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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:04 am 
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I am 38 yo and had the skin test. Tested positive for all outdoor allergies in addition to nuts, soy, milk, corn, sesame, peas, and others. My allergist put me on an elimination diet for two weeks, then reintroduce a new allergy each week.

I'm extremely anxious about this. Afraid of having an anaphylactic reaction, especially to the milk, though I've never had one. I do suffer from migraines, sinus issues, fatigue, asthma, and congestion. I have ended my inhaler after drinking milk in the past, tho very minor, but have no problems with cheese, etc.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:52 pm 
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Hello there and welcome. I'm curious what the skin test came up with regarding the milk? Were the results inconclusive, which is why the allergist wants you to try the foods at home?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:54 pm 
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Thank you for responding. According to the skin test, I am allergic to cows milk. I had a score of a 3 next to milk and 4+ for most others. Has me on an elimination diet to see how the allergies affect me as I have a lot of sinus issues.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:02 am 
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Thanks - I was curious about why the allergist recommended the elimination diet. I hope you get some answers soon and figure out your sinus issues.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:51 am 
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Sometimes our immune system can go into a sort of hyper-overload. Stress (physical or emotional) as well as hormones can "fill the allergy cup". When this happens, it seems like our bodies react strongly to exposures that wouldn't normally trigger a reaction.
Eliminating the triggers and allowing the body to calm down is not unusual but oral challenges should be done in the doctors office if there is a concern of provoking an anaphylaxis reaction.
Do you have an auto injector?
Can you discuss your concerns with your allergist? Remember that you are a part of your health care team. You have a right to express yourself.

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