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Celiac Vs. Wheat Allergy?


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#1 horsemechanic

 
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:58 PM

trying to figure out if i have wheat allergy or celiac. i have/had these symptoms

-ibs
-diarrhea (often)
-neuropathy
-arthritis
-migraines
-depression
-sneezing (often)
-itchy eyes
-eczema
-hives (had once 2 yrs ago)
-random runny nose/sore throat
-have had several attacks of i dont know what it was where i couldnt stop vomiting and had severe pain in abdomen

thx for any help
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:45 PM

Please read this explanation of the differences between:

gluten intolerance, wheat allergy, and
Celiac disease

http://americancelia...celiac-disease/
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:00 PM

having trouble because it seems like they have alot of the same symptoms
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:12 PM

It is perfectly possible to have both.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

You can always go see your doc...
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

That's where I'd start. The one who told you it was "IBS"--well, go back and say, but I have all THESE symptoms too. Bring a LIST. Then ask, could it be celiac?
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

You can ask you doc to run the celiac antibody panel on your blood. They just take a bit of blood and send it to a lab. You need to keep eating gluten until the testing is completed though. If you stop eating gluten before testing it will screw it up.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

That's where I'd start. The one who told you it was "IBS"

im actually just guessing on this as well, based on symptoms. i know i could go to a doctor but wanted to try and figure it out without spending a few hundred/maybe even few thousand dollars im guessing
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

IBS doesn't cause joint pain - or even most of the symptoms you have listed. It is just sooo difficult to work all this stuff out, especially if it is Coeliac as false negative rates are high in the tests. And all those symptoms you have listed could be caused by so many other things it just isn't funny. I'd be going to the Dr personally - what you have listed could be caused by so many different things.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

I sympathize. I'm dealing with a positive wheat allergy test but many overlapping symptoms. Soy intolerance, lactose intolerance. Can tolerate barley or even gluten-free oats. It's so hard to figure out what is going on. I'm pushing to see if it's possible to have both. Good luck with your testing!
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

Our family has a history of individuals with *both* celiac and wheat allergy. We do have to watch out for both wheat and gluten and have found that we tend to be more sensitive than what is currently considered "standard" sensitivity for a celiac. We have worked with general practitioners, allergists, gastroenterologists and gluten intolerant specialists working to improve our condition.

Good luck figuring it out. Understanding your options for testing before a diet trial is important. On the allergy side, it can be handy to find relief in an antihistamine. We have fairly standard allergy protocols for our wheat allergy which is helpful for coping.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:49 AM

Wheat allergy is a more immediate danger. An allergy can cause symptoms like trouble breathing, red, puffy face, hives, red itchy eyes. Those are IgE symptoms. IgE symptoms are treated with anti-histamines like Benedhryl etc.
You can read up on allergy symptoms at this link:

http://www.mayoclini...ection=symptoms
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
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