Swollen Pinky Finger
Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:45 AM
My last visit to the doctor was this week. He flat out told me he doesn't know what is wrong with me. I guess my next step is going to a rheumatologist.
My question is this...could it be caused from gluten? I am going to start a gluten free diet tomorrow to see if it helps.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:21 AM
Since my diagnosis and going gluten free, it hasn't happened once-- it'll be 8 years in June.
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"
"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou
"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev
Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:19 AM
My Dad had gout from the age of 36 and several of his siblings suffered from it too. Dad's blood counts did not indicate they were high enough for him to have gout. You can't always depend on the blood test. Just a thought for you. . . I sure hope it isn't gout, it's a nasty disease!
He did have gout and proven through aspiration of fluid from his knee joints which showed the crystals. My Uncle controlled his gout through diet very successfully.
Misdiagnosed DH symptoms for 30 years in the form of blisters on shoulders, scalp, sole of foot and lower back.
Type II Diabetes 1995 / Fatty liver biopsy 2001
Diagnosed with NH Lymphoma in 2007 metastasized to bones & Stage IV by 2008 - Chemotherapy in 2008
Breakout of rash from scalp to sole of feet. February 28, 2012
Iron deficiency anemia - July of 2012 / Osteoarthritis from shoulders down diagnosis. September 2012
2012 Rash was diagnosed as Eczema, Grover's Disease, Folliculitis per biopsies of the lesions. September 2012
PCP prescribed Dapsone and Gluten-Free diet on October 20, 2012 ~ Diagnosis of Celiac/Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Fifth Dermatologist seen noted DH on my chart per relief from Dapsone and diet. February 18, 2013
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