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Strange! Gluten Or Sun?
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Interestingly, I joined this forum because of my son's GI issues. He was tested for celiac through blood tests, but they were negative. However, he is allergic to wheat and other foods. I have changed our kitchen to a 'mostly gluten-free' place. Therefore most snack foods, convenience foods, etc. are gluten free. Also, dinners have been gluten free. So, in a round about way I have been eating gluten free along with my son.

My doctor also tested me for celiac because I am extremely underweight, have ADD, have been very tired, etc. (Also my mother has ulcerative colitis, hypothyroidism, arthritis, etc).. However, I didn't expect anything to come back positive because I don't really have any GI issues (besides having my appendix removed less than a year ago) and I was right. My blood test was also negative.

Well my dad is visiting from out of town and he and my husband were commenting on not having any 'normal bread' in the house, so last night for dinner I made gluten free lasagna, corn on the cob, and added some 'normal' garlic bread for the men. I also ate the garlic bread after basically eating gluten free for a couple of weeks now. (I say basically because I honestly haven't been paying attention to what I eat, but can't remember the last time that I did eat anything containing gluten).

Anyhow, last night I started getting an itchy bump on my finger. I thought I must have been bitten by a mosquito. Then this morning, I now have blisters on both of my hands (on the fingers). It is Dyshidrotic Eczema. I haven't had this for years (since my last pregnancy) and I used to get it bad and chronically! My hands hurt and itch so bad today. I also developed a cold sore on my bottom lip over night. And to add insult to injury, I also just got a sore in the corner of my mouth. :(

Now, I know that cold sores or 'fever blisters' can be caused by the sun and there is some correlation to dyshidrotic eczema and the sun, too. I did watch the 4th of July parade for our little town (about an hour) on the 4th, and it was sunnier than usual, around 76 degrees (hey, this is Oregon). But I haven't been outside since and that was 2 days ago. I also didn't even get enough sun to turn pink. Neither have I been stressed out (I am a school teacher and am on vacation).

So, what do you all think? It is so strange to get these all at once, all overnight, and all the day after eating some stupid bread. Am I getting caught up in the hype and it is just coincidental? Could it all have been caused instead by a sunny day in Oregon?

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