Food Intolerance testing?

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badguts2009
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   Posted 8/10/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone had a food intolerance test done?

How was the test administered? I've seen online tests you can order, but I've heard their results don't really mean much. Does anyone have any experience with food intolerance testing?

ditzi
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually went to an allergist and had testing done for food allergies. Turns out I am intolerant of all the things I loved to eat!

The testing started off with prick testing on the back, then they re-tested on my arm, re-re-tested on my leg and finally drew a blood sample. Of course, I had some pretty unbelievable allergens -my allergist said he only had one other patient in his practice with the same type of severe food allergies. That's why I had to be tested so many times to confirm the results were actually correct.

Hope this helps.

badguts2009
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   Posted 8/13/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info. Did you find that cutting the foods out helped?

ditzi
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   Posted 8/13/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
It took about 5 weeks but I did see improvement. The hardest part for me was cutting out the foods I could no longer have.

My allergies are: beef, pork, poultry, most fish, peanuts, orange, corn, kiwi, and eggs. I am also sensitive to gluten. Talk about a radical diet change. I basically went from a meat & potatoes kinda girl to a vegetarian. shocked

My #1 piece of advice is no matter how much you crave the things you can't have DON'T DO IT! I've fallen off the wagon a couple times - those darn KFC commercials get me every time and I've paid for it dearly. Once you've finally gotten improvement it's really easy to think just one bite of the bad stuff won't hurt me. nono You also have to be very diligent about your food prep. Example: if we go out for breakfast I have to ask that my pancakes be cooked away from the meats because even the grease residue will make me very sick.

Hope this helps.

PS - Wanted to let you know that I when I went to my allergist I had my results the same day (the prick part). The blood test was just a triple check and those results came in the next day.
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