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trader758
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   Posted 2/10/2018 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I need to know what im allergic to. For the life of me, I cant think of what kind of doctor to see.

My lyme symptoms are all but gone. But ive hurt my back from being pretty much sedentary besides work since 2014. Well, they gave me prednisone, I dont think my adrenals are bouncing back even though we tapered. But thats neither here nor there, not allergy related. But my abdominal issues ive had from Lyme are coming back, or...maybe not. Im seeing some patterns with foods I alwaya tolerated, but seem to not be any more. Right now im dealing with constipation. Long story short, when I get constipated, the gas and bloat irritate the vagus nerve. Which cause palpitations, skipped beat fealings. As soon as the gas passes, which can be a chore, the skips stop. They can get very bad. Had my heart checked in 2014, healthy as a horse. Stress echo. Anyhow, the food triggers are really bugging me and I need to know what I MAY be allergic too. Any helps appreciated, as my anxiety is through the roof!! 3 xanax .5mg a day just to deal with this the last 3 days. They scare me that bad even though I know theyre benign. Again, forgive me for asking, but my mind just isnt able to consentrate right now with this going on. Thanks for your help.

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 2/10/2018 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Allergists do allergy testing for Ige mediated allergies. I'm not sure how to do the tests for food sensitivities. I haven't had that done.

Do you think it could be candida or parasites?

Dahlias
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   Posted 2/10/2018 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My son had GI reactions to foods when he was younger. The allergist was no help with that -- a GI specialist was more helpful. Hope you get some relief soon!
"This too shall pass. It might pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass."

The Dude Abides
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   Posted 2/10/2018 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, trader758:

Not a dumb question at all. Cyrex Labs offers some different food reactivity testing that might help point you in the right direction.

/www.cyrexlabs.com/CyrexTestsArrays

But, you would need to find a practitioner that can both order AND interpret the test(s).

Really, the gold standard for determining food allergies is an elimination diet. Of course, that's also the method that requires the most diligence and patience.

From what I've read, it's not uncommon to become sensitive/reactive/allergic to foods that we eat a lot. It happened to me, with shellfish. I think I was eating too much, too often.

It's also not uncommon to seemingly not have a sensitivity/reaction/allergy to a food, to completely eliminate that food for weeks or months (as with an elimination diet), and try re-introducing the same food and then have a reaction.

I wish you luck in finding some relief.

Sincerely,
The Dude

trader758
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   Posted 2/10/2018 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all. I wasnt sure if an allergist would be enough or not, considering its only gut related.

Candida, I thought this at first, as I did have an issue with it last year or year before. I cant rule it out, but I had more systemic symptoms when I had candida.

Bartonella wrecked my nervous system, which one of the issues was intestinal motility. It was erratic at best. During that period I had issues surrounding the splenic flexure backing up, along with gas pressure. This basically strangled the vagus nerve which would then create the palpitations. My gastro was at a loss, but luckily my LLMD put it all together and those problems went away with treatment. This COULD be a ressurgence of symptoms, but I want to rule out allergies first, as ive had other issues pop up from time to time, and added to the food patterns it makes me wonder. I need to know first before I get back on the Lyme and co train, ya know? Ok, thanks again all. Highly appreciated as always. God bless!
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