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Posted by , 14 February 2009 · 213 views

One thing I noticed during one of my many stays in the hospital was that when I was given IV benadryl along with my other meds, is that it seemed to help reduce my symptoms even more than without it. So I googled and googled but couldn't find any info. I then went to Benadryl's FAQ web page it states that the OTHER uses for it is as an antispasmatic as well as for a sleep aid, and nausia. Also it stated that even though it doesn't contain gluten there is a chance for cross contamination (pill & liquid forms only -- IV/IM INJ 100% Gluten-free). Because of that chance, I can't take Benadryl in pill form. I also found out you can get a prescription for it in a pre-made injection pen of 50mg that comes in a package of ten (I guess kinda like an epi pen) and also it's available in vials and buy seringes separetly.

Since last December 2008, my doctor prescribed to me the 50mg/Vials of Benadryl that I use with a 1ml seringe. I've noticed a big difference in how my symptoms have subsided even more since I started. On average I take it twice a day. One thing I need to talk over with my doctor is possibly getting a picc line because the one bad thing with Benadryl is that it can be hard on your skin tissue, even necrosis can occur if you don't use the proper precautions for infection or just not injectioning it properly into the muscle, etc..etc..

I'll try an keep updating how it goes.

***I also just wanted to quickly add that I do not advocate Benadryl as a cure for everyone who has Celiac Disease but just to present this information for those interested in looking into it further. This isn't a cure but just something that might help your symptoms. Talking it over with your GI doctor will help decide if this is the right course of treatment for you. Everyone is different and one thing that helps one person might not help another.

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