and expensive. Granted, that was before going on a gluten free diet was a fad, so food wasn't easily found. So after a few months, I gave up and never really thought about it much after that.
However, I have this skin condition that I've had since I was like 5 or so and no one has ever been able to tell me what it is. Essentially, anywhere that skin touches skin (arm pits, ear lobes, corners of my eyes, other more private areas, etc) I will randomly get these cut-like sores. When I went up to tell my family about the pregnancy, I mentioned to my sister (that has a gluten sensitivity) that it had flared up in some sensitive areas and the only medicine I had to help it was a really strong steroid cream that I probably shouldn't be using while pregnant. Anyways, she suggested that maybe it's just a side effect of Celiac's since I hadn't been eating gluten-free. So I thought maybe, who knows, but whatever.
So fast forward to after the D&C. I was looking at more information about different symptoms of Celiac's to see if I could find someone else that had the same skin thing, but what I found was a bunch of information regarding miscarriages. Because I wasn't eating gluten-free, my body doesn't absorb nutrients/vitamins/etc. the way it should. One of the problems with the fetus was that the spinal cord developed in a sac outside the body. Which can be caused by not enough folic acid. The day of the last ultrasound the doctor brought up that that could be a reason, but since I have been taking prenatal vitamins daily for more than 10 years, it was brushed off as likely not the case.
But now I'm really wondering if that's not at least part of it. Maybe it's just me and my wishful thinking, hoping it's not something that I can't fix, but yeah. I see him tomorrow afternoon for a follow up from the D&C and I'm definitely going to bring it up and see what he has to say about it. I see my dietitian tomorrow, too, and I'm also going to ask her about it. Hopefully I'll be able to get more information.
I don't know. Sorry this is kind of long and pointless, but I just had to get it out.