Just Got My A.l.c.a.t. Test Results Back And I'm Not Happy
Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:40 AM
I did the A.L.C.A.T. Comprehensive V test. Here's what came back (I promise, this is going to be LONG)...
Red foods - severe reaction:
orange foods - moderate reaction:
yellow foods - light reaction:
GOOD GRIEF! I have to say I'm most upset about the corn, cane sugar and garlic. I think this is a leaky gut thing - most of what showed up are things I've been eating a lot of lately (although that just could be coincidence and would then explain why I've felt pretty badly...)
Gluten didn't show up at all, unless you count malt and hops. I had no reaction to wheat, rye, barley or oats... but after talking to the nutritionist, she said that because it's been almost a year since I've consistently eaten them, they might not have shown up but still be a problem. I *know* they are a problem, but I'm questioning it now because they didn't show up...
I guess my big question is... what the heck am I going to eat? I can live very happily on veggies, fruits and proteins... but my veggies and proteins are severely limited.
Also, does anyone know of any good resources for corn-free info? Are people as sensitive to corn, or is there a CC issue with corn?
Thanks for your help!
Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:34 AM
Lots of luck to you!
Mom of three....
Jay - 11
Bean - 8
Ian - 3
Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:36 AM
Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:41 AM
I'm sorry the test didn't give you more specific, concrete information.
I remember my allergist telling me that these tests result in many positives because when we eat a food, our bodies make antibodies to it. People usually end up doing an elinination diet anyway to weed out the false positives.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 09:22 AM
Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:33 PM
Thanks for your thoughts. I am definitely planning on doing an elimination diet. I figure if I cut them all out and actually feel better, I'll know that at least one of them is making me sick and can add things back one at a time. I guess I figure that at least this gives me a place to start from and know what to cut out...
I am so sorry that you are frusterated! I do know how you feel though! I eliminated everything they told me to (well, all of the red and orange foods, but not the yellows, just watched out for those), for a month, and then started re-introducing them.
That is actually how I found out about my Celiac Disease, because when I added wheat back in, my intestines shut down and I ended up in the hospital! But I had been eating wheat up to the time of the test, and you have not, so maybe that is why it didn't show up with your test.
I do know that they said that you have to watch what you tend to eat everyday. Like you said about corn, you eat a lot of it. It might do you good to have a more balanced diet, not having the same foods everyday.
I think the elimination diet is pretty much what you will be doing at this point, but at least you have a starting point now! You know what foods to watch when you re-introduce them. I am sorry that you list is so long...do you eat those "red" foods a lot? My list was much shorter. My red foods were only 3 foods. Cantaloupe, caulifour, and sweet potatoes.
PM me if there is anything I can do to help.
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:58 AM
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