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akate added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsRashes?Hey guys! I was diagnosed around 18 months ago, with celiac, and have been on a gluten free diet since then.
About 6 weeks ago I started putting a mixture of vitamin c tablets and shampoo in my hair to lighten the colour. I did this quite a lot... Anyway, as I was doing this, I was eating the tablets. Four weeks ago I got pretty sick with stomach pains and dizzyness and the doctor couldn't find a reason. Yesterday, I figured the vitamin c tablets have gluten in them.
Anyway, last night I got really itchy where the wing of my pad sits. I was asleep and the itch woke me up, so I scratched it, being half-asleep, and then it started stinging, so I went back to sleep. I cant exactly see it as its in a difficult spot, all I know is that its red..
Its painful when I walk, and hurts for a little bit when I stand or sit.
Does this sound like the 'celiac rash' or is it just a rash from my pad? I've been using the same brand for a while and haven't had a problem before.
Also, what cream can I use? I put sorbelene cream on it this morning and then realised it has wheat-germ in it.
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akate added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping WithJust Started The Gluten Free Diet.I need some help. I'm 18, and I was diagnosed in February, but I would give in to the foods I love, but I am now completely gluten free (for the past two months).
Anyway, I have also been diagnosed with MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease) about a year before being diagnosed with celiac and haven't had any symptoms at all. For the past few days, my knee, hips and ankles have been sore (not all at the same time), I'm really tired and I've been getting depressed. I thought I was supposed to feel better emotionally as well as physically? I was going fine until the past month. Is that normal?
Also, is it true that I have to change my shampoo? Can shampoo have gluten in it?
I just want some help. I really hate feeling low, I always had low self-esteem, but its gotten worse lately. Thanks to anyone in advance who can shed some light.
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