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I posted about the specifics in the DH forum, but I wanted to know if anyone could help me. I got prescribed prednisone today for a full-body rash, and I'm reading that prednisone is used to reduce inflammation in celiac patients, especially those with refractory sprue. I'm supposed to be biopsied on Tuesday for celiac disease, and I don't want ANYTHING interfering with that biopsy. I've only had one dose of the medication and it seemed to make the rash WORSE if anything. Help!

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I posted about the specifics in the DH forum, but I wanted to know if anyone could help me. I got prescribed prednisone today for a full-body rash, and I'm reading that prednisone is used to reduce inflammation in celiac patients, especially those with refractory sprue. I'm supposed to be biopsied on Tuesday for celiac disease, and I don't want ANYTHING interfering with that biopsy. I've only had one dose of the medication and it seemed to make the rash WORSE if anything. Help!

I have heard that it can impact the biopsy but I don't know that for sure. Since your biopsy is only a day away you could hold off until after the biopsy is done. It may not be the med that is making the rash worse but the gluten you are eating before the biopsy if the rash is DH. Do make sure the med is gluten free and do start it up the day of the biopsy if you choose to wait. Prednisone was the only thing that would help my DH before I was diagnosed but it took a couple of days before I would see a difference. If you suspect that the rash is DH then you may want to ask your derm to biopsy the skin next to the lesions to look for the antibodies. Just make sure that they are looking for DH as they need to do a particular kind of test to diagnose it and not all derms are knowledgeable about DH. If the rash is DH dropping iodized salt when you go gluten free Tuesday will help it heal faster.

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Thank you so much! I'm planning to call my general practitioner in the morning, and to avoid the medication until after Tuesday.

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Thank you so much! I'm planning to call my general practitioner in the morning, and to avoid the medication until after Tuesday.

I'm glad you found Raven! :) Best of luck and hope to see you back, in some manner. (I think that's a good thing?) :rolleyes:

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I didn't even think about the prednisone impacting my celiac tests! But the doctor was a complete jerk, and told me that "celiac doesn't pop up overnight" so obviously I couldn't have DH/celiac, but completely tuned me out when I tried to explain that my antibodies were high, I'd been battling gluten issues for two years, etc. SO frustrated.

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I didn't even think about the prednisone impacting my celiac tests! But the doctor was a complete jerk, and told me that "celiac doesn't pop up overnight" so obviously I couldn't have DH/celiac, but completely tuned me out when I tried to explain that my antibodies were high, I'd been battling gluten issues for two years, etc. SO frustrated.

As most of us here, we have been predisposed to Celiac, the onset of severe symptoms were sudden onset.

Stress was my trigger. I have always had IBS symptoms, but one day in July, 2005, I entered the bath room and did not leave it until I was diagnosed. I could not leave the house for another six months.

Many times Celiac need a trigger. Get a new doctor. :)

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Oh yes! I had horrible migraines that were remediated by a gluten free diet that I followed for two years, though probably not as strictly as I should have (CC issues, I never ate actual gluten unless it was an accident), but wanted definitive answers through a diagnosis. So I've been eating gluten for two months, and all these random symptoms have cropped up.

And the doctor wasn't my normal doctor, who is very good and understands my whole symptom history. I went to him because it was the weekend, and my normal doctor wasn't there. :(

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