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So for YEARS I have had reduced skin sensitivity. Massages don't feel good, the typical sensitive skin areas are not sensitive. Forget about ticklish. I am not at all whatsoever. But when I went gluten free after my August blood test towards the 5 week gluten-free mark I was starting to get sensitivity back. Then I had the 3 week gluten-challenge so we are back to the countdown (4 weeks). I am wondering since there are quite a bit of neuro signs associated with Celiac is this a probable and common symptom? Will I be 'normal' again and enjoy massages, have scalp sensitivity, etc?! My boyfriend and I would be much happier. ;):wub:

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I had the opposite.  Greatly increased skin sensitivity.  Everything eventually normalized.  I imagine it will normalize for you too.

 

Good luck.

 

Colleen

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Yes, I have decreased skin sensitivity.  At one time I burnt my finger deeply before I noticed that it was on the stove!  Nutrients did improve that, however, I still am not ticklish or feel pleasure from touch.  Over the years I have had brief occasions that I could feel for some days.  This gives me hope that it will resolve one day.

 

I remember when it did resolve that I began to feel deep under my skin.  Over some time the feeling was closer to the surface of the skin.  I had hypersensitivity for a while.  I don't know what occurred that brought numbness back. 

 

I noticed recently that my legs and arms do not have hairs.  My nurse told me it may be the body just doesn't have materials and energy to form them.  I read this past week that these little hairs are sensitive to touch.  My question for you is do you have normal hair coverage?  I might post more about this.

 

Jebby, said on the Patient Celiac that the feeling came back to her quite suddenly after quite a while gluten free. 

 

D

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I had the opposite.  Greatly increased skin sensitivity.  Everything eventually normalized.  I imagine it will normalize for you too.

 

Good luck.

 

Colleen

Thanks for your input Colleen! I hope it resolves, too.

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Yes, I have decreased skin sensitivity.  At one time I burnt my finger deeply before I noticed that it was on the stove!  Nutrients did improve that, however, I still am not ticklish or feel pleasure from touch.  Over the years I have had brief occasions that I could feel for some days.  This gives me hope that it will resolve one day.

 

I remember when it did resolve that I began to feel deep under my skin.  Over some time the feeling was closer to the surface of the skin.  I had hypersensitivity for a while.  I don't know what occurred that brought numbness back. 

 

I noticed recently that my legs and arms do not have hairs.  My nurse told me it may be the body just doesn't have materials and energy to form them.  I read this past week that these little hairs are sensitive to touch.  My question for you is do you have normal hair coverage?  I might post more about this.

 

Jebby, said on the Patient Celiac that the feeling came back to her quite suddenly after quite a while gluten free. 

 

D

 

D - your case sounds very similar to mine. I have to be in the pain threshold often to feel the sensory touch. I have had a few sporadic days where I have more sensitivity than usual - I haven't tried to correlate them to my menstrual cycle - I have an IUD so I do not menstruate anymore... but it may be during that time. But it is nothing pleasurable - it is more the opposite.

 

I haven't noticed my hair being sparse - my legs have always been on the sparse side but my arms, etc I think are normal... but I would agree that a lot of animals use their whiskers, fur, etc much more than we do to gather information about their environment so I buy into that theory.

 

How long have you been gluten free?

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18 months.  I had 30+ years of symptoms.  I have many other tolerances I am dealing with.  I am still feeling profound feelings of improvement in energy and nutrient levels.  I also had immature blood cells.  These are large, too large for cappilaries according to Dr. David Menton on his video Series Body of Evidence.  They break down in the small tubes, he said.  I don't know what all nutritional consequences that occur to body parts not fed well as a result.

 

I hope you will heal and keep healing as I have done.  I hope the feeling will come back, and I think it can. 

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