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shorebird

Member Since 24 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 08 2013 10:22 AM
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In Topic: Rash Flare Up?

07 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

I don't know, other than a glutening. Many have reported a dh type rash after going gluten-free, then doing a challenge or getting glutened.

I'd look for sources of cc, or think back to your last glutening....

If you think it's dh, you may try a low iodine diet to see if it helps it go away. Most dh is iodine sensitive - and it sure contributes to mine worsening if it flares up. Try the thyca.org cookbook (online/free) for how to go low iodine.

There are other gluten related rashes, and other skin diseases are common in the autoimmune challenged.

I really don't think it was a glutening incident. I almost always make my own food and when I don't I'm very careful about what I eat. I'm still not entirely sure if it's a dh rash or not. I may go to the derm if it doesn't go away. I'll look into the low iodine diet. Thanks.


In Topic: Mood Swings

20 April 2013 - 03:15 PM

I think this is very common when you are a celiac. Have struggled with the same thing myself. End up being a complete a$$(#"€ even if I try not to at its worst. Just can't control the body in a proper way.

 

Do you have a very sensitive case of celiacs? Starches will do the same to my body as wheat does to other. It causes and inflammation and makes me feel just as sick. I.e modified corn starch. Lately other things has started triggering inflammation, even from whole foods. So i don't really have any good tips to give other than either minimize or just stay away from it

Thanks. It's comforting to know I'm not the only one who has experienced this.

I used to not be sensitive until recently. I had some shredded cheese last week and ended up with the worst mood swings. Turns out it contained corn starch. Why they would put that in cheese I just don't understand. I definitely have to stay away from popcorn, corn starch, whole corn, and corn tortillas. It sucks that corn is in practically EVERYTHING these days.


In Topic: Mood Swings

19 April 2013 - 06:59 PM

I was much crankier on gluten...well, I was crankiest when I went through a gluten withdrawal of sorts, but I found it helpful to think about the fact that I knew what was causing the bad mood so i didn't "share" it with others. I know I was quieter than normal, and I would often turn a particularly grumpy moment into a laugh by growling my displeasure.

 

I hope you feel better soon. I've heard corn can be difficult to completely eliminate at first. Best wishes with getting it out quickly.

Thank you. I hate the thought of never eating corn again because I LOVE tortilla chips and tacos. Sometimes I feel like one day I'm going to wake up and find that I can't eat anything at all because everything makes me sick! Going corn free will be tough. I wonder what it is about gluten that can cause mood swings? It seems like gluten can wreak havoc on just about anything in someone with celiac disease.


In Topic: Mood Swings

19 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

Yeah, I don't always treat people the way I would want them to treat me.  I don't really think all of it can be justified by celiac or anything else.  It can be tough.

Well I know that my celiac is the source of my mood swings (and nothing else) because as soon as I eat any gluten or corn, my emotions go haywire. It just sucks that it happens, especially when I accidentally get "glutened" then I know I'm going to have a rough time.


In Topic: Hla-Dq Testing

01 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

More likely you have either developed an additional intolerance to something like gluten-free oats (this got me about 8 years into my diet change, it took another year to figure it out, only because I was fortunate in that a local gluten-free health food store owner told me to think of that option, after I told her which products seemed to be setting me off).  Or soy.  Or you could be getting cross contaminated by some of the processed products you are using on yourself, on a pet, etc.  It could be medications, over the counter or prescription.... you really have to be a sleuth detective to figure this out, sometimes.

 

I had a terrific bout of breaking out in a rash this winter after cheerfully munching down 2 new, tasty items over the holidays, so, when I get a time frame when I feel like testing out which one it really is, that won't ruin my week, I will add one back in and see what happens.  Then, the other, but not together.  The odd part about that was that I didn't get the other reactions, so I'm not quite sure, but consistently my skin lets me know when I have screwed up, sometimes even before the neuro symptoms start.   

I've been thinking it might be the gluten-free oats since I started eating them for breakfast. It's been almost a week since I've had any but my symptoms haven't gone away yet. Yesterday I ate some corn tortilla chips (same ones I've always eaten) and I felt awful afterward. I had bad pain under my ribs in my back and stomach cramps. I'm thinking I could also be reacting to corn as well. The problem is I have no idea how long I need to eliminate these foods from my diet before my symptoms will disappear. When I went gluten-free it took a few months after 10+ years of being sick before feeling normal again. I'm hoping my food diary will help me figure things out.