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#1 Jetamio

 
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi everyone. The beginning of this year, prior to my blood work, I got a nasty spot on my arm that at first I thought was from a reaction to a bite or something but it stayed for months! Long story short, it was DH. Went gluten free and it finally started clearing up. I can still see the mark in the area where it was but my skin marks really easy.

Accidently glutened myself Monday and by Tuesday, the spot started to re-appear with little blisters. It's not nearly like it was in January and it was a small amount of gluten but I'm wondering if it will heal quickly or if it will take forever to heal again. :(

My first real "gluttened" mistake - I'm sure there will be others - but I can't believe how bad it made me feel! The interesting thing was it helped me realize how far I've come.
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Have opted not to biopsy right now.

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#2 pricklypear1971

 
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:34 AM

Everyone is different. For me, a recurrence is less severe but runs the same course (2weeks). Before gluten-free it would just never go away....
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Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).

Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!

#3 squirmingitch

 
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

I've been cc'd twice. The first was very early on & I hadn't hardly begun to heal yet so can't determine much by that one. The second time --- it was close to 4 weeks -- it came on sort of slow but ended up pretty much gangbusters.Posted Image
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Self diagnosed dh Sept. 2011~~~ confirmed dx July 18, 2012
Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


#4 Jetamio

 
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

Thanks. More blisters have appeared today :( so I suspect it may take a bit to heal up again. Just when my arm was starting to look normal again. LOL!
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Have opted not to biopsy right now.

#5 squirmingitch

 
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

May you not have a hard time of it & heal quickly! You just never know.
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Self diagnosed dh Sept. 2011~~~ confirmed dx July 18, 2012
Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


#6 dani nero

 
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:00 AM

I don't think you'll necessarily get blisters every time you get glutened. I got glutened a few days ago and so far my DH spot only got irritated and dry, but no blisters. I did get the blisters easily when I was eating a lot of iodine.. maybe low iodine can help in preventing a full-scale DH attack? This is just speculation :-)
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:16 AM

Did you test positive for celiac? I tested negative and they wouldn't biopsy my spot, of what might be DH, I decided to go gluten free without waiting for them.

I have a spot of blisters. I have been gluten free for 6 months, and have been glutened 2 times. When i first went gluten free, it completely cleared up, but I could see where it was.

Then the first time I was glutened I broke out in the same area, it took me over 5 weeks to heal. Once I healed, after a few weeks I couldn't tell where the spot was.

The second time I was glutened I broke out in a larger area (even though I consumed less gluten) it took me under 4 weeks to heal.

The area is still a funny color though.
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