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Food Intolerances

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I believe that I have other food intolerances. I think that casein is one. I haven't been as strict about avoiding casein as I should be because it seems bad enough to have to be gluten free. It doesn't seem fair to have additional intolerances. Plus I have not been medically diagnosed with casein intolerance.

There are days when I am fairly certain that I have not consumed gluten and I still have nausea, cramping, bone or joint pain. I also am suffering from severe constipation.

The elimination diet seems to be very time consuming plus I will be on the road a lot in the next few months and it would be hard.

This is my question....can you go to an allergist or gastro dr. to have testing done for food "intolerances"? I would really rather go through a doctor since my insurance would pay for it. If I use enterolab, it seems expensive plus there is no guarantee that my insurance company would reimburse. If they did reimburse, it would be a very small % since they are out of state and out of network.

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I am not 100 sure about this. I think an allergist can only tell if you are allergic to an item. They measure the histamine levels to determine if you are allergic. There is a blood test. That might tell you more.

My daughter is gluten-free/CF and it is not as bad as you think. She is extremely sensitive too. Once you get comfortable with the names to avoid, and get a list of favorite safe items, it will get easier. I was told to look for Vegan dairy substitutes at first. If it is vegan it cannot contain a dairy product. I have found that a lot of restaurants like a Bob Evans type use frozen chicken. That chicken arrives with a butter and casein product already in it. So even though they do not marinade or do anything to the chicken it already contains casein.

Removing all traces of casein can also help with the constipation. Once you heal, after 6 months or so, you might be able to tolerate dairy with a lactaid pill.

Hamburgers, steak, snow crab legs, and shrimp are all easy to make gluten-free/CF at restaurants.

She has gotten sick from omlets before too.

PM if I can help you at all.

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