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Author Topic: Multiple food allergies  (Read 1420 times)


Offline Jackie

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Multiple food allergies
« on: April 05, 2013, 05:28:45 PM »
Hello, I have been to an allergist and am allergic/intolerant to gluten, cheese, chocolate, yeast, sugar, cows milk, yoghurt, sweets, lactose, ham, peanuts, butter, mushrooms and peppers, asparthame, msg.  Feeling pretty panicky about such a lot of things.  Anyone got any suggestions?  Jackie

Offline eragon

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Re: Multiple food allergies
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 08:37:01 AM »
1) when you say 'allergist' do you mean a qualified immunologist?

2) do you know the difference between intolerence and ige allergies?

3) do you have a combination of intolerence and ige allergy reaction to different foods?

4) what dietary advice did your doctor give you with regard to removing such a huge list of foods?

5)when you say 'chocolate' is that the bean or other foods in a chocolate bar?

6)'sweets' ??

7) being milk allergic means milk yogurts and cheese are out!

8) ham?  do you mean pork as in the animal meat allergy?

welcome here by the way. many of us have multilple allergies to avoid in our lives.

try simple plain foods, meat /potato and veg for main meals.
you can buy milk free spreads to replace marge or butter.
and wheat free flour.

cooking your own food from scratch is the best way for you.

Its OK to have dreams:one day my kids will be legal adults & have the skills to pick up a bath towel.

Offline rebekahc

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Re: Multiple food allergies
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 04:49:00 PM »
Honestly, many of the things your doctor said you were allergic to aren't really things you can be allergic to.  Like ham - ham is a collection of ingredients.  You could be allergic to pork, which would include ham (and bacon and other pork products), but you can't be allergic to just ham.  The same is true for butter and chocolate and sweets (really?).  You could be allergic to dairy which would include all products made with milk, not just butter.  You could be allergic to a component of chocolate (like cocoa bean).

An allergy to sugar is not possible.  An allergic reaction is an immune response to a protein.  Sugar contains no protein.  Same with lactose.  It's milk sugar.  Many people are lactose intolerant, but that is because they lack an enzyme needed to digest it properly not because of an immune response.

I'm guessing you went to an alternative practitioner (possibly NAET) for your diagnosis?
« Last Edit: April 08, 2013, 04:51:20 PM by rebekahc »
DS - peanut, tree nut, milk, eggs, corn, soy, several meds, many environmentals. Finally back on Xolair!
DD - mystery anaphylaxis, shellfish.
DH - banana/avocado, aspirin.  Asthma.
Me - peanut, tree nut, shellfish, banana/avocado/latex,  some meds.

Offline lakeswimr

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Re: Multiple food allergies
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 08:30:29 AM »
Welcome!  What types of reactions have you seen to these foods.  Testing positive to a food does not mean a person is allergic to that food.  Unfortunately testing has a very high false positive rate so unless you have seen for sure reactions to each of these foods you probably have a lost of false positives.  One study found that 86% of positive tests were false positives in children meaning that children diagnosed just by test results were not allergic to those foods 86% of the time.  As you can see from the others who replied, the list you have is not a typical list that you would see from an allergist who is up to date on food allergies.  Is there a reason you had all those foods tested?  If you have been eating those things without any reaction then I'd keep eating them.