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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Cheese Problem But Cream Soup Not? Why?
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I dropped dairy awhile ago because I found that even lactose-free dairy was bothering me. (stomach pain and C) About a month and a half ago, I had risotto at a restaurant. I was fine. Then couple weeks later tried 1/4 cup cheddar cheese with a meal one night. Didn't work. :( Couple weeks after that, I tried a cream soup at a fancy restaurant. Only ate about half of it, but I was fine. Oh, when I tried the cheese at home, I was eating all my usual safe foods all week, so it wouldn't have been something else that caused problems.

Why would a creamy sauce/soup be OK but not cheddar cheese? Do others have this same experience? I'm going to Maggiano's in a couple of days, and I'm already thinking about what I want to order! (I don't eat out very often.)

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There are some people who can tolerate dairy if it's been heated. Many times when people have IgE allergies and go to the Dr. for a food trial they will start with baked in dairy (a cake for example) and move to "heated" dairy (like on pizza or the like) before moving to straight "on your cereal" dairy.

You could react less to things that have been heated.

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Dairy is strange with me.

Butter, Cream in many items I cook/bake = no reaction

Cheese / Milk = can feel a bit bloated

Yogurt = no way

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Aged cheese and yogurt have a lot of natural amines. Cream, butter, or very fresh milk don't.

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Aged cheese and yogurt have a lot of natural amines. Cream, butter, or very fresh milk don't.

That's interesting! I looked up high amines foods. I can eat dark chocolate, pecans, bananas, and mushroom, which were all listed as high or very high. So I don't think that's what I'm reacting to. But thanks for the suggestion.

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The suggestions about baking are interesting. I don't bake anything for myself because I can't tolerate so many grains. I'd have to bake with white rice flour and corn meal! LOL!

Anyway, if my eating out doesn't get to me, I'll try cooking something with a touch of butter and see what happens. Would love to eventually be able to eat something with heated cheese. (The cheese I ate that bothered me was cold cheese on top of a baked potato.) I miss dairy SO much! We'll see. I'm almost to my one-year anniversary, and I know it may take another year for my stomach to heal.

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