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  1. Hi folks, I have scars on my forehead and around my temples from years of untreated/undiagnosed DH. I am interested in trying some makeup to help reduce the visibility and patchwork coloration of the scars. I dont know a lot about makeup. I am a male caucasian. Anybody know if this would work/worth trying? Are there resources available that would help me learn more?
  2. Hi cyclinglady, Thanks for the reply. I'm scheduled for the scope and we've been doing some blood work. I'll look further into what you've said here. One of the reasons we believe I have IBS right now is that after going onto the FODMAPS diet the diarrhea and gas pains generally went away. There has been some learning curve and adjustments made, but in general I feel much better. It has meant giving up a lot of things that I enjoyed though. Like you pointed out, IBS seems to be a catch-all term. So I'll keep looking into this and see if we can rule out the other things you mentioned. Thanks for sharing your insight!
  3. I had a late diagnosis of my celiac and it took a few years to get under control. (Thank you Fasano diet!) However, I kept having food issues ... it turns out I have IBS-D. I'm having a difficult time dealing with the IBS. My food choices were already limited, but now a lot of them (including fruit and vegetables) are off limits. Any suggestions for good resources or places to discuss having celiac AND IBS at the same time? For example, I buy a brand of potato chips that is strictly gluten free, and have tried a flavour that only includes potatoes, canola oil, and salt. I get gassy and diarrhea from this. I read somewhere that something about the fat content, etc can make chips difficult to digest, leading to gas and bloating. Is there any precaution I can take to reduce this issue?
  4. Thank you all for sharing your insights. I really do appreciate this community. When my scalp bumps(lesions?) were first presented to a doctor the belief was that I had foliculitis. I was prescribed some medication and some product to apply to the affected area. After treating this for a while and seeing no difference we started looking at other diagnoses. It now strikes me that it very well could be foliculitis -- that's what it still looks like -- but that my body may not have responded to the medication because I still hadn't properly addressed my celiac (and IBS). Now that I'm addressing those issues perhaps it is worth taking another look at this as foliculitis. I'm taking dapsone and my celiac symptoms seem to be in check. (No more DH on my face or back, which was an issue for years.) One big problem with the foliculitis -- or whatever it is -- is that it gets aggravated by sweating and wearing hats. Summer is around the corner, and since I'm on dapsone I'm photosensitive. So I make sure to slather on SPF, but I still need some extra help in the form of a ballcap. But this kicks off the vicious circle of causing more painful bumps. So aggravating!
  5. I used to get DH on my face and back. After going on the Fasano diet and being prescribed Dapsone I seem to have solved this. However, I still get bumps on my scalp. Been getting them for years. They look a lot like DH and are sore and itchy. I asked my dermatologist about this and she said it could be part of my DH, or it could be something else entirely. Personally, I don't understand how it could be DH if I'm not getting it elsewhere anymore, am on Dapsone, and eliminated the offending foods. I also use a shampoo that was recommended by my dermatologist. I have some other issues related to my celiac - such as an apparent case of IBS that was only resolved by following the FODMAPS diet. My stomach is still healing and I still get rundown easy. So it is possible that these bumps are something else. Any ideas what this might be? It gets worse if I wear a hat, which could be problematic since summer is around the corner.
  6. Hi folks, I picked up some moisturizer with SPF. I'm still new to dealing with my celiac, so I can't tell if any of these ingredients contain gluten. Could someone help me with this? Medicinal Ingredients: Homosalate 10.00%, Menthyl Anthranilate (Meradimate) 5.00%, Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate) 5.00%, Octocrylene 2.00%, Zinc Oxide 6.3%. Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Water, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Behentrimonium Methosulphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Ceramide AP , Ceramide NP, Ceramide EOP, Cholesterol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Niacinamide, Propylparaben, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum
  7. Hi folks, I'm looking for a sunscreen to apply to my face. Besides being gluten free it needs to be matte -- I'm going to wear this on a daily basis to work and don't want to be shiny. I live in Canada, so that might cut down on my options. Any suggestions based on your experiences? Thanks! (FYI I know celiacs only have to worry about ingesting gluten and that it doesn't absorb through the skin, but with the hot summer coming I don't want to worry about sweating and having a sunscreen with gluten in it getting into my mouth, etc.)
  8. Hi all, I'd like to buy some packaged salads (arugula, baby kale, spring mixes etc) but I'm quite leery of foods that have been processed. I'm very susceptible to cross-contamination and that's my fear -- that these salad mixes might be using facilities that also process foods that contain gluten. Any experiences with packaged salads here? I live in Canada and have checked the Dole Canada Salads website but there isn't any info there. I need my leafy greens and it should be easier to get it fresh now that it is springtime, but packaged salads would make things easier during time crunches. Any insight appreciated!
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