Allergy tests??

Hello I'm a newbie to ibs as I was only diagnosed yesterday but been suffering on and off for about two years.

Just wondering if anyone can give me any advice on how to get an food intolerance test done?? I've had blood tests for all sorts and a colonoscopy which ruled stuff out but I've not had a food intolerance test. Someone on another post said it's something that might need to be done privately? But I've no idea where to start??? All advice appreciated.

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Hi there, I've never had an intolerance test but I know that LittleToad that comments on here has. Sorry but I don't know how to tag someone on here but they may see your post as they comment on here often.

Best wishes.

Alicia

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Thanks for replying. I'll keep look through but I'll bring it up with my dr next week.

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Commercial intolerance tests have no scientific basis. They are an effective means of parting people from money, but by claiming on a random basis intolerances to things plenty of people are genuinely intolerant to such as wheat or dairy, people believe their results. Use the money you save by not buying a test to pay for a session with a NHS-approved dietician (if your GP won't refer you to one). The dietician will devise a structured diet for you which will pin-point your intolerances.

Alternatively, if you want to do it alone, you can try the FODMAP diet which is has been clinically trialled and properly researched (excellent app for your phone available from Monash University, Australia) - many people find the FODMAP diet an effective means of identifying the foods that trigger your problems but it is hard without some support and counter intuitive.

Good luck

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Do you suffer any symptoms at all ? Not just digestive ? Any at all

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A bit of anxiety, I get jittery and sometimes palpitations.

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Sorry pajohns that question was to zoot.

pajohns i will send you link to symptoms list of what food intolerances may cause.

Your tiltle allergy test - allergy is when the immune system sees something as an invader. Symptoms can range from hives to throat swelling and certain symptoms can be life threatening.

Nhs can do allergy testing but its rare for them to refer you for it for ibs

An intolerance is when the digestive system sees something as an invader symptoms are to many to list so il send link.

You have to go private for intolerance tests.

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Yeah I realise the difference now. Thanks anyway.

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I went through York Labs on the recommendation of my occupational therapist and they were very good.

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Hi I had tests through Cambridge nutritional sciences you can find it all online. I would also suggest testing for candida overgrowth I had my test done with candidatest.co.uk/ x

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