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Member Since 13 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 22 2009 07:34 AM

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In Topic: Can Shingles Be A Symptom Of Celiac Disease?

21 December 2009 - 02:38 PM


I am sorry I haven't pinned in awhile. I had two christmas parties this weekend. I was very careful. When they rang the dinner bell I went straight to the crudite table and then headed to the salad bowl and the another dish of fall veggies on my plate. Headed to my table and I was happy as a clam. That night around 2:00 a.m. I was wishing I could of had my stomach pumped. It was the strangest thing. I broke out in a sweat on the left side of my entire body. The next morning I had a rash across my left thigh. I also broke out in shingles. I lathered my leg in progesterone cream took three baby aspirin. The rash went away so did my fever later that day. After reading food labels for so many months what I came up with is there must have been soy in the seasoning mix. There was also vinegar in the fall veggies no telling what else. I had severe stomach pains. My biggest fear is if I go in and get tested they will tell me to start eating soy and wheat/gluten so they can get accurate results. I know what this stuff does to me and it really scares me. In the middle of the night I don't want to wake anyone. At 2:00 a.m. it's difficult not to have a panic attack with such a sense of aloneness. Good Grief.

Blue Eyed Vegan

In Topic: Menopause

29 October 2009 - 01:23 PM

I had all the sypthoms of menopause. The night sweats, period ending, inflammation, lymph nodes swelling etc. I began to get really worried. I read the information on bioidentical hormones. I used the progesterone cream. I began to research everything I ate. I found that the meat I was eating contained synthetic hormones - growth hormones. That the meats also contained estrogen. As well as the eggs that chickens produce the milk from cows, cream, butter etc. I also found out from a co-worker who has been a vegetarian all of her life that soy contains as much estrogen as birth control (I know this is heresay...but please here me out..) I stopped eating all of these items. My periods are back to normal. My hot flashes have disappeared. The depression is going away. The inflammation is disappearing. I then stopped eating wheat and gluten. I am finally feeling better the inflammation continued to go away and intestines are beginning to heal. If I eat the smallest amount of any of the mentioned foods it sends me immediately into toxic hell. I have another co-worker that experienced the same sypthoms at the same time and uses the same diet and her sympthoms have also disappeared. For me the soy acts like a toxin. It gives me a rash that looks and feels like a third degree burn. When the fever leaves the site the skin peels away. I stay as far away from soy as I can possibly get.

blue eyed vegan

In Topic: Menopause

29 October 2009 - 12:56 PM

My doctor thought I was in menopause because my period stopped from Sept 2007 until May 2009 except for one period in July, 2008.

I went gluten free for good after my endoscopy and official celiac dx in the beginning of August and I started getting regular periods again. I've read posts here about early menopause because of the gluten. I just think there is a correlation. Even my gyne understood and I was shocked.

Anyway, I'm going for an ultrasound to check everything out but I really believe going gluten free made a difference. I had the menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, etc before but I don't anymore. I could tell I was ovulating before my periods came.

All I know is I feel better now.

In Topic: Can Shingles Be A Symptom Of Celiac Disease?

21 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

Thank you for replying. Your message describes exactly what I believe I am experiencing. I have also cut everything out of my diet. I am sitting at my work station wondering where I can possibly go for lunch....and there's no where. I figure eventually I can begin to introduce foods back into my diet. I was a vegetarian and then became a vegan and then I removed the gluten/wheat from my diet. I was improving on the vegan diet but when I removed the wheat/gluten the inflammation is going away. I also do not get as depressed anymore. I know the depression deals with malabsorbtion and that's improving. I just hope there will come a day I can introduce foods back into my diet. I recently threw away toothpaste, lotions, makeup containing soy and gluten and feel better. After reading all labels I realized how much of the soy and gluten I was absorbing through my skin.

Thank you :D
Blue Eyed Vegan

In Topic: Can Shingles Be A Symptom Of Celiac Disease?

21 October 2009 - 09:29 AM

To me, it sounds more like DH, but I am not an expert on any of this. My DH has always been more like acne/cysts on my arms and sometimes blisters with itching. I've had it as long as I can remember, until I quit eating gluten. It always comes back with even the slightest bit of gluten. I have 2 other celiac friends who's DH looks totally different: one is more rash like and the other gets huge, oozing, open wounds. Mine always goes away in about a week but my arms are pretty scarred up after years of breakouts.

Do you think that there could be something in your lotion?

I've been vegetarian for most of my life and was vegan for a while too. I got so paranoid about everything that I ate because I was so sick to my stomach from anything that was hard to digest. Now that my stomach has healed, I don't seem to have any problems when I eat. My "alternative doctor" who has celiac's has been making me eat more foods and gives me different supplements periodically and I always feel better with every time I see her. Perhaps you are still suffering the effects of malnutrition even though you have cut out the culprits. I say this because you have so many of the same symptoms that I used to have. For example, my adrenal glands were totally "out of whack" which was affecting other organs.

I hope that you start feeling better soon. :)

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