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    1. gluten free guy added a topic in Gluten Intolerance and Behavior   

      New To Everything (and I Could Just Cry)
      I've struggled with allergies my whole life, when I was younger I was allergic to dairy, eggs etc. I'm 23 now and going to college, I do my best to eat healthy, I dont do drugs, I smoke cigarettes.

      I've struggled most of my life with a rash on my feet, the tops of my feet. They itch to the point of bleeding nearly every night for as long as I can remember, I went to doctors and always got the same answer Excema.

      Finally about 6 months ago, I had to opportunity to go to an allergist. I was diagnosed with: Peanut, Wheat, Dairy/Egg allergy, I've also found that SOY is something I can't deal with either. Life since then has been somewhat of... I dont know how to describe it. HELL.

      The worst part about it is that once I started avoiding these foods, even the SMALLEST ammount of ingestion has started to give me Super Sized symptoms.

      Gluten seems to be in EVERYTHING. I've finally found a way to get protein, using ground hempseed and also flax seed.

      My question is, why have the symptoms seemed to get so exponentially worse since the diagnoses? Is it my brian (slightly OCD), I freak out about everything. I'll eat something and if I get the slightest itch 15min later I'll freak out and think I ate wheat or something else from my DO NOT EAT list.

      I have been avoiding wheat and all the other stuff, yet I woke up this morning SWOLLEN all over my face, hands, my fingers are so swollen it's hard to type. I bend them and they crack. I'm wondering if maybe gluten affects you as it passes through your intestine? Giving you rashes and brain fog only in certain parts of your intestine as it moves through.

      How do I get healthy, where do I really get started. I will do ANYTHING to get rid of these symptoms, I'm tired of itching and scratching, constipation, brittle teeth etc etc. What kind of doctor do I need to see? I want to try the elimination diet. I work two jobs and I have a hard time if I miss out on my protein. I dont know, I feel like hmmm, ending this sad life.

      I am so frustrated, I could scream.

      Anyone have any advice or possibly a little encouragement?
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    2. gluten free guy added a topic in Celiac Meeting Room   

      Celiacs In Seattle
      Hi, I'm new to this whole celiac business. I was recently diagnosed. I was curious if there were any more people like me in the seattle area (west seattle perhaps).
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