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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?

Thanks!

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Hi and Welcome!

During your doctors appointment, I would recommend that you request a FULL Celiac Panel. You may have Celiac as well as a gluten allergy.

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I have been breaking out in hives for a while. I have had many other digestive issues and so on. My celiac panel was negative, but I was positive for a wheat allergy. My dr also suggested that breaking out with hives could be from high antibodies to your thyroid. Well mine was positive for high antibodies (different test than just thyroid)I am not taking medicine yet, we are hoping that being off gluten for a while will help with my thyoid... But I would ask to have a complete thyroid panel run..

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I have one IRL Celiac friend, and hives are her primary symptom. So the short answer is YES. Definitely.

And it isn't anything to take lightly - she told me that if you have hives and you get chilled, your blood pressure can drop dangerously.

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