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Maddi, stick to simple foods while you heal. Anything can make you sick. Don't start eliminating foods until there is a reason. I think you need to settle into the new diet, don't eat out and heal. Keep anxiety and stress low as this can also effect your immune system Colleen
Pure coconut oil is gluten free. Unless a company certifies a product gluten free you will always get the same answer. They will give no guarantees. This is standard practice and should not discourage you from using a product. As far as makeup is concerned, I only worry about what touches my lips. Lip balm, lipstick and moisturizer for me. For instance, Mascara will never touch your lips so don't worry about it. Colleen
I'll jump in here. Constipation has been a life long companion for me. All the miralax and fiber were useless to me. My internal and external 'roids' all had to be removed. At that point I took a lot of dulcolax to go to the bathroom. I had to stay close to diarrhea because of the hemorrhoids. I was also taking plaquinil for a time along with other immunosuppressants. I do believe all the years on immunosuppressive medication allowed my cancer to develop, just saying. Now, I'm as close as I will ever get to normal which is workable. Very little cheese, milk and ice cream. Lots of raisins, seeds and a stool softener every day and I do drink coffee in the morning.. The biggest thing that helped me was using a step. My muscles to push out stool are shot too. The step allows a straight chute for gravity to help. I kid you not. This has been the biggest help. I'm not saying I never get constipation any more but it is much better. I also had to learn to give myself time in the bathroom and not try to rush things. Fiber stuff never helped me and I think for me, made it worse. I also drink water through out the day which makes me pee constantly because I think my bladder is the size of a walnut!!!
Keep trying things, something will get you to a point where you can manage it. I never expect my body to function normally anymore, too many things are whacked. I go for as manageable as possible.
Reminder: Celiac is an Auto Immune Disease, not just an irritation of the gut. Once the Auto Immune system is activated by ingesting gluten you have to wait it out. Symptoms of the gut can be a small part of the overall reaction.
Your Doctor is not being very clear. First, Celiac is an Autoimmune Disease, nothing to do with allergies. You can have an allegic reaction to a particular food ie: wheat etc. If he told you to have benedryl around then he must be thinkng allergy. The Blood tests for Celiac is not one test, it is a panel of tests followed by an endoscope procedure.
If you choose to pursue a Celiac diagnsis then stop eating gluten for 8-12 weeks and have a full blood panel done. If pursueing an allergy diagnosis then the Allergist is the way to go.
After my last surgery I had staples on top. My skin reacted with the metal. Unfortunately they could not remove them (7 inches of them) so I just used a topical. I've had incisions finished with the glue also but no problem for me. On an interesting note. A different surgery had about the same amount of staples on they were on my leg...no reaction to the staples. It was only at the more sensative area at the groin that reacted.
Make sure it is noted in your record the reaction to Durabond for future reference.