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Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy? Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy?

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Unread 03-28-2014, 06:47 PM
Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy?

I guess I'm the odd ball out... I feel if my estrogen is high not blood level high but high for my body I get all those symptoms and then some if I get way low I get same symptoms except tummy feels better the lower in estrogen I go. Go figure I think aging in General can cause a lot of these problems anyway
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Unread 05-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Re: Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy?

YES!!! Life has been a living hell since I had the total hysterectomy in March 2013! My doctors all think I'm nuts! Apparently I'm not... I'm so happy I'm not alone, but I feel terrible you all are having this problem too
I have been allergic to tree nuts since I was 3 years old. But that's it food wise. Then after March 2013... Severe gluten intolerance to the point where even a microscopic spec causes my stomach to revolt and terrible rash with nerve pain (not shingles, but feels like it). My allergist did testing on me and I'm now allergic to almost everything environmental both inside the house and outside. I had allergy testing when I was 12, and now I'm suddenly allergic to everything post hysterectomy. I am in pain all the time every day. And now the dr said I'm severely humidity and steam intolerant. I actually break out in hives and blisters from the steam during a shower, from the steam in the kitchen even my husband cooks, and when the humidity outside is over 75%. It's absolutely horrible and life is getting really unbearable. The drs tell me to move from PA to NV, because there's nothing to help me except stay away from humidity. Rediculous! My whole family is on the east coast! I'm absolutely miserable! It's been getting progressively worse as time goes on. The hives and painful rash is on my face, neck, chest, back, and arms. I've tried everything from switching around HRT meds, to herbal oils, creams, shampoos, conditioners, etc. I've been totally gluten free since September 2013. Including skin products. It's just so infuriating because I have every specialist dr imaginable and none of them can help me. They see the hives, but they don't have to live with the daily pain. All my blood work is normal, except the allergy indicator is sky high... duh! Lol. I take allergy meds daily, and Benadryl every night. Any help from you girls would be great!!!! I even treat my skin with ROSACEA products, and nothing helps except low humidity. (((
Unread 05-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Re: Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy?

If I'm not super careful with what I eat, I can send myself down into a really nasty spiral, especially since the surgery. I cannot have gluten and most wheats. I can tolerate a little soy, but very little. A scoop of ice cream can ruin my day. I cannot have spicy food or much caffeine. I cannot have acidic foods or fried foods. I'm in the process of dragging myself out of a spiral that had me thinking because I was doing ERT, my endo had returned. Now that I've been working with a nutritionist again, making sure to eat healthy even when I don't want to, and getting accupuncture and pelvic floor PT, I am feeling much better. I am amazed at how fast I went downhill. I finally got my IBS back under control, but one big fast food meal, and back down the drain I'll go. My body demands now that I respect it, otherwise it takes me down.

Interestingly, I just found out Thursday that my E levels are in the low 30's, and I'm seeing my doc about what to do this week, I have been able to make things so much better by being extremely vigilant with my diet. For me, I'm not entirely sure that my E levels have anything to do with it. But then again, who knows?
Unread 05-05-2014, 02:35 AM
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I read that it's actually the lack of progesterone that causes our allergies to sometimes get worse as we get older (or go thru meno), not the lack of estrogen.
Unread 05-05-2014, 04:38 AM
Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy?

I have also read that it may be due to a lack if progesterone. But I can't find a dr to give be prometrium to take with my generic estratest. I am allergic to the creams as they come from a walnut tree. The prometrium does have peanut oil in it tho. But I'm only allergic to tree nuts. Also, ice been taking extra zinc along with my multi vitamin w minerals. No progesterone = no ability to hold on to zinc, and estrogen = fast release of zinc out of your body. And zinc apparently keeps your body from revolting against itself and suddenly developing all kinds of severe allergies. But too much zinc is harmful. So I'm being careful. I've been taking 60mcg a day plus the 15mcg I get in the multi. I think it's mcg, maybe mg lol. However it comes lol. I've been doing this a few weeks now, and it's a little better, but those days that humidity gets over 75%, I'm like a Human Barometer with my hives and pain! I'm going to beg my dr to try prometrium, but she'll probably say no. (((
Unread 05-06-2014, 01:04 AM
Re: Anyone develop gluten intolerance or food allergies after hysterectomy?

Had a few issues with digestion pre hysterectomy but they were worse following surgery. I went gluten free for 3 months and noticed a small improvement. Then in April last year I saw a dietician. I reintroduced gluten, but switched to a no fat, low GI diet and have been fine since. I do not tolerate junk food at all anymore and if I have a high fat meal I will be stuck in the bathroom for hours.
I also need to be careful of the supplements I use and how much I use. Too much magnesium for example gives me diarrhoea.

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