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Rusla

Has It Stopped Since Going Gluten-free

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Something hit me today. The glutening a week ago made me realize something. The glutening brought back nether region itching. Yes, I am talking about butt and vaginal, which would be horrendous when I was trying to sleep at night.. I realized that not long after going gluten-free that had quit and when a terrible glutening occurs it comes back.

I also would itch all over my body and head that has almost been totally eliminated also. I used to keep a back scratcher in my car, my locker at work, and almost every room in the house. Now, I couldn't even find the one in the car and the rest are barely used.

The thing is did anyone else have this and noticed it gone after going gluten-free?


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Something hit me today. The glutening a week ago made me realize something. The glutening brought back nether region itching. Yes, I am talking about butt and vaginal, which would be horrendous when I was trying to sleep at night.. I realized that not long after going gluten-free that had quit and when a terrible glutening occurs it comes back.

I also would itch all over my body and head that has almost been totally eliminated also. I used to keep a back scratcher in my car, my locker at work, and almost every room in the house. Now, I couldn't even find the one in the car and the rest are barely used.

The thing is did anyone else have this and noticed it gone after going gluten-free?

i am new to the forum having just recently been diagnosed with celiac. i am gluten free for 3 weeks now, however, i DID have major itching...and that was due to candida. to diagnose candida you need a stool test...and there is a connection between wheat and candida as all grains are carbohydrate and turn into sugar which feeds the candida and makes it grow to unhealthy proportions. even though i've successfully diminished my candida with diet, i noticed that if i had any grains the itching immediately returned.

good luck,

reva.

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I have a third reason for itching that has stopped down there. I used to get yeast infections all the time. Not now. :)


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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Rusla,

I had the head itching before going gluten free, and probably a little bit down the nether regions. But I have noticed of late, if I get glutened yes my whole body seems itchy and dry and dare I say it in my sleep my fingers start itching where I would not dare mention.

But I can remember more about reading a book in bed, and my hand scratching/massaging my scalp. So it was book in one hand and the other going through my hair. I can't quite remember if that still happens, I will just have to go to bed with my book and see what happens.

Cathy

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Yep, Rulsa, after a gluten this happens to me.

It also happened my being 'soy-ed' and still itching off and on.

i also an questioning. the candida connection.

judy


Judy in Southern CA

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Wow -- yup -- that used to happen to me a whole lot. I think I had some kind of low-level issues with candida, but it was almost never enough to qualify as a full blown yeast infection. Actually, I never went on one of those candida elimination diets, but I know several people who have (and who have had great success with them). I did start paying a whole lot more attention to my sugar intake, however, which cleared things up quite a bit.


Erica

Inconclusive blood test results

Positive Enterolab results

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gluten-free since 2/10/06

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Well my whole life was one big yeast infection then, I had a hysterectomy. Hypothetically a hysterectomy should solve the problem of yeast infections but I had about 5 of them after that but the itching continued, without any outward signs like with the yeast infection. The itching all over the body etc. just ended up worse. With the last glutening that affected my scap my whole body went into super itch cycle. That was just caused by three small spoonfuls of a supposed gluten-free soup which my whole head broke out in DH with.

Nothing worse than itching, makes me feel buggy..


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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i'm always itchy, i geuss i should look into other food intolerances. is that a symptom of candida? im going to look up candida- dont know much aout it.


Diagnosed in March 2006 after being in the hospital due to pancreatitis due to undiagnosed celiac

years of being told i had IBS, taking numerous IBS medications (since the age of fifteen)

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Oh my goodness YES!!!! I never thought of that. My VERY first symptom before the severe diarrhea started was the horrible itching down there. I was convinced that I had some sort of infection, I had all kinds of tests done and they kept saying there was nothing, it was awful. I was buying all kinds of over the counter creams and nothing gave me relief.

Now, being gluten-free for almost a month, you're totally right, it's all gone away.

Interesting observation, why would that be I wonder?

Lynda

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Hmmm - Dito here.

I get itchy down there. Front and back. But no discharge, no parasites, no nothing... just annoying itching... Also get itching on trunk, low back, feet... not always all places at the same time..

Cutting out gluten is helping, but am still having periods of itching and am trying to work out what causes it (it happens even when I am sure have not had any gluten) ... just started working with new allergy dr now. She has prescribed antihistamine.. so will have to see how that goes.. and we are trying to work out the cause.

This sure is a fun game we are playing at! :huh:

Oh my goodness YES!!!! I never thought of that. My VERY first symptom before the severe diarrhea started was the horrible itching down there. I was convinced that I had some sort of infection, I had all kinds of tests done and they kept saying there was nothing, it was awful. I was buying all kinds of over the counter creams and nothing gave me relief.

Now, being gluten-free for almost a month, you're totally right, it's all gone away.

Interesting observation, why would that be I wonder?

Lynda


Sally

Aussie living in Philippines, Manager, Triathlete, Mum to 2 dogs, 2 cats & fish

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Hypothyroid, diag. 2000, desicated thryoid 3 grains + T4 50 mcg.

Pituitary adenoma, 2002 - no treatment (no followup yet)

Polycystic, 2000 - no treatment

IBD by biopsy - end 2006 (cause not investigated)

Suspected Gluten intolerant/celiac - not diagnosed

Gluten Free - start Dec 06 (big improvement in tummy troubles, though still not 100%..)

Allergies suspected to Rice, Mango, Chicken, some fish (though testing)... still trying to work it all out.

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That is where my itching started almost a year ago. I thought I had a yeast infection, so bought some over the counter stuff. That didn't work or I was allergic to it. Took diflocan and benadryl. Started getting blisters on the creases of my arm and rashes under my arms. The doctor said it looked like poison ivy. Then had the itching bad in the female area and my gynecologist said I could have poison ivy there too. I hadn't been around any. Finally after months and months of itching I googled rashes and the more I looked at the DH and read the symtoms it seemed to fit. I went to my family doctor and got the full celiac blood test which came back negative. He did say that didn't mean I didn't have it. I do have a little sister that is a celiac. In January I had a biopsy that came back spongiotic dermatitiis. Which I found out that they don't know what it is. I searched on the internet and the natural cure is a gluten free diet. I had actually started on it a few days before the biopsy. In less than a month on the diet, the first thing I noticed was the rash on my hands disappeared, my ear that always felt full of fluid cleared, I could breath through both sides of my nose (My doctor couldn't believe that the inside of my nose was no longer red. He had never seen it any other way) and finally the itching from down below is stopping. I'm thinking that when they did the biopsy and used iodine, it aggravated that area. I am still having hot flashes, but I am trying to wean myself off of estrogen, so not sure if it's from gluten by accident or not. I still have really dry skin, but almost everything seems to make me itch. I just got some Burt's Bee shampoo and conditioner. It's the first time my head didn't itch after I washed it. I am allergic to sulfites too. I didn't mean to make this so long, but when I read your post this all clicked. Wendy

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