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Member Since 13 Feb 2006
Offline Last Active May 26 2006 06:35 AM

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In Topic: Cold Hands And Feet.

26 May 2006 - 06:35 AM

I have Raynaud's Syndrome, I think. (A rhumotologist told me I had it without doing any tests way back when I was in my early 20's. I just told him my symptoms. He did test me for Lupus though. I've been tested for Lupus tons of times, all coming back negative.)

I did some googling on Raynaud's and found that it is also an autoimmune disease. I didn't know that. I had always thought that I had it because I got a mild case of frost bite as a child, but now I'm not so sure. When I'm cold, my fingers loose blood down to my knuckles and become numb. It gets me really freaked out (and my husband too) if I'm out and have no way to warm them up. I bought some of those chemical hand warmer packs which I plan to use next winter. (It's gotten worse since I've been gluten free.)

Is there any reason to get a properly tested diagnosis? I'm kind of sick of doctors at this point.

Made me laugh about the cold nose. I am always finding some warm part of my husband to warm my nose, toes, and knees. Since I have been gluten free, dairy free and lots of other things-free, I have lost lots of weight. I'm cold most of the time, wearing layers which get taken off and put back on during the day and evening. It's 90 today and I'm finally hot!

Bye, Cape

In Topic: For Those Of You With Corn Allergies/sensitivites

26 May 2006 - 06:09 AM

Yeah, I was afraid of that.

When I last had wheat by accident, I had such a bad reaction that I really had to take benedryl to sleep & keep me from scratching my skin off. I found the formulation with the fewest number of evils, but I was basically trading one set of symptoms for another...

I have found an anti-inflammatory at Whole Foods which I would guarentee doesn't have corn in it, though it even says it doesn't. (I would be itching like crazy if it did.) It's Celadrin. I've been taking it everyday for a month and a half and my joint pain is nearly all gone. I was given samples, took them and went back the next day to buy a bottle.
Good luck!

In Topic: We Should Keep A Watch On This Research - There May Be More Hope?

22 May 2006 - 06:34 AM

I've been following this drug for a long time. Not sure how it would be used for celiacs though. Leaky gut syndrome really isn't acknowledged, diagnosed or treated by physicians now.

You are right about the Leaky Gut Syndrome disinterest in physicians. I have had to do all my research via the web and weed out lots of things that seem like snake oil. There was an article in the journal Science which explains the technical aspects of LGS, like referred pain and the like. I think it was in the Feb. 2005 issue. A friend who does medical research had just read the article when I explained my issues with food and my theory of how these issues coinside with shoulder, hip and knee pain in my bursa.

Hope you can find the article.

In Topic: Itchy, Itchy, Itchy

22 May 2006 - 06:23 AM

I do have celiac disease, but I have never had sores, and the posting relating to DH don't seem to apply to me. Benadryl does help some, but I can only take it at night because it knocks me out and sleeping on the job is NOT a good thing.

I have the itchy legs, underarms, back and so on. Apples. Big problem. Everything with apples in them makes me itch. It's just been since I've been gluten free that I noticed it. There are a ton of other fruits that cause the itch though. Strawberries and pineapple are other culprets. I am not allergic to any foods; I am highly sensative and intolerant to many now, which I attribute to Leak Gut Syndrom (LGS).

Hope this helps.

I just got off of the Corn topic. How could I forget corn being one of my biggest itch culprets! Corn is in everything, vitamins, OTC meds like the ibuprofin drugs, and salt, not sea salt, though. I suggest you read the corn topic. Robin and others have so much helpful information.


In Topic: Recurrent Yeast Infections?

22 May 2006 - 06:16 AM

Hi everyone,

Just a quick question: does anyone know if recurrent yeast infections can be a symptom or related to celiac disease or wheat/gluten intolerance?

I've noticed since I've developped my wheat intolerance that I have been having recurrent yeast infections -- at least once every other month.

Thanks for any info!

Hi. I had a ton of yeast infections before I stopped gluten, but still had some afterwards. After a year of researching all of my symptoms which are related to foods, I have figured out that I have leaky gut sydrome. LGS is when the small intestiine's pores are larger than normal, letting larger, not properly digested proteins out into the blood stream. This causes all sorts of problems. I have referred pain in my joints which depending on what I eat makes the pain worse or non existant. You have to heal the gut to "reset" it. One of the things that needs to be done is to rid it of the over growth of yeast. It's kind of a long term project because of all of the nooks and crannies in the gut.

The first thing that I would suggest is to cut way back on all of your sugar consumption. When I did that, my yeast infections cleared up pretty quickly. Just a question... do you also have eczema? Yeast over growth is what seems to cause eczema. Check out this web site- www.eczema-usa.com It gives detailed information of how you get rid of yeast. Also Google or Leaky Gut Syndrom and read about that.

Hope some of my time reading the web and talking with doctors helps you.

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