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gooser added a topic in Dermatitis HerpetiformisHave Dh, Should I Be Tested For CeliacI'm a 35 year old woman with dh on my knees, elbows, knuckles and scalp. My dermatologist believes it is dh although we are still waiting the results of my biopsy.
My question is, should I be tested for celiac too? Or should I just start the gluten-free diet? I feel my heart fluttering every time I eat gluten and have daily stomach cramping with diarrhea so I'm ready to go gluten-free. However I am about to switch insurance in 2 weeks and will have to go to a new primary care doctor. If I start the gluten-free diet then I won't get accurate results on blood tests. Is the biopsy for dh enough testing?
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gooser added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsEye ProblemsHello,
I'm new to this board and don't really know if I have celiac disease. I have had problems with acid reflux for years, but wasn't officially diagnosed till last year.
About 2 years ago I had episcleritis. My right eye was very painfull and had a bulge in it. None of my doctors seemed too concerned with it and it went away.
Just recently, my new optometrist told me that episcleritis is usually associated with autoimmune disorders (arthritis, crohns disease, ibs).
About every month or two my right eye just decides to go bright red. it only lasts for a day or two and my eye feels dry. This really disturbs me. Does anyone else have this problem?
It seems to coincide with really bad acid reflux episodes but my acid reflux is mostly burping not burning. I also sometimes have diarhea.
I would never have thought of celiac disease but last winter I developed a rash on my knees, elbows and knuckles. I thought it some cleaner I was using cause it went away but i would still get itchy spots on my knuckles. Then about 2 months ago, it came back. It itched terribly with blisters and when I scratched the blisters, they had clear fluid and would fill back up quickly. THe only thing i found on the internet like it was HD.
Sorry this is so long. I just wondered if anyone else had problems with their eyes. I tried to talk to my doctor about it but he just refered me to a dermatologist for the rash and I cant get in see them till sept and I'm so tired of feeling terrible.
I have a brother with Graves disease and am having a thyroid test but the thyroid test i had 2 years ago was normal. I know something is wrong with me and it all seems to be related to food. I feel like crap after i eat.
Thanks for letting me vent.
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