I have a question. I have noticed that when I'm first getting a new "itchy" that it's on a site that has just had some pressure on it. Like if I use scissors I will get the intense itch right where the handles were pressing on my fingers. To me, this is acting like a hive situation. When I was younger I would sometimes react to a medication with hives and pressing on a spot or absentmindedly scratching would instantly exacerbate or create the welts. I k ow this was histamine related. Anyone ever notice that pressure or a scratch will initiate a DH lesion?
I am getting somewhat frustrated trying to put together a vitamin & mineral supplement schedule. I am a recently DX'd Celiac, DH and Hashimoto's patient. I suspect I have been undiadnosed for several years. My blood tests have revealed that I'm low in many nutrients and flat out deficient in several. Among them are: B2, B6, B12, D, zinc and folic acid. Dr wants me taking supplements for these as well as vitamin C, calcium and magnesium,
I have found all these supplements in the strengths he told me AND in gluten free formulas.
"Dont take your zinc or folic acid with vitamins. Take the D3 with fat. Zinc is best at night. The thyroid pill you take take on an empty stomach an hour before breakfast. B12 sublingual is with food. Do take calcium and magnesium together. Don't take calcium and magnesium together. You have to take some with food or they upset your stomach. Dont take your Prilosec close to anything or it may negate the the benefit of the supplements. (I am only taking the Prilosec every three days or so since going gluten free and want to ween myself off.) try melatonin at night for insomnia and a low dose benadryl might help with the itching.
I would really appreciate hearing about your supplement schedule or information you can give me.
I am seriously confused and trying to sort pills into AM, NOON, EVENiNG and BEDTIME.
Two places come to mind for me. Keep in mind I'm a newbie and just a tad naive. I was shocked, yes shocked to find that my Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc supplement had wheat in it. Yeah I know. My Dr was surprised! Duh.
The second was in a bag of cashews my cousin was munching on and offered. A quick glance at ingredients said "cashews and salt.". Two hours later I was scratching with new DH flares. I hadn't had anything else since my breakfast of egg on a slice of Udis and yogurt. I dug the bag out of the trash and down at the bottom in small print was the disclaimer about shared equipment with peanuts and wheat!
I am having problems navigating and wonder if it's my baby-boomer granny brain or my iPhone. I have never seen a Help button. I can't figure out how to get to my profile. I admit to being a tad slow now and then but usually with patience I can figure out a new site or app.
Could be my Celiac/HD/Hashi's has rendered me stupid I suppose. :-)