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About melissy01

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  1. I have been gluten free for almost a year and a half after having been diagnosed with intolerance based on a stool test as well as genetic testing which says I have the celiac gene and a gluten intolerance gene. Since stopping gluten any time I have ingested it accidentally or through cross contamination i had a violent reaction. I too just returned from the GI doctor who suggested I eat gluten for the next three weeks so we can determine if I have celiac. But I wonder if it is worth it just to feel legit and get a diagnosis. I have come so far and I love gluten more than anything in this world. It is my version of crack cocaine and I will crave it and dream about donuts and what not. Life without gluten has been so much better and I wonder if I start up again if I will be able to function. What is the benefit of saying I have celiac vs. gluten intolerance and is 3 weeks enough time to give me an actual celiac diagnosis and show damage? Thanks. Melissa
  2. I had this issue - my hair falling out. I am intolerant to gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, sunflowers, corn and dyes and my beauty products are no exception. I was using Head and Shoulders shampoo and though my hair was falling out I figured it was some medical issue, however when i switched to L'Anza shampoo (it seemed to have ingredients I could tolerate) my hair started falling out in chunks. I have since switched to using Acure shampoo and though my hair seems to be staying on my head, my hair doesn't look the greatest because it feels greesy and looks dirty. I would check your hair products and see if switching them makes a difference. I even found that the dye in Softsoap irritated my skin and caused me to have a rash. It's amazing what your body reacts to. Everytime I leave the hairdresser I have a rash on my forehead from whatever products she used and when I use a certain hairspray that has gluten in it, i get lesions on my head. My two cents.