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Acne On Jawline

09 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

I doubt this is related to celiac disease directly but I wonder if it is autoimmune related, so I thought I'd post it here.


I have jawline acne that is driving me nuts. I almost always have at least one or two zits there and they range in size from small whiteheads to volcanoes that can cast a shadow. I have had it for about 5 years or so, maybe more but probably not less.  I know it was present when I went gluten-free almost 3 years ago because I started taking a topical medication for it.  It was present, I think, when I started taking meds for hypothyroidism (synthroid at first) too.


I've read that jawline acne is often hormonal... then how do I get rid of it?  I'm getting a bunch of scars on my chin that I could do without, and I would like this to be done. It is possible I am in perimenopause but I have no obvious symptoms, and my periods have never been so regular as they have been since going gluten-free.


Has anyone treated this successfully, and if so, how?

Bristol Stool Form Scale - Poop!

01 March 2015 - 10:05 AM

This topic is all about bowel movements so be forewarned...


There's been a few posts about abnormal BMs lately, and it got me thinking about what a normal poop actually is, and how to recognize it when we have nothing to compare to except ourselves. 


I experienced C my entire life but I didn't realize how extreme it was because it was an everyday thing for me.  Afetr being gluten-free for 9 months, and getting proper thyroid treatment for hypothyroidism (which causes C too), I finally had normal BMs for the first time in my life yet I thought I had D.  Going Having a BM more than once a day and actually really needing toilet paper was new to me, and it took me a while to realize I was finally normal.


I recently found the Bristol Stool Form Scale, which shows what actually IS a normal BM, in slightly gross detail.  Here is a link to the chart: https://www.gutsense...mal_stools.html


It's sort of interesting to see where one falls on the scale... in a icky way that I would never admit to checking beyond our little virtual world.  LOL

How do you compare?

Gotta Brag

28 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

I have to brag!  My son's basketball team, which I coach, won the gold medal for their division today!   :D I'm so proud of him and my team.  Gush gush... :wub: Yay us!

Nascar Superbowl Ad Takes A Jab At The gluten-free Diet

29 January 2015 - 07:32 PM

I don't know if you all have seen this Superbowl ad yet. In it the star says, "When our idea of danger is eating gluten, there's trouble a foot." implying that we are a bunch of sissy, picky eaters.   :huh:  It is a totally unnecessary jab at the gluten-free diet, and frankly, they are quite wrong - for us gluten IS dangerous.


You can see the ad (see the first 20 seconds) here:



There is even a petition to pull this ad, and hopefully not air it.  If you are interested, here is the link:


Best Fodmap Book

06 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

I wanted to look into the FODMAP for me and my kids, and I was wondering what the best book for the how's and why's of this diet is.  Any advice would be welcome. :)