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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:08 am 
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Any advice on this? I'd be interested in hearing how people on here found out they were allergic to certain things.
After feeling generally unwell for quite a while and not getting any concrete results form standard blood tests etc, I've been advised to have a general food allergy test but I'm not sure how to go about this. I've done a bit of searching and seen that you can get them online from this kind of thing http://www.healthtestingcenters.com/ but I don't know how specific they are.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:08 am 
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My food allergies were diagnosed by my GP. I went to an allergist but he didn't specialise in food allergies and results from him were inconclusive.

Without a qualified allergist who specialises in food allergies to review the results and your history, random blood test results are meaningless. Please find a certified allergist who specialises in food allergies to help you determine if you have allergies. I am sure someone here can point you in the right direction.

For now, I would start a food journal and list everything you eat and all of the symptoms you have. This will help narrow down what may be the issue, if it is food related.

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anaphylaxis to tree nuts and peanuts; asthmatic, dairy intolerant, vegan
other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Agree that doing a food journal as well as having testing done by an Allergist is a good idea.

I developed allergies as an adult and simply had skin prick testing done on 60 foods and discovered my few allergens. As soon as I completely removed the allergens from my diet my symptoms disappeared. If it wasn't so obvious for me I would have also asked for RAST (blood testing).

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