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Member Since 20 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 07 2011 09:34 AM

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How Long Does It Take? Calling All Celiac And Dh Sufferers!

03 November 2011 - 03:49 PM


I have given up on Dr's or they have given up on me, I feel like a mental head case and am being prescribed anti-depressants.

For 3 weeks now I ave been gluten-free, and minimal milk. Can anyone tell me how long it takes/should take to see/feel benefit? Hives have gone, nausia gone, pain, bloating and gas - gone - bowel habits are bordering on normal. Rash on bottom is persistant, still some headaches/fogginess etc, and shortness of breath.

Because some of the symptoms are still around I am beginning to doubt myself. If I were to overload on wheat and gluten at this point - could it fire a response clear enough for me to believe - one way or the other?

Another question would be how long before all symptoms go??

Thanks in advance for all your help...

Gluten Free In Uk

03 October 2011 - 10:39 PM

I've decided to go gluten free as I feel Dr's have failed me. I am based in the UK and am also Vegetarian, it feels like a massive task as I've no idea where to start looking. Supermarkets have less than an isle of gluten free products and it seems to be all cakes, biscuits etc.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please??

Thank you...

Got Biopsy Done X2

14 September 2011 - 12:51 AM

Ok, had dermatology app yesterday. Didn't see consultant first - saw registrar. She thought it looked like DH but didn't seem to know much so got consultant to look. He said it DIDN'T look like DH - some form of psoriasis or eczema, but basically took a biopsy to shut me up. The took one of clear skin (i think) and one of affected skin. I'm just hoping they test the right one for the right thing!

Curious And Need To Sound Knowledgeable!

09 September 2011 - 07:39 AM

It's 4 days to my LONG awaited appointment with a Dermatologist. I am determined to get a biopsy done on that day of my rash but am curious as to what they test it for? Is it the same as the blood test? (not that that has been done properly...). was just curious and am trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible as I really am fed up of being fobbed off!

Thanks to all you wonderfully clever people!

Iodine And Dh

02 September 2011 - 12:57 AM

I am posting this in the DH section as IF I have celiac - it's DH. I've had NOTHING for breakfast except a cup of what I call "Posh Coffee" (sachets of flavoured coffee - my treat most mornings) and within 45mins to an hour my rash is full on and driving me insane. I know with some DH sufferers they need to limit Iodine which is in most Salt. Could my coffee be sparking me off?? Here are the ingredients. I know some E numbers contain iodine and have tried investigating the E numbers in my coffee but I can't fine the stabilising ones anywhere! This list is gfor a Vanilla Latte but I also have Caramel and Mocha's - Ingredients for Vanilla are:

Skimmed milk powder
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
Instant Coffee (10%)
Dried Glucose Syrup
Lactose-Whey Permeate
Thickener E466
Milk Proteins
Stabilisers (E340ii, E452i, E331iii)

Thank you to all you helpful people!! Please feel free to look at pictures of my rash in my other post titled "pictures of my rash" - funnily enough... :huh:

Incase it's relevant I live in the UK.

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