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  1. Oh my goodness that sounds like hell. I'm so sorry you went through that. I have two little kids too, so I hear you, a possible diagnosis wasn't worth not being able to be a good mother to them during "the challenge." It is just so crazy to me that the people who need the diagnosis the most often...
  2. Well, with a GI doc's encouragement, I started a gluten challenge to be tested for celiac, as I was already living a mostly (though not strictly) gluten-free life. I have always been underweight, with hormonal and anxiety issues, and a couple weeks ago my knees and elbows broke out in itchy bumps...
  3. Thanks for that insight! I didn't realize about that long length of healing time. Food for thought (no pun intended!).
  4. Oh I definitely wouldn't rely on the internet for a formal, forever diagnosis! I do intend to do the challenge, it's just that doing the challenge right NOW (w/r/t to COVID) makes me nervous. In case it is celiac, now seems like a bad time to throw my body into an inflammatory state! I am COVID-paranoid...
  5. Thank you! Yes, the gluten-free diet has definitely helped me, but I am not militant when it comes to cross-contamination/eating out, so it's quite possible I gluten myself regularly. I think if a derm (or this forum) were to tell me, yes, that very much looks like it could be DH, it would be enough...
  6. Hi guys! I'd appreciate any advice. I'm not celiac-diagnosed, though I've been on a gluten-free, clean-eating diet for the past 3 years. I figured I had leaky gut and malabsorption, as I've never been able to gain weight; am 36 and weigh the same as I did high school. There are some other issues...