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Test for Food Sensitivity 4 months 6 days ago #71692

  • Meredith
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Have any of you been tested for food sensitivities? Have any of you deleted certain foods from your diet and found your platelets increased?.

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Test for Food Sensitivity 4 months 5 days ago #71694

  • MelA
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No & no
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Test for Food Sensitivity 4 months 3 days ago #71698

  • MicGreen
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Hi Meredith,

I was diagnosed in December 2020 when I went in for an annual check up with my doctor and my platelets were at 26k.
Working with a hematology team, it was attempted to wean me off of prednisone three times. My platelets seemed to respond well to the corticosteroid until I got down to 5mg and they would plunge. I am 3 weeks out from my last infusion of Rituximab and my platelets seem to have stabilized. Though it still a short time from the last treatment.

I have a friend who is a clinical nutritionist and has lots of functional medicine training. I'm working with her to look at food sensitivities and ways to support less inflammation in the body through diet. I am nearly 2 months into a modified v. of an anti-inflammatory diet (no dairy, wheat, eggs, soy, corn). Would love to hear from others if they have tried this route and learn together. I can't tell if there is a correlation with my platelet count because of how the timing coincides with the recent Rituximab treatment but the approach feels really helpful to me.

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Test for Food Sensitivity 4 months 3 days ago #71699

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I am still in shock; my platelets went up to 151,000 today. July 3 they were 18, which was typical—- (I lived on rescues when necet)—- no matter what I took, including $7500 out of pocket Promacta copay and NPlate and Cellcept. Rituxan failed twice.. After a food sensitivity test, Naturopath found I was highly sensitive to wheat and polysorbate 80. I have not eaten wheat products nor foods with emulsifiers since July 7th. I have changed absolutely nothing else.

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