First I want to share my story of how I came upon this conclusion that I might be allergic to wheat. Growing up as a teenager I had TERRIBLE acne, like really the worst you could get. Acne everywhere on my face, chest and back. Boils, zits and those nasty whiteheads galore. It was terrible! I spent YEARS trying all sorts of treatments but always my acne came back
Eventually, in June 2006 I put myself on a "Detox Diet" recommended to me by a NaturaPath in which I eliminated foods and each week and cleansed my body out. After the program, I felt great and actually noticed a small but noticeable decline in my acne
I decided from that point on to phase out all forms of Dairy and Gluten-based products from my diet. Since then, my acne has cleared up immensely and I have also lost about 60 pounds (But this is more so due to the fact that I've followed a more strict diet and workout routine)
Regardless, my face is much much more clearer. I still have some redness from all the acne I had over the years, and I get the odd, very tiny "white head" pimple now and then but otherwise; nothing
I've now noticed that the few times I DID have gluten or dairy products in the past few months I got reactions. Basically, Id' get a small outbreak, not necessarly on my face so I have much reason to believe something is up
Now I want to get an official treatment by a doctor but I have no idea how or who, or where. I honestly have no urge or reason to go back to wheat OR dairy at this point. I do not miss it at all, but I still want to figure out exactly what I am allergic to
Also, let's say I take an allergy test for wheat, is it possible to get reactions from the tests? I don't know if I want to take a test and then break out in acne just to find this out.