Allergy test results: allergic to EVERYTHING. Please help!!

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Kyndil
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   Posted 8/21/2015 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone,
I just had my first allergist last week and I could use some helpful advice. I have always been a sick kid growing up with digestive, lungs, and mostly sinus issues. Finally seen and allergist and woah was I shocked! I was allergic to everything except 10 things. Now my biggest concern is what can I eat? I'm allergic to milk, egg, chocolate, orange, banana, chicken, fish, shellfish, rice, tomatoes, peanuts, walnuts and corn. I have eaten all those things all my life and the doctor told me those are making me sick and I need to not eat them nearly as much. But I have been on this strict diet for only a short amount of time and it has made a great difference but I'm running out of ideas. Does anyone else have this problem? I never realized how much I loved food lol it is makeing me depressed haha. Thanks for your time!

Post Edited (Kyndil) : 8/21/2015 10:25:05 PM (GMT-6)


MsHippo
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   Posted 8/21/2015 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a similar problem that also eventually lead to other problems (long story). Do your results show a true "allergy", an intolerance, or a mix of both depending on the food? If you have intolerances, you'll want to start by cleaning/healing your gut. I went on the autoimmune protocol diet. It consists of very simple, clean foods. There's typically a 45-60 day elimination period, but my doctor has me on the elimination phase for 3 months. Eating this way and taking various supplements to reduce inflammation will help heal the gut. After the elimination period you can slowly add one food at a time back into your diet to see how you tolerate them.

It was a difficult adjustment for me, but I'm so glad I did it. Im still not done with the elim phase, but have found plenty I can eat, plus I'm not longer bloated and sluggish. I like it because I can Google recipes or look on Pimterest. It helps to have the name of a "diet" because you can find so many more recipes that way.

Your doctor is right... eating foods that damage your body, even though we don't know they are causing damage, can lead to long term chronic illness. It's great that yours was caught before it got to that point. I know it sucks though.

Kyndil
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   Posted 8/22/2015 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I will definitely look into that. I think of more of intolerance but it makes sense because I have always had digestive issues. Finally knowing the cause has helped too. Good luck to you, wish you the best and thank you very much!

Alcie
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   Posted 8/22/2015 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
What kind of doctor, and what kind of tests? Blood tests are highly inaccurate. My blood test said I was allergic to peanuts, but I eat peanut butter all the time with no symptoms.

Elimination diet is a good way to start if you have many possible allergies, as MsHippo said.

Look up keeping a "food diary" in the archives (search box at the top of the page). That's the easiest way to find your worst food triggers, especially if you get fairly quick reactions - 1/2 hour to 2 hours.

Kyndil
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   Posted 8/22/2015 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a blood test about two months ago with great results and then I saw the allergist with the 60 prick test. Now luckily I'm not super allergic where I swell up. Each food item was scaled 0-5 and I was a 3 to all the above. Shellfish was a 2 surprisingly. I've been eating red meat (which I never been a big fan of) and lots of veggies. Still notice digestive issues. But I'm sure it takes time
Thanks for the advice and I think I will try that. And slowly see which food items bother me the most by trying one per day or something
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