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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I'm looking for a cheap intolerance test and I've found the above site, and they test on over 300 items. Just wondering if anyone can find any information about the company out for me, as £40 is a lot to lose (although it's one of the cheapest for that amount of things tested). It says they are "Part of the Obsidian Health Group" both are using a vistaprint website so really unsure as to whether they are ok or not.

Many thanks in advance x x
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
Which and BBC Watchdog found that all these sites were absolute garbage and not worth the money. Go and see your GP and they will do it for free. You may have to argue a bit but it needs to be done through them.
#2
martinhb
Which and BBC Watchdog found that all these sites were absolute garbage and not worth the money. Go and see your GP and they will do it for free. You may have to argue a bit but it needs to be done through them.


Thank you :thumbsup: I saw my GP about 8 months ago and was tested for coealiacs disease but in the past few weeks my hair's started falling out then I had like blistered mouth, my tongue swoll slightly, chronic headaches and rash all over body. Fed up of it all!!
1 Like #3
most doctors won't do allergy testing because the scope is simply far too large, results are rarely conclusive unless the allergy is very severe in which cases symptoms appear on contact and testing is not really needed
also i don't know how your doc tested for coeliacs but the only real 100% accurate test is a stomach biopsy which is not very nice to have done
also given your symptoms coeliacs is very unlikely, a wheat/gluten allergy or intolerence is not the same.

do it your self
go on a meat and potatoes diet for 6 weeks avoid eating out and re-introduce foods 1 week apart.
#4
maddogb
most doctors won't do allergy testing because the scope is simply far too large, results are rarely conclusive unless the allergy is very severe in which cases symptoms appear on contact and testing is not really needed
also i don't know how your doc tested for coeliacs but the only real 100% accurate test is a stomach biopsy which is not very nice to have done
also given your symptoms coeliacs is very unlikely, a wheat/gluten allergy or intolerence is not the same.

do it your self
go on a meat and potatoes diet for 6 weeks avoid eating out and re-introduce foods 1 week apart.


They did a blood test for coealiacs and was told i didn't have it but have been quite rough. I've noticed tonight that when I eat bacon my tongue starts tingling,but with chicken I'm fine. I'm going to have to try doing what you said.
I assumed it was wheat as I had eaten some donuts from asda and at first I thought it was the cinnamon on them, but then when I ate bread the same thing happened. So I've cut those out, anything with wheat in I don't eat. But I had a cup of tea this morning and I started reacting again, so it could be milk or sugar?! It's a nightmare!!!
banned#5
holland and barrett heath food shops also do allergy tests.
you may be lactose intolerant -milk
try eat fruit for a day then monitor how each food affects you.
being gluten free you have my sympathy - its a pain . : )
- maybe its caffeine not the milk or sugar.
#6
tangramman
holland and barrett heath food shops also do allergy tests.
you may be lactose intolerant -milk
try eat fruit for a day then monitor how each food affects you.
being gluten free you have my sympathy - its a pain . : )
- maybe its caffeine not the milk or sugar.


When I was born I had a twist in my intestines so my stomach's always been sensitive to food. When I had cow's milk when I was young it used to burn my wee and leave me red raw :-( so for a while I couldn't have milk, but could still eat/drink stuff with milk in it, that's why I was wondering milk this time. But saying that when I drink coca cola with caffeine I go all funny too. It's weird as I've suddenly become sensitive to loads of things, I'm wondering if it was a long time coming as I've been ill for ages. A few months ago, my mom became sensitive to skin products, her whole body was like one huge blister so she's having to use special medicated creams etc, and my dad's started to come out in rashes too (he lives in Devon, and my mom round the corner so it's not like we're sharing the same stuff in the same house or anything) so I think sensitivity is running in the family :cry:
banned#7
i was about 25 before i realised how things i was eating and drinking were affecting me , it took a long time to sort out that everyday things like wheat and caffeine were causing all manner of health and behavior problems.headaches , eyeaches, erratic mood swings, a can of coke could make me feel my brain in my head!, within a week of coming off wheat i actually felt like someone else, my moods leveled off and i felt very calm all the time.i`m 50 now but i still find it hard - mainly away from home , limited foods get so repetitive.
good luck : )
#8
tangramman
i was about 25 before i realised how things i was eating and drinking were affecting me , it took a long time to sort out that everyday things like wheat and caffeine were causing all manner of health and behavior problems.headaches , eyeaches, erratic mood swings, a can of coke could make me feel my brain in my head!, within a week of coming off wheat i actually felt like someone else, my moods leveled off and i felt very calm all the time.i`m 50 now but i still find it hard - mainly away from home , limited foods get so repetitive.
good luck : )


25 years is a long time trying to eat wheat free!!! I'm struggling and there's more wheat free products available now!! lol I've been bought up eating loads of stodgy junk food like baguettes etc so now it's difficult trying to feel full after eating healthier foods. I think I'm going to have to find an appetite suppresant for a bit until I'm used to it lol. I don't have a massive appetite but I'm starting to get fed up. I was eating bacon eggs beans and mushrooms everyday but have started to react to those. So today i ended up just eating bacon and mushrooms and reacted to the bacon! Can't win!!! Tomorrow will just be mushrooms lol.

