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Member Since 05 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 11 2013 08:34 PM

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In Topic: Finding A New Moisturizer That Is Gluten Free

06 November 2012 - 05:55 PM

I use their line of shampoo and conditioner. I've yet to see anything other than that though.

I have tried those too. Unfortunately, the apple drives out my curly dry hair. I am going to try the coconut.

In Topic: Finding A New Moisturizer That Is Gluten Free

06 November 2012 - 05:51 PM


That is funny! Since I have dermatitis BAD, I am about to send out similar letters to companies. As if you have never heard of celiac.com! "Generally parts per million" made me laugh. That is a unit of measurement, not a numerical value! "Generally cause symptoms only when they're ingested" ... Ha! Wouldn't that be nice!


In Topic: Fissures, Hemmorhoids & Fistulas

05 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

I had a fistula & a hemmorrhoid surgically corrected last year. also had a fissure which got a little better but now its bothering me again. i get hard stools periodically despite all my dietary changes and taking magnesium daily and now i think im getting another hemmorhoid...this is a viscious cycle & i am worried this will plague me for the rest of my life.

my doc wants to correct the fissure but im really worried about incontinence and the possibility that it might even return since i still cant get to the bottom of my bowel issues.

has anyone had similar experiences? would appreciate some feedback


Hi Russ,

I have had fissures, hemorrhoids, and once, a fistula. The fistula was before I went gluten-free. The fissures are better now that I am not drinking milk or consuming too many dairy products. Hemorrhoids are gone too.

Like the other person here, my fistula went away on its own. The first doctor was going to do a closure procedure in the patient room on the day he found it. The thought of it made me woozy though and I left before he could do it. I went to another doctor several months later and he didn't see anything. In retrospect, I am glad that I didn't do it because I would be afraid the closure may have left a pocket/abscess. I wonder how often fissures close up...

At this point, I am being conservative about the idea of any surgery. Sometimes 'surgeons do surgery' ... These superinfections that in surgery suites are also no laughing matter. It is scary how quickly someone could become septic from getting an infection in that area because it is so vascular.

This isn't meant to be advice, just my anecdotal account.


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