I am wondering if anyone else has had the symptoms of lactose-intolerance occur to them during pregnancy?
It is strange how many conditions/symptoms begin during pregnancy, and I'm wondering if this is one of them....I don't want to diagnose myself (I go to the doctor next week and will ask; just want to hear other's personal experiences) with a certain condition, but the symptoms I'm experiencing are abdominal cramps, bloating and gas, and only on the days when I consume dairy. Strange!
I'm also very aware that these symptoms can just be the normal pregnancy symptoms, but it has been strange...the days I have cereal, hot chocolate with milk, cheese are when I have the painful symptoms where I can't do much but lie down for 30-60 minutes until the pain & bloating dissipate. I wouldn't think much of these symptoms since being pregnant wreaks havoc on the digestive system, but there is such a strong pattern to the days I do or do not eat dairy that I began to wonder if it's lactose intolerance, induced by pregnancy? (I have a history of pregnancy-induced insulin resistance...gestational diabetes...if that matters, even though I'm normal weight with no other risk factors other than family history of adult-onset diabetes).
Thanks for your input, and I'll let you know what my doctor says. The research I've done on this topic basically says that lactose intolerance in pregnancy is very uncommon, and is more likely the result of normal digestive problems.
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