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Weird recovery symptoms?

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So I was just diagnosed as "probably" celiac a couple weeks ago at age 30. The probably is because the presentation of my signs and symptoms is a little strange. I have been on a gluten free diet for about 2-3 weeks. I have always had what we thought was chronic eczema which has been getting steadily worse for the last 5 years or so, and it no longer seems to be responding to steroid creams. Suddenly now after starting the gluten-free diet, my feet are itching enough to drive me crazy and have the lowest profile most barely noticible bumps ever. My question is, has anyone had "mild" DH that could be misdiagnosed as eczema? If so, how long did it take to go away after you started the diet? Also, for anyone else diagnosed as an adult, how long did it take before you started seeing real results? I feel like my body is almost going through a weird withdrawal phase. 

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i had 'withdrawal' symptoms when i first started strictly gluten free.  i drank lots of water, took hot showers and rest, rest rest.   can you take benedryl until your itch clears up?  i still avoid iodine (bc if it's dh, iodine can aggravate it) so, lay off the fish and switch to uniodized salt for awhile, maybe that will help. 

where's squirmy?  she always has the best dh suggestions :) 

welcome to the forum and i hope you get relief soon!

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Hey Thanks! I did more research and found the iodine thing. I had actually switched to more fruit as a healthy alternative to gluten based snacks and I am one of those people that uses salt on grapefruit >.<  I also just found out that at least one of my meds has wheat in it so I haven't actually been as good as I thought on the diet. Theres a lot of learning to do when you first start. 

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