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I had a skin scratch test for both environmental and food allergens...I did not show any reaction to wheat, oats or rye, but did show a slight reaction to barley. I am NOT allergic to them, but I AM DEFINITELY intolerant to them.

ETA: I didn't show any reaction to milk either, but likewise, I am definitely intolerant. I have the antibodies in my system against both gluten and casein.

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a wheat allergy and a wheat intolerance are two different things. an allergy test will detect the former, but not the later. the later can cause celiac disease, but you can be intolerant without having any of the diagnostics for celiac disease.

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I had the tests and I'm not allergic to wheat or dairy.

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our allergist was going to wait to do a celiac screen on me IF my allergy test was positive for wheat or barley etc. LOL!!!!LOL!!!!LOL!!! why doesn't an allergist know the difference between celiac and an allergy?

christine

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The doctor is running tests to see if I am allergic to wheat and milk, did anyone else have this test done and did it help?
I have had two tests for wheat allergy, a blood test and a skin prick test. The skin prick test was a 3/4 rating, meaning that I am quite allergic to wheat. And, I had a blood test for wheat allergy and my GI doc said that is was postive.

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Can't remember if wheat was on my scratch and/or injection tests. I know I had a BUNCH of food allergies -- including soy, so I avoid it. The MD said that I traded my environmental allergies as a child for food allergies as an adult. Will check and get back to you. Don't know if that had any influence on me developing antibodies to gluten.

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Many years ago when I had the the allergy test for eggs, dairy, wheat, environmental things etc. I was found to be allergic to those. I had decided at that point as long as the wheat was not causing me distress I would continue to eat it. Well, now it is no longer the problem of the allergy but that I have Celiac. So being Celiac made me quit where being allergic didn't.

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You all have been so helpful, thanks a million! I just got my test back yesterday and they were negative to wheat and milk. I was highly discouraged! I go in for a EDG next month and I hope they find something, because something is definatly wrong with me! Does anyone know if they combine the celiac blood tests to get a percentage? Because they did something like that with mine. I was in the normal range but when they combined it I wasn't normal? I'm trusting these doctors to read these test correctly and I'm beginning to wonder if they even know how to read the tests????

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Interesting subject. Had an appointment with a Naturopath yesterday who is telling me I am not allergic to wheat. And that it's an allergy to caffiene that is causing my Celiac Disease. I explained to him that Celiac Disease only relates to gluten (or am I wrong). From reading your posts, my Naturopath appears ignorant of Celiac Disease, but will take what I can from him regarding the allergy to caffiene.

Dianna

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I just got my test back yesterday and they were negative to wheat and milk. I was highly discouraged!
You could still have an intolerance to dairy or wheat.

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My tests were pretty normal too. My doctor said that the wheat test was just a slight bit high. With my symptoms (I thought I had IBS), she said to go gluten-free and dairy-free for 6 weeks or until my symptoms were completely gone. Then, slowly introduce dairy back into my diet. If I still felt better, than I had a gluten intolorence but not to dairy.

I feel awesome now. I think I got caught on time cause the only symptoms I ever got were diahrea, constipation, and bloating. For the longest time, I was taking a powder supplement called Revitalex. It actually helped me alot. I still have it in my cupboard for when i get glutened! Take that stuff and you get better within 24 hours.

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I've never heard of the supplement called Revitalex?! What is it and what does it do? Does anyone have any good vitamins they would recomend?

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I had a negative scratch test for allergies to ANYTHING. Wheat, oats, barley, rye, were negative on an IgG food allergy test (delayed food allergies). I was positive anti-gliadin indicating gluten intolerance. Dr. said that IgG food allergies can come and go, gluten intolerance is something you're stuck with :)

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Interesting subject. Had an appointment with a Naturopath yesterday who is telling me I am not allergic to wheat. And that it's an allergy to caffiene that is causing my Celiac Disease. I explained to him that Celiac Disease only relates to gluten (or am I wrong). From reading your posts, my Naturopath appears ignorant of Celiac Disease, but will take what I can from him regarding the allergy to caffiene.

Dianna

Frankly, I wouldn't have a lot of faith in what that naturopath says about ANYTHING if he would tell you such an ignorant, totally silly thing (i.e. that caffeine caused celiac disease). It's one thing to not know about something and admit to that fact, but to conjure up such an erroneous statement is irresponsible and dangerous to YOUR health.

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Frankly, I wouldn't have a lot of faith in what that naturopath says about ANYTHING if he would tell you such an ignorant, totally silly thing (i.e. that caffeine caused celiac disease). It's one thing to not know about something and admit to that fact, but to conjure up such an erroneous statement is irresponsible and dangerous to YOUR health.

I agree. If I was to start a thread titled "Stupid Things Doctors Say"....that would definately in the top 5. :blink:

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Interesting subject. Had an appointment with a Naturopath yesterday who is telling me I am not allergic to wheat. And that it's an allergy to caffiene that is causing my Celiac Disease. I explained to him that Celiac Disease only relates to gluten (or am I wrong). From reading your posts, my Naturopath appears ignorant of Celiac Disease, but will take what I can from him regarding the allergy to caffiene.

Dianna

Hi there. The Naturopaths are usually pretty good. This guy is not operating with a full deck. You can test the caffiene yourself. It certainly is not the cause of Celiac. You should point out to him that he is giving out false information. Celiacs do not need that. Claire

Interesting subject. Had an appointment with a Naturopath yesterday who is telling me I am not allergic to wheat. And that it's an allergy to caffiene that is causing my Celiac Disease. I explained to him that Celiac Disease only relates to gluten (or am I wrong). From reading your posts, my Naturopath appears ignorant of Celiac Disease, but will take what I can from him regarding the allergy to caffiene.

Dianna

Hi there. The Naturopaths are usually pretty good. This guy is not operating with a full deck. You can test the caffiene yourself. It certainly is not the cause of Celiac. You should point out to him that he is giving out false information. Celiacs do not need that.

On the subject of this thread - you can have a wheat allergy. You can have gluten intolerance (this is genetic and will not show up in any 'allergy' testing - i.e. skin pricks and patches. Then you can have celiac disease which like 'gluten intolerance' is genetic and won't show up as an allergy. You do not have to have a wheat allergy to have either of the other two conditions but you can have a wheat allergy and one or the other of the genetic disorders. You can also have genetic markers for both Celiac and gluten intolerance. Now are you confused? You should be.

I have been skin pricked and patched for everything one can imagine. Allergic to nothing! But I can't eat a piece a bread! Claire

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As Tiffany said, a food intolerance (IgG) is different from an allergy (IgE) and it will not show up on a conventional allergy test. Case in point--I am "allergic" IgE to nothing, but I am intolerant to many many foods. If you want ot ck either of these you must be sure to get the correct tests.

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I was tested a long time ago -

allergic to rye barley corn soy

dairy eggs beans - to name just a few

of my 20+ food allergies.

But did not show allergy to wheat -

go figure.

Glad there is flaxseed, hemp seed, rice

bran and quinoa!

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