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  1. I was told I don't have celiac, but I get "The Rash" whenever I eat even a trace amount of wheat. At the very least , I can say without hesitation that wheat is not my friend, and I avoid it like poison. I may not have celiac, but I must live as though I do. Apparently, so should you.
  2. Lol, there seems to be glitch in the program. The boys are heading to Inglis. (See above, in the quote box) Gosh, I hope they aren't on the road when that storm hits!
  3. The skin biopsy is most likely to be successful if you are still consuming gluten, and if you have NOT been scratching, and if you are NOT taking any steroids, either oral or topical. Scratching and steroids can damage the saturated pattern that the pathologist is looking for. They are also more...
  4. My son is attending university in Daytona Beach. He and his roommates have just evacuated. Stay safe!
  5. I'm sorry you've been having such a rough time. I'm thinking you may have accidentally ingested something containing gluten, and that's what caused your reaction. A lot of people will react quite severely to even a tiny bit of gluten. That's why there is so much on here about avoiding cross contamination...
  6. Butterbean, do go have a read of the dermatitis herpetiformis section. See if anyone's story sound familiar to what you're experiencing.
  7. What other tests has the hematologist done? How are his other blood values (mcv, cbc, leukocytes, neutrocytes, platelets, etc?)
  8. I have a protein powder called Vega Veggies and Greens. I got it from Costco. It is vegan and gluten free, but it does contain sprouted whole grain brown rice, and xanthan gum. The Rash is contingent upon how long it takes to purge the antibodies out from under your skin. This could take a couple...
  9. (((HUGS))) to you. I'm so sorry you're going through this. Stress (and both divorce and having a kid away at college are stressful!) will exacerbate your symptoms by triggering an inflammatory response, a "flare." I have not been officially diagnosed with celiac disease, however, I most definitely...
  10. Thanks for the update. It's nice to get a follow up from people, and find out what new information they've learned about their conditions.
  11. Fibromyalgia is also worth considering. IBS often goes hand in hand with fibromyalgia, the way celiac and thyroid disease are connected. Ten years ago, fibromyalgia was thought to be strictly psychosomatic, but now doctors are realizing that's not true, that it as real as lupus, ms, celiac, and...
  12. I enjoy participating on treat days by making some gluten free goodies to share. It is especially gratifying to see wheat eaters enjoying a slice of gluten free banana bread, for example, and taking second helpings. And like you, I just remember that eating anything with wheat in it is equal to...
  13. Since I went gluten free, my acid reflux (and it was severe!) went away. I do still get some heartburn, though not nearly as bad as it was. I've realized certain foods will trigger the heartburn for me: peanut butter, vegetable juice, spaghetti sauce, peppers, salsa. I find that sleeping on my...
  14. I do not envy you. I hope you get some answers though. I've had two colonoscopies and will have a third before I turn 50. I've got a system that makes the prep much easier: Even though they said I could skip the soft foods day and just wait for liquids (because of the chronic diarrhea), I did...