Food Allergy Testing

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   Posted 5/22/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone been tested by an allergist for food allergies?

Curious to see if anyone has, and had any success with eliminating those foods?


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   Posted 5/22/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi , i had testing done years ago, before my UC dx. I proved to be very allergic to all shellfish (anaphasis)sp....i assume it has no relation to my UC as i never ate seafood cause i didn't like the smell (guess it was a good thing). I did have testing for gluten allergy also when i was dx, which came back neg.
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   Posted 5/23/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
At my old job, my partner was diagnosed with crohns. Further testing showed he had actually developed a SEVERE corn allergy. He was bleeding constantly and had lost so much weight. He had to cut out anything with corn syrup, corn starch, corn meal, regular corn... It is actually in almost everything. But once he cut it out he improved about 90%. The docs said he might have done some damage that would take ahwile to heal, hence the other 10%. He was soon "undiagnosed" from crohns. Corn was his problem. But, he was completely unresponsive to any crohns meds which is part of the reason the docs continued testing him.

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   Posted 5/24/2008 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats interesting thanks.

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   Posted 5/26/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to see a very prominent doctor in NYC (my boss paid, thank God)
He is a nutritional MD. They tested me for EVERY allergy out there.

I am allergic to nothing. So, bringing in foods will be very slow. Eat & wait and then determine how I am affected.

Very valuable because a lot of folks with UC are allergic to dairy, wheat, gluten. Luckily I have none of that.
But I feel it is important to be tested!

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   Posted 5/26/2008 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I was tested for some food allergies by my allergist. The results showed I had a mild sensitivity to yeast and wheat. My allergist suggested I cut down on them, but said I didn't have to eliminate them altogether. Honestly, I never did cut down on them, partly because I love wheat bread and pastas and don't like the yeast-free varieties I've tried, but mostly because I don't "feel" allergic to them when I eat it. I don' thave any symptoms that seem related.
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