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poodlelover28

701d

anyone else SUPER itchy all the time? like no rashes or hives, just SUPER freaking itchy! my gastro doctor said it could be a sign of me being glutened and I'm scared because I'm itchy ALL the time! so I feel like I can't win because I try my best to not get glutened but I'm such a picky eater there's only so much I like and I don't know how to cook anything besides basic things like gluten free Mac n cheese. I'm tired of eating at the same 2-3 places I feel most safe at or the same 2-3 meals that I actually know how to cook. rant over sorry!

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    • yukichano

      667d

      Same ! My legs are itchy most of the time it's wild I can use lotion still no relief

    • yukichano

      667d

      Same ! My legs are itchy most of the time it's wild I can use lotion still no relief

    • Mommaspoondani

      699d

      Inflammatory reaction for sure! I get it when I get glutened but I’ve noticed only when my immune system is compromised or I’m already in a non digestive autoimmune flare. I get a lot of neurological symptoms and pAin when I am in one. So I know if I get glutened then I will likely have a TERRIBLE skin reaction.

    • KitKat1450

      699d

      Cutting out foods can be such a struggle!! I’m not a cook and just exhausting trying to find something to eat so I normally do frozen and microwave food. Cook meat in oven- so not standing over it while it cooks. Way easier. And smoothies so less actual cooking. With all the food intolerances I just keep the same food on hand so less thought process and bring snacks everywhere. Also digestive enzymes can help your body break down food if it is an intolerance so less symptoms.

      • poodlelover28

        699d

        @KitKat1450 thank you so much!

    • FatBirdTRex

      700d

      Yeah, that sounds like an inflammatory reaction. Keep an eye out for rashes after the fact, I'll sometimes have it show up way after the itchiness happens. And boy, do I relate to you with the food rant. It sucks when you're not a cook and have to deal with this. If it continues to be a problem, maybe see if you're sensitive to any other foods? According to my doctor, you can actually build up other intolerances if you go undiagnosed for celiac long enough. I'm no good for dairy and soy, for example. Best of luck!

      • poodlelover28

        700d

        @FatBirdTRex thank you! I am pretty routine on checking my skin because I have a skin condition, but I never get any rashes, just itchy all day every day! Yes it's so hard because I've never been one who likes cooking! Prior to diagnosis, I was always rolling up in a drive thru for most of my meals, so to have that convenience taken away from me is soul crushing, even knowing that it's not good for me anyway. I will definitely see if I have food allergies or intolerances, but if I'm being so honest I don't know how much more I can give. I already struggle to keep on a gluten free diet. I mean I never slip up on it, but there's definitely been times I've thought about it even knowing the dangers of doing so. I went 22 years without any food restrictions, so this has really rocked for my world for sure!

    • livvie361

      700d

      I get this too. I never know if it's because of my meds or what, I find sometimes light exfoliation in the shower helps. I've been told I probably shower with the wrong stuff or at too hot of a temp

      • poodlelover28

        700d

        @livvie361 yeah I don't use labeled gluten free skin products so maybe that's it? I know I probably should, but I'd assume they're costly just like gluten free food too and my finances are so strapped. I can't even afford a gluten free diet, though I make it work anyway and only eat gluten free. I feel like I don't shower in too hot of water so I'm not sure on that one for me.

    • KitKat1450

      700d

      Yesssss!! Feels like bugs always crawling all over. I find it worse when I have gluten or anything that flare my arthritis- night shades and high oxilates. I’m pretty sure my itchiness is from psoriasis and food intolerances. I did a good sensitivity test last year and realized I was intolerant and allergic to so many foods- mostly fruits and vegetables which I used to eat a lot of thinking they were anti-inflammatory but for me they were the opposite 🤯 I would recommend asking for a food sensitivity test. I ended up paying out of pocket few hundred dollars but sooooo worth it to get an accurate one. I did mine thru Precision Point Diagnostics thru a functional health practitioner. I previously took an Everlywell skin prick one and it wasn’t very accurate compared to the actual blood test one. Also low B vitamins and low D can make you feel itchy. I take pantothenic acid (B5) for the itchiness and it helps somewhat. There are other explanations for itchiness but I would recommend look into those and see if you can make corrections to rule out the easiest fixes.

      • poodlelover28

        700d

        @KitKat1450 thank you so much! I will definitely see about an allergy test. I know it's so bad to say but I don't know how much more I'd be willing to cut out if I'm being so honest! Eating gluten free has been hard enough on me. I do take vitamins B12 and D3 so I shouldn't be deficient in that department at least! Wow, that's crazy that you were allergic to fruits and veggies! I know food allergies can be anything, but still you'd think the one thing that's good for you wouldn't cause such harm! That was me when I was eating pretzels before diagnosis. They were my comfort snack when I was sick ironically enough. I get an endoscopy to check for damage next week so we'll see what the outcome is because I've been getting sick again lately too like glutening symptoms.

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