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Lesley
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: MRT testing Reply with quote

Where do you go for it? How much does it cost? My idiot doc will not approve it so I cannot get it covered.

Should I wait till after I get the meds, and, hopefully get things under control?

And BTW - if I am in C mode (mostly, but with a lot of mucous) do I take the entocort?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesley,

I can help you locate a dietitian for MRT in your area. Please PM me with your location and zip code.

Mary Beth
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesley,

The dietitian determines the price, since it includes the dietitian's services, and the cost sort of depends on the services provided by the dietitian.

You may have to experiment with the dosage rate of Entocort, to allow for the C. IOW, you may or may not have to use a dosage rate less than normal. shrug These are uncharted waters.

I would assume that you would be much better off if you were at least closer to having normal BMs before starting the LEAP phase of the program, otherwise you may not be able to tell if a food causes problems, or not. As I recall, the cost of the complete program typically runs in the 500-600 dollar range, but I haven't heard if the price for the new version has been set. shrug And, as I mentioned above, the price also hinges on the dietitian's services.

Also, I've often wondered if the test results might not be more accurate if sufficient time is allowed for the immune system to settle down after the withdrawal from the diet, of gluten, casein, and any other major allergens. As we all know, the immune system tends to concentrate its attention on the threat perceived to be the most serious, so surely it's response will be different, (more sensitive to lesser issues), after the antibodies to the major allergens have declined to more normal levels. It's a different type of test, of course, but still, it's the same immune system.

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I called these people to find out about my questions
http://www.nowleap.com/

The guy I talked to quoted me $495 without the cost of drawing the blood, or the services of a dietician.
According to him taking the meds would make no difference UNLESS they suppress the immune system since the sensitivities remain. Didn't quite make sense to me.

I took a prilosec to see whether the unbearable pain I have been feeling is heartburn or something else. Well, it helped, didn't take it away, but really helped. But my bowel is gurgling, cramping and bloating.

Coming at me from both ends. I need to get this under control.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but specially trained and certified, (for the program), dietitians get a discount, so you're ahead getting the test through them, because at least part of the dietitian's services will be covered by the discount.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I strongly encourage the dietitian component - I think it yeilds the best results. Go back through some old threads and read about Polly's experience.

Each dietitian sets their own price, but Tex quoted a reasonable range.

I actually still had D when I tested with MRT. I did Enterolab and has some releif but was still really sick because it didn't capture all reactive foods. I would test if Enterolab didn't give you enough relief. Entocort will not interfere with results, but an immunosuppressant like Imuran would.

I will try to find someone in your area.

Best,

Mary Beth

PS - Sorry if this sounds short but I am at work and swamped.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mary Beth.

I will have to wait a bit to do the tests, because that is really a lot of money. Had I realized about MRT I might have done the lesser Enterocort test and then the MRT. I also had to pay for the enterocort, so I am a bit broke right now.

I am not better, and have no idea to what I am reacting. My whole digestive tract seems to be inflamed. The GERD is really, really hurting.

I appreciate your help.
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