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Allergies Diminish After Awhile?

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I was wondering if anyone who has multiple allergies has had their allergies disappear after being on a gluten free diet for awhile? I'm allergic to all grains, shellfish, some legumes etc. I'm hoping that once my gut heals my allergies will dimish a bit.

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I haven't done a lot of challenging yet - I am chicken :D I now tolerate lactose and soy lecithin. Next month I am going to challenge some legumes, the annoying ones like green beans and peas - I hate not being able to eat those. Then if that goes okay I might try chickpeas. I am not sure if those are a problem or not because I just dropped them all once I started having problems with legumes other than soy. I even dropped peanuts, because I don't particularly like them anyway :P I did challenge lemons after a year and it was not a successful challenge. But it has now been almost two years so I might given them a go too, because I do think my gut may have healed. :) I'll let you know.


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Citric acid free June 2009

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I moved to Canberra, Australia in 1999. It is notoriously bad for hayfever. I've had debilitating hayfever (with all the asthma, sinus infections that can go with it) every year until this past spring. I haven't even sneezed for months - let alone been in bed with raging infection, red blood shot eyes, box of tissues a day etc etc like I did all those years.

I am only now learning about what other foods give me trouble. Corn is my latest suspicion. If it isn't corn then I have a big problem with preservatives and/or other additives (colours?). Corn &/or preservatives/additives would explain my problem with a lot of processed gluten free products. Have a way to go with identifying which of these is a problem though

Milk/eggs gave me a few troubles in the early couple of months of gluten-free eating but milk I know have in mild doses. I have been eating a very additive-free/organic (etc) yogurt for the past two weeks which seems to be doing me good rather than bad. Cheese and eggs still scare me a bit so I only have a morsal every once in a while. (Cheese because the commercial varieties seem to be full of additives of one kind or another; eggs because of my skin reaction to the iodine in yokes).

Before gluten became an evident problem I was suspicious of eggs. I now believe the problem is the iodine, not the egg itself. Prawns and other high-iodine foods have the same effect.

I am currently a true believe that it is the grains that cause the rest. I have no "references" but my gut and experience over the past 10 months tells me this is the case. I am always open to new/alternative ideas though..

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I haven't noticed any changes in my oldest son's allergies so far. However, he has only been gluten free since the end of August so probably to soon to notice. He does not have any allergies to foods, but he does have IgE allergies to dust, cockroaches, mold, some tree pollens, ragweed and a few other weeds. He has done allergy shots since he was six, with a change in his serum last Jan. when some of his allergies changed. He has outgrown some of his weed allergies but developed new allergies to mold and tree pollens. I'm looking forward to seeing how he does this spring.


Me:
Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


DS2(age 9):
celiac disease(positive IgA tTG, no biopsy- 11/2010)


DS1(age 13):
repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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I could hardly go outside during spring and fall allergy time, but have not had a problem after going gluten free. My headaches, terribly runny nose, constant sneezing, red and itchy eyes - virtually gone. I have not tried nuts or salmon yet as they produce an anaphylactic response and that terrifies me.


Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant May 10, 2011 after going gluten free May 8.
Allergic to cat dander, salmon, nuts, lots of airborne pollens and mold.
Soy intolerance August 2011
Dairy and egg intolerance November 2011
Peanuts 2013
Titanium dioxide June, 2014

Bisphenol-A August, 2014.

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I was wondering if anyone who has multiple allergies has had their allergies disappear after being on a gluten free diet for awhile? I'm allergic to all grains, shellfish, some legumes etc. I'm hoping that once my gut heals my allergies will dimish a bit.

Do you mean allergies? Or intolerances?


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Do you mean allergies? Or intolerances?

great minds...I was going to ask the same questions. :)


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I was wondering if anyone who has multiple allergies has had their allergies disappear after being on a gluten free diet for awhile? I'm allergic to all grains, shellfish, some legumes etc. I'm hoping that once my gut heals my allergies will dimish a bit.

When I first started the diet I found I had many intolerances to foods that have passed as I have gotten better. However, the foods that I have an allergy to, it has not made a difference. I have noticed that my sinuses do not bother me as much but my skin has become more sensative to fabrics and touching plants.


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