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msmissydb

Member Since 04 May 2013
Offline Last Active May 14 2013 12:40 PM
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Celiac With Itchy Legs - No Rash

04 May 2013 - 05:55 AM

Hi everyone..

I'm new to the site but I thought I would see if anyone else is having this problem. Hoping for suggestions.

I was diagnosed with celiac almost 2 years ago now and have been gluten-free since. The only time I have it is when it's no control by me which is usually cross contamination which then I get sick immediately and break out on my face and chest with a rash.

Anyway, for the past 6-7 months now.... I have had extremely itchy legs from the knee cap down. I have not changed any of my products.. Household or personal. My legs are not dry as I put lotions on them daily after shower. There is no rash at all or redness until after I scratch them. Sometimes I scratch so much that they bleed. The only thing that seems to help is if I put ice packs on them. I have tried every lotion, cortisone, creams, EVEryTHinG and nothing seems to help. They keep me up at night they itch so bad. I have mentioned to my dr and was suggested to take Benadryl but it hasn't done a thing.
My dr put me on prednisone for another problem with my back and when I was on that for 5 days, it actually stopped, but I certainly don't want to go on that forever.
Anyone out there have any suggestions or is goin thru the same thing? Summer is hopefully around the corner and I would like to show off my long legs but right now they look horrible from the scratching and bleeding.
Sorry for it being so long...