Thank you all. After the hives spread to my face and mouth I went to the Dr. I was put on prednisone and benadryl. The hives lasted for just over a week. They got so bad that my DH threatened to duct tape oven mitts to my hands so I would stop scratching! I have only had a bite of gluten since. I took a bite of my daughter's pizza at a family reunion without thinking. No hives, but I did get one heck of a headache and diarrhea, not to mention being really tired and foggy. Not doing that again!
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Those hives might be dermatis herptiformis DH - a form of celiac disease. I was diagnosed with DH over 30 years ago.
The hives I had were sooooooooooooooo painful. Very itchy. They stopped and healed within days of starting my gluten free diet. I still have scars from some of those hives. I did not have a problem sticking to a gluten free diet. I was overjoyed to be pain-free. I realized that gluten in poison to my body.
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I saw a Endocrinologist. He said if wheat, barley and corn is the culprit, you must eliminate it altogether. This affects the kidney and liver...so that wheat bread with lettuce and onion is a no no. Carry rice crackers, or if you know you're eating out bring your own bread.
I've bee eating wild rice, black rice, black quinoa. They have more iron in it. Than the white/brown counterparts.
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When I was eating gluten, I would have the crushing fatigue. The hives are not from gluten but could be an allergy to wheat or something else you had at dinner. It's a double whammy. If you are sensitive to gluten, you must be on a 100% gluten free diet otherwise the gluten exposure continues to do damage, it's just not so obvious. I learned this from experience! It's hard because wheat is addictive but it's worth it in the end. Hopefully your doctor refers you for allergy testing. There is probably more going on than just gluten and wheat. Good Luck! Barb(gf 32 yrs)
yes that happened to me except for the hives but the other stuff did. It took about two days to clear.
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WOW, that sounds terrible! So sorry to hear you're going thru that. But its a good reason to avoid gluten, sounds like you're super sensitive to it... if that's happening to your outside (hives) I can only imagine what's happening inside.
I've only gotten hives from niacin and they were awful. An antihistamine helped me deal with those.
I think the hives will run their course... as the gluten leaves your system. I don't think there's really anything the doctor can do for you.
And as if I have to tell ya, no more gluten for you, missy! No way, ever, its just not worth it.
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It usually takes a minimum or 48 hours for allergic hives to get better. You need to keep taking the antihistamine. I have a friend who had a similar reaction when she was exposed to gluten after initially being off it for a while. At least you know you are allergic to it!!! Hope you feel better soon!! Hugs Barb
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I have been trying to go back to being gluten free. I tried for a few months a little bit ago and didn't really do very well, so now I have been pretty gluten free for two weeks. last night I had some gluten when I went out to dinner for my husband's birthday. Before bed I got this crushing fatigue and was barely able to stay awake long enough to change and it wasn't all that late! This morning I woke up with hives all over. I took an antihistamine and they were better for a few hours but later I got that crushing fatigue again and fell asleep, when I woke up the hives were much worse. Has this happened to anyone? I'm going the dr's in the morning if they aren't any bettter
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