When you're away from home, if you eat food with wheat in, how does it affect you?
banned 1 Like #9
small amounts make me hyperactive ( a biscuit) larger amounts make me very tired ,spaced out, unpleasant drunk feeling, irritable bowel , alcohol disagrees with me , ive just discovered red wine agrees with me : )
headachy.
you can create a varied diet if you are willing to put up with the side effects of eating small amounts of what makes you ill but i just avoid - it aint worth it.
learn to love the banana !
got to go am finished at work. : )
#10
tangramman
small amounts make me hyperactive ( a biscuit) larger amounts make me very tired ,spaced out, unpleasant drunk feeling, irritable bowel , alcohol disagrees with me , ive just discovered red wine agrees with me : )
headachy.
you can create a varied diet if you are willing to put up with the side effects of eating small amounts of what makes you ill but i just avoid - it aint worth it.
learn to love the banana !
got to go am finished at work. : )


I feel spaced out and tired, I've not long had my daughter (4 months) and the health visitor asked if I was alright as I didn't seem quite with it and I put it down to sleepless nights (although getting up once for 40 mins in the night for a newborn is fantastic!!) When people are talking to me, I can hear what they're saying and I think I'm reacting normally and replying normal but they reckon I'm not, it's weird. I've been suffering headaches for about 2 years now and even saw a headache specialist before I was pregnant and she was going to put me on these certain tablets which you must not take whilst pregnant, my intuition told me not to take them and I found out I was pregnant a few weeks later!! But yeah, since cutting out on the wheat my headaches have really reduced. I had a couple of days where I felt fantastic like I could run a marathon I had so much energy, but I haven't changed what I've been eating/drinking but suddenly the symptoms are back again. It's weird and annoying!! I'll end up eating fresh air at this rate!! lol

Thanks for your advice x x x x
banned#11
maybe you have a vitamin deficiency of some type ?, how about an eye test? i went for one cos of headaches and later found out it was the caffeine that was the culprit.
if you do go wheat free i`d avoid the white breads - they can erode your will to live , sainsburys freefrom brown bread and rolls are nice but expensive , the ciabbatta that you oven heat are great. tesco are doing a brown loaf that you cut yourself thats lovely, think its called `genius` morrisons coconut macaroons make life worth living i find .
getting a food intolerance book out of your library may be an idea .
all the best x
#12
girl you really need to find some stability to sort out what is what....
i have been coeliac all my life, lucky for me i am very sensitive to gluten, other coeliacs i know have been so misled because their reaction was not so strong and instant as mine.
The downside is the general misery caused by the malnutrition induced by the CD can confuse the diagnosis greatly giving millions of diff symptoms, one thing will always be there with CD though is extreme weight loss.
unfortunately i also developed a cows milk protein allergy in my teens, makes eating out a tad difficult but generally i am very healthy due to watching my diet and taking a sensible attitude to it.
really avoid ALL processed food, even apparently simple things can be a nightmare, examples i came across recently
knorr beef stock pots, contain milk products
colmans mustard, contains wheat
my reation to milk can last up to six/seven weeks after ingestion so meat and veg for a period its the only way to go as the symptoms you are seeing may be from last week or the week before...
#13
tangramman
maybe you have a vitamin deficiency of some type ?, how about an eye test? i went for one cos of headaches and later found out it was the caffeine that was the culprit.
if you do go wheat free i`d avoid the white breads - they can erode your will to live , sainsburys freefrom brown bread and rolls are nice but expensive , the ciabbatta that you oven heat are great. tesco are doing a brown loaf that you cut yourself thats lovely, think its called `genius` morrisons coconut macaroons make life worth living i find .
getting a food intolerance book out of your library may be an idea .
all the best x


I had 3 eye tests, the 2 recently are different from each other- when I put the glasses on, my left eye tends to go "numb" it's really weird, and then sort of goes lazy like I'm not using it. Think I may end up at the eye hospital to get that sorted. I'm going to look at the meat and veg thing for a while.

maddogb
girl you really need to find some stability to sort out what is what....
i have been coeliac all my life, lucky for me i am very sensitive to gluten, other coeliacs i know have been so misled because their reaction was not so strong and instant as mine.
The downside is the general misery caused by the malnutrition induced by the CD can confuse the diagnosis greatly giving millions of diff symptoms, one thing will always be there with CD though is extreme weight loss.
unfortunately i also developed a cows milk protein allergy in my teens, makes eating out a tad difficult but generally i am very healthy due to watching my diet and taking a sensible attitude to it.
really avoid ALL processed food, even apparently simple things can be a nightmare, examples i came across recently
knorr beef stock pots, contain milk products
colmans mustard, contains wheat
my reation to milk can last up to six/seven weeks after ingestion so meat and veg for a period its the only way to go as the symptoms you are seeing may be from last week or the week before...


