ahh... I see. I have dark red cheeks that never change or go away. always the same. no triggers. nothing. I tried the creams, nothing..
I've had my symptoms for as long as I remember. I think they probably started when I was 7. I fell off the back of a pickup truck that braked too fast, and smeared the right side of my face on pavement. i'm assuming I obviously took a lot of antibiotics etc... probably weakened my immune system somehow and caused all my problems. just a theory tho, now whenever I take antibiotics I break out into hives everywhere.
I've been reading a lot of mercury and Sacilynes and what not. I think my plan is to keep researching until my Celiac Diagnosis (consultation appointment is June 6th). If the tests come back negative, then I'll probably just try experimenting with different diets...with HCL & enzyme supplments... do you think that's a good plan?
also, just thought I'd throw this out there, but a couple years ago (2006) I was staying at my aunts house and had nothing to eat. I was also dead broke, so I bought a couple boxes of pop tarts and basically lived off of them for the next two days. I remember on the second day I went and ate another pop tart, shortly after I felt like I was in some kind of seizure. I was on the ground in pain, rolling around my head just stinging almost... can't really explain it, but I started having a hard time breathing, breathing real heavy and what not.. sweating profusely and this lasted for like 10-15 mins and then just suddenly went away. could this indicate anything? the more I read about feingold the more I'm reminded about this. whats your take?
ahh, wow, yeah I see.. well I'm going to do a biopsy and get an official diagnosis. if the results are negative, I'll probably try something similar to the feingold diet next.
^ ahh... very nice... so every time they do a celiac biopsy test they check for other things too..
well I don't really have any gastoerontoligist symptoms, or whatever, like not stomach pain etc... just constipation..
your symptoms and what not sound JUST LIKE ME... every single symptoms you listed. brain fog, constipation... fatigue.. would my "rosacea" count as a "skin rash" symptom?
but yeah, I have a quick question, how did you get mercury contamination? from the teeth filling? did you eat a lot of fish growing up? I didn't, could mercury still be my issue?
^ ahh, that makes sense... I'm definitely going to look into that. staying away from food additives sounds like a good idea...
is there a way I can test for vitamin and mineral levels in my body? make sure I'm not deficient anywhere? who would do it, my regular family doctor? is it a good idea?
how do I find out if the feingold diet might be good for me?
^ thanks Rachel. I guess I will be patient and wait.
what ended up being your problem? lymes disease?
also on you signature it mentions candida and chemical sensitivities. what kind of symptoms do those give and how do I test for them? what are some good websites for further reading?
hmm... well I did the enterolab thing a few years ago. some of you guys may remember me, but I did the stool test for gluten sensitivity and malabsorption. both were positive.
those were my results, I did the malabsorption part like a year later... was positive. I don't have a copy of the results anymore.
so I tried gluten free for about 3 months, felt a lot better at first and then back to the normal extreme fatigue, brain fog, etc.. my Dad convinced me that nothing was wrong with me and that all you can do to feel better is exercise and eat better but that I didn't have "celiac" blah blah blah. After a while I just said poop it, I don't feel any better so maybe he's right and went back to normal of eating whatever I want.
fast-forward two years later and I'm feeling even worse.. every day is different
I have a appointment scheduled with a gasterontologist on June 6th... that's the soonest they can get me in. and then it'll probably be a few weeks after that before I can finally get the biopsy that I want. I told them that I just want to find out whether or not I have Celiac.
now here's my dilemma, I figure I've already been tested and I have no idea why I didn't stay gluten-free. I'm really thinking, now that I've done a lot of research lately, that if I tried gluten-free again I could really heal and feel a lot better.. I can take up to 8 HCL capsules and not feel a thing... so obviously low stomach acid is a problem for me. the problem is I want to start RIGHT NOW. get feeling better...
but at the same time, I'd love an "official diagnoses" that nobody could ignore. I want to be able to "prove" that I'm really Celiac, so to speak (which I'm pretty sure that wheat is definitely my problem whether its just intolerance or celiac). but I really don't want to spend the money and time for the appointments, let alone wait until mid June before I have a diagnoses.
what should I do? is a biopsy that important?
I hope nobody minds that I'm bumping a two year old thread. I did a google search on rosacea and gluten and ran into this thread. anyway, I've got a few questions if ya'll don't mind..
fish, rice, fruit and veggies eh? how long did it take to clear up your rosacea? how much redness are we talking=)
how long did it take for improvements on your rosacea? and were you only gluten free?
I think I'm going to try eating only 3-4 foods for an entire month. an experiment.
in the meantime, do you guys mind if I post some pics of my rosacea? I was diagnosed with rosacea but I don't think that's what it is. I don't have flare ups, triggers or anything like that. no burning, no itching... just cheeks that are always a deep red. always, never change. doesn't matter about sun, etc etc. also get zits here and there, the white head ones or whatever.
here are some pics:
does this look like what any of you had? is it possible that a diet will clear this? I'm starting to think that my only hope is laser treatments. I've tried several of the creams -- never again. they work a little bit, but do NOTHING for the redness which is my main concern right now.
is a month long enough to tell whether or not nothing but fresh caught fish, veggies, fruits and rice will clear up my redness? are there any fruits or veggies I want to avoid?
Hi, I've been reading about Candidas Albicans lately. It sounds a LOT like me... I even think my red cheeks could be from it.
How do I test for this? I've read that you can do stool tests etc, and also a lot of people selling 3lac claim that you can do a spit test and take a simple questionnaire which is enough to self diagnose yourself. I pass the online questionnaires w/ flying colors etc and I haven't tried the spit test. It all sounds like a BS sales pitch to me.
Anyone know if this is legit? is 3lac legit? I can't get an unbiased opinion and apparently they're another pyramid company, which, from my opinion will make anything up to "scam" anyone. literally. I despise these kind of companies.
Would Candidas be obvious? I mean wouldn't I have to see some kind of fungus... mold stuff or anything anywhere? Would it be a good idea to try some probiotics, nystatin or w/e is used for candidas "just incase it makes me feel better"?
for those of you who don't know, I suffer from constipation. I am currently taking herbal fiber blend and colosan every morning and night, every other night it's colosan instead of fiber. even w/ this I only get bowel movements about every 3rd day still. I've gone 10+ days w/ out a bowel movement before... but now that I've been taking these supplements so religiously, after about 3 weeks even though I don't go often enough, they've been (sorry for the details) longer and thicker. which is weird, they've never been like that before. it's a good sign though. by far, my worst symptom, would have to be this horrible brain fog. Forgetfullness etc...
Any opinions or links or information you guys can give? could this be it for me?
I'm 99% sure I'm not getting any gluten... I would have felt something by now. I'm going to stay gluten free, BUT if I get tested for hypogycemia or something else... and the treatments on those fix me, I'll probably eat gluten again. doesn't make sense to avoid it gluten if it's not avoiding me... and then after being on gluten again for a while, I'd probably get a real endoscopy test or whatever to see if its causing any damage.
nope, I don't get stomach pain. just C and major brain fog... my brain feels fuzzy. and fatigue... cold hands, etc.
I've tried foods as well, I think I'm going to go a different route for now and keep playing the guessing game. that's all this is, a guessing game. I'm going to get a blood test next thursday and see where my sugar levels are at...
if nothing else works, I'll go back to just saying I'm gluten intolerant. Of course, I'll stay off gluten until I know for sure that it doesn't bother me (even though being gluten free hasn't helped me at all).