I suffered the same problem for six years starting when I was about 16 through until I was 22. Because of several other issues with my health I got screened for Celiac Disease. My diagnosis was on the edge - could have been interpreted as normal. My doctor suggested I try out the gluten free diet anyway. I did, and lo and behold not only did my GI symptoms go away, but I gained enormous energy and yes, my perleche FINALLY cleared up after 6 years of non-stop chronic lesions. It turns out that when you have celiac disease or other absorption issues, no matter how healthy of a diet you have, your body cannot properly absorb vitamins into the blood. This causes severe vitamin deficiencies that you feel like you shouldn't even have because of how well you eat and supplement with vitamins etc. I suggest trying the gluten free diet. At the very least I suggest supplementing with sublingual vitamins because rather than attempting to get to the blood though a damaged intestinal lining, sublingual vitamins dissolve straight to the blood from under the tongue. Sorry this reply is a year late! I have been perleche free for over a year now. -Meade (celiac patient, perleche cured from GF diet healing intestinal villi, allowing for proper dietary vitamin absorption)View Thread
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