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    1. miss.west added a post in a topic Diagnosed As Gluten Intolerant, Is There A Correlation With Mast Cell Disorders?   

      Hmm... That is certainly something I need to look further at.

      The reason mastocytosis is on the table is not due to the acne-like rash, but the fact that my most recent stomach cramps/pains have been disproportional in severeity (I will nearly loose consciousness from the pain) to the possible gluten I might have been exposed to (I am very vigilant regarding my diet), while at the same experiencing throat itching, hives and lightheadedness/dizziness.
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    2. miss.west added a post in a topic Diagnosed As Gluten Intolerant, Is There A Correlation With Mast Cell Disorders?   

      Thanks! Yes, so I have been told, it's a bit confusing to know under which classification one falls...

      The dermagraphia for me is not really an issue in itself, as I didnt even notice it until it was pointed out to me (probably because it is so recent). I suspect what I might be suffering of is systemic mastocytosis.. or something of that nature. Since I have had a combination of symptoms that cannot be solely attributed to gluten intolerance/celiac disease.

      I am certainly relieved to know that Im not an odd case for having strange things "happen" to me after addressing my gluten sensitivity, after going undiagnosed for so long and having my doctor tell me its "all in my head", it really is a relief to know that I am not the only one without clear answers to everything
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    3. miss.west added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Diagnosed As Gluten Intolerant, Is There A Correlation With Mast Cell Disorders?
      Hi all,

      I was diagnosed with a gluten intolerance this past fall (positive serology, but inconclusive biopsy), and I have been on a gluten free diet ever since. All was fine until I recently began to react a lot more severely when exposed to gluten, I went from have the "regular stomach issues" to having such extreme stomach pains/cramps that I nearly called for an ambulance. In addition I will have something that looks like acne all over my face for the following 7-10 days. I will also get extremely fatigued for several days following, as well as lightheaded. I also appear to react to much smaller quantities of gluten, initially I would be fine eating something that was prepared on the same surface as something that contained gluten, but now cross-contamination is a big problem. More recently I have also begun to suffer from itchy skin and throat, which is why I was referred to see an allergy specialist, where it was determined that I do not have any food allergies. Now it appears that I might have some issue with my mast cells, I found out today that I have Dermatographic urticaria, and I am being tested now to see if this somehow correlates to my increased stomach pains.

      Has anyone had a similar experience? Is there a correlation between gluten sensitivity and a possible mast cell disorder? Is it possible that I my gluten intolerance has been just "hiding" a mast cell issue? I obviously don't expect anyone to have any concrete answers on the issue, but from what I can make of it, there does not appear to be a whole lot of information about this out there... which is why any personal experience on the issue would be appreciated

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