Posted 3/7/2011 7:50 AM (GMT -6)
I haven't had much luck with food allergy tests. Both my daughter and I have had them and they showed no allergies to food when I know for a fact that we are. I even had some hazelnuts the day before my blood draw and it didn't show up in the bloodwork that I had an allergy - but tell that to my body! lol My daughter's allergist basically told us that these tests are highly unreliable and that we should just listen to our bodies. If you feel a certain food is causing an allergic reaction, avoid that food. That is where a food diary can become your best friend. It should help you pinpoint the foods that are causing you grief.
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Posted 3/7/2011 8:19 AM (GMT -6)
Laura -
You might suspect the magnesium you are taking for the D.  3 x 250 mg a day can be a lot, depending on the dosage in the pills.  It would give me D.  I can only take 1.  500 x 2 is the dosage for laxative.
As for dairy, suspect lactose first.  Most adults, like me, become lactose intolerant as we age.  Try lactose-free milk for a week or two, while avoiding all cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc.  There are a couple of other proteins in milk you can try if this does not help.  You can get whey protein in grocery stores and try that one as a food challenge if the lactose-free milk is indigestible for you.
And as Red_34 said, keep a food log/diary!
Posted 3/7/2011 7:21 PM (GMT -6)
Just like draagonfly..I have crohns plus a colostomy and as I eat it will go right thrugh me, mostly veggies, but it can be anything, if this is something constant i would get checked out.

Crohns Disease, Pelvic Floor Tension, Pelvic adhesions, Several fistula repairs, Severe scoliosis etc etc

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