Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

cornbread

Other Food Intolerance - Confused About Iga / Igg

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I got my casein test (IgA) result back from Enterolab - postive. This is good as it confirms how I was feeling when I ate dairy. I understand that a positive IgA result means no casein for life.

I also got my York labs 96 food panel results back. This test is for IgG mediated allergies, which I understand are often reversible. Luckily I only had one problem food - eggs. :( (sucks cos I rely on them quite heabily these days - or did!)

My confusion lies in that I felt no ill effects from eating eggs, and yet I have noticed a problem with other foods - namely corn and soy, but to a lesser degree also rice and potatoes - but the York test said I was negative to these. I guess this is the same as it coming back negative for wheat and milk, although I know I have gluten and casein intolerance? Should I assume then that I would have positive IgA responses to those foods instead? :unsure: This is all really confusing! :blink:

I'm starting to think that maybe I just have a permeable gut. Some days *everything* I eat hurts as soon as I eat it. The pain is at the bottom of my rib cage (small intestine I guess) and I get bloated.

Thanks for any light you can shed. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I notice that with leaky gut some days I react to just about everything so I eat really plain and simple. Once I start feeling better I can tolerate more things...till the next time I do something to irritate my gut. :(

The main things that irritate a leaky gut are alcohol, caffeine, gluten, dairy, sugar, baking soda and powder, red meats, yeast, processed foods...of course you can be sensitive to any food and that will irritae your gut as well.

I would not rely on the York results completely. Trust your body and how you feel. Also with the eggs...you may feel fine after you eat them but IgG reactions are delayed so you may not get symptoms till a day or 2 later. I tested negative for everything in the IgG tests....it doesnt mean I dont have problems...cuz I do. I pay attention to what my body tells me and I keep a food diary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Also with the eggs...you may feel fine after you eat them but IgG reactions are delayed so you may not get symptoms till a day or 2 later.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hmmm, you're right... Good point - thanks. :) I'm really hoping that my allergies (hayfever, sinusitis, etc.) are egg-related, or at least egg-exasperated! Having cut out ALL grains, casein and soy, I felt pretty terrific. However, I was still getting breakouts and still suffering from constant environmental allergies. This is what led me to think there was maybe another food issue at work. I wasn't surprised the results showed eggs because I had started to rely heavily on them - usually 3 for breakfast every day... I kinda knew this was playing with fire but when you're totally grain free, eggs are very useful. Are IgG reactions accumalitive? My allergies have become worse over time.

Since my reactions to corn and soy (and rice/potatoes) are immediate - stomach issues - I guess then they are IgA, like gluten/casein?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok... This whole IgG vs IgE vs IgA thing is VERY confusing... :blink: I know that York's food allergy tests measure IgG. Enterolab's gluten, etc. tests measure IgA. I don't really understand the difference except that IgA is for life and IgE is probably not. But what about IgE?

I just did ImmuneTech's 'most common allergies' test, which measures IgE. The test said I was negative for all common allergens (pollens, mold, etc.). But I'm pretty damn sure I have environmental allergies... I go outside and I can feel the stuff getting into my lungs! <_<

Also, the IgE for egg white was negative, whereas my IgG result was way positive.

What is the difference between IgE and IgG? Can anyone shed any light?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What is the difference between IgE and IgG?  Can anyone shed any light? 

Thanks!

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

IgE allergies are "true" allergies. They are usually immediate. A peanut allergy is an example. Symptoms of IgE allergies may be hives, swelling, breathing problems...it would not be delayed. IgE allergies dont usually go away. They can also result in anapylatx reactions. I know I totally spelled that wrong. :blink:

IgG are considered sensitivities....they are usually delayed and the reaction can happen an hour later or 2 days later or anything in between. These sensitivities can sometimes go away if the food is avoided for awhile or rotated so that its not eaten frequently.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you very much Rachel - that makes perfect sense. Very glad I don't have any IgE food allergies then! :)

So I suppose things like hayfever are still IgE in that they *are* immediate, even though they are not life-threatening. I wonder how accurate the IgE blood tests are? I can't understand why I came back negative for things like pollen, grasses and ragweed. Unless my 'allergies' are actually something else. ?? I'm suspicious because I never had them until the month I went gluten free.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with what Rachel said. I did an IgE test--everything came back normal. However, when I did my IgG test, I had a myriad of allergies come back. I have pasted in some more info below on the two...

