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Member Since 25 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 27 2013 01:49 PM

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Heat Rash?

18 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

Okay, I've been gluten-free for almost a month now. I accidentally glutened myself today, and this afternoon was really awful, but I still went to the gym and sat in the sauna afterwards, which I've done twice before.


After my friend and I got out of the sauna and showered, I was covered in splotchy red. It looked like a rash, but it wasn't bumpy or itchy. My legs up to mid-thigh, my arms, my chest, the top of my breasts and my face were all red and splotchy. I noticed it pretty well lined up with where I used to be quite tanned, so it might be related to damaged melanin. Certain spots hurt when I touched them, and everything that was red was warm to the touch.


 I would assume this was a normal reaction to going in a sauna in the middle of winter when it's freezing out, and your body isn't used to going in saunas, but my friend wasn't red or pink or splotchy or anything at all. She was in the sauna, but after a shower, her body returned to normal.


Basically, I don't know if this was caused by the heat of the sauna, or from eating gluten today. Have any of you ever experienced this? Is this normal? Should I avoid the sauna? Maybe this is a tan-related thing? 

Am I Supposed To Get This Sick?

28 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Okay. I know this might be a dumb question. I'm okay with that.

I know celiac is an auto-immune disorder, so does that mean my immune system will be weaker and I'm more likely to get sick?

Because, this morning when I woke up I felt totally fine. And the before lunch, I kept sneezing. And now, at two, I have an uncontrollable cough, I feel like I can't breath and my lungs feel stuffed. I've never gotten this sick this fast before, so is this a celiac thing, or a "everyone's got the flu, it's winter, and its going around" thing?

I mean, not like it changes how sick I feel or if I'm contagious, but it does change if I should go to the doctor.

Is There Any Way I Got A False Positive?

25 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Hey all.


I guess I got diagnosed with Celiac disease on Friday. I've been unwell for several months, and I went in for some blood tests, but my doctor didn't tell me what all she was testing me for, and then she called on Friday to say that everything came back normal except that it "clearly shows [I] have Celiac disease". She didn't give me anymore information than that, like any test numbers, or even what tests were performed. She did tell me to start a gluten-free diet immediatly and she referred me to a dietitian.


Now, I talked to a Celiac friend of mine who said his friend got a positive test, but the endoscopy or biopsy or something came back negative. But I read that I need to keep eating gluten for that test, and my doctor told me to cut it out, and didn't mention it.


So basically, I'm thinking my doctor was 100% sure it is Celiac, and that's just really scary at this point to me. Is there any chance it's not, or is there any way for me to guarentee it at this point? Or do I just accept it as 100% and move on?