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Is It Ok For Me To Eat Eggs Again?

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I never had any type of physical reaction from eggs, but my blood allergy test revealed that I was severely allergic right around the time I discovered i had gluten problems.

My blood IgG antibodies to egg whites & egg yolks were severe , however my SIgA to albumin was negative.

I havent had eggs in 2 years and now that im gluten-free is it safe to bring eggs back in (at least egg whites)?

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I never had any type of physical reaction from eggs, but my blood allergy test revealed that I was severely allergic right around the time I discovered i had gluten problems.

My blood IgG antibodies to egg whites & egg yolks were severe , however my SIgA to albumin was negative.

I havent had eggs in 2 years and now that im gluten-free is it safe to bring eggs back in (at least egg whites)?

Jason, I don't think that anyone but your doctor can answer that one. If you have an allergy to eggs I don't think that the gluten free diet will necessarily make it go away....but I could be wrong.

Please ask your doctor before risking it!

JoAnn

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I fail to see how you can have an allergy to a food without actually having a reaction of some kind? That doesn't make sense. An allergy by its nature triggers a histamine response and that would show up one way or another.

Does make me wonder how accurate these tests actually are.

I suppose there is always a possibility that it was some kind of weird and unexplainable cross-manifestation of the gluten issue and wasn't actually anything to do with eggs at all!

Personally I would rather rely on my own reactions than possible spurious test results.

The amount of wheat/gluten-intolerant people I have come across whose tests didn't show any issues with it at all does raise questions about their efficacy.

When I had issues with eggs I knew it. Now I no longer have any issues with them I know that too!

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Ok, this is weird, but I had the same thing come up on my blood-based allergy test. According to that test, I am severely allergic to eggs, especially egg yolk. The test also said I was allergic to gluten.

I got further testing, and I am not a celiac sufferer, but an elimination diet on gluten has proven that I am at minimum gluten allergic or intolerant.

And eggs? I eat them. Quite frequently. Without any problems at all. So frankly, I'm awfully confused!

...I'm not convinced the test wasn't just flat out wrong...

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I would give them a try in small amounts at first. But it would not be a bad idea to check with your doctor first. What may have happened is what happened when I was allergy tested before I was diagnosed. I came up as allergic to all but one thing I was tested for out of 99. My allergist told me my immune system was reacting to almost everything because of the celiac. I do still have 3 true allergies but the rest resolved gluten free after a time.

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I've just been reading the testing plan outlined in Joneja's Dealing with Food Allergies. She explains how to eliminate and test for foods that cause allergy (you need an epi-pen) and intolerance. Her testing calls for eating yolks throughout the day, in increasing amounts. For an adult, she suggests 1/2 yolk in the morning, 1 at noon and 2 in the evening. This is a great book, BTW, very clearly laid out and some helpful info on food additives as well as the main allergens.

DH had negative blood tests for gluten and several positive blood tests for eggs. He challenged egg yolks recently and did not follow this plan. He ate large amounts over several days. He found that egg yolks affect his mood similarly to gluten. I am not sure he would have caught this by eating small amounts, but he often ate 4 eggs for breakfast so it seemed ok to test it that way.

I guess what I am trying to say is that Joneja's plan seems like a good place to start; but if you're a big egg eater, it may not tell you everything. Good luck with your tests!

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