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I have just read this

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=dermatitis%20herpetiformis%20whole%20body

and wonder what others experience has been ?

I was always overweight and bloated when on gluten. I can't remember when the bloating subsided but it was definitely an early sign that gluten wasn't for me. I could never lose weight unless I was exercising to the max and even then it was fat to muscle, not weight loss. I don't eat a lot differently now minus the bits of gluten containing products I never really liked and more often avoided - have lost weight and now wonder why I was a bloated, overweight, undereating gluten intolerant person. Hence coming across this article.

So was just curious about whether you are or aren't in the heavy/overweight range? Or not?

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I have just read this

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=dermatitis%20herpetiformis%20whole%20body

and wonder what others experience has been ?

I was always overweight and bloated when on gluten. I can't remember when the bloating subsided but it was definitely an early sign that gluten wasn't for me. I could never lose weight unless I was exercising to the max and even then it was fat to muscle, not weight loss. I don't eat a lot differently now minus the bits of gluten containing products I never really liked and more often avoided - have lost weight and now wonder why I was a bloated, overweight, undereating gluten intolerant person. Hence coming across this article.

So was just curious about whether you are or aren't in the heavy/overweight range? Or not?

I very commonly have been bloated. I remember for my prom, when my date took me out to dinner, I ate a salad, b/c I was so scared of bloating up in my dress. I wake up feeling normal and unbloated, but go to sleep feeling fat and huge.

I have had a life long battle with my weight. When I was an infant the doctor instructed my mother to feed me cream of rice and ceam of wheat @ 2 months. Evidently I had colic and they concluded that I wasn't get satiated. That is officially when my life long battle started. When I was growing up I was on a perpetual diet. Geez, when I think about it it's no wonder I have such food "issues". Instead of my mom packing me chips, a pb&j, and an apple, she packed me 1/2 a pb&j, celery, and 1/2 an apple. I was still consistently 5 lbs. heavier than all my friends. MMy mom watched my diet like a HAWK! I was always hungry. My mom would make us cream of wheat (mine with sweet and low packets) everyone else's with sugar and maple syrup. My parents had me on a trampoline with hand weight for 1/2 hours at a time from the age of 7. My mom was beautiful and couldn't stand the idea of having a heavy child. She counted the calories I ingested, but still the tendency to be overweight persisted.

When I became responsible for my own diet things really spiraled out of control. As a young adult, I reached as high as 238 lbs. @ 5' tall. That's when I got serious about losing weight. I think when I started making my own choices, after so many years of restrictions, I gorged on everything imaginable (emotional eating). Since my DH was controlled with Dapsone, and my docs had placed no importance on the Gluten-Free diet, I was just eating til my hearts content. Honestly though, probably not eating anymore than anyone else my age, but for some reason, I always processed my food into fat, even gain weight differently than everyone else I know. I have to kick my A$% to llose weight; live to work out and do cardio. Now after having 2 children, one with IUGR (intrauterine growth restriction)I am only 10 lbs. over my optimum weight (135 vs. 125), but it is a constant long hard battle, that I must relentlessly fight harded than anyone I know.

I have been Gluten-Free for 4 days now.... Bloating is almost completely gone...pants fit the same in the morning as they do the night!

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I started to gain weight right before I got pregnant...thought it was "turning 30". I had always put it on easily but could take it off easily.

After my son I just couldn't get moving (I think that was the second trigger, or nail in the coffin for me and autoimmune issues - pregnancy).

I never could get back in shape and lose the last 10-15 lbs of baby weight. Weight kept going up, I kept getting more exhausted regardless of diet. Couldn't exercise because my muscles just didn't work right - had no stamina.

Finally got on thyroid meds and most things improved except the muscle and stamina part.

Gained more weight, finally lost some, started gaining it back without cause as the Celiac worsened the last year.

I remember having a few moments of sanity when I saw pics of myself and thinking "you don't look fat, you look swollen". But that epiphany would fade....

When I got off gluten I realized how "puffy" I was. My skin literally started shrinking down on my skin. I haven't weighed, but I have lost weight. My clothes fit differently.

I really lost weight during the hypoglycemia phase. I think I gained some back since I haven't been working out and I have been able to eat a few sweets for the first time in months.

But yeah, I couldn't drop the weight and my muscle tone is terrible. That's from years of not being able to use them. I'd try to work out and literally just shake. I'd get dehydrated or something. It was terrible. And I KNOW WHAT I CAN LOOK LIKE WHEN I WORK OUT. That's what really sucks.

When my rash first broke out my ob/gyn insisted on screening me for diabetes. He said it was a diabetes rash. He was surprised when it came back undoubtedly negative.

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I'm just a few pounds over my ideal weight, and have never had a weight problem.

Interesting study.

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I've never been overweight in my life. My mother wasn't either & I am now positive she had dh also although hers only occurred in her scalp.

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I am 5 ft tall but have been up to 200 pounds several times in my life...always came with severe depression/anxiety and diarrhea. Later DH sores. Was 180 when I realized I had Celiac. Now 115 and eat way more than I did when I was fat. Muscle tone is still improving one year gluten free. DH was my worst symptom...and the last to go.

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