Severe Food allergies out of nowhere?

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ChrissieKayBay
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   Posted 5/9/2012 11:38 PM (GMT -6)   
As of the last 2 years my healthy, vegan, and athletic 16 year old daughter would start getting sick (flu,cold,fever) every 2 to 3 weeks! I took here to a couple of different doctors, everyone of them would just treat the symptoms. Until a little over a month ago I took her to a MD that specialized in holistic medicine, and as we were telling him what was going on, she broke out in hives; right out of the blue. He called her 'Hyperhistamatic" and ordered several blood panels. All came back normal, except for blood sugar, which was a little on the higher end of the spectrum. She then went and the ALCAT test done, and she came out with severe sensitivities to gluten, dairy, processed foods, and many fruits and vegetables. She is now on a 4 day food rotation eating 5 small meals a day, but every time she eats, she is in severe pain. It has gotten to the point where the pain is so great that she will refuse to eat. She has lost 15lbs in a less than two weeks, even I know that something is wrong. She is off all gluten, dairy, sugars, and is mainly eating vegetable, yet in severe severe pain. Since the last 3 weeks whenever she would eat, she would immediately fall asleep right after and would be in a deep sleep for a good hour or two. We went in again yesterday and they took blood for the IGg, IGe, IGm, and a celiacs panel. We should get the results back by early next week. I'm thinking she has some kind of autoimmune disease. I'm just tired of seeing her wither away. Has anybody had these symptoms or know of any disease that this would fit? Prior to all of this she was only allergic to shellfish, and now to a whole host of allergies? It just doesn't add up for me.

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Karen

floral
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   Posted 5/10/2012 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I was sick like that until my gastrologist did the hydrogen breath tests for lactose, fructose and told me to take them out of my diet. Then I tested positive for Celiac disease. My blood sugars were running very high and sometimes very low. Diabetes and Celiac disease often run hand and hand and are both Autoimmune diseases. I tested negative for Crohns. Once I changed my diet to exclude most fruits, sugars, lactose and wheat, things got much better. Another source of difficulty for me was pumpkin seeds(sent me to the emergency room) and sesame seeds including sesame oil which is even in gluten free foods much of the time. Also, soy sauce and and condiments containing white distilled vinegar which is distilled using wheat. Once you change your diet and get everthing right in your kitchen it's not so bad. Good luck with everything and hope that that helps.

Razzle
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   Posted 5/10/2012 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
You might want to look into something called Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis. My DH has this and it causes lots of food allergies and stomach pain. Allergy tests don't always identify the offending food(s) that may trigger the disease/symptoms, unfortunately.

See http://www.apfed.org/ for more info.
-Razzle

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It's Genetic
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   Posted 5/11/2012 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't read the other posts, so forgive me I repeat something.

Falling asleep after eating can easily be a symptom of a sharp rise in glucose levels. As soon as the overload wears off, the patient may wake up to normal consciousness.

I assume that she was checked for possible diabetes, so that leaves the allergy question wide open and testing for lactose intolerance and other sugars have been called for,too, so it's probably going to be a combination of intolerances to lactose, fructose, sorbitol, mannitol, etc., (all sugars).

Often, it turns out to be a strong sensitivity to molds, as well. Frequently, in the office of a physician I will get symptoms from the carpet having been cleaned and small mold particles being left in the carpet by the vaccuming of the carpet following cleaning.

Keep working at it; you will find it with the good help of an allergist or immunologist working together.

It's Genetic

FaithandHope#1
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   Posted 5/22/2012 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like me. Only shellfish allergies and now a long resume of foods that I used to eat. I am now preparing for colon surgery because my colon does not work the it should. I am suspecting that there is a correlation between the two. But I am no doctor. However, you should get her colon tested unless she doesnot suffer from constipation. Good luck.

nxtgurl
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   Posted 8/27/2012 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
ChrissieKayBay

I just read your post. It sounds like your daughter and i have a lot in common. I just put up a very long post with very similar issues. I took the ALCAT test. It was a lifesaver. Still struggling with some things but feel so much better after eliminating the items listed on my test results.
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