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I was just diagnosed (biopsy) with GA last week. I noticed the spots on my elbows about a week ago and was lucky to get into a dermatologist right away and have a biopsy done. Unfortunately, the dermatologist and my doctor have not given me any treatment plan, really. I asked about going gluten free and was met with "I wouldn't bother."
I have been gluten free in the past though, so I think I will go back to it because it makes me feel better regardless of GA. I also sent my hair allergy test kit in today, so hopefully I get something useful from that. Is there anything else I can do?
Also, I have had many spots pop up on my hands quite literally overnight. They are irritated when touched or pressed, which is an issue because several are on joints and obviously I move my hands a lot. Does anyone else deal with this? I would say it's painful, but it's very light/not severe pain. It's mostly just annoying.
It seems like the spots are just randomly coming and going from several areas of my body: my elbows, hands and tops of my feet mainly. Does this happen to anyone else? On my elbows, one day they are bright red, the next a dull brown; one day the bumps are quite pronounced, the next not as much. It seems like they are changing way too quickly based on other posts I've read here.
Finally, is has anyone here seen real success with diet changes? Anything else that has worked? Probiotics maybe?
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