Very strange thing about pregnancy....

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sinion Posts: 6050
this is something totally unexpected. I've basically become tolerant of a food type that I was intolerant of! Since I was a young teen i've had an intolerance to dairy products, not all and not to an extent where I have to give it all up entirely, but it's enough for me to have to control my diet. Basically, if I drink full fat milk, yoghurts or cheeses my upper face swells up, especially if i eat it late at night I'll wake up with swollen eyes and cheeks. I also get incredible headaches from natural yoghurts. Now I could live happily forever on natural yoghurts alone, I adore them but if was to eat one within 15 minutes i'd have a crippling headache. It's also one of the main factors in my chronic sinusitis, I basically have a year round infection that worsens if I eat too much dairy. But, since becoming pregnant, i'm able to eat all these foods without any reaction! I experimented with yoghurts and had no reaction at all! I'm now eating as many as I can in case it doesn't last :o0 I can even eat a natural yoghurt last thing at night and not wake up with swollen eyes, it's just amazing, if I did that before I'd literally have trouble seeing, they were so swollen! Anyone else find anything like this?
mammybean Posts: 10364
I have asthma and relied heavily on my nhaler befre neing pregnant i barely used it once whie pregnant. While in hospital after having the bab i had to get one :o0 but that was 13.5 weeks ago and i have used it only a handful of times. I used to use one up every 2.5 - 3 weeks, and i have the same one since DS was born and its still full!! Very strange indeed
jarashow Posts: 3083
I would have thought this type of thing is quite common. Your body changes in order to protect the baby and will not react to the same sort of things. So obviously your baby and body need calcium and iron. Also I heard that people with epilepsy (sp?) will never have a fit while poregnant in order to protect the baby, and a friend of mine had very bad colitis and she it stopped during her pregnancy.
Poppit Posts: 2042
I have psoriasis and have been to so many doctors and specialists over the years and nothing has cleared it up fully. Nobody in my family has psoriasis. I got it after a very traumatic experience, so doc said stress brought it on. It has completely cleared up over the last 2 months. My friend also has it and said hers cleared up thru pregnancy. Mad isn't it :o0
sinion Posts: 6050
wow, it's amazing!! :o)ll
swissgirl Posts: 2301
Very interesting....Im coeliac and never eat gluten I havent tested it out (and wont to be on the safe side) but I wonder can I have a doughnut :o0
Poppit Posts: 2042
:o0 :o0 maybe a gluten free doughnut Strange tho isn't it.
silíní Posts: 4219
Sinion this happened to a friend of mine too, she can't eat any dairy, esp cheese or chocolate, they make her so sick. But during both of her pregnancies she not only was able to tolerate them, she CRAVED them!!! My GP told me that your allergy profile changes when you're pregnant. But it can go either way. So if you suffer from, for example, hayfever, it can either totally go away when you're pregnant, or it can get worse....! Another fascinating pregnancy fact!!!!!!!!!!!!