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Anyone Think I'm Celiac?

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Hi all, I could use some help determining if I am doing the right thing based upon my last two years of symptoms. My symptoms began with rectal issues. After bowel movements, it seemed that I could use an entire roll of toilet paper and not be completely clean. Extremely frustrating. Then, I began to have rectal itching that would occur at night, for the most part, and progressed to extreme rectal itching. Went to GI docs and they said I had a fissure. Ok. but the itching never stopped to this day. I then began having strange skin issues on the buttocks and hand, Derm doc said I have the most stubborn eczema he has ever seen....still have them and it has been about 6-8 months. I decided to go gluten free and have been very strict for 2-3 months. My waist size has gone down a pants size and I feel really good..most of the time. I still have the rectal itching and skin problems. the rectal itching has decreased somewhat but is still there. Thank you to anyone that may respond.

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Just wanted to add that I do realize that wheat gives me acid, and I have not had to take Tums since going gluten free.

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Hi there. I'm also new to this board and recently wrote a similar post. I just wanted to say that it continues to blow my mind that I've been sick for 30 years and not knowing why.

from what I can understand, a lot of people on this board don't have an actual doctor's diagnosis (bc it sounds like a right pain in the ass to get one) BUT they've experienced that cutting gluten out of their diet has made them feel better, so that naturally leads to some self diagnosing... I'm in the middle of my own testing now too.

Just wanted to say good luck and I hope you find out whats wrong and do whats best for your body.

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Hi all, I could use some help determining if I am doing the right thing based upon my last two years of symptoms. My symptoms began with rectal issues. After bowel movements, it seemed that I could use an entire roll of toilet paper and not be completely clean. Extremely frustrating. Then, I began to have rectal itching that would occur at night, for the most part, and progressed to extreme rectal itching. Went to GI docs and they said I had a fissure. Ok. but the itching never stopped to this day. I then began having strange skin issues on the buttocks and hand, Derm doc said I have the most stubborn eczema he has ever seen....still have them and it has been about 6-8 months. I decided to go gluten free and have been very strict for 2-3 months. My waist size has gone down a pants size and I feel really good..most of the time. I still have the rectal itching and skin problems. the rectal itching has decreased somewhat but is still there. Thank you to anyone that may respond.

There was a thread about this not too many months ago. I'll be back momentarily with a link.

Edit: Maybe not exactly about this, but related: http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=57584

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I was sore too before going gluten-free, and it comes back when I am glutened. Even some tiny tiny amounts of blood on the toilet paper.

And the skin where the ear meets the scalp was/is raw and sore too at the same time.

nora

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Not quite sure of your gender, but when I wear a panty liner or maxi pad for any extended amount of time, I get really irritated in the private area. I am guessing it is the glue used to make the pads. They must have gluten in them. I also cannot wear tampons. I tend to get really bad headaches when I wear them. I also attribute this to the glue used to make them. This really puts me in a bad place when "that time of the month" comes around.

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