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Old 01-24-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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How do you know if you are allergic to wheat, is there a test?
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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I think an allergist could tell you.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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How do you know if you are allergic to wheat, is there a test?

Hi, I was just wondering why do you ask? Are you having a medical condition? Don't eat nomore til you get tested. If you can't afford a doctor than maybe you could call your local pharmacist. THey usually know things like that. Ok, well good luck.

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Old 01-24-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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How do you know if you are allergic to wheat, is there a test?
Yes, there is a test and if you think you may be allergic, then I would advise keeping a food diary and symptom log until you can see your regular physician. Some people have an allergy to foods and some just have a "sensitivity" to certain foods. Discuss any symptoms you are having with your Dr., and he/she will refer you to an allergist if necessary.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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If you have gluten sensistivity it is known as celiac disease. The only way you can be 100% sure is to have un upper gi test done.
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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The panel of blood tests for celiacs is very accurate.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice, maybe it is more of a sensitivity than an allergy??
Basically if I eat wheat toast, bread sticks, etc.. I get an upset stomach that can last a couple of hours. I have read some articles that say to get rid of what you think might be causing your probably for a week or two and see what happens, but bread and pasta are things I eat every day.
I think I will look into the blood test for sure, and if I must live on salads for a week I guess I will, LOL
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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Be careful with what dressing you choose. My daughter has celiacs and she can only have a few dressings. Most of them have hidden wheat in them. If you like ranch, I know Kens steakhouse buttermilk ranch is fine. But Hidden Valley is a no no.
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:28 AM
 
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It's usually the gluten in the wheat that causes the problems like some said above. Also, watch out for hidden sources of MSG under names like 'yeast extract', 'spices' and other sneaky names on food labels. That alone can cause some big problems.

I have problems with wheat at times..the more simple form of wheat, like enriched products, if I eat it, my legs and feet swell up, i become bloated in my abdomen and hands, and I feel really tired and sleepy. And generally feel lousy.

The best way is to record everything you eat, when you have the symptoms, eliminate foods one at a time until you find the culprit. Then keep a record of the ingredients in the suspect food. To truly find the ingredient giving you the problem, keep a record of the ingredients. And when you have other foods with the same ingredient(s), then you can see if you have the same symptoms from that food. It takes awhile sometimes, but you can eventually pinpoint the exact ingredient and then avoid it like the plague.

If all else fails, then see a doctor. I am a firm believer in taking control of my own health. So I do the troubleshooting technique first, rather than go to a doctor. I only go if I cannot fix the problem myself, which is very rarely.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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Yeast extract contains a very minimal amount of MSG. Yeast extract also does not always contain MSG.
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