food allergies?

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LupnerRN
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I was tested for food allergies on my last LLMD appointment.  All of them,16, were reactive (positive), with 4 being the most reactive.  I had the intradermal injections.  I had no itching or burning at the sites.
 
I have never had any reactions to these foods after consuming them.  My doctor told me the only way to know if it's a "true" allergy is to eliminate it for 4-6 weeks, then slowly reintroduce one at a time to see what response you get.  I also tested gluten sensitive several months ago, so to eliminate all these foods would make life much more complicated.
 
Have any of you had the same testing done? What are your thoughts?  Do I need to just humble myself and stop eating these foods?  I've stopped the 4 most reactive: potato, banana, orange and almond.  The others are chicken, beef, corn, soy, rice, wheat, tomato, brewers yeast, eggs and milk.  What's left to eat? 
 
Help - Lisa

kandinsky
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   Posted 11/13/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa ~

My nutritionist doesn't think that skin testing is accurate, especially for lymies. If it was me, I would eliminate the gluten and the 4 most reactive and see how you feel. In the meantime I would persue getting a blood delayed food allergy test (IgG) which can help determine allergies more accurately.

maggiemoo
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   Posted 11/14/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   

 

I would agree that there are so many variables with Lymes that can give you false positives and also false negatives on your skin tests.  I have a friend who was a med student and doing an internship with an allergist.  I was her "test subject" for a paper she was writing and we first did the skin tests, I came back positive for mold, yeast, wheat, grass, potato, rice, orange and bananas. 

We did a blood test and all that came back was wheat and mold.  60 days later we did another skin test and NONE of the tests showed positive.  Now what was interesting was that 60 days later we did another skin tests while I was herxing and everything possible was positive. 

After all was said and done, I am highly allergic to wheat (gluten).  I avoid all gluten like the plague. 

maggie


LupnerRN
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the replies!

so far I'm just eliminating the gluten, potato (which is in most gluten-free stuff), orange, banana and almond.

I agree that Lyme just screws up everything! And I was very tired and had heavy brain fog the day of allergy testing. Very interesting! I thought it was tooooooo coincidental that I reacted to EveryThing tested. What about foods I wasn't tested for?

Now this makes me wonder if the environmental allergy testing I had done back in the beginning of April (before I was Dx with LD) was even accurate. I reacted positive to 31 out of 40. Hum?

thanks again for your help
Lisa

Dowa
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   Posted 11/18/2008 9:47 PM (GMT 0)   
There is a fairly simple and accurate way to test for allergies, food and otherwise. In the event of your body being in crisis (allergy) your autonomic nervous system will react and your pulse will go up about 95% of the time. There is a book called "The Pulse Test" sorry dont remember the author, and it explains it in detail. Take your pulse and then eat one of those foods (they claim you are allergic to) and then take your pulse again a few minutes later, and then a few minutes later again. In most cases, (of course there are exceptions like everything else) your pulse will be elevated when you ingest the offending foods. With me, I can walk in a room and it is is scented my pulse will tell me. The allery skin testing, in my opinion can vary from one day to the next, I did allergy testing for years and never got the same results.... Try this, good luck-D
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