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    1. djf3 added a post in a topic Elevated Lipase   


      I fairly new to your site. Did you do the CT scan? My doctors insisted on a CT scan last week when my amylase and lipase came back elevated, I should have my results on Monday.

      My lab reading were as follows:

      Amylase 131 U/L normal 30 - 110

      Lipase 435 IU/L normal 23 - 300

      I mentioned to the doctor that I have read a Pub Med article of a small study in Italy that identified about 20% of celiacs had elevated lipase/amylase. This study was done with only about 55 people so I don't know if that is considered a big enough study to be conclusive, but I doubt it.

      Did anyone else have a CT scan, if so, what were your results.
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    3. djf3 added a post in a topic Cds Who React To All Grains (incl. Rice & Corn)   

      I just joined your group Monday, one of the main reasons was to find others who have problems with mulitple grains. I have problems with all the monocots in the grasses/grains family, which include: wheat, rye, barley, rice, oats, corn, sorghum, millet and others. I have tolerated the dicots buckwheat and quinoa, but I feel I may be starting to react to them also. I am not currently having a problem with some bean flours. I have not been tested for the many other medical things that could cause problems, I hope to be tested soon.

      If anyone has looked into the botanical side of this issue I'd like to hear from them.

      A warning much of the medical dextrose is made with corn. I know that Kaiser in Northern California was uses a corn based dextrose in all their facilities in 2005.
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    4. djf3 added a post in a topic Omg...i Might Be On To Something   

      I just joined your site and your topic grabbed my interest because I have multiple food problems. I am intolerant to gluten as well as all grasses that are on the monocots side, wheat, rye, barley, rice oats, corn, sorghum, millet and others. After eliminating gluten from my diet more problems showed up when I increased my consumption of rice crackers, or corn chips or bread made from an alternative grain. Over time I found that a great many things were adding to the problem, that lead me to investigate the botanical side of the issue.

      Regarding corn, one area to be particularly careful with is dextrose used in a saline solution. Most dextrose, and all that is produce by Baxter Labs for medical use, is made from corn. Kaiser in Sacramento used this type of dextrose (even after I told them of my problem with corn) when a doctor decided in 2005 he would give me infusions of vitamins and minerals. After receiving 5 infusions and having a terrible time of it, I contacted Baxter Labs to ask about there product. They informed me it was made from corn and I took the information back to Kaiser. Needless to say no one at Kaiser (even the lab people) were aware that the dextrose was from corn. The people in the lab told me that Baxter Labs provide all of the saline with dextrose used in the Kaiser region not just at the infusion center but throughout all the hospital. Scary thought, from what I read corn allergies are not all that uncommon. Scarier is whether or not Kaiser changed there supplier or has an alternative supplier.

      I'm interested in hearing from anyone who has mutliple grian intolerances.

      Or anyone with an elevated lipase. I am curious about how doctors have addressed that issue
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