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Hi everyone! I am new to this forum.

I have been breaking out in hives about 2x/day for the past 6 months - once so severely that I ended up in the ER. After alot of online research I decided to try an elimination diet and this led me to believe that I am sensitive to gluten.

Small amounts of gluten don't cause any reaction at all, medium amounts (ie eating a sandwich, pasta side dish) cause me to bloat and break out in hives (this is easily taken care of with Benedryl) and larger amounts cause the more typical reations I have been reading about (severe abdominal pain, vomiting, etc).

I haven't seen a dr yet - but I intend to. I am a bit hesitant since I live in a small town and I am not sure the drs here have alot of experience with Celiac.

I just wanted to ask if anyone has or has had hives as their primary symptom?


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