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MitziG

Member Since 01 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 12:54 PM
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In Topic: Could My 'herpes' Be Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

20 October 2014 - 04:30 PM

Your doctor, like most, is woefully uninformed. Celiac IS an auto-immune disorder and a very common symptom is exhaustion and seemingly weakened immunity. (your immunity isn't necessarily weak, it is just that your immune system has invested all of it's resources into attacking your intestines...)

DH can occur ANYWHERE, I had it all over my legs for example, thought I was being eaten by phantom fleas. The "itching so bad I almost claw my skin off" symptom is a pretty good indicator of DH.

I know you don't want a biopsy on your face, but blood tests are still a bit iffy about catching everyone with celiac disease, and without positive blood work, your doctor will probably refuse to refer you for an intestinal biopsy. I'm not sure how large of an area of skin they would need, but it may be tiny enough to not leave a noticeable scar, and it would give you a definite answer as to if your rash was caused by gluten.

If this Dr won't work with you, then find another one that will. Too many of us let our Dr dismiss us for years and suffered needlessly for it. I hope you get some answers!

In Topic: Is It Possible For A Dx Celiac To Not Have A Problem With Barley?

03 May 2014 - 12:53 PM

Mamaw, thank you for the recipe! Cant wait to try it!

In Topic: Is It Possible For A Dx Celiac To Not Have A Problem With Barley?

01 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

Lol, twinkies are waaay better than Rice Krispie treats. Wait, what were we talking about again?

In Topic: Is It Possible For A Dx Celiac To Not Have A Problem With Barley?

01 May 2014 - 09:19 AM

Well, if I could only have one gluten back, it would be wheat, not barley. And I do have plans to start inhaling twinkies the instant the sky starts falling!

and yes yes, drugs are bad. Pain is worse however. In that instance anyway.

In Topic: Is It Possible For A Dx Celiac To Not Have A Problem With Barley?

01 May 2014 - 07:58 AM

Hmm...so I probably shouldn't conduct an experiment with Whoppers and Ovaltine....unless it is a full moon. Gotcha.