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So I'm convinced that I have some other food intolerances that are affecting how I feel. I am severely allergic to wheat though, and so the elimination diet is not recommended. I've heard about the Lame Advertisement and York tests and I know they are expensive, but if I can't do the elimination diet, would this be the best way to figure out what else is making me feel so bad? I would just love to get all of these food issues under better control!

Thanks!

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I am severely allergic to wheat though, and so the elimination diet is not recommended.

Who told you this? They're wrong, it's the best thing you can do. You just need to find somebody who can work with you on it.

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So I'm convinced that I have some other food intolerances that are affecting how I feel. I am severely allergic to wheat though, and so the elimination diet is not recommended. I've heard about the Lame Advertisement and York tests and I know they are expensive, but if I can't do the elimination diet, would this be the best way to figure out what else is making me feel so bad? I would just love to get all of these food issues under better control!

Thanks!

Yeah, that diet is made for people with food allergies and intolerances.

You can also try the Specific Carbohydrate Diet also...

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I dont get why the doctor said you cant do it? :unsure:

Isnt that the purpose of the diet? If you already know you're allergic to wheat you wouldnt be eating it anyway....you would be eliminating other foods that could potentially be problematic for you.

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you could just go get a food allergy test done at your doctors office, i just had my doctor order for one since i dont want to try to eleminate foods and figure it out on my own, A. to lazy B.to hard and im really bad with keeping track of things

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I too can't figure out why you couldn't do an elimination diet just because of a wheat allergy.

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A wheat allergy shouldn't have anything to do with an elimination diet. Find an allergist who will guide you through one. You may have to make many phone calls, but they are out there! My allergist has food intolerances himself. But in my search for him, I did come across allergists who did not deal in food issues at all--you need to ask. :)

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An elimination is one of the best tools at our fingertips! I advise you to keep a good food/symptom journal either way--it helps you link symptoms to specific foods.

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I was told by my doctor that the elimination diet wouldn't be something that would work for me because I've had an anaphylactic reaction to wheat and that it would be too much of a risk to try this with other foods. That's all the information that I have and I took a regular allergy test, but all it showed was wheat.

I know that wheat and gluten are a problem for me and I've also cut out dairy. I still just don't feel the best and it seems to be directly related to foods. Has anyone taken an actual intolerance test? Or should I just try the elimination diet on my own.

I would love to have a DR to work through this stuff on, but everyone that I've spoken with A) Doesn't know much at all about Celiac and B) continually thinks that there must be something wrong with me mentally, because all of their tests show I'm fine. I know many people on this board have been through what I'm going through, so any imput is greatly apprciated!

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Well, my question would be, what are you eating now that is NOT causing AS and if you are eliminating foods - how would that increase your risk????

I agree with Patti - find an allergist who is willing to work with you more and understands food issues better.

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I agree with all of you, I'd love to have a dr on my side that would work with me. However, I'm also tired of watching all the medical bills come in every month and having no progress made in my actually feeling better. I'm tired of going to dr's that just think I'm nuts and then paying hundreds for their quack opinion. I'm just looking for something I can do to be proactive in my own care since dr's in my area haven't helped.

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You could try enterolab for a few tests. They run tests for soy, egg, yeast, milk and of course wheat/gluten and also do the gene test. It would only pinpoint whether your intestines are reacting to those foods. Check it out at www.enterolab.com if you are interested. :unsure::D

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There is more than one way to do an elimination diet - removing items one at a time and seeing if you improve is on option that would not be adding a food to your diet that you are allergic too. I still don't entirely understand your doctor's concern over the anaphylactic allergy. Partially (in that you can become allergic to something you were not previously allergic to), but that can happen at any time, regardless of an elimination diet. Perhaps a food diary and rotation diet would help narrow down the source of the problem.

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My daughter has anaphylactic responses to foods and was tested via skin prick and blood, but the allergy test results were inconclusive. She carries an epipen, inhalers, and benadryl in her purse just in case.

She's 18, so keeping a food list is out of the question for her. Since all this started a couple of years ago, she has started paying attention to foods that cause tingling in her mouth, hives, etc. She told me the other day that she has realized that a lot of the foods she has always said she didn't like were actually because she was allergic to them.

Starting the elimination diet isn't as hard as it is overwhelming. You just need to make a grocery list of allowable foods and pick up as many as possible while you are out. That way you have plenty of "safe" foods in your reach.

Marcia

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