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Does anyone know of a meal replacement drink that is free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, rice, nuts and avocados?  I'm trying to do an elimination diet to see what exactly makes the rash worse.  I'm not a big meat eater and just can't eat anymore meat or chicken so I thought if I could drink a protein shake or two a day I would be able to make it through.  I've been gluten-free for 7 months, gluten-free house, gluten-free personal products but still have the rash all over my body.  I did remove all gluten-free products likes pasta, breads, crackers and it is helping a bit but it doesn't leave me much to eat.  

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I have a protein powder called Vega Veggies and Greens.  I got it from Costco.  It is vegan and gluten free, but it does contain sprouted whole grain brown rice, and xanthan gum.  The Rash is contingent upon how long it takes to purge the antibodies out from under your skin.  This could take a couple of years, I am told. :(   Meanwhile, it can flare at random, without any provocation.  However, some people find that iodine can exacerbate the inflammation, so they avoid or limit their consumption of shellfish, kelp, nori, and iodized salt, for example.  (Carageenan is an ingredient to watch for.)  I've only been gluten free for ten weeks, so although I'm a lot better than I was, my arms and legs still look pretty ugly. :(   Baking soda baths and Caladryl lotion help immensely when I'm feeling particularly itchy.

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Good advice from Fundog.

NSAID's are also known to aggravate the rash. If you have to take something Tylenol is the least offensive.

Ice packs help too.

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Thanks Fundog and squirming itch!  I'll check out the Costo protein powder.  I do watch my iodine and ice packs are the only thing that gives me relief.  One of the worst things is lack of sleep from the itching and changing out ice packs.  I'm a zombie hermit these days and I hate it.  I can't get anything done because I'm exhausted or having an itch fit and have to lie down with ice packs, especially after work.  Have a good week!

 

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You're welcome. I have never used the protein shakes. I know what you mean about zombie hermit. I don't think I slept for a full 2 years except in increments of 10-20 min. from absolute exhaustion.

Hang in there.

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I make smoothies all the time...

1 cup Kefir, plain (available at most grocery stores now, in the yogurt section)

1/2 half and half

fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, whatever is available (can use frozen too)

1tsp stevia.

some ice, if using fresh berries

Tastes like a milk shake from days gone by.

 

p.s. these are also low-carb.

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