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rlw
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Received My Results Reply with quote

After all my difficulties getting tested, I finally received my MRT results yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised to see very few reds. Ive had some allergy testing done in the past, so I wasnt surprised by some of my reactions. Some will be hard for me to eliminate, but most I wont miss much.

Yellow:
Almond (previous positive)
Apricot
Aspartame (very hard for me)
Beet
Black pepper
Blueberry (previous positive)
Cashew (I eat a LOT of these)
Catfish
Corn
Cows milk
Cranberry
Cucumber
Hazelnut
Maple
Mint
MSG
Olive (EVOO is the only oil I ever use now what?)
Parsley
Pineapple (previous positive)
Pork (a lot of this in my freezer)
Quinoa (a mainstay in our house)
Sole
Spelt
Sunflower
Tuna
Turmeric
Tyramine
Watermelon

Red:
Basil (another hard one)
Potassium Nitrate
Rye
Saccharine
Sesame (previous positive)

There are several foods that I previously tested allergic to, which were on my green list. I will avoid them anyway, but was surprised I didnt test yellow or red for them. Those are banana, cane sugar, garlic, green pepper, lettuce, lima bean, peanut and pinto bean. I guess, once Im stable, I can test these foods (except bananas, the smell alone makes me feel ill).

While I was anxious to get my results, I had been dreading it, expecting to see many items on the red and yellow list. I am thrilled that my red and yellow lists are so short. I know in the long run, potassium nitrate, tyramine, corn and cows milk are probably going to be hard to consistently avoid, but in the short term, I think this is going to be a little easier than I expected. Now Im anxious for the first appointment with my dietician and Im ready to get started on phase one. I have high hopes.
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Food Intolerances : dairy, not sure about anything else yet
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am curious to know what kind of allergy testing you had previously done. I am going to have a round of tests next week from an allergist. This specialist also has food allergies, so I am anxious to see what happens.

Nancy
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Food Intolerances : gluten, soy, casien, eggs, legumes, Pepto Bismol, all fruit except mango, all vegetables, tomatoes, onions, peppers, carrageenan, chicken, beef, orange roughy, cucumber, vinegar, chocolate, olives, buckwheat, millet, tapioca, sorghum, rice
Location: Illinois

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RLW,

Yes, your red list seems to be the shortest and least restrictive that I've seen so far. No meats or vegetables on it.

Your yellow list is fairly long and contains several fruits. A diet with adequate amounts of meats and vegetables, with a few fruits thrown in will usually provide all of the necessary nutritional requirements. Your phase 1 diet shouldn't be too restrictive. It won't be the diet you're accustomed to, but it should be doable. Remember my counsel - green doesn't always mean a food is OK. All greens should be suspect until they are tested.

Thanks for sharing. Good luck with your consultation with the dietician.

Gloria
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nancy - My previous allergy testing was done by US BioTek Labs. It was an ELISA/IgG/IgE test. I know that testing was for a different mechanism, but I still expected there would be more of an overlap between the two tests. The severity of the reactions didn't correlate as much as I expected either. For example, in the ELISA test, I had almost the maximum reaction for pineapple, but it only showed yellow on the MRT. I know that pineapple gives me WD very quickly. I think it is probably good to have both tests. About 30 years ago, I had a scratch test which showed the peanut allergy, among other things. I'm not convinced that I'm really allergic to peanuts and haven't been very careful avoiding them. I don't think scratch tests are as reliable as blood tests, but I don't have much to base that opinion on.

Gloria - My diet is already pretty sparse in the fruit department. I do not regularly eat any of the fruits on my yellow list. I've never liked many fruits and those I do like I've always been suspicious of. I do enjoy many fresh vegetables though and am happy to see none on my red list and hardly any on my yellow list. Thanks for the advice on the greens. I will definitely proceed with caution.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information on the tests. I had the same thing happen when I ate pineapple and LOVE them. The only fruit I eat right now are apples and I peel them. I may try watermelon when it comes in season. I've been doing pretty good on well cooked vegetables. No salads.

Nancy
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