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    1. moneek added a post in a topic DH Photo Bank   

      thanks for squashing the conversation and alienating other memebers. (not)
      I am leaving this forum, for just this reason.
      I have ideas to contribute, things to discuss, photos to share, but with the obnoxious attitude that prevails here, I am not able to bear more stress.
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    2. moneek added a post in a topic Meds For Dh - Dapsone And Others   

      I only eat at home as well after getting cross-contaminated twice (I think so, anyway); it's difficult socially as most folks just don't really understand. They think, just a little bread, just one cookie, or whatever. I find it's easier to just be a bit isolated at the moment until I feel stronger.

      .... m
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    3. moneek added a post in a topic Meds For Dh - Dapsone And Others   

      that's encouraging about the relief you got from Dapsone; I will find out on Wednesday if the MDs think it's appropriate for me.

      Happy 2013!! I hope it's a better year than this one was.

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    4. moneek added a post in a topic Meds For Dh - Dapsone And Others   

      How long were you [or are you] on Dapsone? any side effects? I am leery of that drug.
      best wishes.

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    5. moneek added a post in a topic Meds For Dh - Dapsone And Others   

      can you do lactose products? yogurt and kefir are great for nausea and stomach discomfort, and, if not loaded with sugar, etc., have great pro-biotic effect. also, ginger tea.

      and, yes, your rash looks a lot like mine.

      .... moneek
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    6. moneek added a post in a topic DH Photo Bank   

      I was able to post my photos to photobucket .... unfortunately, they are in reverse order, the first ones, the majority of the pix, are from December 2012; the last ones are of the initial manifestation of the rash back in July 2012, plus a few in between from November, when I actually thought I was getting a bit better. take a look:

      My case is complicated by a Dx of Hashimotos during the same time period (August 2012), so I have this conflict regarding Iodine - it appears dietary Iodine can aggrevate the DH rash, but Iodine is needed for healthy thyroid function. So, I am trying to balance all of this and learning more every day.

      I use no cosmetics at all, with the exception of gluten-free lipstick (Gabriel's), I lubricate the rash with a combination of pure coconut oil and borage oil lotion (shikai children's lotion, gluten-free, per the manufacturer: )

      I'm also avoiding the majority of gluten-free food products out there - they are loaded with corn and tapioca and lots of ingredients that I have never heard of. I am eating mostly whole foods, fruits, veggies, meats, chicken, etc.

      Best of luck to everyone.
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    7. moneek added a post in a topic DH Photo Bank   

      I am dx'd since October 2012 with DH via skin biopsy, and gluten free since mid-October {don't even ask about Sandy's impact on my crazy life} .... {we lost our home}

      I am uncertain if I can post any photos, since I'm new to this forum.

      I was initially treated in September with prednisone for 3 weeks, which mostly cleared the rash; it quickly rebounded, though, when the prednisone was stopped. I have a very painful, sometimes itchy, mostly very painful rash on both elbows, both hips, upper thighs [front and rear], and buttocks, plus some minor spots along my arms and my hairline. The rash is always symmetrical and, like I stated, very painful. I believe the underlying antibodies attack nerve cells, thus the pain, and for others the severe itch.

      I am finally in good hands, medically speaking, at a university clinic where the latest cutting edge science is being studied; I am actually a part of the study there, as the MDs don't see too many cases of DH.

      Dapsone may be in my near future if the rash persists.
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