Originally Posted by LovinLiviLou
Me, me! Though I have less to say than to learn. I finally broke down and took my 7 mo old to a traditional allergist yesterday because I'm so sick of guessing. Fortunately, she is interested in doing more than just IgA testing, so I take that as a good sign. We're doing the ImmunoCAP RAST and some other blood testing. She is doing some gluten sensititivity testing and IgG, IgA, and IgM, so maybe we'll learn something. It will be a week and a half before we get any results, though.
I'm in the same boat about not understanding how it is all related to gut healing. We've been doing SCD since late July, and while I feel a lot better physically, it is soooo hard to do without dairy, eggs, and nuts. There are times when the die-off and hunger make me crazy, and it is so time consuming to have to make everything from scratch. And on top of all that, I don't know how much healing is going on.
I've thought about the amines connection, but it doesn't seem to match up with her reactions yet, though I've just started thinking about it and going back through my food journals.
The more I think about it, the more I believe MY leaky gut is what caused all this. No one in my or my dh's families are allergic. But I, more than any other members of our families, has had an abundance of antibiotics, as well as a poor diet growing up (think generic brand, processed food). My health improved as my diet did (in college and beyond, as I became more educated about it), but in the past few years (shortly before I became pg with dd), I've developed a corn sensitivity and now, a coconut one. Also, the antibiotics we had during labor didn't help, and I think made my dd more susceptible to a variety of allergies (she's also allergic to milk, and I believe somewhat allergic to soy).
I'm going to look at the salycilates and amines connection, but I want to have the capRAST done, too. The allergist I saw was very unreceptive to me when it came to that test (he only wanted to do the scratch test, which isn't very comprehensive. It only looked at 8 foods). I'm going to see a new doc, a pediatrician, and hopefully, he'll order the test.
The advantage dd has is that she's a toddler and CAN outgrow these sensitivities. I don't know if adults can or not. Maybe I'll post a question about that in the allergy forum. . .