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Offline spacecanada

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Re: EE in Adults
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2017, 12:56:23 PM »
A question I forgot to ask my allergist, but hopefully some of you know: should I be modifying my diet before seeing the gastroenterologist (?) or not? Is this test like the Celiac one where you have to eat the offending foods for the test to yield proper results? I had or remove wheat because of hives, eczema, and throat swelling - which also made me very scared.

Also, does Epi help for throat swelling due to EE?

All questions I need to ask my doctor, for sure.  But in the meantime...
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline StridAst

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Re: EE in Adults
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »
When I went in for my EoE scope, I was told, just be sure to take the PPI (Prilosec) for 3 weeks straight.  No need to change my diet unless something actually caused food impaction.    When I went in, they asked about allergies to peanut and soy, and since I'm allergic to both, they gave me a medication that contained neither.   I remember nothing of the appointment after they gave me the sedative.  My throat was sore for a couple weeks after, and I had a liquid only diet for seversl days after since the biopsy spots need to not get food stuck inside them before they heal.

The actual scope was non traumatic.  Finding food I could safely eat after was far more of an inconvenience, but only an inconvenience.
StridAst

Reactions to: chickpeas, peanuts, onion, garlic, sunflower, safflower, peas, cherry, almonds and probably soy
Tested positive for, allergy unconfirmed:  beef, carrots, beans, milk, apples, raspberry.
Asthma, EE also

Offline krasota

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Re: EE in Adults
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 12:21:31 PM »
I've never had to avoid food post-biopsy, FWIW.
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Offline spacecanada

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Re: EE in Adults
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 03:51:29 PM »
Still waiting on an initial appointment date but I now know which endoscopy specialist it will be: he has exceptional ratings for both his doctor abilities and bedside manner and his office is super close to where I live - only a 6-minute drive or 15-minute bike ride. (Versus up to an hour drive to get downtown in rush hour.) That helps to ease a bit of my stress.

I found someone in my local allergy group on fb who has EE and has been a helpful resource.  Food still gets stuck all the time (even right now), but I haven't had a full esophagus closure (where I couldn't even swallow water) since I cut out wheat and sorghum. 

Ciel - any update on whether or not you have EE? I hope you were able to get some answers one way or another. 
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish