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intolerant baker

Member Since 22 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2012 06:09 PM
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In Topic: Night Time The Worst

10 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

If derms want to say scabies then make them PROVE it by doing a skin scrape. They always want proof of everything --- let's make THEM prove something. They work for US not the other way around.

I am learning so much these past couple of months. All the medication did was irritate my skin further (shocking!) I feel lucky to have a PCP that really listened to me and took me seriously

In Topic: Pcos And Celiac Disease.

10 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

I was diagnosed with PCOS about five or six years ago, just recently (2 months ago) went gluten free. I have the gluten intolerant label also, as I went gluten free before testing and then had an incomplete panel done after a challenge. My doctor said they are linked very often, I think most usual to be like me and have PCOS diagnosis pre-gluten anything. If you have malabsorption problems they can be linked to hormonal disruption and ammenorreah.
I am sadly learning so much now that I wish I could have known years ago. I gained 40 LBS in one year with no diet change and that was just the beginning.

In Topic: Night Time The Worst

10 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

I am glad you started this thread! I get really bad at night and was treated THREE times this year for scabies (nobody did a skin scrape to diagnose)before my primary made the gluten connection. I really thought I was the only one, esp. since they assume scabies when you get itchier at night.

In Topic: Bright Red Skin

08 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Thank you both for your replies.
I do have to admit I am pretty certain it is a different manifestation of DH. I was diagnosed with a "gluten rash" (blisters and all) by my primary care doctor after I had removed gluten from my diet and re-introduced it. I did a six week gluten challenge and she did what I now know to be an incomplete celiac panel. The allergy tests to multiple foods were neg. as was the celiac work. Because I have wonky blood work ups, positive GI response to gluten-free diet, and multiple first degree relatives with auto-immune disorders I do consider myself to have unconfirmed celiac.
I am in the process of considering all options work wise. I have thought of going back to school for a nutrition degree, but the economy is where it's at right now and I am my family's only support at this point. I think for now I will also look into getting those masks folks wear to mow lawns...
Thanks again for your thoughtful responses. It still feels pretty overwhelming at times.
Jenn

In Topic: White Blood Cell Count

28 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Thank you so much. I have also been having a lot of MS type symptoms, so there probably is a deficiency issue going on.

I just recently joined this forum and was looking through and saw your post. Have you gone for follow-up yet? My blood counts (white and red) are low. This started last year, before I knew I had a gluten issue. My eye doctor and primary care suspected MS, but it turns out I had extremely low b12 and vit. D levels. I would really have those checked. I have to get my blood checked every couple of months now