Wheat intolerance/sensitivity?

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   Posted 8/11/2014 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I've been having stomach/bowel problems for months now which my doctor seem to think is IBS-C. I've had blood tests, ultra sound scans of my stomach and urine/stool tests and nothing has shown up apart from a tiny gallstone. I've had a celiac screening test and that came back negative and I've just finished around a two month period on the FODMAP diet. I've recently started re-introducing foods. I've tried Weetabix - which I've been fine with so far and I've had no symptoms yet but whenever I've tried bread, I bloat! Is it possible that I do have some sort of wheat intolerance even though I'm fine with Weetabix? And are there any wheat intolerance tests available or are they just a waste of time because they aren't 100% accurate? Thanks :)

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   Posted 8/11/2014 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
All kinds of bread or just store-bought bread?
52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Currently taking Pentasa (3g/day) generic Colazal (9 6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!

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   Posted 8/17/2014 12:07 AM (GMT -7)   
You may have a yeast or bromide sensitivity. Bromides are used as dough conditioners for commercially produced breads and homemade breads using flour designed to make bread (a.k.a., bread flour).

Yeast sensitivity can cause symptoms when you eat foods that contain yeast, such as yeast-leavened breads. You may also react to some types of cheese and other foods that contain fungi (mushrooms, vinegar, etc.).

The best test for wheat sensitivity is EnteroLab.com - they have the ability to test for antibodies to gluten and can also check for Celiac genes. You might also try the Allcat test panel - it checks for IgA, IgM and IgG antibodies to various foods, including wheat.

Skin prick/scratch tests and blood tests for IgE-mediated wheat allergy are ok to do, too, but are generally not capable of picking up delayed hypersensitivity or Celiac type reactions to wheat and/or gluten.

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