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LundqvistSaves

Member Since 20 May 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 09 2012 05:30 PM
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In Topic: Could This Rash Be From A Glutening? (Photo)

08 November 2012 - 05:30 AM

I haven't had skin problems like that from gluten, but I have had similar skin reactions for other reasons. As a teenager I used to get embarrassing hives. They broke out on my side, my upper arms, neck and lips. My lip would swell as if I'd been hit in it. It usually pointed back to stress or excitement, but now that my doctor suspects I may have been celiac my whole life it does make me question what caused them. Have you tried something like Benadryl to see if it improves the bumps any? If it does then it may not be celiac related, but if no improvement is seen it would surely be something non-allergy or non-stress. I wish I could help more, but I do hope you find a quick answer...and don't share toasters!!! :)


Thanks for responding! I've never gotten hives before so I'm not sure if this could be them. I have taken Benadryl for the last two days and it doesn't seem to help much, but it sure does knock me out lol. It's Day Three and they are still so itchy. And yes, definitely no more shared toasters!

In Topic: Numb Hands From A gluten-free Diet? Or Is It A Symptom?

02 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

Celiac/gluten sensitivity/intolerance and DH can damage the gut lining and there is a known connection to Pernicious anemia. If you are having and issue with B12 being absorbed it could be a side affect from a gluten issue.

It would be best to get medical testing to see if and how low your B12 level is. The doctor can give you an injection. Sublingual B12 has shown to be as effective. If your body doesn't need the B12 you would just pass it out of your system. High amounts could cause the "D".


Thanks for your reply. I've only been gluten free for two and a half weeks, so I'm not certain if that's enough time for a gluten-free diet alone to cause any B12 deficiencies. Also taking a gluten-free daily multivitamin. Was hoping for the possibility that a long-time misdiagnosis of a gluten allergy or intolerance would be the culprit, thus my other symptoms would finally have an explanation as well.

Thanks for your help!

In Topic: Numb Hands From A gluten-free Diet? Or Is It A Symptom?

01 June 2012 - 07:22 PM

If you are already gluten free, don't bother going for a blood test.

Having a B12 defiency can be very common. Most gluten containing processed foods are fortified to have more vitamins and minerals. (most gluten free procesed products are not..Yet) The point is somehow your are not consuming enough or your gut is not absorbing enough. There is also a condition, Pernicious anemia, that is associated with Celiac. Very common for Celiacs to have Pernicious Anemia. The damaged gut lining does not have the intrinsic factor to process vitamin B12. So it would be safe for you to supplement vitamin B12, because there is no known toxic level for a body (it will be flushed out of your system before it reaches a toxic level).

Some vitamin and nutrient supplements need to be monitored closely by a doctor. ;)


Thank you for all of that great info. So basically, having that symptom is not always a deciding factor of a gluten allergy. I have a few symptoms and was hoping this would be the tell-all, but thanks for clarifying. ANy recommendations of how much B12 to take daily to start out with?

In Topic: Numb Hands From A gluten-free Diet? Or Is It A Symptom?

01 June 2012 - 07:16 PM

If you are already gluten free, don't bother going for a blood test.

Having a B12 defiency can be very common. Most gluten containing processed foods are fortified to have more vitamins and minerals. (most gluten free procesed products are not..Yet) The point is somehow your are not consuming enough or your gut is not absorbing enough. There is also a condition, Pernicious anemia, that is associated with Celiac. Very common for Celiacs to have Pernicious Anemia. The damaged gut lining does not have the intrinsic factor to process vitamin B12. So it would be safe for you to supplement vitamin B12, because there is no known toxic level for a body (it will be flushed out of your system before it reaches a toxic level).

Some vitamin and nutrient supplements need to be monitored closely by a doctor. ;)


Thank you for all of that great info. So basically, having that symptom is not always a deciding factor of a gluten allergy. I have a few symptoms and was hoping this would be the tell-all, but thanks for clarifying. ANy recommendations of how much B12 to take daily to start out with?

In Topic: Numb Hands From A gluten-free Diet? Or Is It A Symptom?

01 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

do you have any neck/shoulder problems, because it sounds more like TOS then carpal tunnel.

I don't, it just seems to be some numbness in my hands now and again. No pain or anything like that.