The symptoms I had that disappeared with a gluten free diet were a feeling of heaviness after eating, and horrendous migraines & cramps with each monthly cycle. After I went gluten-free for 6 months, the challenge dose of gluten (the communion wafer) triggered 2 days of diarrhea in addition to the above. And it took 6 weeks for the monthly cycle symptoms to go away. Every time I'm "glutened" (including if I inhale gluten like if I walk by the bakery in the grocery store, or if I go up the bread aisle in the store, or visit someone's house where wheat pasta has recently been cooked), I pay for it for 6 weeks' worth of monthly cycles.
Food allergy tests I've had:
Electro-Dermal Screening (EDS)
NAET (muscle testing)
IgE blood tests (RAST)
IgG blood tests
IgA stool tests for gluten, yeast & casein
Skin prick testing
Skin patch testing
Trial and error (i.e., avoidance & re-challenge)
EDS says I'm allergic to most all foods. I believe it, most foods give me some kind of discomfort.
NAET says I'm allergic to many foods.
IgE blood tests say I have no food allergies.
IgG blood tests say I have about 25 food allergies.
IgA stool tests say I have an immune response to gluten, casein and yeast (probably would show reactions to more foods if such tests existed)
Skin prick tests say I'm allergic to soy, eggs, fish, tomatoes, corn, rice, and tree nuts.
Skin patch testing says I'm allergic to beef, turkey and chicken.
Trial and error agrees with EDS and tells me I have trouble with most foods, most sources of water, and 2 preservatives (Sulfites, TBHQ).
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.