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Member Since 21 Nov 2010
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Positive For Antinuclear Antibodies (Ana)

27 July 2011 - 10:05 AM

I just got a call from the dermatologist who did blood work because I keep breaking out in Petechiae. Apparently I am testing positive for antinuclear antibodies (ANA). Has anyone else gone through this? What can I expect to happen next???


25 July 2011 - 06:28 PM

Hi everyone!

I was diagnosed with celiac disease last October and have been doing pretty well although I have had some issues adhering to a strict gluten-free diet 100% of the time. At the end of April I broke out is a rash of petechiae which went away but has come back about 5-6 times since. It shows up only on my legs and a little on the top of my feet. This last break out which started a few days ago is worse. I have larger/more concentrated areas of spots and more all over my legs than the past few times. I went to the dermatologist today but are waiting on blood work results...

I was just wondering if anyone else with celiac disease has experienced this and if it could be related?


Why Won't They Take Me Seriously?!

30 November 2010 - 05:22 PM

My question is how do you get someone to realize how important it is for a celiac to be completely gluten free and take no chances?! I went to my boyfriend's parent's house for Thanksgiving - just the four of us - under the condition that we cook completely gluten free. Last year she made this really yummy and easy mashed potato casserole with instant mashed potatoes. Since I liked it so much I requested it this year, but of course it needed to be gluten-free. I knew this could be done since Betty Crocker makes a very obviously labeled gluten-free of the boxed potatoes. So we are halfway through dinner and we are all commenting on how wonderful everything tastes when his mother says she didnt check the potato box and almost jokes about it with a small grin on her face. Oh and guess what - I got sick! Maybe she just hates me but I have never had an issue with her in the past....so how do I prevent this issue in the future with her and everyone else?!

Hair Loss...?

30 November 2010 - 05:01 PM

I am new at this and have been seeing a lot about hair loss lately. Since I can remember I have been a profuse shedder - especially in the shower. I don't have bald spots or anything of the sort and unfortunately haven't ever noticed any thinning either. I always thought this to be somewhat normal for a girl with ultra thick long hair - is this in fact what people mean by hair loss in relation to celiac disease? I also had my thyroid checked when I was originally tested for Celiac about a month ago and it came back normal.

University Of Md Celiac Clinic

27 November 2010 - 05:53 PM

Does anyone know anything good or bad regarding the University of Maryland Celiac Clinic? I was diagnosed over a month ago and am still having issues and my doctor was going to send me to a GI but I was thinking about checking out this clinic instead. Any advised is greatly appreciated!

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