Food Intolerance?

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littlewallflower
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   Posted 8/5/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello i am new to this Website
Ive been back and forth to the drs to many times. I have suffered Bloating, Gas. Constatnting burping and the other
Itchneyness, when there is no visable rash. Constant tiredness. Depression and shortness of breath,
These syptoms were 100x worse after drinking alchol. I gave up smoking to as this irriatated my stomach. also did tea and coffee
I also Have toungue indentations in the side and front of my Toungue
I was sent for an endoscomphy, which was incredibly painful but showed no sign of any rips in the lining, as this is what they were looking for
I went back to the drs, after that and was told "just cut out white bread and things like that" the dr was most unhelpful
After doing my reasearch on the net i started to cut out Gluten, altogether from my diet. This has helped cut back on the gas, and bloating, the rash and shortness of breath
 I do feel the better for cutting it out, for the last few months. which was hard at first
However now I seem to have constant Thrush, which I can not get rid of and the tiredness and groginess has retutned
I went back to see another dr who tested me for diabities, but that came back all clear
I feel like im at a dead end
Please help
 
 
 
 

Alcie
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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
The way to determine if you have food intolerance/sensitivity/allergy is to keep a food journal. It can take a month or more to get a list of suspect foods! Write down the time you eat, the foods and drinks, and the reactions. If it's gastric reactions they often occur in a half hour to 2 hours. Migraines can take up to two days.

After you have a list you need to do "challenge testing" to see what the individual ingredients do and how intolerant you are. This gets tedious, but there are no blood tests for an awful lot of allergens. Some of the easy tests, like celiac blood test aren't very accurate.
In the endoscopy your doc should have taken a bit of small intestine for biopsy for celiac (gluten allergy). That's the gold standard for celiac. Didn't he do that? Of course there's a simple wheat allergy too. I don't know if there's a skin or bood test for that,, but I suppose there is.

I recommend finding a good allergist!


I've posted on food allergies in the allergy and GERD forums.
Alcie
 
 

kim123
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   Posted 8/6/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a fungus issue to me...especially when you say you have thrush. The gluten diet probably helped because you were avoiding certain grains (wheat, for instance)...which feed fungus and are contaminated with fungal poisons. I might suggest natural antifungal supplements like olive leaf extract or caprylic acid if your doctor won't prescribe diflucan. Also, experiment and eliminate all grains/sugar/high carb foods for a time period(after 2 weeks you should see improvement, and I'll bet you see an improvement in symptoms.

littlewallflower
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   Posted 8/7/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou for replying and your thoughts
Im going to keep a food Diary, from today :) and Start the Candasis Diet which is basically cuttin all grains, sugars, fruit and processed foods out . Which I found when researching fungus infections All the symptoms i do seem to have
But to be on the safe side I am goin to the Dr to insist on an food allergy check list
I wish I could afford to see a food allergist
A lot of different Supplements are suggested on different website, Acidophilus and Aloe Vera I am goin to try and ask my dr about Diflucan

kim123
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   Posted 8/7/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! Keep in touch and let us know how you make out.
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