dburkett posted a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Hi, I'm about 6 months gluten free and ever since I got diagnosed and eliminated gluten my fingernails have been doing strange things. First, about a month or two into my gluten-free diet they began growing in very white, and grew that way about halfway up, then the white stopped there (my nails continued to grow, though). I assumed maybe this was my healthy nail starting to grow. The more strange thing started about 2 months ago. The tips of my nails, 3 on left hand 2 on right, so far) are starting to separate from my nail beds. It's a little uncomfortable when it's happening but not actually painful. Everything I've looked up doesn't seem to fit. I'm sure it's Celiac related, but I've read iron defiency can cause it and I'm on iron supplements for the first time, so my iron is higher than it ever has been. My nails never gave me real problems before, so why now? I see a Celiac specialist and she doesn't know why and suggested I see a dermatologist, but I haven't. I figured if the Celac specialist doesn't know, I'll only get frustrated when the dermatologist doesn't know what's going on. Has this happened to anyone? Anyone have thoughts on what's going on?
dburkett commented on jebby's blog entry in The Patient CeliacThank you for posting this! I am very newly diagnosed Celiac and have been gluten free only 4 weeks. I decided for convenience and peace of mind to make my kitchen gluten free. I have a 4 and 6 year old and didn't want to worry about washing my hands after I touched then if they had recently eaten. I want to be able to pick off their plate and vice versa- it's such a normal 'mom thing' to do! Our families sound similar in that my kids also eat a lot of fruits and veggies and we do very minimal processed foods. I did start them on a vitamin for the first time since I was worried (probably unnecessarily so) of what they might be missing in their diet.