how can find out if i have a wheat allergy/candida/coeliac?

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mark21
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   Posted 12/23/2006 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
hello i am a 21 year old male from england. i have had chronic fatigue for over four years but have only really known about for two years at the most. i do yoga everyday which really makes me feel better, i eat reasonably well and have fruit and vegetables everyday. i am also at university and can just about handle it, but it is hard. i am always worried that i am making my symptoms worse without realising it because of my diet, but it is a demanding change to remove wheat completely, especially if it wont change anything.
 
can anybody please give me information on their own experiences, warning signs and treatments?
 
thankyou

hippimom2
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   Posted 12/24/2006 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mark and welcome. Unfortunately I don't know a lot about finding out about food allergies - your doctor would probably have a better idea about how to find this out. I do know there are blood tests they can do to check for Celiac. One thing you could try is to do a trial of a gluten free diet for a while and see if you feel any better. There seem to be a lot of people who are sensitive to gluten. You can find gluten free products in health food stores or health food sections of regular grocery stores. Make sure you check labels though because gluten is in a lot of things. I've thought about trying this myself to see if it makes any difference.

I give you a lot of credit for being able to manage going to a university - it can be hard enough when you aren't dealing with fatigue. I'm glad you are able to do some yoga - I'm going to try to get back into some light exercise after the holidays.

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Orion82698
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   Posted 12/24/2006 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
hippimom2 said...
Hi Mark and welcome. Unfortunately I don't know a lot about finding out about food allergies - your doctor would probably have a better idea about how to find this out. I do know there are blood tests they can do to check for Celiac. One thing you could try is to do a trial of a gluten free diet for a while and see if you feel any better. There seem to be a lot of people who are sensitive to gluten. You can find gluten free products in health food stores or health food sections of regular grocery stores. Make sure you check labels though because gluten is in a lot of things. I've thought about trying this myself to see if it makes any difference.

I give you a lot of credit for being able to manage going to a university - it can be hard enough when you aren't dealing with fatigue. I'm glad you are able to do some yoga - I'm going to try to get back into some light exercise after the holidays.

I'm glad you joined us and I look forward to hearing more from you. Take care


Welcome Mark!

As HM2 said, a doctor will be able to determine your allergies. Here at the States, they do injections in the arm. It's a pain in the butt, but it's the best way to determine what you're allergic too. You'll know right away too. When they inject things like... mold, dust mites and wheat into your system, your arm will swell in that area if you have an allergie to it.

This is a test you should look into!

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mark21
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   Posted 12/24/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks both of you

gloryroad
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   Posted 12/26/2006 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a celiac panel blood test that any doctor can run. It will tell you if you have celiac disease. Even if you don't get the test, many people try an elimination diet - eliminate all foods that are potentially allergenic and then slowly add each one back into your diet and make note of how you feel. If eating wheat makes your symptoms come back, there is a good chance that you have a sensitivity. Many allergists will not consider this a true allergy but a sensitivity.
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