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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thanks for the information and the opinion IrishHeart. I honestly hope you are right. I did more research on Acctuane and some scientists are saying it could possible cause Celiac Disease, others say it just causes the symptoms, but when you stop they go away ( Accutane can exist in the system for several months, so it could take a bit. ) I think I am done with Accutane, and I might as my doctor for Retin-A which doesn't have any of these scary side effects. I am an extremely vain individual, if I see any flaws in my school I get depressed pretty easily, it sucks. Further more, I will continue to eat gluten this week, and then see my Doctor on thursday. I hate just walking in and saying " Well, I think I have Celiac Disease " and soundling like a hypochondriac but I don't see any other way to get the point across. I will update the post with his professional opinion. P.S - If anyone has anything else to add, feel free. The more the merrier :-D.
  2. Hey guys, thought I would share my story here, new comer and all. I apologize for it being lengthly. First off I am a 30 year old male. First off I believe I have Celiac Disease considering I took Accutane when I was a teenager. I continued to take a low dosage of Accutane for years as my doctor thought it would be a good idea ( 1 x 40 mg pill every 4 days ). It made my skin flawless, however if I stopped, I got a rash across my forehead, and my nose would break out. We both thought it was a bought of Rosacea since I am a very light skinned person, and small dose of Accutane is good to combat this. Just a year and a half ago I started having stomach problems. One day I just felt a little sick to my stomach and then I could not have a bowel movement for roughly 2 weeks. Doctor gave me some Senna pills and stool softners and said I should be OK. Well I ended up taking Metamucil and that worked perfectly. I began taking Metamucil everynight before bed, and as long as I did that my bowel movements were perfect. I also stopped taking accutane for about 7 months as I blamed my stomach issues to this product. Unfortunately the " rosacea " rash on my forehead came back. I tried all kinds of cleansers, acne medication, hydrocorisone cream and some antibiotics my doctor gave me thinking it was something else. All that failed. After 7 months of dealing with it, I went back on my Accutane regimen and of course the rash went away and my skin was back to perfect. About a year later ( just 4 weeks ago ) I went to the gym and upon coming home had myself an egg sandwich. I felt really ill after, nauseaed and gassy which sometimes happens since I had the stomach issues, so I didn't think anything of it. I took my Metamucil as always but no bowel movements the next day. It had been 1 week of feeling sick and no bowel movements when I decided to start looking for answers. I quit Accutane again and of course the rash came back. My doctor was on holidays so I have had to wait 4 weeks now to see him, my appointment is on April 18th. Looking over the symptoms of Celiac Disease, I believe this is what I have. The rash and the severe constipation is what I feel gives it away. However, I don't really have any of the other symptoms. I have always had very strange sleeping schedules my whole life, and fatigue is always off and on, so that is hard to pinpoint. I don't have any pain or sore joints that I notice, but I am an avid running and body builder, so I am use to muscle fatigue. I have always ate a lot of gluten and it has never really bothered me until just 3 weeks ago, which I do find kinda off. I have since started a gluten free diet, but did splurge tonight as I had 4 pieces of pizza with a friend, however ironically I don't feel too bad. The rash on the other hand looks a bit worse. I have looked for pictures of DH online and think the pics I have look very similar, although I don't notice many people having it on their forehead. The pics are linked below. If anyone has any insight to this, it would be greatly appreciated. http://s26.photobucket.com/user/Azalin_/media/IMG_1374_zps537ea3f6.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 http://s26.photobucket.com/user/Azalin_/media/IMG_1362_zpse2122213.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1