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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Hello Everybody, Ok I'm starting to get really nervous and I just wanted to ask you all your opinions'. I have an appointment with a dermatologist in three days and I am requesting a test for DH. Here's my question I break out on my back, inner arms, and thighs with these little red, sometimes p%$#@#, bumps. I haven't been eating gluten (consistently/intentionally) for a few months now. So I only get bumps sometimes-like with iodine, which I just found out about anyway- should I intentionally gluten myself to get bumps for the test? Also the bumps go away for the most part, except on my back. They have been there for a long time. I don't have acne- at all. So I don't think these bumps would be acne but I'm afraid that is they are and the doc will biopsy that instead of the DH (if that is what it is). So I guess my question is also could these bumps be acne? The bumps are red, pointy, sometimes itchy, but not constantly. And when/if they fade they leave this purple after mark. They are all over the back of my neck and are not mirrored. What do you all think? That's for your time and I would appreciate any advice you have. Ana
  2. Hi everyone, Ok so I'm pretty sure I have an intestinal yeast infection. I have not had a doctor diagnose me with this or anything else (not even gluten intolerance/celiac). I think I have it 'cause my symptoms fit with the classic list of symptoms. I also took several online quizzes and they all indicated that I have candida. My question is about treatment. While, I certainly would feel better if I had a doctor helping me- when i talked to my doc about candida she said she didn't believe it exists- i feel like i need to treat this and if it's on my own then it's on my own. I wanted to know for those of you have experienced candida what you thought of this and what treatment you would recommend. Also, how long should I be on the candida diet? Thanks. Any input would be appreciated. Analisa P.S. I know a popular believe is that Candida is a result of an untreated problem and that Candida will not go away until that problem is treated. I'm relatively sure that underlined issue is leaky gut, which I don't think will be fully treated until I get ride of the Candida. Anyways, what do you all think?
  3. What Is This?

    Hey Everyone, Thank you so much for your replies!! They were all very helpful. I think I'm going to cut out sugar and make an appointment with my doctor. I was already tested for diabetes about two years ago, but maybe I should have the test again or see if there is something else going on. Again thank you so much I really appreciate you input.
  4. Hey Everyone, So I'm sorry I don't know if this is a good place to post this or not, but I figured it would be a good place to start. Anyway, yesterday I discovered gluten free, soy free, dairy free cookies! I was super excited and bought some. But I ate way more than I should have and afterward my heart started pounding and then I got really tired and fell asleep. I got really scared and I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas why this would happen. I have shown signs of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia- I can't remember which one it was- in the past. And like everyone in my family is diabetic, not me, but mostly everyone else. Could this be a blood sugar thing or an allergy? The only other thing that happened was that I woke up tired and with a headache today and my throat was score, but that could have been from seasonal allergies. Well, if anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate your thoughts. Thanks
  5. What Other Foods To Avoid?

    Hey, So I totally understand what you are going through. I don't know how much help I'm going to be, since I'm going through this myself- and still unsure of some things- but the following is my advice. I would highly recommend sticking with an elimination diet. I think that that will help you sort out what foods you need to be avoiding. Also about rice, I totally had the same debate and just found out that I can have rice! What I would do, if you are really concerned that it is a problem, I would cut it out for a few days and see what happens. If you don't see any difference then try adding it back in for a day and again see what happens. Also, I've heard that rice can be somewhat constipating so maybe that is why you have experienced that change? I would recommend avoiding any processed food- I know that even "safe" foods for me that are processed can make me feel funny- not sick but just off. So until you know exactly what's bothering you I would just try to keep it as natural as possible. Oh, and I'm sorry but I have no idea about the eggs. If after being on the elimination diet for some time, you still don't feel better then I would suggest trying to research other things, like intestinal yeast infections, leaky gut, thyroid problems, etc. Just on a side note, I've heard that aloe juice helps heal the gut, so maybe you could try that to help you heal. I don't know if this helps at all, but I hope that you get to feeling better.
  6. Hey thanks so much I am going to do as you suggest. Thanks again, I really appreciate your advice
  7. Hi Everybody!! Okay, so I have been lurking on this forum for awhile. First, let me say that it has been nice knowing that I am not the only person whose body is REALLY weird!! With that said I am so very sorry that all of you, like me, have REALLY weird bodies. So here is my history. I have been sick for about two years, whoa time flies!! So March of 06 I went on a diet. After my diet ended, I stopped- well, let's say I couldn't use the PMSing excuse for my mood swings . Then, five months later I went on a trip to England- each day we were eating cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta or something like that for dinner--LOTS of gluten. That's when I started noticing digestive problems. I gained twenty pounds in two weeks, was exhausted, and struggling with depression. When I got home I knew something was wrong. That's when I went to my doc. She testing me for everything but celiac at first. Then, my mom read an article about gluten intolerance so I decided to try cutting it out and ask for the test from my doc--first mistake, I know. Okay so then came the fun time of everyone, including my family, thinking I was crazy and it was all it my head. I was never diagnosed with anything so for the last two years I have been gluten lite. Sorry, I know that's kind of lengthy. Anyways I know I need to and have decided to take the plunge into being 100% gluten free. Well, here is my question- I have been noticing what seems to be other food intolerances. I have also not been able to lose weight and I have still been tired and had digestive problems, do you think this is most likely an issue since I haven't been 100% gluten free? I took a yeast test- the spit one- and it was "positive" so should I try to cut out everything--like an elimination diet?? I really don't want to go to a doctor- I asked her about yeast infections and she said she didn't believe in them! I am pretty sure she actually thinks I am insane. I just don't know what to do any more and I just want to be better!!! I'm in college and I have trouble just getting through a day of school. I really want to be able to enjoy school and maybe even have some fun-- I usually just come home, do hw, and then fall asleep!! lol sorry I shouldn't complain I know a lot of you have it worse than me and for that I am very sorry!! Anyway, if any of you have some advice or encouragement as to what I should do next I would greatly, greatly appreciate it! :} Thanks, Ana