I haven't really had extreme weight loss as such, but I wouldn't really know as I've been drinking coca cola and eating a lot of choc as I was made ill from everything else, and have lost a few lbs, so would probably have lost more if I wasn't and drinking almost pure sugar!!
The meat and veg thing, I ate just bacon for breakfast and my cheeks flared up in a rash and my tongue started going all tingly and slightly swollen. So I don't think I can eat pork!!! I've just had some mandarin segments and my rash is really burning, not sure if that's just from before or what?! I've got an appointment on monday evening with the doc, hope i can get this sorted asap, it's really getting to me as I enjoy eating. I don't drink or smoke, so enjoying food was my sort of treat.
#14
not trying to be rude but are you at a decent weight to be able to leave off all food for a few days?
its estimated the human body can do without food and not suffer damage for about 20 days so a total short fast may stop/cut back on any misleading symptoms.
keep hydrated and you should be alright, but seriously living off sugar is not a good idea as it will stimulate your metabolic rate increasing reaction to any food.
often the devil is in the details and its maybe not what you eat but what that has been contaminated with ie was the bacon cooked in a clean pan?
the meat and veg thing was a metaphor for "simple non processed foods" you know you can take ie chicken and rice but not necessarily chicken and rice maybe potatoes
hope you get this sorted asap, consider a general medical as its sounds like a ott immune system response.
go back to the doctor and keep at him...

ps just noticed you said a lot of choc,, this also is not a good idea, choc releases endorphines, too much and you could get hooked and suffer withdrawal :(
#15
maddogb
not trying to be rude but are you at a decent weight to be able to leave off all food for a few days?
its estimated the human body can do without food and not suffer damage for about 20 days so a total short fast may stop/cut back on any misleading symptoms.
keep hydrated and you should be alright, but seriously living off sugar is not a good idea as it will stimulate your metabolic rate increasing reaction to any food.
often the devil is in the details and its maybe not what you eat but what that has been contaminated with ie was the bacon cooked in a clean pan?
the meat and veg thing was a metaphor for "simple non processed foods" you know you can take ie chicken and rice but not necessarily chicken and rice maybe potatoes
hope you get this sorted asap, consider a general medical as its sounds like a ott immune system response.
go back to the doctor and keep at him...

ps just noticed you said a lot of choc,, this also is not a good idea, choc releases endorphines, too much and you could get hooked and suffer withdrawal :(


tbh I'm not a good weight to be like starving myself, I'm trying to find things that I can eat that doesn't trigger too much of an allergy.
When I was 14 I had cancer- hodgkin's lymphoma, so my immune system has always been dodgy anyway. I'm usually ill from one thing or another, and if someone has a cold for a week, I'll have it for 3 weeks.

I don't eat much processed foods, just supernoodles and pizza every now and again. I've eaten chocolate for quite a while, I am a proper chocaholic, but I've tried cutting it out as again it reacts. So far today I've had 6 rashers of bacon a small tin of madarins and 3 GF jaffa cakes and I've reacted with it all. Going out shopping later so hopefully will find some things that I won't react to.

Trouble is it's costing me so much money trying to find stuff to eat that won't react. I'm a fussy eater at the best of times, so reacting to bacon is a nightmare. I just hope I don't react to chicken or I'll be in trouble as it's all I really live on!! lol

Got a doctor's appointment on monday, I'm hoping that he'll refer me for tests and I'm hoping I can get there and that it doesn't snow/freeze too much!!! lol
banned#16
chocolate contains a small amount of caffeine. : )
#17
I used this company .They sent the results by e-mail about 12 days after I had posted the hair for testing. I'm in the process of waiting for the results of the blood test which was taken on the same day as the hair was removed from the patient. I have found it to be accurate on some items already. My criticism is about the E capsule they 're selling after the test. There is very little information about it, i.e. is it waterproof, how many hours a day or night should you wear it etc. There seems to be a lack of positive feed back on their own site. I left a blog on their page hoping to for a response only to find it had been removed from thier message board the following day.Inspite of this I would recommend the hair testing.
#18
hi,like a fool,i used Testyourintolerance,and then showed the results to my doctor.he informed me it is impossible to "blanket test in this way",i then asked TYI for some technical proof (after all an e-mail is hardly evidence of a so called test).they never got back to me on that on.so i contacted the Welsh Trading Standards,no reply.so i put there address in to Yell.com,and a house in the middle of nowhere came up,but no business address reconised!!! i pointed this out to TYI and they refunded my wifes and i dosh.£95.SUSPICOUS OR WHAT.my docs advice,keep a food diary and drop say,milk for two weeks,reintroduce it,then wheat etc,if IBS is your problem,then take a different route.ALLERGY.CO.UK are very helpful and reply promptly.hope this helps.
#19
thanks for that sidders. just found the same site and find this through google.

did one through biotecs(i think they were called) - came back with what i expected to see but wheat ok. since discovered, through an elimination diet, that gluten is a big problem.
it did show up candida that is something i need to address

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