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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. As someone with multiple food allergies I avoid gluten, soy and limit dairy. After nixing gluten I was eating alot of products that contained soy, just as you probably have been and I soon found that soy gives me asthma. I'm not sure how long the effects linger and everyone's reaction will be different, but for me I noticed an improvement in my symptoms within a few days of removing it from my diet. The less I am exposed to the better. Watch out for soy lecithin, too. It's in numerous products like teas, candies and just about all commercial chocolate (as an emulsifier). You may want to consider talking to your physician about getting an ELISA blood test to identify any other food allergies. Be sure to keep reading food labels. Good luck and hope you feel better soon!
  2. After going gluten free I changed my diet and experienced some difficulty breathing for a while. I had repeated bronchial infections so my doctor prescribed an inhaler for asthma. I'd never had a problem like that in my life. I had to look at everything I was eating, so I started with the eight most common allergens. Tortilla chips with avocado had become a frequent snack for me. I thought it was the avocado, but avocado never came up on my allergy tests. As it turns out, it was soy in the tortilla chips. i have an intolerance to soy, not a 'true' allergy, but since it affects my breathing, that's enough reason to avoid it. many gluten free food items use soy, if you've noticed. i was also getting soy from soy lecithin in chocolate, teas, and lip balms. once i removed all that from my diet, my breathing went back to normal. Lots of folks recommend elimination diets to identify a problem food, but if you've already gone gluten free, you've probably done that to a certain extent. Try looking at the most common allergens for starters. I mentioned the tortilla chips since they seem to go hand in hand with avocado. Hope you're feeling better!
  3. Hi. I'm not celiac, but I do suffer from several food intolerances. For me it was alot of trial and error. Have you consulted with an allergist? Although allergists can't pinpoint a food intolerance, they can identify a food allergy. It may help. I came up with reactions to carrots, tree nuts, black beans and lentils, so that eliminated many suspect foods. You may want to start with the top eight allergens, which is what I eventually did. And just because you don't have an allergic response, doesn't mean you can tolerate that food. I eliminated gluten, felt much better for a while, then had other health problems, so I took soy out and those issues resolved. More lingering problems, and it was lactose, then eggs. Recently, I've taken meat out of my diet, not because I react badly to it, but because I think it will help ease my digestion. I'm constantly tweaking my diet to feel better. What works for me may not benefit you. Everyone is different. Limiting and rotating foods for short periods makes it easier to figure out. Try to stay away from processed foods and read labels and good luck.
  4. Salax - your reaction to soy sounds bad. can't stand the stuff either. i began experiencing recurring bronchial infections. my doc started prescribing me inhalers to open up my airway. i've never had asthma before in my life and suddenly i was having trouble breathing sitting still. i was already having other food intolerance issues and realized i was ingesting soy lecithin in teas, chocolate and even lip balms for starters. i cut anything containing soy from my diet since it's one of the top eight allergens. after a few days i could breathe just fine. soy really is in everything. watch out for soy lecithin. some claim it's tolerated by those who can't consume soy, but i can't tolerate either. good luck!
  5. I had numerous tests a year or so ago, and a recent CBC, but it looks as though I need to follow up. I will look further into the RPA elimination diet. Thank you so very much for the suggestion. And yeah, it is frustrating. I appreciate that you understand. Thanks again!
  6. Yes, I'm at the point where everything I eat gives me stomach cramps. Thank you so much for your response and your suggestions. You have no idea how much I appreciate the help. I will definitely talk more with my doctor about it. I'm also going to look into the diet.
  7. Last year I discovered I was gluten intolerant. I've done my best to stick to a strict gluten free diet ever since. As many of you already know there's a learning curve to account for, but I felt so much better it was worth sticking to. Lingering symptoms however, prompted me to see an allergist, who advised me to eliminate additional foods. Recently, I learned I cannot tolerate soy and now it seems dairy may be giving me problems. I have no energy. I can't focus, I'm tired all the time and I don't sleep well. I'm not depressed, but I have little inclination to do much of anything. My appetite seems to be waning more and more all the time. I have little interest in food at all. I do try to eat whole foods; fruits and vegetables when I can. When I do make the effort to prepare a meal, I regret it almost immediately, despite avoiding problem foods. Eating just seems to hurt too often. I don't understand what's happening to me. Every time I eliminate one trigger, another pops up in its place. I'm living on kefir and tea. I'm going back to my gastroenterologist in a few weeks, but I'm not very hopeful. Does anyone have any suggestions or similar experience?