My Food Intolerance Update – 57 Food Intolerances!

When I had my original food intolerance test back in September, I opted for the test that only tested 90 some foods because I naively thought that I only had two food intolerances–dairy and soy.  Boy, was I wrong!  Also, at the time, my doctor’s office wouldn’t bill insurance for this test because it was denied so often, so I had to pay out of pocket.  Of course, I paid for the cheapest test.

When the test came back and showed 26 intolerances, I knew I was in trouble.  What other foods was I intolerant to but didn’t know about because they weren’t included on the test?

The doctor’s office changed testing companies, so the price for the more comprehensive test was cheaper than before AND the new company would bill insurance, so I decided in December to take that test.  I just got the results back this week, and I certainly do have more intolerances than the smaller test showed.

To try to make this as clear as possible, this is how I will distinguish:

Those in black print are the intolerances I had in October and still have.

Those in red print that are crossed out are intolerances I had in October that are now gone

Those in blue print are intolerances I just discovered thanks to the more comprehensive test or are new intolerances I developed since October (new since October have a *).

These are my intolerances, yes, all 57 of them:

Fruit
Banana
Blackberry
Cantaloupe
Cranberry
Lemon*
Litchi
Papaya
Pineapple

Vegetables
Brussel Sprouts
Carrots
Corn*
Green Bean*
Lettuce
Parsnip
Radish
Sweet Potato

Dairy
Blue Cheese
Casein
Cheddar Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Swiss Cheese
Milk, Cow’s
Milk, Goat’s
Whey
Yogurt

Seafood
Clam
Crab
Lobster*
Mussel

Fish
Tuna*
Bass, Black
Herring
Perch, Sea

Eggs (Yolks and Whites)

Coffee

Grains
Gluten
Millet
Oats*
Rye
Teff
Wheat
Yeast (Baker’s and Brewer’s)
Malt

Condiments & Seasonings
Black Pepper
Cocoa*
Garlic
Ginseng
Horseradish
Mustard
Nutmeg
Turmeric
Vanilla Bean

Safflower

Nuts/Seeds
Almond*
Ginkgo Biloba
Peanut*
Pecan
Pistachio
Walnut, Black*

Beans
Red Beans
Chickpeas
Black Eyed Peas

Licorice

Comments

  1. If I took two tests within a 6-month period, and the answers varied as much as these do (some sensitivities apparently not there any more; some that were not present at the first but show up on the second), I would be concerned about testing methodology, lab tolerances, etc. What do you think about it?

    • They actually didn’t differ that much. I lost a few intolerances and gained a few which makes sense because I avoided all the intolerant foods, so the ones that weren’t that bad dropped off. Meanwhile, foods I started to eat more of made it on to the intolerance list. The big difference and why there are so many more intolerances now is because they tested 200 new foods that they didn’t test in September. There were about 30 new intolerances in that batch.

  2. Would you mind sharing the name of the new test lab? My doctor wants me to have one done and they won’t bill insurance. I have had the smaller test done before like you. Perhaps my doctor will be able to order through them. Many thanks. Good luck!

  3. Lisa DeLong says:

    This list is so similar to mine. I have latex and pollen food allergies and discover I have a list of over 100 intolerances and allergies. However some of them are seasonal for instance I can have mushrooms in the fall, but come spring around March they break my mouth out in blisters. That being said things like bananas I react to year round. Maybe some of your intolerances are similar just a thought.

    • Thanks. I didn’t know intolerances can be seasonal like that. I am hoping to get rid of all of my intolerances except dairy and gluten/grains. Hopefully that can be done. Do you find it difficult to find things to eat?

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