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The_Albatross

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I'm 50, and have moderate to severe environmental and all of the basic food allergies (milk, egg, soy, wheat, corn, peanut) and also am testing severe for glycerin... my repeat allergy testing (I did 3 years of allergic immunotherapy but have discontinued at this time) was more allergic than less. 58 of 60. I also discovered a low fracure rate gallbladder (19 percent) but have declined the surgrey at this time. Apparently I may be one of those children who went undiagnosed... I have unexplained infertility, osteopenia, was pre-diabeties, but tested normal range 6 months ago, have hypoglycemia, mouth ulcers, nose bleeds, premature aging, and multiple bone fractures as well as exzema (sp?) in my ears... frequent ear infections have gotten better because I stopped for the most part, and also use ear drops. When a doc finally ordered a RAST test, my blood histimine was 2546 (well outside normal range). Something that has changed these past couple of years, is that my fingernails have become very thin, ridges, and tear easily... I am deffinitely having some nutrition absorbtion issues, and temporarily pupt myself on raw prenatals (gluten free, no soy or milk)... but as you can tell by this rambling post, I'm basically casting around and trying to become well pretty much on my own.

I have not had any interest or inclination from my Internal Medicine doc, my allergist, nor my GI to consider Celiac's Disease... but I am concerned because I don't want to lose my gallbladder and I feel pretty much like dirt most of the time. I am presently only taking Singular, and stopped my shots so that I can take the ALCAL test. This is a pretty convoluted introduction, but any experiences or advice is welcome... I'm so glad to be here, I can't tell you what a relief it is to find people who sound alot like me. Before the RAST, my docs had me convinced I was a hypocondriac.

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Wow, you know so much more about yourself than I do! I am almost 52 and about 4 yrs ago suddenly had "issues" and after a couple of years narrowed down new intolerances to glutens, dairy, nuts, eggs, beans and rice. It didn't take too long for me to realize that doctors were of no use and only costing me money for no results. After my GP, went to an allergist and basic testing showed that NONE of the things I've mentioned showed as reactive. But a few that DID, have given me no problems. How does THAT happen?? Was sent on to a GI who did a blood test that turned out negative. That was fairly early in my process, so I have no idea exactly what that was testing for. I gave up right after that and relied on this forum and ALOT of online research. When things get too technical, I shut down, so my "knowledge" is self-diangosed and you know what? It works, lol. I hope you can find answers to all your needs here. Sounds like you could certainly use some help. The biggest thing that helped me was keep a journal of everything I put in my mouth and doing an elimination diet. Takes lots of time, but its effective. And since simply eliminating those things from your diet is the only thing we can do to help, you aren't wasting time. You sound like one that isn't only affected by ingesting, but simply touching. Maybe once you realize what you need to keep out of your diet, it'll help with finding the external equivalances to help with the skin issues. I would suggest supplements of probiotics and essentials like iron, calcium, Vit. D. I think most of us have absorption issues so we need the extra oomph. Best wishes!

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Thank you Jststric for your reply... I tried the elimination diet before... and got the histimine response (forehead and cheeks go cold, back of the head near the nape of my neck heats up about 30 minutes after eating and lasts about 30 minutes)from really odd ball stuff, and to be honest I got pretty confused with it... so I get the giant sized ALCAL panel in a couple of weeks (I went of my immunotherapy 6 weeks ago and near as I can figure I need to be off for about 8 weeks minimum so that I don't skew the tests). I don't get anaphalyxis, rashes, or asthma... just a giant sized histimine response... and from time to time the oral ulcers, throat issues... and a whole host of other stuff... so I'm hoping the direction for foods to eliminate, foods to take out and try to put back and list of food items that are okay for me to eat will give me some energy. The ENT who diagnosed me said, well the good news is you have a great immune system... the bad news is it's really busy and it's running all the time.

Immunotherapy did help me get some resistance to cold/flu (that I didn't have before)... but I'd get weird reactions even when I hit "maintenance dose"... so it's gotta be the food. As far as the gallbladder, no stones showed up on the ultrasound... so I've started my own science experiment and declined surgery til next October... if I show up bad twice, I'll consider the surgery... but in the meantime I'm doing A-F Betafood (organic beet tabs at each meal), and the plan is to detox the liver, kidneys and gallbladder as best as I can while trying to eliminate the foods the ALCAL recommends. With luck and a good tailwind, maybe I can avoid losing my gallbladder.

Anybody got any info on pancreatic enzymes or experiences to share??? Any and all help welcome, thank you so much.

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I'm trying to keep this up, to get feedback...

At present I'm taking 1 Singulair, Bone Up (for the osteopenia), Milk Thistle and Dandelion Root (liver and immune support), Vit D (my blood test over the past two years finally tested good at 8000 units a day), Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal (in a last ditch effort to address the mineral deficiency for my nails and give me some vitality), fiber (for the loose stools and in an effor to keep the nutrition in the intestine long enough to absorb), and the A-F Betafood organic beet to detox the gallbladder. I was using probiotics, but am thinking that pancreatic enzimes like Zymeactive might be a better fit.

Please share, I'm open to whatever you've got... I've been under employed for a decade, the allergies are not managed by either the immunotherapy or antihistimine. My histimine number is far too high... how can I bring it down????

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Celiac disease/gluten intolerance is an autoimmune issue, not an allergic issue. There may be individual people on the board who can relate their experience with allergies, but as a collective our knowledge is about food intolerances.

Maybe a board addressing food allergies would be more helpful to you.


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I hit a dead end on pursuing food allergy... when I entered the rhealm of GI problems and gallbladder complications. Perhaps, I'll just sit back and read along for a while... and wait for the testing, including the genetic test. I guess I was so releived to have found a likely culpret... I am not expressing myself as well as I could.

Thanks again...

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I had hay fever since I was 16, pretty strong too. I was on anti-histamines most of the spring and fall, some in the winter and summer too. Now I am almost 53. I still have some anti-histamines in the kitchen cupboard, but I don't carry them around all the time like I used to. Going gluten free cleared up my hayfever and other allergies for probably 97% of the time. My teeth/gums are much better also, and I don't have constant sinus problems.

Food intolerances are a different immune reaction than food allergies though. So allergy testing won't find them. But my hayfever did subside by a great degree.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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Did you happen to read this interesting thread on auto-immune diseases? I think you might find it helpful. Also, you might consider taking L-Glutamine because it heals the gut and has helped many of us with gut issues. Here's the thread:

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....I was using probiotics, but am thinking that pancreatic enzimes like Zymeactive might be a better fit.

Just wondering...can't you do both probiotics AND digestive enzymes? That's what I'm trying now. Probiotics help (when I take them every day), and I think the enzymes help a little too...but on both accounts I need to be more consistent. Probiotics and digestive enzymes have different functions, but work together nicely.


Chronic pain, Leg Sx's. LD, ADHD, Depression, GAD. Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Lactose Intol, 20+ Foot Fx, Migraines, Car accident 07 -> LBP, etc. Neuropathy now believed celiac disease-related. **2009 - VERY ill, unable to eat/sleep, Big D, Depression, Fainting, Vision Probs, Myoclonic jerk, Coord + Balance Probs, Heart Palp, Breathing Probs, Extreme Pain, etc. Hospitalized, self-diagnosed gluten issues. Slow recovery since 09, still many IBS + gluten ataxia probs.**

Lactose Free - Childhood (or use Lactaid), GFD 07-28-2009, Almond Free 05, Preservative Free 09, Soy Free 10, Millet Free 10, Potato Free 10, still reacting to many foods.

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