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#1 realmaverick

 
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Posted 19 October 2010 - 06:50 PM

Hey guys,

Several nights running, I've developed what appears like gnat or mosquito bites. Mainly on my chest, face. Only a couple but I also itch all over. It clears up after a few hours.

They're like raised, white welts, with redness surrounding them. They're completely gone by morning.

I'm guessing its something I'm eating or drinking in the evening.

I have always had this randomly happen but never ever so frequently. Not even 1/10th as regularly.

Is it possible after 4 weeks gluten free, my body is already becoming more sensitive to small amounts of gluten?

Anybody else react like this to gluten? Maybe its not related? But it definitely feels very much like a reaction to something.

Gotta love the crazy things our bodies do!
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:50 AM

Is there something you are eating a lot more of now that you can't snack on gluten foods? Some people are sensitive to the increased amounts of corn or soy or other starches in gluten-free breads, pretzels, crackers, etc. If you are mildly allergic to corn, say - and you are eating much more of it, that would account for it. I also notice more itching, hives and rashes since going gluten free. I had hoped it would be less, but it hasn't happened that way, and for now I feel like I can live with it. I suspect corn allergy myself - but it's been enough giving up gluten - I am not ready to give up my substitute starches just now.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:59 PM

Good ideas, I'll have to watch what I'm eating more off. I'd say I'm having more milk. But what's odd, is that it keeps happening in the evening.

I've just got a new Tassimo T disk machine, each evening I have a Latte. I'm wondering if that's related. I couldn't see any gluten ingredients on the box but then again it doesn't strictly specify Gluten free.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:02 PM

You could stop the latte in the evening for a week and see what happens. I have not idea if this is it, but there is a whole hullabaloo about bedbugs around the the whole North-East this summer. Seems they are hard to get rid of but easy to get. Figures!
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:47 PM

I get some mild itchy spots like this - more like itchy pimples with a white head than a welt. It can start as a water-blistery like welt before it shrinks to the "pimple" type. It's always surrounded by a ring of red skin. And always very itchy :)

It happens between 5 hours to a day after accidentally eating gluten - and worse the more I've eaten.

So either you're eating something around the same time every day that's got gluten in it, or you've got bed bugs :) Does it only ever happen at night while you're sleeping?
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:51 AM

I've had hives a few times after eating foods - red wine, a 'power' bar.

Did a quick search for urticaria - one result below
Hives (Urticaria) & Angioedema Causes, Symptoms and Treatment by ...
What are hives (urticaria)? What causes hives? What are the different ...
Read about hives (urticaria) causes (allergy, stress), rash symptoms (skin welts, raised red itchy bumps) and treatment. Dermatographism and swelling (angioedema) may ...

www.medicinenet.com/hives/article.htm
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:10 AM

I did wonder about hives. But it's literally like 2-3 at a time. Sometimes only 1.

It can happen during the day, even when I'm out. But lately it's been in the evenings. Pre-bedtime.

It's literally like a bite on my chest or face but I itch all over. It's not happened since I made this post. haha
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Posted 23 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

I had never had any hives pre-gluten free, but I sure had them afterwards. Mine were not round, symmetrical things, but more like a line or a blotch. I reacted this way to several different foods, I came to find out. Once I eliminated them all the hives (and overall body itching) went away. It took a while to figure them out because I did not do an elimination diet (t'was not being talked about on here at the time and I didn't think of it). I think the massive antibody response to the gluten leaves the body too exhausted to tell us about the other problems. Once it can stop sending the gluten messages it has time to concentrate on the others :P
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