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Member Since 27 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 02 2011 06:10 PM

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In Topic: How Did Your Dh Start?

31 July 2011 - 06:21 PM

Hi, I'm new to the forum.

Been undiagnosed for 6 years now. My symptoms come and goes. it starts with itchy tiny bumps (for me, sometimes in between the fingers, outer thigh, or upper arm), then it will form a tiny blister with visible clear 'bubble' which easily breaks and leak out the clear fluid. then the wound will become bigger but never close. I've had 2 previous really bad outbreaks before, my previous 3 dermatologist diagnosed stress related psoriasis, eczema, and PLEVAA. All been treated with prednisone and it cleared up right away. All the open wound started to heal within a few days. However, the 2nd time, the dermatologist stopped my dosages to soon, and it came back worse the week after. We had to start another dosage to keep it down.

I had another bad outbreak a month ago, this time, I decided to take matters into my own hands and tried gluten-free diet 5 days ago. What a huge improvement! all the open sores started to heal, even though there are still bumps. but at least they don't itch and burn as before. This gives me more confidence to do more gluten-free research online and found this forum. Does anyone knows how long it will take to clear out all the gluten from the body? Obvious, I've eaten gluten all my life without knowing that I'm allergic to it. Hopefully, once all the gluten are out of the system, my skin will be back to normal again. So glad I found this forum, will try to post picture soon. Thanks.


Yes, does anyone know how long? I have been gluten free for a week now and there is no improvement.

In Topic: Lost

29 July 2011 - 12:26 PM

Hi WApple,

A couple things for or you. Soy is bad for the thyroid because it inhibits the thyroids ability to use iodine. It is considered a "goitrogen" for that reason. There are other foods that also are goitrogens. Soy is one of the worst though and you can do some searches and read about infants that were given soy formula and developed goiters.

I found out about my other food intolerances by doing an elimination diet, or rather 3 separate elimination diets over a period of time. Elimination diets are a good way to test your body for reactions to foods. Lots of threads on them here too.

Thanks again. May look into elimination diet. Don't have the insurance to see another doctor.
I surely didn't know that about soy. Thought it was supposed to be good for gals. Oh well, can't believe what you hear on TV. Ha!

In Topic: Enterolabs

28 July 2011 - 03:50 AM

Use the Google search in the upper right corner. You will see lots of discussions on this that might be helpful. Just keep a eye on the dates. People who posted 5 years ago likely are not still reading along.

Thanks, kareng.

I have been looking around and like anything else find yeas and nays. Guess the proof is in the pudding so to speak. If I feel better off of gluten and my rash goes away that is the ultimate lab test, isn't it?

In Topic: Bush's Canned Products

27 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

I just called them yesterday and they informed me that all of their beans are gluten free! Yay!

That is surely good to know. At least I can keep my beans. :)

In Topic: Favorite gluten-free/sf Natural Shampoo?

27 July 2011 - 04:12 PM

I have used Shikai and there is also a newer brand called Himalaya that is really nice. The Himalaya even says gluten free on the label.

Thanks for posting this. I have just checked my shampoo (Aveda Pure Abundance). Would you believe hydrolyzed wheat protein and wheat starch? I am going shopping tomorrow so I will definitely be on the look out for Shikai and Himalaya.

I never knew before I found this forum that you had to check products that go on your skin. I should have....duh...I have a rash that is torturing me day and night.

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