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So I tested positive for Onions the most, and then 1+ for:

string beans

cow's milk (what should I drink if I'm allergic to cow's milk and soy (altough york didn't find that?!) and need to follow a low glycemic index diet?)

spinach

millet (what is millet?)

yeast

I should rotate lettuce and egg whites

So I guess most of my gi problems associated with bread have been due to yeast? I'm going to have to look into this more but what all has yeast? And some to cow's milk.

I'm really surprised that it didn't pick up soy. I get itchy if I eat it. I eat it anyways and ate it before I submitted my blood.

Any ideas?

Oh, it took like 4 weeks to get my results.

Thanks, Melanie

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I still think my allergy results are bogus. They don't make sense at all. I eat eggs, milk, spinach, onions a lot and almost on a daily basis. I eliminated dairy before and it didn't help my gi symptoms. They only improved when I eliminated wheat.

I've just never seen an allergy profile with 4 veggies on it. They aren't common allergies and I think that is wierd.

It may not have picked up soy because maybe it is IgA, IgE or IgM mediated (have to review my immunology to remember each) so I'm kind of ok with that. I just think my results wierd and it doesn't really make a lot of sense for me. I just don't understand.

I guess I will have to call york labs. Has anyone had any luck in getting them to redo your test? I feel like they mixed up my results with someone elses.

Thank you for listening to my vent.

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Melanie,

York labs test for IgG reactions, mostly delayed, whereas your reaction to soy sounds like an IgE reaction which can occur soon after eating, which is why it didn't show up on this test. You would probably test positive on a skin scratch test.

This is my take on it, maybe someone else has a better explanation.

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Hi Melonie,

Your soy allergy is most likely IgE mediated. I also get itchy when I eat soy. My soy allergy was discoverd when I had some RAST food allergy tests done. I was eating a lot of soy at that time and would get itchy every few days, but I couldn't figure out why. Now even the smallest amount of soy sauce (gluten-free of course) or soy protein makes me itchy, usually within 4-6 hours. Although the reaction can be delayed like yours in some people. I can usually reduce the reaction by following the offending meal with Benadryl. :rolleyes:

The IgG food intolerances that York tests for are different. Many of those foods that you are testing positive for you could probably introduce again later. Gluten can cause damage to the point of triggering other food intolerances, most of those can be "outgrown", but it would help you feel better if you eliminate them. You should try very hard to at least eliminate totally the ones that you tested strongest to.

Personally I am a bit nervous about testing with York. I guess I am concerned that they will come back saying that I am "allergic" to most of the foods I eat all the time. I already have to be so careful with my diet I hate the idea of having to cut out more of my common food choices. :(

God bless,

Mariann

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Guest ajlauer

You have to rely on your instincts and personal knowledge more than the test results. Only *you* know your body better than any doctor, test, or whatever! There is quite a rate of inaccuracy with the blood tests.

MY EXPERIENCE: My daughter had the RAST test and showed allergic to corn, eggs, pnuts, wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Then the allergist did a skin prick test - showed corn,eggs, wheat, rye, and milk. A good 80% of her diet is milk products, so that was totally bogus!!! She doesn't eat corn AT ALL, so I'm sure that is accurate. She vomits when she has ranch dressing (contains eggs), and doesn't eat any other egg products (not even pancakes or french toast - what kid doesn't like those things?!?!?!?!). So I knew about eggs before she was ever tested. As for wheat, cookies are her 2nd favorite food group - so I'm not too sure about that. And she doesn't eat rye, barley, or oats - so those could be accurate.

When the allergist put her on a food challenge, I figured that was the best way to find out. She ate no dairy, corn, wheat, rye, or eggs for 5 days. Then, we brought back milk. 3 days later, brought back wheat. 3 days later.... until all the foods were back. However, she didn't react to anything - except possibly for some stool changes. But I wasn't watching her ... stools... before the challenge, so I'm not sure what a healthy-normal is for her. (now whenever she has a BM, she yells "mom! come look at my poop!!") :lol: I still might suggest the food challenge though.

BOTTOM LINE: If you know you're allergic to soy, you don't need a test to prove it. If I know my daughter is *not* allergic to milk, I don't care if the test says she is.

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No one has answered the yeast question, so I'll take a shot at it...

In general, anything made with dough has yeast in it. Oh and beer too. So breads, beer, pizza crust, and POSSIBLY some other baked goods as well. And don't forget foods cooked with beer, such as some chilis, bratwurst or other sausages, and whatnot. That's all I can think of offhand.

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Thank you all for the responses. I really just think I'm frustrated. I was all ready to test positive for wheat but not ready to test positive for milk and veggies. I thought yeast may have been the culprit but wheat allergies are more common so I thought that is what it would be. So I was all ready to deal with a wheat allergy but not I have different allergies and I don't really know what do to. Everything you are saying makes sense and I understand, I'm just being a baby. Thank you for listening.

gf4life,

Thanks for explaining your soy allergies. Ours sound really similar. Yeah, a lot of people were like "oh, no" when I told them I was getting tested for allergies because they were like then may be you will be allergic to everything!

Thanks ajlauer,

yeast is in almost everything! What am I going to do without mayo! I really like vinigar products. I eat french fries to eat the ketchup. Ok, being a baby again.

I have a hard time with monitoring my stools because usually it takes some time to cause changes in them. If I eat more and more wheat, then I get mucus on them and I start going more frequently but that takes a while and seems really dependent on wheat I eat. Bagels are like laxatives for me (I still love them though!) and then other wheat products don't do anything (maybe that is because of the yeast?). Well, now I have a list of things to elimnate so I can start an elimation diet and see what happens.

Thanks all!

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My experience is that different foods cause different reactions. Milk didn't cause me any diareah, but it did make me itch after four days and causes my sinuss to stop up after 30 minutes. York indicated I produce a lot of allergies to milk. I think I have both IgG and IgE reactions to it. Small amounts of soy causes itching in hours. Large amounts causes problems with concentration. York called out soy for me as well. Beef gives me heartburn. York caught that one. Potatos cause stiff joints in the morning. York caught that one. I don't notice any reaction to the other foods they reported. Perhaps, they effect me internally.

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Melanie-

I've noticed different wheats cause different reactions in me, too. For example, before I went gluten-free I would eat a thin crust pizza at Round Table and have nearly no reaction (or none at all). Then I could eat whole wheat or sprouted wheat and start having gastro symptoms. I also will feel somewhat nauseated when I eat whole wheat. I haven't been able to find an explanation though I talked with my uncle recently and he is fine with glutens but not ok with whole wheat, either. And my mom has a friend who can only eat white flour, not whole wheat, and claims it's an allergy.

I have never noticed any respiratory symptoms when I eat wheat of any kind so had never considered it an allergy for myself. But it does make some sense that an allergy could be more reactive to whole wheat, being there is more of the wheat there than white flour. I never experience respiratory symptoms from my aparant shellfish allergy though, either, and I'm pretty sure it's an allergy as I get irritated lips and mouth/throat when I eat crab/shrimp/oysters. Also migraines and sensitive stomach.

I've thought about doing York testing but feel like what I'm most concerned about at this point is verification of gluten problems, as I am more concerned about any damage I may have at this point.

Stephanie

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Allergic reactions can appear in many different ways - not particularly limited to respiratory problems. I think that the "seasonal" type allergies are more respiratory. Personally, my family vomits or gets hives when they eat allergic foods.

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