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Its been 2 1/2 years since I went gluten free. I've seen very huge improvements overall but I have some new symptoms and some complaints. I still have some odd skin rashes on my face. I can't figure out what is causing them or how to heal them. Neither can the doctors. They are sort of like very dry patches. The other is the yo=yo weight. I'm small, so it's only a weight gain and loss of 3 pounds but that's almost a full size for me. Add to that the bloating and I can be much bigger some weeks than others. This bloating started about 3 months ago. I think my body is still healing and changing. I'm also going thru early menopause so that doesn't help.

I don't know what else to do except continue to wait. It's frustrating.

Thanks for listening.

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When a woman of your age experiences bloating, you should ALWAYS request an ultrasound of your ovaries. The bloating probably is food related (a new sensitivity), but to be on the safe side, please consider requesting an ultrasound ASAP.

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Its been 2 1/2 years since I went gluten free. I've seen very huge improvements overall but I have some new symptoms and some complaints. I still have some odd skin rashes on my face. I can't figure out what is causing them or how to heal them. Neither can the doctors. They are sort of like very dry patches. The other is the yo=yo weight. I'm small, so it's only a weight gain and loss of 3 pounds but that's almost a full size for me. Add to that the bloating and I can be much bigger some weeks than others. This bloating started about 3 months ago. I think my body is still healing and changing. I'm also going thru early menopause so that doesn't help.

I don't know what else to do except continue to wait. It's frustrating.

Thanks for listening.

The rashes could very well be an auto-immune reaction from an unknown food intolerance. I have the same issue with my weight, lost many sizes over the last few years. The bloating sounds like it could be SIBO to me. I went to see the leader on this, Dr. Siebecker, and it's something many Celiac's will have to deal with along the road to healing. Read up on it - perhaps you could use a diet change such as the SCD or GAPS diet to better heal your problem.

http://www.siboinfo.com/index.html

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Very dry skin can sometimes be hypothyroid related; my skin is always incredibly dry and flakes off unless I scrub it every day. Many people seem to develop (or recognize) Hashimoto's disease at the onset of menopause. You could have your TSH and TPOAb's checked.

SLE often causes rashes (malar or discoid) on the face. You could compare to those too.

Good luck.

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Wow, thanks all. I didn't really expect any responses since my complaints seem so random. I appreciate your insights & I'll follow up on them.

Thanks again!

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