Posted 3/12/2007 6:22 AM (GMT -6)
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You do have you work cut out for you that's for sure. Intestinal and surface both is a horrible combination because if it was mostly surface then at least you would be able to get away with just Benedryl to help with an accidental exposures. No wonder your Uc was so harsh eh? Remember too that if you go out to eat dinner that many restaurants prepare their foods in the same area. So you may be getting accidental exposure even if you try to avoid the things that you are allergic to. Also, since it seems that fish is the only thing on your list that won't bother you - I heard Salmon is especially good for Uc'ers. So maybe a specialized diet will help you with both your allergies and Uc.
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Posted 3/20/2007 7:00 PM (GMT -6)
Just wanted to let you know you are not alone. my 6 year old son is allergic to: all dairy,all fish,soy,all nuts,oats,rice,corn,wheat,beef,lamb,dogs,cats,horses,cows,mice,most trees, dust the list goes on. We have been dealing with this since he was almost 1. just recently they tested his ige level. that is the part of your blood that produces histamine which tells the body how to react to foods etc. a normal level is 0-70 my son's is 8,942!!!!. Thus he is allergic to everything. It affects him in many ways. when  having an allergic reaction He will get hives, break out  in severe eczema, anaphalaxis and or intestinal and behavioral.
 O my forgot eggs!!! darn and venison. (Some of these are new.)
  Cross contamination is a big thing to worry about. Like the other posting said eating out especially. I work in a restraunt just the smell of the foods can trigger a reaction in my child. We cannot cook eggs,fish or beef in the house. i have seperate drawers in the refridgerator just for him etc. the only soap he can use is cetaphyl on his body and tide free and sensitive for laundry with an extra rinse. i could go on and on if you have any questions let me know maybe i canhelp.
Posted 3/20/2007 7:29 PM (GMT -6)
Hey pop,
I am wondering how you were diagnosed? Skin prick test, rast, other??
Posted 3/23/2007 4:23 AM (GMT -6)
I sent of to your a blood test then my gp did some more tests more blood...
I am slowly gettint there the hardest part is my parrots have had to have friut and veg and i can see they miss there nuts but thi sdiet seem to have clamed them down...
pops x
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Posted 3/23/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -6)
Hey poppet,
I strongly suggest you find an allergist to go too. He/she can help you greatly with the managment of your allergies. Also blood test are know to have false positives as well as false negatives... that is actually true for both the skin and blood tests. But, an allergist does not make a diagnoises just on tests, they rely strongly on history.
Posted 4/3/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Poppet,
I'm new here and not sure what's been posted before, but like you I struggle with a lot of food allergies/intolerances. My symptoms are different than yours (some not so severe), but I find I'm getting intolerant to more foods by the day.
By all means, see an allergist. However, some allergists will not consider you as having a "true" allergy if you do not exhibit traditional allergic reaction symptoms. In my case, my "allergies" are merely considered intolerances because I don't have typical allergic reactions.
I have been trying a few things to manage my food intolerances - including avoidance, but that doesn't necessarily seem to be doing the trick. I seem to be finding new intolerances every day.
I am currently trying NAET (or NAED) allergy treatments. They are performed by an acupuncturist. I have no idea if it works, but I'm willing to give it a try. I'm tired of not being able to eat anything.  
I've also found a number of recipe books quite helpful. My favorite is The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook by Marjorie Hurt Jones R.N.
I also have the Freedom from allergy cookbook by Ron Greenberg (Paperback - April 1996). I don't really care for the recipes in this one as much, but it had a lot of great info in the introduction regarding nutritional requirements and food families (food rotation diet).
I am also trying colon hydro-therapy to rid some of the toxins from built up waste in my colon. I have a lot of other health problems and I figure it wouldn't hurt. I've really noticed an increase in energy and I have a little more color in my cheeks! I'm not doing this under medical supervision and I'm not sure how wise that is, but your health care provider might be able to support you if you ever feel like giving it a try. I got the idea from reading I Was Poisoned by My Body: The Odyssey of a Doctor Who Reversed Fibromyalgia, Leaky Gut Syndrome & Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Naturally by Gloria, Ph.D. Gilbere (Paperback - Mar 2007).
I hope some of this is helpful. (I hope it's ok that I'm recommending specific books!
BTW, I'm "allergic" to corn, wheat, sugar-based foods, cilantro, bananas and other tropical fruits, soy, dairy, yeast (?), nuts......  I also have sensitivities to latex, chemical scents and colors, dust, grass, cats, dogs.....
I feel your pain!

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