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  1. hi all! my test results are back. i made a big food antibody assessment test (IgG) with approx. 100 foods, it is so disappointing. tuna is 'low' (+1) --> okay, I get reflux from that so i eat it only occasionally cane sugar, celery, millet, sole, cantalupe, cherry, mung bean, spinach, carrot, mais gluten, peanut, watermelon, cashew, filbert, rice, and zucchini are 'very low'. from these foods, i only east cashews, rice, mais gluten, and probably sugar very often, but not every day. i do not know, if the sugar i use is cane sugar or not and i do not know what to do with the term 'mais gluten'. what is this? i know its in the 'glutenfree' cat food (royal canin dry foods) and will be in some gluten-free-bread, which i do not eat every day. then i had some IgE reaction against timothy grass and cockroach (??), although i cannot tell that i ever seen a cockroach in my life (except on TV). the total IgE is very high, but there are no comments about that in the report. what should i do with this information?? another antibody test against food at the doctor? with the report, there came a rotation diet plan, but all foods who indicated reaction (although very low), i do not eat every day, and celery, carot, cantalupe, filbert, watermelon, cherry, mungo bean, i eat probably 3-4 times a year. this test was so expensive and i am not smarter after that. no indications of dairy, gluten, soy or other main trouble foods..... every damned test is negative!!!! i have been in germany over easter and now i recognize that i am so busy there that i do not eat that amount of food which I eat here. but it's the same food basically, but i am feeling better there at least physically, since i got a lot of problems emotionally since my marriage is falling apart. now i am back to sweden and the same old poop: bloated, gurgling, gassy. now i learned that timothy grass is real grass, graminae, and that gluten-cereals and gluten-free cereals belongs to the family. better avoid that now, although it's hard, since quinoa and buckwheat seems the only options left. better it's with the other foods which where indicated by IgG, i do not have troubles to avoid them. but still i do not know what to do...has anyone some ideas how to proceed now? [i had lactoseintolerance test twice - negativ, gluten antibody panel and biopsy negative (but i am glutenfree)] best wishes and thanx! Sonja
  2. hi Jeanna!! thanx for your kind words! it's okay, I feel sad, but I made the decision approx. 6 month ago, so it's okay for me. at least it feels better than thsi disappointing and resultless search to get better physically. argh!! bye, bye, Sonja
  3. hi all! I am back! i was very busy and had not really news on the bloating front. it has been slightly better since glutenfree, but it's always better when i am not eating more than a certain amount of food/day. stool is not better and my scin is only slightly better, but it's spring now, and the hard winter time is over, which is always hard on my face skin due to fleece shirts and caps. anyway, my test results are back. i made a big food antibody assessment test (IgG) with approx. 100 foods, it is so disappointing. tuna is 'low' (+1) --> okay, I get reflux from that so i eat it only occasionally cane sugar, celery, millet, sole, cantalupe, cherry, mung bean, spinach, carrot, mais gluten, peanut, watermelon, cashew, filbert, rice, and zucchini are 'very low'. from these foods, i only east cashews, rice, mais gluten, and probably sugar very often, butnot every day. i do not know, if the suagr i use is cane sugar or not and i do not know what to do with the term 'mais gluten'. what is this? i know its in the 'glutenfree' cat food (royal canin dry foods) and will be in some gluten-free-bread, which i do not eat every day. then i had some IgE reaction against timothy grass and cockroach (??), although i cannot tell that i ever seen a cockroach in my life (except on TV). the total IgE is very high, but there are no comments about that in the report. what should i do with this information?? another antibody test against food at the doctor? with the report, there came a rotation diet plan, but all foods who indicated reaction (although very low), i do not eat every day, and celery, carot, cantalupe, filbert, watermeleon, cherry, mungo bean, i eat probably 3-4 times a year. this test was so expensive and i am not smarter after that. no indications of dairy, gluten, soj or other main trouble foods..... every darned test is negative!!!! i have been in germany over easter and now i recognize that i am so busy there that i do not eat that amount of food which I eat here. but it's the same food basically, but i am feeling better there at least physically, since i got a lot of problems emotionally since my marriage is falling apart. or better i am separating from my husband right now. always the same: i eat normal portions/times = i am blotaed, i do not eat that much = it's okay. and i am so sick of useless tests...... sorry that i did not have any positive to tell.... hope you all are allright!!!! best wishes and spring greetings (it was very sunny and warm in germany!!) Sonja
