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Wheat and Milk Allergy Discovery (story 1)

by Guest Writer

Here is Karen’s story about how she discovered that she was allergic to wheat:

When I was allergic to wheat my family doctor was on extended leave, the replacement doctor kept telling us I had mono. After several negative blood mono tests, he was still sure I had mono.

I slept for twelve hours at night, as a child the teachers let me sleep in class, at my desk. I complained that they made me walk outside at recess, some days the walk outside was too tiring. Being awakened to eat, and stomach pains to sore to eat, I was sick.

My family doctor came back and I was diagnosed with food allergies. After a few days off wheat and many other foods, I became normal again. I out grew most of my allergies only to have a child who is highly reactive to milk, and one with a minor intolerance.

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1 MPO2 February 15, 2012 at 21:55

Thanks Allergy Guy! Yes, I agree continuing to avoid wheat and dairy is probably advisable for me. Haven’t had sugar in years – I never feel good after eating it. Have been taking Candex for a couple months in case yeast is a problem but could go further with the diet there. All the best.

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2 Angela April 23, 2011 at 21:37

Just diagnosed with wheat and milk allergy. What is there to eat??!! Every label I read has one or the other or both!

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3 Allergy Guy April 24, 2011 at 13:51

Many prepared foods do have that problem. They have other problems too, like being generally unhealthy.

So the bad news is that life is less convenient when you’re allergic to wheat and milk.

The good news is that you’re forced to eat healthy. While there are gluten-free prepared foods (making them wheat-free, but not necessarily milk-free), they are not necessarily healthy.

The best way forward is to learn how to cook.

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4 MPO2 February 15, 2012 at 01:40

Are you all still there – here’s my recent wheat allergy story – After years of allergies and asthma, I developed eczema 6 mos ago with the worst on my scalp. I alreay ate fairly healthy (no sweets, limited carbs, lots of vegies) but in desperation gave up dairy, nuts and, later wheat. Wheat was the hardest so after a month and a half with no improvement in eczema and only a couple slips I went big on the pasta and carbs over a long weekend. Here’s what I experienced: 1st morning after – extreme acid reflux but I didn’t connect it so I ate more bread and pasta. 2nd morning after – exteme itching/hives/swelling on forarms and hands as well as neck/torso – took benedryl to max allowed. 3rd morning after (stopped the wheat by now!) – huge swollen lips – went to doctor who prescribed 5 days of prednisone in addition to the benedryl. Looks like wheat is a problem for me . . . unsure about the milk/dairy so far . . .

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5 Allergy Guy February 15, 2012 at 10:17

Sounds like you should cut out wheat again, and see if things clear up.

It could be that the slips prevented your eczema from clearing up, but it is also possible that the eczema is due to something else. Sounds like you should keep cutting out milk and dairy. You might look at cutting out yeast too, as well as sugar. I know that’s a lot to cut out, but it may lead to an improvement. No guarantees of course. Good luck.

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6 Deborah October 2, 2007 at 18:03

Wheat free

That story of feeling so tired sounds very familiar. I didn’t realize being that tired had to do with food allergies. Now that I think about, I have been more energetic since I gave up wheat!

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