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Breezy1

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  1. Hi again! Im thinking of trying the gluten free diet to see if my symptoms improve at all, since testing is difficult for me. I can’t start right away as most of the food in my house conrains gluten, and all cookware has been used for cooking with gluten foods as well. But I would like to k...
  2. I don’t know what bromine detoxification is, but those pictures of my rash were taken before I did the iodine patch test, if that makes a difference.
  3. Thanks squirmingitch! I think I will talk to my doctor and try to push him for a referral to a dermatologist. And if i can’t get a referral I’ll probably try going gluten free and see if it improves at all. The last time I don’t think I went gluten free long enough for the rash to clear up.
  4. Here are a few pictures of my rash now that I figured out how to shrink the file size
  5. Thanks for the links squirmingitch! The time I had a c section and ended up with a rash after and was itchy all over, it was not in the area iodine would have been applied. But does that mean the patch test doesn’t work? If it can cause a rash in people without DH?
  6. Thank you for your replies everyone! Raven, as a child I always used peroxide so I can’t compare, but I know for surgery I never had a reaction to iodine if it was used to clean the skin. Although 2.5 years ago I had my second emergency c-section and when I woke up my whole body was itching l...
  7. I’ve been researching a lot lately and came across the iodine patch test, and how it may react to someone with DH. Ive been frustrated with blood tests as the only one I seem to be able to get here in Canada is the ttg iga which I tested negative for. I’m going to ask my doctor if there’s a...
  8. Well I got my results in. The test that was done was tissue transglutaminase iga and my result was 0.5 and the lab range says under 12 is negative. It also states in the comments that they used a bioplex method which includes internal control to confirm iga is sufficient. So I assume that is the...
  9. Wow! It’s amazingly sad how many doctors seem to brush off their patients symptoms and results that point to obviously something being wrong! I guess I’m lucky that my doctor wanted to check my ferritin even though my hemoglobin was normal! I can totally relate to waiting so long to see a doctor! Fi...
  10. I know this post is old but I’m so glad I found it! I haven’t been able to figure out how to post pictures on here, but my rash looks exactly like OPs pictures. It’s only on my back and shoulders though. But it gets extremely itchy, and when the blisters that I’ve scratched heal they seem to...
  11. Thank you for the replies! Thats awful your old doctor ignored your abnormal results vvicin02. So did it take 5 years for you to get diagnosed? That’s what I’m worried of, that my doctor may just try to treat my symptoms but not find the cause. He’s a great doctor but I don’t know how much he...
  12. Hi! I haven’t posted in awhile, still haven’t gotten a diagnosis but I’ve finally gone in to see my family doctor and hoping to get proper testing done. Awhile back I had some regular blood work done and my ferritin was low, at 27 (lab range said under 50 was probable iron deficiency) and ...
  13. Wow that sounds very high! I find it interesting how symptoms of high and low are similar. I hope things go well for you to with lowering your levels!!
  14. Thank you for the advice! I don’t really work out. My job has me moving and on my feet most of the day, but otherwise I’m so tired I find it hard to do much of anything. That’s a good idea! I’m not doing a challenge at the moment, haven’t tried eliminating gluten but after testing that will be t...