. What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?

Many people think the terms food allergy and food intolerance mean the same thing; however, they do not. A food intolerance is an adverse food-induced reaction that does not involve the immune system. Lactose intolerance is one example of a food intolerance. A person with lactose intolerance lacks an enzyme that is needed to digest milk sugar. When the person eats milk products, symptoms such as gas, bloating, and abdominal pain may occur.

A food allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a certain food. The most common form of an immune system reaction occurs when the body creates immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to the food. When these IgE antibodies react with the food, histamine and other chemicals (called mediators) cause hives, asthma, or other symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Introduction

Foods can cause a number of reactions, not all of which are allergic. Anyone can experience an adverse reaction to a food. The types of adverse reactions are as follows:

Adverse Reactions to Foods

Food Intolerance - where the immune system is not involved in the reaction

* Food poisoning

* Idiosyncratic reactions to food

* Anaphylactoid reactions (they act like anaphylaxis but there is no allergy-IgE antibody involved)

* Pharmacologic reactions

Food Allergy - when the immune system is involved in the reaction

* IgE mediated (classic allergy- tests are available) Non-IgE mediated

* Type III immune response- a serum sickness like reaction

* Type IV immune response- a contact dermatitis type reaction

Food Allergy- Facts and Figures

Food intolerance accounts for 80% of all adverse reactions to food.

Food allergy accounts for 20% of all adverse reactions to food.

Allergic reactions can be itching, swelling, rash, spreading hives, vomiting, diarrhea, breathing difficulties and in the most severe of the allergic disorders, anaphylaxis can lead to collapse and death. By definition, anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction which involves two of the body's systems (eg respiratory and gastrointestinal or skin). Anaphylactic deaths as a result of insect bites or penicillin are usually very quick - within minutes - and due to cardiac arrest, anaphylactic deaths due to food allergies are usually due to suffocation (breathing difficulties).

Food intolerance reactions can be the same as above, as well as:

skin (rashes, swelling)

airways (asthma, stuffy or runny nose, frequent colds and infections)

gastrointestinal tract (irritable bowel symptoms, colic, bloating, diarrhea, vomiting, frequent mouth ulcers, reflux, bedwetting, 'sneaky poos', 'sticky poos')

central nervous system (migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, lethargy, impairment of memory and concentration, panic attacks, irritability, restlessness, inattention, sleep disturbance, restless legs, moodswings, PMT).

Symptoms of food intolerance can come and go and change throughout life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • April 17, 2019 Until April 27, 2019
      0  
      April 17-27, 2020   For the past few years many of you have asked us to arrange a River Boat Cruise that will allow us to visit Amsterdam's famous Keukenhof Gardens at its prime time of the blossoming of the millions of Tulips and Hyacinths - alongside the windmills of the Netherlands.  With the participation of a minimum of 20 persons we have arranged an All-Inclusive Cruise from Antwerp to Amsterdam.  This cruise will not be offered to the public until January, 2019 and always sells out quickly.   THERE WILL BE NO MONEY REQUIRED NOR COMMITMENT FROM YOU until we have all the final costs and details.  If you are at all interested check out our website for as many of the details that we have as of this time.   We need your request to be placed on a list of interested participants so we can present that number to Uniworld to show we have the sincere interest in this All-Inclusive Bob & Ruth's Gluten-free Cruise.   PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE DETAILED INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AS OF THIS TIME.   http://bobandruths.com
    • April 24, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      0  
       
       
       
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
       
       
       
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
       
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
       
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
       
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • May 04, 2019 Until May 05, 2019
      0  
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      ABOUT THE NOURISHED FESTIVALS
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
       
×
×
  • Create New...