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I got the test from my ND today, to take at home tomorrow. I'm worried about it as the mixture I have to drink is lactulose/mannitol - lactulose being a milk sugar, and me being casein intolerant. I'm dreading it causing a casein reaction... :( but still, I need to take the test. My ND says she usually doesn't get people tested and diagnoses leaky gut based on symptoms (she's pretty sure it's what I have), but I figure if there's a simple test that will 100% confirm it, it's worth doing.

Has anyone who's casein intolerant taken the test? :huh:

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I got the test from my ND today, to take at home tomorrow. I'm worried about it as the mixture I have to drink is lactulose/mannitol - lactulose being a milk sugar, and me being casein intolerant. I'm dreading it causing a casein reaction... :( but still, I need to take the test. My ND says she usually doesn't get people tested and diagnoses leaky gut based on symptoms (she's pretty sure it's what I have), but I figure if there's a simple test that will 100% confirm it, it's worth doing.

Has anyone who's casein intolerant taken the test? :huh:

Personally, If I was casein intolerant I wouldnt take the test. I've taken lots of tests but never bothered with the leaky gut test because its pretty obvious I have it. I just go ahead and do what I need to do to treat the leaky gut...thats the most important part. I think its pretty common for anyone with gluten sensitivity/celiac to have leaky gut. It kind of goes with the territory. I would just assume its there and listen to your doc on how to help it heal.

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Ok, I chickened out! :lol: I just couldn't do it. My plan is to take the test next time I get accidentally glutened or caseined. This way it either won't make any difference or it will add maybe a day onto the symptoms, which is better than purposefully poisoning myself. My doc already gave me info on how to treat it (basically the same info I already learnt on this forum - l-glutamine, enzymes, etc.), so I'm going ahead from today. She was pretty good, although her understanding of the casein intolerance wasn't too hot - she told me her aim was to treat the gut so that I could one day tolerate my problem foods, including casein. She understood that gluten is out forever, but she didn't grasp that casein is exactly the same if it's an IgA mediated reaction. She also said her aim was to get my gluten reaction time down from 8 days (it was originally 2) so I could cheat with gluten if I wanted too! :blink: She understands gluten will always give me a reaction, but I don't think she understands the long-term damage it does to Celiacs, whether you feel a reaction or not. She was very good otherwise so I will leave correcting her until my next visit. :D I liked the idea of my reaction time being reduced so in all fairness, her aim is the same as mine, but I will correct her nonetheless for the sake of future Celiacs who visit her, who may be less aware of the details.

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