  4. there are several options: i) the fruits you eat cause an allergic reaction (IgE) which sounds plausible since you have the feeling of swelling in your esophagus. ii) you might be fructose intolerant although the symptoms you describe are unusual. if you are fructoseintolerant you cannot take up the fructose via the GLUT transport system in your small intestinal wall. the fructose will reach the colon and the bacteria there will ferment it to gasses. furthermore, the fructose will act osmotically and water is retained in the colon and also in the small intestines. that way, you will feel/be bloated. iii) you eat too much fruit or iv) you combine fruit with starchy foods which is not good due to fermentation in the stomach. point ii might be temporarily due to your damaged intestinal mucosa. about the alkohol: mostly, bloating is due to water retention in the body. alkohol dehydrates your body, thus you will loose some water from your body during or after drinking and will feel less bloated. and of course, if you are out and drinking and having fun your thoughts might be destracted and you're not worrying about your symptoms/problems all the time. I think you should not worry about your diet being healthy or not, since the body gives you signs in form of those symptoms that fruit is not 'healthy' for you. everybody reacts individually and you have to find out, which food/diet is best for you. good luck& best wishes, Sonja
  5. hi nora, thanks for the kind words. the test I ordered was a Food Antibody profile assessment from Scandlab, Stockholm. 140 foods and additional spices and veggies will be tested on both IgG and IgE. and pollen and other airborne stuff. it was very expensive but this way I do not have to make an appointment for testing possible IgE issues. I had to give 4 blood samples since the tests will be done with 4 ml serum each. I only hope the lab did it right!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think your healing is on the way!!! ) thus you might be able to enjoy mor foods soon, I am very glad for you!! here's also melting times. it's a mess!! I work in Uppsala and its just like the whole city is covered with grey mashed-potatoes-like snow. urrg!! I live at the countryside and there it's much nicer still. hope, spring will come soon, tired of winter. but the good news is that it's already light at 6.30 a.m. and it's getting dark later. thanks for the tips with the bacteria. the SCD aims to kill overgrowth and nasty bacteria too. it's my third day now and my intestines are grumbling and i had a lot of gas. i'll give it a try for some days but I think I have some issues with fructose, although I did not eat much honey (which is allowed). but I definetly have the wrong flora in my bowel, I wouldn't feel at home either, when I was a good bacteria had to live in there. I'll check out the websides, thanx!!!! hope the spring comes to you soon!!! best, Sonja
  6. hi Jem123, thanx for your answer! I already had three blood tests and a biopsy, all were negative. I am still searching for answers as you can read in the whole thread if you have time. that dr are useless to ca. 95% seems to be a global problem: I experienced it in germany and sweden, where I live, and read alot of stupid things and bad experineces from people in the U.S. or UK. my symptoms did not go away, sometimes the bloating is weaker, but if I think about all the poop, I can count good days on my two hands, mean good days, where I am feeling good and had very few symptoms within approx. 25 years. but I am glad for you that you found the solution of your problems!! take care!! best wishes, Sonja
  7. hi! back again and bloated as usual yesterday I finally managed to give some blood for my IgE and IgG food antibody testing and now it's waiting, waiting... I begged the nurse to handle the blood samples accurately and send them back to the lab as soon as possible according to their instructions. this test costs almost a 1000 $ so far and I really hope they won't mess up. The only thing I did not follow in the instructions was to eat wheat/gluten 24 h before the sample was taken, since I was afraid of really bad symptoms. and the results are negative anyway (had 3 IgG and tTg test alsready and biopsie - all negative). After I ordered the tests I read a lot negative about it so I think I will also end up with some confusing results of the type: I am allergic to artichokes or something like that. I cannot remember having them tried once in my life...we will see nora, I read me into the SCD topic and it occurs to me that I might have some issues with my small intestine flora, or may have SIBO. So I decided to give the diet a try since it sounds reasonable that starch is hard to digest and other disaccharides too. so yesterday I was in the kitchen the whole day to prepare food for the initial days. chicken soup with plain chicken and mashed carrots as well as plain hamburger, eggs and some kind of cheese cake (yummy) are allowed. as well as honey, which is life saving, since I am in love with sweets at the moment. we'll see, its my first day and unfortunatly I am really hungry!!! well I can lose some pounds, I gained three kilos within 5 days (!! where are they from?!) and now I do not fit in any jeans. all far too tight and they bump my big belly out so I look like a four-tit-woman. it's not funny, however. wish you all the best, Sonja
