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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. EM-MV added a post in a topic Night Time The Worst   

      It is not just the itching that makes me lose sleep. When I have active DH, I wake up around 3 a.m. even if I'm not itchy. Once I'm awake, I get itchy. I'm wondering if there is a possible hormone/menopause connection with DH emerging in women who have never had gluten-intolerance symptoms before. After more than several years of hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia, now I have slightly different insomnia with DH...but perhaps hormones are a trigger, like stress?
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    2. EM-MV added a post in a topic Help For The Itching, Stinging, Burning, Pain Of Dh   

      For me, popping the blisters is not only satisfying but makes the area less itchy and start to heal. I wait until they get to the perfect hardness. Sometimes the blister fills right back up, for as much as a day. Does anyone else find this to be true?

      Also, in the summer I was able to get big spears of aloe. I kept it in the fridge and would put it on itchy areas. Worked very well.

      I've also found tea tree oil to help with itching.
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    3. EM-MV added a post in a topic Interesting Reading On Dh   

      How validating to read that since my biopsy shows the rash is DH, that means I have celiac. I also have the gene, but my doc thinks it still could be something else...Who cares? I also find it very impressive how many people on this forum are self-diagnosed.
      I remember when the dermatologist called my rash psoriasis and prescribed an ointment to use for 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?? I wouldn't buy into that and instead went on a cleanse. The cleanse changed the rash from a run-of-the mill (super) itchy rash to pustules and I was lucky enough to read a description of exactly my rash in Wheat Belly. There are some ways that having a condition which is in my control to heal, by eating a healthier diet, has actually been a good thing in my life. (Like losing 10 pounds and keeping it off.) It has taken 3 months of gluten-free diet for the rash to go away (and now it is back, but I will now be careful about soy as well).

      My question, because I'm impressed with all you've read/written here, is if you can explain more the iodine factor mentioned, and whether I need to avoid iodized salt.
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