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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. Thank you for sharing with me, squirmin. Wow it sounds like you have really been through alot. I have only had the nero symptoms for about 8 months now, well i had one episode last July where my face and both arms got pins and needle, but it was mid Jan this year that neuro symptoms came on. Mine are nothing compared to yours, just mostly bothersome and dont usually keep me from going about my day. I think I atleast have youth on my side. Well its fading fast as i am 28 now I think I will start a new post to tell the full story bc I couldn't find any recent posts. I think I will put it in the pre-diagnosis, symptom catagory. Thanks again for all your help
  2. Need Help :(

    Hi Ebonyjade93 In my opinion It could be milk or dairy. I have read that cealiacs can become lactose intollerant bc of the damage in their guts. I have also read that it is benegicial to take probiotics to help heal your insides. You can do a google search on probiotics or dairy and celiacs. Sorry i dont have any links for you. I am just 3 days in to my gluten free diet, i am also self diagnosed or really just doing a trial at this point. I have skin rashes, bloating, gas, etc.... I also have nausea, dizziness, tingling sensations and headaches that seem to increase around that time of the month. :-)
  3. I am a little upset that the tests came back negative especially knowing now that the steroids could have made it falsy negative, mostly bc I had hoped to have something to take to family members so they would not have to continue to suffer. I am on day 2 of Gluten-Free and my elbows are much less red today You mentioned in an earlier comment that you too had neurological issues. Would you mind expounding on them for me? I thot about starting a new thread but wasn't sure where to put it. I would be curious to see if you or others have experienced the same thing as me so I have a better idea if mine is being caused by gluten. At first I was worried about MS and my mom was worried I was getting Gillian Beaur bc she had it back in 93. Luckily for me it doesnt seem to be either one of those. My nuero doesn't know what it is but he did actually suggest trying Gluten-Free for a while at my last visit after I showed him my elbow and mentioned the previous rashes and stomach issues. He thot it looked like psoriasis. Actually I was scratching like crazy that morning and by the afternoon the skin colored bumps appeared and then the lesions.
  4. How Do I Post Photos?

    Never mind I figured it out
  5. Thank you all for the comments and info! I had blood work done a little over a week ago and heard back Saturday that it was negative. The nurse said "Its negative so you DO NOT have Celiacs" I requested to have the tests mailed to me bc im not sure what all the panel included and want to make sure bc my dr office obviously doesnt know much about Cealiacs. I think I read on this forum that if you have been on oral steroids in the last couple months test results can be wrong. Is that true? It had only been 5 weeks since i had stopped when my blood was drawn. I was hoping for some definative answers bc no one in my family has a known histery of Celiacs or Gluten sensitivity but no one has been tested either. There are however lots of autoimune diseases and IBS like symptoms and a few have been diagnosed with psoriasis. I guess I will just have to go Gluten-Free and see
  6. Sorry I am new to this .....If you click on the link at the very top it will take you to all my rash pics. Not all of them got on my post.
  7. http://s1060.photobucket.com/albums/t457/kellmull/?action=view&current=2012-08-04093031.jpg http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t457 I started getting these kind of rashes last May. They usually start of as one or more itchy bumps that resemble a bug bite and sometimes they will just go away or explode into this nasty looking stuff. They itch like crazy and take 3 plus weeks to heal. The left elbow however was more like 3 months. It popped back up in April this year and will start to fade and then get inflamed again. At the end of May my body exploded with these rashes on the back of both knees, right forearm, my back and right ankle. I noticed i was super itchy the day before and by the next afternoon i had those bug bite like bumps and the next day lesions. Derm didnt know what it was but thought i must have come in contact with something. She put me on steroids for 15 days. The rashes cleared but the very day i stopped taking them the left elbow popped up again. It is now worse than it has ever been and now have it on the right elbow as well. I also started getting itchy sore blisters on my hand since the steroids. Side note: when rashes started last year i noticed alot of bloating and indegestion. In January of this year i started getting tingling and numbness and increased headaches.
  8. I wanted to post some photos of the rashes i have to see if they could be DH but i dont know how:-(
  9. Hi! This is my first time to ever post in a forum, hope i am doing it right. I am the one who finally asked my doctor to do a Celiac panel after stranger and stranger symptoms over the last 3 years. I have no known family members with Ceiacs but I don't think any of them have ever been tested either. There is however lots of autoimune disease on my mom's side of the family, IBS type symptoms, and everyone has had their gall bladders out. I was not aware of celiac disease until I kept getting these strange rashes last year and while googling my symptoms Dermatitis Herpetiformis kept coming up and looked very much like my rashes. Some of the symptoms I have been experiencing. I will try to make this a short as possible Nausea-typically in the afternoon or evening Dizziness Joint pain-hands, knees, left shoulder, neck and hip Fatigue- at times i feel like if i closed my eyes my haed would roll right off my shoulders IrritabilityMild anxiety Increased headachesIrregular bowel habbits- I go from normal to diarrea(or just very loose) to contipation. I have been noticing a need to go but then...nothing, just lots of cramping. A couple of years ago i would experience some bleeding when i went. I think it was do to a fissur(SP?) Possible DH- last May i broke out back behind my left knee and then in several other locations over the next several months till it setled on my left elbow for 3 months. It returned this April on my elbow and then exploded at the end of May. Doctors didnt know what it was so they put me on steroids. Cleared it up but the day i stopped taking them left elbow flared back up and now i have ithchy blisters on my hands and right elbow as well. Bloating and indegestion- started when the rashes started Brain Fog Innability to consentrate Tingling and pins and needles-these symptoms started in January and come and go on both sides of my body. Gallbladder pain-started a couple of months ago I think that is about it Is Celiacs or Gluten Sensitivity a reasonable thing to suspect? I do plan to go Gluten free weather the results are positive or negative, just to see.