  8. hi nora!! I recently read about the SCD, just by coincidence, but I am not sure, if this is good for me, since there's a lot of fruits & veggies involved. since i get very gassy after them, i am not sure. but i ate rarely fresh fruits and veggies, maybe it's just temporarily, since a lot of people get gasses in the first time. or it's fructose, but i am uncertain about that too. i understand that real celiacs have/could have problems with many foods due to their damaged villi, but it seems so, that if you are allergic/intolerant to one item, it won't stop. it goes on and on with more and more foods.... but I hope you'll feel fine/better now with cutting out the culprits! I ordered a big allergy profile test, testing IgE & IgG on 140 foods and airborne allergens. I hope I'll get it this week. the elimination diet was a 'flop' or i was too impatient. i got really gassy after two days and after 10 days although restricting the fruit, my symptoms were still there. they are supposed to go away and then you can reintroduce foods again. i never came to this stage... i am extremely bloated since 3 days now and I do not know why. i couldn't go to work last monday because I did not find any clothes to fit. I didn't fit into one single trousers. lucky as i am I can work from home, sitting there in an old pyjama trousers. it has to stop one day, it drives me crazy, but maybe i am.... I think I go to germany over eastern, so maybe i can get an appointment for fructose, sorbit and histamine testing and have some relieve of the symptoms, because I will be fine in germany hehe. i wish i could take time off to focus on either this or time off in my head and body to focus on my work, although I am alone, no kids, I feel it exhausting to take care of so many things at the same time, especially with this much work i have right now. do you have access to the Ritter Sport chocolate in Norge? it's really good, although I had only the Bitter-Nuss and the Marzipan. best wishes and have a nice day!! Sonja
  9. hi CMC, thanks for sharing your experiences. it's so tricky and frustrating. some days I can have fruits or veggie, some days not, pure fruit sugar did not cause any problems in the first 24 hours, and then of course, i ate a lot of other stuff afterwards, so how will I ever know? i do not understand, how other peoples came to conclusions with their food diary, because the reactions can be up to 72 hours later and within this time everybody has eaten a lot of things. and then in germany, it's fine despite milk & cheese every day, and sweets (it was xmas) and some fruits. aaaaaahhhhhh best, Sonja
  10. hi Claire! yeah, i am still reading but was soo buisy with all: work, my mother-in-law died, depression and this constantly thinking about what to eat and what not. thought about leaky gut too. but i do not really know where to start. why am i bloated for 25 years only because i am eating? whatever, i ordered a allergy profile test which tests both IgE and IgG of 140 foods, spices and airborne allergens. i hope i will get it this week so i have some answers before eastern. the elimination diet didn't help. i saw no improvement after 10 days, but maybe i had the wrong foods. in several books about that, not being relieved or almost symptomfree after this time, the problmes might not be related to food intolerance, but the period might be too short whatever. yeah, multiple things, I hope i can find the solution this year. thanks, best, Sonja
  11. yeah, me too, and then I can't hardly read all the stuff and digest informationen due to less time.... good luck, Sonja
  12. hi hathor, I am not subscribed to the tuesday club, although registered for free. since then i get emails from them every day, sometimes more than one with extremely sensational headlines like 'get rid of the bloating today' and so on. this makes me suspicious. and I find the membership is not really cheap... i bought some books on food intolerance and i think there are lot of normal cookbooks which have recipes for special diets like dairy-, soyfree etc. some books about food intolerance have some recipes as well. in my opinion, the tuesday club is expensive and i think they just want to use our problems to make cash. best, Sonja
  13. hi nora, yeah, of course probiotics not antibiotics (that would be really bad). too much in my head now, sorry. would do you mean by that? what's SCD? I thought about that and if I am abroad I usually tend to eat not much fruit, but at work and home I always eat bananas and sometimes apples (we get it for free at work), it's a good snack to take it with you. but when I am in germany, I am on vacation, so I often eat much less healthy, mean less or no fruit at all. When I am at home I tend to eat more chocolate in the evening, especially in winter. and I always made good experience when I was on a low-carb trip... I hope you feel better, you got glutened from chocolate? there's starch in there?. it should not be in there, but the damned industry. I love the Lindt chocolate sort Madagascar, it's so good, milk and glutenfree. hope I can eat it soon.... I don't know if the brand is available in Norge, but Ritter Sport chocolate has a lot of sorts without gluten (i do not know if you can read german, there are no infos in english). these are glutenfree: Ritter Sport 100g Alpenmilch Dunkle Voll-Nuss Eierlik
  14. hi! I think the dry skin is the result of the watery stool. your intestine accumulate a lot of fluids from your body and then your skin becomes dry. the fluids will eventually flushed down the toilet I have the same problem, in my stomach and intestine, water accumulates and I feel very thirsty and 'dry'. I also have dry skin, probably because i have this water retention issue for years. I noticed that when I eat a lot of carbs I got more water in the intestines and I feel and am more bloated. especially too many fruits cause water stool due to high fructose content. the fructose will not be taken up in the small intestine (when you are celiac you probably 'lost' the GLUT transport system in the small intestine mucosa, this system is responsible for fructose uptake) and remains in the intestine. sugar in the bowel will then through osmosis draw water from the body in