2011-02-16 15:50:29 ET|
I've been having these weird blisters pop up randomly on my chest and shoulders. My doctor thought it was a skin infection, so she gave me antibiotics and sent in a swab for some tests.
The tests came back negative, and she told me to stop taking the antibiotics and come in for another appointment.
She gave me a different antibiotic prescription and sent in a referral to a dermatologist.
He told me that the antibiotics won't do anything, because it's probably not an infection, but a skin condition.
He thinks it's one that's caused by gluten intolerance, so I may have to go on a celiac diet (no wheat, barley or rye, or derivatives thereof).
He took two skin samples and sent me in for a blood test.
The skin biopsy will take about 3 weeks, the blood test will only take a few days.
Rassedr and I have decided to start on a gluten free diet (100% for me, he can still have his sandwiches and kraft dinner) while we wait for the test results.
I appreciate his willingness to change up our diet so much, when he doesn't have to.
I've pulled almost everything out of my main cupboard that has gluten in it, and put it in a different cupboard for storage. I went shopping today for a small selection of gluten free products.
I have an unopened box of pumpkin flavoured pocky that is mocking me from the top shelf. I should probably put that away too.
In addition to pocky, if I have to go gluten free forever, I can no longer have twizzlers, malt balls or candy corn. All things I rarely indulge in, but love.