I am more sick! #CeliacDisease #DermatitisHerpetiformis
Hello all! :)
Ok. So, on top of C-PTSD, Fibromyalgia, Suicidal Ideation, Dissociative Disorder, Epstein Barr, Celiac (what I though are allergies and /or sensitivities) *inconclusive* Lyme 2x conducted, etc. I now, have a brand NEW (I am becoming verrrry exclusive [rofl?]) malady to add. Yes. Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Wow. Apparently it's a rare condition. I was not sure if it is from the Epstein Barr (herpes rash) or celiac, so I did some online digging.
For it to be an Herpes rash, it would affect only one eye, in both cases of Herpes. I have the rash near both of my eyes. The results of my detective work point to celiac aka DM, the rash is fairly symmetrical.
It did follow an unbeknownst to me at the time , PIGGING OUT, on a cake, which was NOT GF! Oh thanks guys for mislabeling.......The rash came a few days later. Started around my mouth, and promptly migrated to under my eyes. Then it crept onto my eye lids. Still no itchiness. Still no liquid filled tiny blisters or lesions. Then I got a rash right in the middle of my chest. I though it's acne.
I am in perimenopause; so almost 50 and never really had body acne problems in my adulthood, so, I though this is odd. Still, at that point I had NO reason to think this in anything else. The face rash I attributed to SYSTEMIC ACUTE STRESS.
Once the evil cake was done I was again, unbeknownst to me, eating food which did contain Gluten . So, I guess this has been really building up.
Now my eyes are itchy the rash was maddening, I can only use pure coconut oil and it seems to calm it a bit. Also, I noticed, when I am sleeping it seems to not be as acute, even bearable. As of now, I am roughly 48 hours gf or almost GF.