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#1 blondebombshell

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:37 PM

stopped eating gluten for a month and my skin cleared up so amazingly! like i was constantly having acne on my chin and then within the month, little by little my skin got better.

now that my doc is making me eat it for my endo, i am all broken out again. think theres a correlation? anyone ever heard of gluten affecting acne?
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- gluten free since August 2007
- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007
- bloodwork confirms egg allergy
- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 05:49 PM

hmmm....my acne has been a little worse since going gluten-free two weeks ago...but I don't doubtt that going gluten-free will help clear up acne...maybe it is that I am getting rid of the toxins and things get a little worse before they get better?
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 07:39 PM

I've been reading the holistic section of the message boards at acne.org. Tons and tons of people over there are gluten intolerant. I think there's a connection between the gene that causes severe acne and the gene that causes gluten intolerance.

In the case of mild acne, I'd guess that it might clear up for good once you remain gluten-free.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:24 PM

I think there's a connection.
Ladybugs, I too broke out really bad a few weeks into the diet. Then things started clearing up. I've been on the diet for 2 months now & my skin is doing much better. I think I had some sort of toxic cleansing through my skin (specifically my chin!) Now my skin is pushing out stuff rather than getting all red & sore. It's weird...I'll get a little hard little bump & instead of a pimple, whatever's in my pore just comes out. Guess I'm still cleaning house. :lol:
If my acne completely clears up, that's an added bonus!
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:55 AM

hmmm....my acne has been a little worse since going gluten-free two weeks ago...but I don't doubtt that going gluten-free will help clear up acne...maybe it is that I am getting rid of the toxins and things get a little worse before they get better?
Have a good night!



hi-ME TOO!!!!! :angry: I HAVE BEEN gluten-free FOR ALMOST 3 WEEKS AND I LOOK 13 AGAIN!!!!!! HOPE YOUR RIGHT AND WE WILL CLEAR UP BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS-URGH!
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:06 AM

hi-ME TOO!!!!! :angry: I HAVE BEEN gluten-free FOR ALMOST 3 WEEKS AND I LOOK 13 AGAIN!!!!!! HOPE YOUR RIGHT AND WE WILL CLEAR UP BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS-URGH!



Gluten Free for 6 mos. and free of a 14 year problem with facial acne - my answer is YES a gluten free diet definately cleared me up. as well as migraines and mouth ulcers (amongst many other symptoms)
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soy free since 2010 - menopausal  symptoms are nonexistent / facial acne culprit revealed

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:50 AM

My acne has been insane lately. It initially cleared up a lot when I went on the gluten-free diet. I think maybe something else (a drug or product) has gluten in it. I don't know where it's coming from... but I know that when I accidentally eat gluten I get horrible break-outs.
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:24 AM

stopped eating gluten for a month and my skin cleared up so amazingly! like i was constantly having acne on my chin and then within the month, little by little my skin got better.

now that my doc is making me eat it for my endo, i am all broken out again. think theres a correlation? anyone ever heard of gluten affecting acne?


I have been trying to be gluten free since June 2006 when diagnosed with celiac disease, but contamination was always a problem. I have been watching very close to contamination and my face has cleared up about 95% since . I think there is a link to gluten and acne because gluten is a toxin to our bodies.
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:31 AM

I never had bad bad acne but, when I went gluten free I did not get nearly as many break-outs as I used to. I always had a problem on my forehead and nose area. Those parts have cleared up, now I only have the break-outs when it is my "time".
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#10 Michelle B

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 03:46 PM

My acne's better when I'm gluten-free, and my skin is less greasy - I always had bad acne ever since I was a kid, but lately, it seems to be getting better.
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Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:45 PM

my acne cleared too and I'm a happy girl!!!
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#12 HAK1031

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:10 PM

meh, mine's actually gotten worse since about a month ago. i think it's acutally that my skin's overdry and overcompensating by producing more oil. but i've had problem skin for a while, although since this summer until decemberish it was soooo clear- i was on birth control and topical prescription cream. it was clear when i went gluten-free, no changes until now really
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:46 AM

i had some sort of reaction on thursday with hives all over my legs (i *think* i was glutened) and then by friday night i had TWO HUGE cystic pimples on my chin!!! i think theres definitely a correlation!
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- gluten free since August 2007
- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007
- bloodwork confirms egg allergy
- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:38 PM

stopped eating gluten for a month and my skin cleared up so amazingly! like i was constantly having acne on my chin and then within the month, little by little my skin got better.

now that my doc is making me eat it for my endo, i am all broken out again. think theres a correlation? anyone ever heard of gluten affecting acne?


Well in my family gluten = zits. No gluten - No pimples. My skin was clear at 45 for the first time I could ever remember. Even when I gorge on chocolate. Both my teens also saw theirs clear up. Hopefully you will go back to gluten free after the endo no matter what the results. If you get extremely ill please let your doctor know.
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Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

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Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

#15 jerseyangel

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 02:56 PM

I've been gluten-free now for over 2 years. What is happening at this point is that I'm feeling much better (finally) but still, a trace of CC will cause symptoms.

My D and other GI symptoms are not as bad as they were, in fact I was glutened recently by a product marked gluten-free--but turns out it was made on the same equipment as wheat.

As the reaction has passed, I have 2 cystic-type breakouts--one on my chin and one on my cheek. The interesting thing is that every time I get glutened (through CC), I get these breakouts in exactly the same place as the gluten reaction is working it's way out of me.

The rest of the time, my skin is completely clear. I used to have this type of breakout frequently in the years before I was diagnosed.

That's my long-winded way of saying that yes--I firmly believe there is a connection :)
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