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Member Since 02 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 01 2013 01:34 PM

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In Topic: Does Dh Ever Go Away?

26 September 2013 - 07:42 AM

To provide a bit of balance I was diagnoses Coeliac/Celiac Sep 2012 and have had the rash. TBH it pre-dated the diagnosis in a mild form by about 18 months. Anyway, I would say my DH has practically vanished as of 2 months ago. One thing I will say - there are triggers other than gluten IMO e.g. I have a suspicion central heating isn't good for it, and I *know* sweaty sports clothes definitely aggravate it.

In Topic: Very Hard To Lose Fat

05 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Considering changing your workout to running only. It's the single most powerful exercise to loose weight and it worked well for me and my friends. Good luck and think positive!

Or cycling - because it's low impact and you'll be able to do more of it. Running is better for losing weight as weight-bearing but easy to get injured. If I were you I'd mix the two.

In Topic: Low Calcium (After A Year Of No Dairy)

04 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

Went to see a dietician last week and the one thing she picked up on was calcium supplementation now that I've cut right back on dairy (lactose was giving me gastric pain which was higher up than my "gluten pain"). She suggested 1500mg a day but it's pretty hard to hit that with normal diet - I eat alot of sardines and there is quite a bit of calcium in those among lots of other good stuff. Are there any risks with taking calcium supplements? Was just thinking about possible kidney issues? Many thanks people....

In Topic: Endurance Issues And Exercise Intolerance

02 February 2013 - 02:15 AM

New here and I wanted to just ask if any of you have had issues with exercise, especially those of you who used to be athletic and then "came down" with celiac/gluten intolerance. When I was 21 I was very active, fit, had a great amount of energy and could exercise quite a bit, running for about an hour everyday and lifting weights. Then I came down with feeling fatigued, and feeling worse after exercise, feeling like my body was inflamed. I have been tested for lupus, RA, and several other autoimmune disorders and come out that they are negative. The only test to be positive/elevated ever was the deamidated gliadin peptide IgG. I miss exercising so much, but it seems like when I do, my body reacts negatively. Has anyone ever experienced this? Fatigue after exercise, pain in joints, lack of endurance and feeling like your body gets inflamed afterwards? I am new to the gluten-free diet, only been seriously on it for a day and a half so I haven't seen any major improvements in symptoms yet. Thanks in advance.

I think that's the key point and that you need to give things a few months, possibly even a year or two. I get the impression you are still fairly young? Plenty of time to get fit again and achieve all those goals.

In Topic: Intense Exercise : Good Idea Or Not For Us Celiacs?

01 February 2013 - 05:15 AM

An opposing challenge to this remark. :) When time permits, I'll review some of the topics/post in the major DH heading.

I pondered over DH vs heat rash for a long time. No Doc ever Dx'ed me for DH. I reviewed/compared some photos on the internet and it can be nasty stuff. The rash(almost look the same) varies in intensity and body location for both. Last summer, I did get a itchy/blustery rash doing yard work. Many summers have gone by without any rashes.The Doc said it was poison ivy( grown from the neighbors side) and treated it with oral and topical corticosteroids. I used Zyrtec for the itching.

When I worked out(very intensely to lose weight) all of 2012, I didn't break out in a rash when sweating. In my case, I wonder what else( beside gluten sensitivity) can trigger a DH rash. My GFD is working well over the years. By reference, DH is treated with dapsone ( to relieve itching). Do you take this Rx for treatment?

Firstly, I will say that the Elocon corticosteroid I use works brilliantly. However, I don't think very long term use is ideal so I'm trying to wean myself off of it - now trying to use it once a week and very very sparingly. While ice packs relieve the itchiness I would say only the Elocon gets rid of it without waiting a long time for it to go on it's own. I believe I read somewhere Dapsone affects red blood cell production so a no-no for anyone wanting performance.

As long as you are well nourished no reason not to exercise to your limits ( and every reason to exercise to your limits )

This is increasingly the message people are telling me, other than my parents - but I guess that's to be expected :-)

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