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About BananaLvr912

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  • Birthday 06/28/1981

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  1. I've been a celiac for year now. I just broke out a couple of weeks ago on my elbows (which is usually) but I also broke out on my knuckles and fingers (which is becoming more common the last few times). Your son's pictures look like a typically DH breakout. Does it itch? I know that my red spots are both painful and itchy. I know that if I do itch it ... it seems to last A LOT longer. I would recommend hydrocortisone and no itching. My skin is also very sensitive so I try not to use any hand soap, body wash, shampoo, detergent which have wheat products in it. I use Softsoap hand soap and body wash and Garnier Fructus shampoo and Purex Free for detergent. Hope this help! Best of luck at your appointment!
  2. I also have to be really careful with my hair products/lotions, etc. I have had great luck with Garnier Fructis and Dove products. Be cafeful at your hair salon b/c a lot of the high end hair products (usually used at hair salons) contain hydrolyzed wheat protein. I'm also from the Rochester, NY. There are a ton of great resturants ... here's a list of them (http://rochesterceliacs.org/restaurants.htm). I always go to Dino BBQ, Simply Crepes, Distellery, PF Changs, Bone Fish, Chili's, Outback, Carrabba's, Five Guys, Chipotle with no problems at all. I also love, love Wendy's Chili (sometimes you just need something easy and quick). I also wanted to note the two great gluten-free bakery we are so lucky to have in Rochester. Donna Marie's www.donnamariesbakery.com and Eco Bella www.ecobellabakery.com. Oh yea, the pizza and baked goods at Nick's Pizza (www.nicksdeliandpizza.com)are amazing!!!
  3. It should heal with the diet. Also, I would check your hair product's ingredients for wheat. I have really bad itching reactions when I use anything with wheat in it. I have also heard that others have this problem at my local Celiac Support Group.
  4. Yes. I am still on birth control but always take the week off for my sugar pills. Also, I forgot to add that my periods were always very normal prior to losing them.
  5. I am new to the gluten-free world as I just got diagnosed this month. My major issue which drove me to get tested (besides all the stomach issues) was missed menstrual periods. I have gotten my period twice since January 2006. My most recent period was September 2007. After a lot of tests, my gyno said that this was "normal" for someone on birth control for a long period of time. I never felt at ease with this b/c it's just not normal to lose your period for that long. With my diagnosis, I'm finally at ease because it just makes sense now. So, for my questions: Has anyone else had/have this problem? And with a gluten free diet, how long did it take to get your period back? I never thought I would say this ... but I can't wait to get it. My husband and I are not currently trying to have children, but this will help me feel at ease knowing that I will be able too.