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Yesterday I got my stupid period and suffered with pain all day. At 6 PM, I couldn't stand it one more minute so I took 2 Aleve. I woke up at 3 Am with underarm DH flaring AGAIN. What the heck is the deal with SALS and celiac? I also have D and mucus stool now. I know SALS don't have gluten so whats the connection?

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Maybe you are just having D and yucky stools because you have your period? I always had bowel problems when THAT came too. :rolleyes:

I'll tell ya-- one good thing about getting older is I do NOT miss having periods. :)

Mucus in stool often indicates there is inflammation of the intestines and occurs with either constipation or diarrhea.

Other causes ( besides celiac disease) of mucus in stool are:

Ulcerative colitis

Crohn's disease

Diverticulitis

You do not have those right? okay, then, if there is no underlying disorder present, mucus in stool, abdominal bloating, and constipation are often helped by increasing your water intake.

As for your DH flaring, I have no clue and will let others speculate. Sorry you are uncomfortable.

Hope you feel better soon.

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Gluten-Free, I'm sorry you're having such a rough time of it. Sucks doesn't it? Does Tylenol work for you at all? That is better sal wise than Aleve. Or try only taking one Aleve & see if it works for you instead of 2 right off the bat. Otherwise we need to go to a doc & get a script for sal free Aleve.

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Yes...the dreaded period poops! Ugh...this stuff is for the birds!

From what I was told, mucus is caused by inflammation OR from the intestines producing a ton of mucus to prevent a toxin (gluten, food allergies) from getting through. With medication, my toxin is usually corn. Aleve is suppose to be corn free or corn light compared to the rest of them like tylenol. I am very allergic to corn so I use Aleve...I am suspecting that there is corn in it as a binder..I just have to deal with DH now. Vanicream is my life saver. :)

With celiac, whenever I eat anything my intestines don't like.. gluten...corn, sals, dairy or soy, I get the mucus poops..

Celiac sux...

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Celiac sux...

true dat, girl, true dat....

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We are only in our second day experimenting with it but so far, so good. Hubs (he has dh too) & I are trying Caladryl --- well, actually CVS brand Calamine Plus Itch Relief. I had already checked & Caladryl pink is gluten-free (not the clear -- clear has wheat in it). The only ingredient in the CVS stuff that the Caladryl doesn't have is glycerin. I had tried plain calamine lotion over a year ago & it did nothing. But hubs kept honking on it so I got this copycat Caladryl. It's working! For the itch & burning, it's working. On hubs worst spots it doesn't take away all the itch but takes away 90% of it.

I was breaking out again a lot despite low sals so now I'm back to going low iodine. The itchies had been waking me at night & making me generally crazy again. So, last night before bed I put the copycat Caladryl on all my places & I didn't wake once itching. Ahhhhh, what a good night's sleep will do for you!

I started the low iodine 1/2 way through Tuesday. It's already showing a difference today. I will still use the Caladryl tonight b/c I want to sleep. Then I think I will not need it anymore. But hubs is behind me in the gluten-free dept. He began one month ago on Sunday. He's got some major bad places that are healing but they have a ways to go. I think he will coat down with the pink stuff tonight .

Now, I have no idea if it contains any corn ingredients or not. And calling CVS helpline is no help. CVS doesn't know anything --- I already tried calling them to find out if it was gluten-free & got no where. They couldn't even find it in the computer. But here are the ingredients:

Calamine 8%

Pramoxine HCI 1%

those are the active ingredients

Here are the inactive ingredients:

SD Alcohol 38B 2.5%

Camphor

Diazolidinyl Urea

Fragrances

Glycerin

Hypromellose

Methylparaben

Purified water

Having the corn issue makes it doubly tough on you I know. Really, you may have to resort to going to perhaps a naturopathic doc & getting him/her to write a script for pain relievers for you which can be compounded without the dreaded ingredients.

Or you can brew up some Willow Bark tea yourself & it will be sals but is sure to be gluten-free & no corn. Call Dr, Quinn for the instructions.smile.gif

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http://books.google.com/books?id=Crb809PgZfQC&pg=PA126&lpg=PA126&dq=dermatitis+herpetiformis+and+NSAIDS&source=bl&ots=vWbYNyiUaP&sig=DUKZKRLJwrOI6oPMlYTe5LS1GZ8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qELAT-OTIYSlsAK67IHQCQ&ved=0CF0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=dermatitis%20herpetiformis%20and%20NSAIDS&f=false

http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/skin_disorders/blistering_diseases/dermatitis_herpetiformis.html

NSAIDS made my DH go absolutely crazy.

I was taking NSAIDS for the pain of DH.

Wow.

It made sense when I googled DH and NSAIDS

There are several articles.

Also, 1/100 are intolerant/allergic to aspirin or salicylates. 1/133 are Celiac.

Salicylate sensitivity and Celiac?....means you win the 1/100 lottery...twice. I'm one of those. Perhaps you are too.

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Thanks everyone. It wasn't the sals this time. I was CC...anyway same effect. I do need to watch my sals though.

I bought some of that cream from CVS. I'll try it today. Thanks!

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