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  1. Ok, I have to laugh b/c my PMS is gone too! No more cramps, bye bye heavy irregular periods! My migraines are gone too! Isn't it awsome! This alone is enough encouragement to keep me gluten-free the rest of my life! My sister experienced the same thing too. And can you believe before I went gluten-free I had a doctor write me prescription to help my PMDD! I was on it less than 10 days and gained 10 lbs when I told him he needed to rethink what he prescribed to a woman who was complaining about being bloated. Honestly, the last thing you want to add to PMS is 10 lbs! I also take vitamins as I am still border line anemic. It feels good to be healthy!
  2. I can't speak for myself but for my better half - my husband was diagnosed ADHD as child and I can say most assuredly that he suffered with bouts of depression and bi-polar although he was never formally diagnosed. He went 100% gluten-free in 2004 and it was the best thing that ever happened!!! I tell people all the time that I got a new husband - same body, new man. He talks freely about this and how he wouldn't trade his mental clarity for anything. We got off the roller coaster and I pray we never get back on! He was diagnosed in 1999 but it was really hard for him to commit 100%, and we all suffered for it b/c his symptoms were almost all psychological and the on again off again routine just about killed us. I am also 100% gluten-free and can attest to the fact that when I accidentally get trace amounts of gluten there is a marked change in my attitude and my patience/rationale is GONE. I think that is at least partly due to the fact that I am in pain. BTW the longer we are gluten-free the more sensitive we seem to become to it and the more severe our reactions become when we accidentally get into it. So, needless to say we work really hard at not having any accidents. I am so glad to hear that you are not suffering anymore and would only like to encourage you to keep it up. There are times I think about the constant pain I used to be in and I don't know how I did it, it was enough to drive anyone insane! LOL
  3. Thank you for this information, it has been very helpful! I had completely forgotten about making this post and found myself back here three years later! Can you believe it? My daughters KP flared up this past week and I've been on the search once again! I think we are going to try a Sea Buckthorn regimen; soap, shampoo, lotion and possibly an oral supplement. I'm a little nervous as to the reaction as it gets worse before it gets better. I found some helpful information on these sites as well. http://www.drgreene.com/qa/keratosis-pilaris?pagination=1 http://www.keratosispilaris.org/treatment-options/5830-sea-buckthorn-treatment-guide.html
  4. Add one more person with celiac and bites their tongue...literally. I have wondered about OCD, never been diagnosed, but that doesn't mean much. Like others have mentioned I remember doing this as a child, my grandmother did it and so does my father. I have tried to stop numerous times, hence why I am on this site right now, seeing if anybody has ever been successful in kicking this nasty habit. I used to grind my teeth too and my dentist made me a mouth guard, (Wal Mart sells a mouth guard that you mold to your teeth at home, fairly easy to do and only $20). This stopped my grinding but I am having trouble with biting my tongue still. It is sooooo irritating, I do it in my sleep and sub consciously. I don't understand why I do this, I absolutely hate it, my tongue is sore all the time and looks repulsive I want to stop! Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
  5. I have to admit I am rather perplexed, my moons went away after I went gluten-free, before I had huge moons on all my nails, and was told they should only be on my thumbs, that it was toxins being released from my body. I take mega doses of B12 for appetite control and my moons have never come back. My seven year old daughter, diagnosed with celiac at nine months, recently shows me her fingernails, they have horizontal waves on them and pits, she is extremely embarrased and keeps a small nail grooming kit close at hand, odd for my country bumpkin who is not concerned with style. I did some research and found that people with who have eczema can also have eczema on their fingernails, and that it can be treated with cortizone shots into the cuticle bed - OUCH! Most of these sites also said that it is typical in individuals with an auto immnne disorder, hmm. However there were several warrnings mentioning that anyone with horizontal waves should check their water supplies because that is a sign of arsenic poisoning. We live in a rural/farming area and could possibly have run off from the fields entering our well. The fact is that waves on the fingernails are an indication of something further and I have no doubt it is related to celiac. I just want to find out what it is for sure. We are having our water tested. The other thing she has and has had since she was an infant and has never cleared up are raised small rough bumps on the back of her upper arms. I want to get to the bottom of this for her sake. Anybody else with these two symptoms?
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