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George Knighton

Is The Rash Suppose To Look Worst Before It Gets Better?

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I wouldn't say it's supposed to get worse, but it may not improve for a while. It has been known to hang around for a lot longer than one would wish. :(


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Caffeine free 1973

Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

(Totally) corn free Nov. 2009

Legume free March 2010

Now tolerant of lactose

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It's my impression that there is some 'momentum' involved. After I went gluten free some lesions continued to appear even as the original lesions were healing.

My experience, (not avoiding iodine) is that it has been two years. Disclaimer: I work part of the year as a wheat farmer doing my best to avoid dust exposure. I haven't noticed any direct effect from the dust, but it may be slowing down my general recovery.

As an autoimmune disease, DH probably expresses quite differently in different people.

A corelation I have noticed is that I regress if I am tired and stressed, and improve when I'm rested.

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