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I know Celiac disease isn't an allergy, but I was wondering how many people with Celiac get tested for allergies to see if they are allergic to corn, milk products or anything else? My bowels are not a 100% so maybe I have something else going on. Do most gluten-free people have normal bowels after 2 1/2 years? :unsure: I feel pretty good overall. :)

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Our allergies came first.

We have added in sensitivity (IgG) testing in addition to allergy (IgE) testing. That is how we found out the whole household is reactive to wheat/gluten in one form or another. We have 2 we suspect to be celiac (dh type rash) but we will not do further testing because one that has the rash also tests IgE positive for wheat so he has to be off of it.

I would suggest both IgE and IgG testing for anyone. Just removing this more simplistic IgG items have made a big difference.

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I found out about the allergies later. I was trying to nail down my problem with dairy and my allergist ran a large panel of foods and boy did I walk out with a list! and it was right on track. After eliminating all that I tested pos. to my system was so calm it was unnerving. I would eat and not even feel that full feeling. I found that the vast majority give me GI symptoms and now recognize that I get GI inflamation-I can feel it. I had normal bowels during the day but still had loose stools in the a.m. and had what I now recognize as GI inflamation at night that interfrerred with my sleep.

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I know Celiac disease isn't an allergy, but I was wondering how many people with Celiac get tested for allergies to see if they are allergic to corn, milk products or anything else? My bowels are not a 100% so maybe I have something else going on. Do most gluten-free people have normal bowels after 2 1/2 years? :unsure: I feel pretty good overall. :)

I seem to be "intolerant" to many foods, but as far as I know, the only "true" allergy I have is to barley. It's a classic (rash, asthma, swelling) but fortunately more mild, non-fatal allergy. I got the tests, and that's the only one that I have a Type I Hypersensitivity to. If I ever get insurance that covers allergy testing, I'll probably get re-tested, as my food tolerances changed quite suddenly and drastically a couple of years ago.

I also have a delayed reaction to milk (causes an allergic (bloody) colitis 1-2 days after consuming it). I have had this hypersensitivity since age 18. I also have a hypersensitivity to seafood, which I developed 3 years ago. This seems to be improving ever so slightly, however, as I can now tolerate sea salt without problems.

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If I ever get insurance that covers allergy testing, I'll probably get re-tested, as my food tolerances changed quite suddenly and drastically a couple of years ago.

We just had a child retested using the same lab that did our IgG testing. It was 1/10th what we pay the "traditional" allergy dr route. We will know soon how that went (still waiting on results). Our last traditional test was a waste of $$. It was not accurate at all (told me I was not allergic to 2 items I'm anaphylactic to).

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I got allergy testing, yes. That found some things I can't eat (like dairy, soy, and eggs, for example). I also eliminated foods from my diet and kept a food journal for a while and found more foods/problems as well.

Oh, and I think you should have normal bowels now, yes.

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