Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

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


Testing For Other Intolerances

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I've had positive blood tests and am waiting for the biopsy before going gluten-free. However, I suspect I've got problems with other foods. How do I know if they are intolerances or just because my stomach/guts are damaged by celiac disease?

I think I've got problems with at least dairy and rice. when my GI symptoms are at their worse, there are many more foods that I can't tolerate.

I don't know whether to start off with a very limited diet then reintroduce things one by one to test them or get ELISA tests. Any recommendations? TBH, I've had enough of trying to work out what foods are problems - I've had issues with IBS and gatritis as well as celiac disease - so I'm thinking ELISA tests would be easier. Would they help start me off on the right track?

Finally, when would be best to do this? Should I get tested now or wait until I've been gluten-free a while? I'd like to be able to eliminate as many problems as possible from the word go with my diet - is that just wishful thinking?! ;)

Sorry this is rather rambly - I'm a bit confused about all this and trying to get my head round my soon-to-change relationship with food.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

One place to start if you are suspecting certain foods is to keep a food journal. I did that and found links to issues with new foods--dairy, soy etc. I had a food intol. test several months after being gluten-free...a host of foods came back--and ones I never could have caught with a food journal. Alot of people get testing thru york allergy (yorkallergyusa) or great plains labs. I used great plains because I could get a food intol test and my insurance covered part of it. Another help is to go simple as you start gluten-free, and add in foods slowly to look for issues. I can give you more specific info too if you like (in a hurry right now--have a meeting ; )

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Jen! I think I will 'go simple' and if you've got any further info that would be great.

My bit of good news is that I had a call from the GI's secretary yesterday to say they've got me a cancellation slot for my gastroscopy - I'm having it at 1.30pm today :o So I can go gluten-free this evening :D

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.

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
      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
      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
      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.
      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...