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GFshay

Member Since 16 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 20 2012 02:21 PM
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Alopecia Getting Worse After 6 Mo Gluten Free

20 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

I have had mild alopecia areata since I was about 6 years old and always dealt with it pretty well. I never had more than one or two quarter sized bald spots and they always grew back in after a couple months.

Last October, I was officially diagnosed with Celiac and went gluten free. At my 3 month follow-up, we ran extensive bloodwork and I had no antibodies and had all normal levels of nutrients, etc. My doctor thoroughly checked my thyroid hormones because he suspected I might have hyperthyroidism, but everything was totally fine. I've been feeling phenomenal, but my recent bald spots haven't been growing back... one has lasted 6 months without any activity...

I'm just curious if anyone has any ideas?? Has this happened to others in the absence of any vitamin deficiencies? I'm starting to get very nervous that it will worsen to the point of needing a wig or something... I've started corticosteroid injections and they are helping, but very slowly. I worry that my hair loss may progress faster than it can grow back... any ideas? Is it just my immune system adjusting?

Alopecia Getting Worse After 6 Mo Gluten Free

09 May 2011 - 03:30 PM

I have had mild alopecia areata since I was about 6 years old and always dealt with it pretty well. I never had more than one or two quarter sized bald spots and they always grew back in after a couple months.

Last October, I was officially diagnosed with Celiac and went gluten free. At my 3 month follow-up, we ran extensive bloodwork and I had no antibodies and had all normal levels of vitamins. My doctor thoroughly checked my thyroid hormones because he suspected I might have hyperthyroidism, but everything was totally fine. I've been feeling phenomenal, but my recent bald spots haven't been growing back... one has lasted 6 months without any activity...

I'm scheduling a dermatologist appointment to begin injection treatments, which have worked for me in the past... but I'm just curious if anyone has any ideas?? Has this happened to others in the absence of any vitamin deficiencies? I'm starting to get very nervous that it will worsen to the point of needing a wig or something... this is pretty terrifying.. help!

Conference In Montreal

29 March 2011 - 09:42 PM

I'm traveling to Montreal for a conference and need some help finding restaurants that are easy to order at (I'm going to be with coworkers who may not be planning far enough ahead for me to call and everything). I'm staying at the Hilton Bonaventure near the conference center downtown, and they were awesome on the phone and promised to have options for me (including getting gluten-free bread!). Nonetheless, I'd like some other choices too.

I'll have a fridge & microwave... anyone know of nearby grocery stores that might be useful?

Thanks in advance!