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Hi I'm Shaun I recently found out I am allergic to gluten and cow dairy. I would like to talk to people about when they found out so i can learn more. I would prefer to talk to people closer to my age lol but i will listen to anyone. :D

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Hi Shaun,

I was close to your age at one time, but it has only been a few decades, 3 maybe 4 tops. I stared out having lactose intolerance for 9 years or so, and then found out I had celiac disease. Celiac is not actually an allergy, allergies are IgE immune reactions. Celiac is IgA or IgG or some other immune reactions. IgE reactions are like hayfever type reactions where it affects breathing, skin, eyes etc,. People can take anti-histamines for IgE reactions, but they don't help much for celiac disease reactions. Well, that was pretty boring!

Anyhow, there are some other younger members on the forum, so maybe they will show up with some rad info for you. Do they still say rad? :) And welcome to forum we are glad to have you here!

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Hi Shaun,

I was close to your age at one time, but it has only been a few decades, 3 maybe 4 tops. I stared out having lactose intolerance for 9 years or so, and then found out I had celiac disease. Celiac is not actually an allergy, allergies are IgE immune reactions. Celiac is IgA or IgG or some other immune reactions. IgE reactions are like hayfever type reactions where it affects breathing, skin, eyes etc,. People can take anti-histamines for IgE reactions, but they don't help much for celiac disease reactions. Well, that was pretty boring!

Anyhow, there are some other younger members on the forum, so maybe they will show up with some rad info for you. Do they still say rad? :) And welcome to forum we are glad to have you here!

Thanks for your help and my doctor thinks i might have celiac disease but we dont know yet.

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Hi Shaun,

Have you had the blood antibody tests and an endoscopy? If the blood antibodies are positive you may not need an endoscopy. Usually it takes a couple weeks to get the antibody results from a lab. It is helpful to get a paper copy of the resutls for yourself also. You might want to review them with another doctor later or even post them on the forum. There are some medical people on the forum who can help interpret them. It's important to keep eating gluten until all the tests are done.

Eating gluten-free is quite a challenge at first. We end up making a lot of our own food and snacks since some times you can't find things when you are out. Although fruit is often a good choice or nuts and they are widely available.

Take care,

Paul

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Hi Shaun,

Have you had the blood antibody tests and an endoscopy? If the blood antibodies are positive you may not need an endoscopy. Usually it takes a couple weeks to get the antibody results from a lab. It is helpful to get a paper copy of the resutls for yourself also. You might want to review them with another doctor later or even post them on the forum. There are some medical people on the forum who can help interpret them. It's important to keep eating gluten until all the tests are done.

Eating gluten-free is quite a challenge at first. We end up making a lot of our own food and snacks since some times you can't find things when you are out. Although fruit is often a good choice or nuts and they are widely available.

Take care,

Paul

I just heard from my doctor today and she said that i tested negative and thanks.

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Are you still going to be gluten free?

I am not your age, I'm 49, but I wondered if this means you will be eating gluten or if you will be gluten free due to allergy to it?

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Are you still going to be gluten free?

I am not your age, I'm 49, but I wondered if this means you will be eating gluten or if you will be gluten free due to allergy to it?

i am gluten and dairy free still

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Yes...I'm hijacking your thread (I just wanted to support my fellow geriatrics. I've got a good 3 decades on you, too, kiddo ;) )

But, seriously... I'm curious about how you came to suspect gluten/dairy? Symptoms? Any progress yet?

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Yes...I'm hijacking your thread (I just wanted to support my fellow geriatrics. I've got a good 3 decades on you, too, kiddo ;) )

But, seriously... I'm curious about how you came to suspect gluten/dairy? Symptoms? Any progress yet?

Well i go to a doctor every now and then for my anxiety and i mentioned i feel sick all the time and she is a celiac so she thought i was and we did some tests that revealed that i have a bunch of allergies i was unaware of lol

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Well i go to a doctor every now and then for my anxiety and i mentioned i feel sick all the time and she is a celiac so she thought i was and we did some tests that revealed that i have a bunch of allergies i was unaware of lol

So...how long have you been gluten/dairy free? Any improvement?

What allergies?

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So...how long have you been gluten/dairy free? Any improvement?

What allergies?

My main food allergies are gluten and dairy. I have been mostly free of these for about 2 weeks i think. I have noticed a lot of improvement on how i feel.

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Hi Shaun,

My name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17. I started eating gluten-free when I was 14. I was not officially diagnosed with celiac, but my cousin has it and her gastrointerologist said I most likely have it as well. Either way, eating gluten-free has changed my life for the better.

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Hi Shaun,

My name is Kaitlyn and I'm 17. I started eating gluten-free when I was 14. I was not officially diagnosed with celiac, but my cousin has it and her gastrointerologist said I most likely have it as well. Either way, eating gluten-free has changed my life for the better.

Thank you for the reply kaitlyn. I believe it has changed my life for the better too. Is there any foods or resturants you would recommend?

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Shaun- Yes, PF Changs is my favorite. It's a little pricey, but they have a menu with a great variety of dishes, and the gluten-free entrees are even served on completely different dishes. I have never had a bad experience there (i.e. cross contamination). The nearest one to my house is like an hour away though, so it's just for special occasions. I eat at a lot of mexican restaurants. I just have them prepare my meal with a corn tortilla in the usual flour one's place. Honestly I do not eat out very often, so I don't have many suggestions...

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Shaun- Yes, PF Changs is my favorite. It's a little pricey, but they have a menu with a great variety of dishes, and the gluten-free entrees are even served on completely different dishes. I have never had a bad experience there (i.e. cross contamination). The nearest one to my house is like an hour away though, so it's just for special occasions. I eat at a lot of mexican restaurants. I just have them prepare my meal with a corn tortilla in the usual flour one's place. Honestly I do not eat out very often, so I don't have many suggestions...

Thank you lol. The nearest pf changs is about an hour from here too. So since you dont eat out often what do you make to eat?

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I love pf changs!!

Ok lol but there arent any near me.

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