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I have been having moderate and then severe abdominal pain most days since April. I've been seen by my general practitioner and a GI specialist. I've had ulcer meds, diets recommendations to avoid acidic things, an endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound and x-rays.

I finally asked for an alpha-gal test. And low and behold, it was positive. I had a lone star tick embedded in March and hadn't thought any more about it.

Currently I'm only having issues with dairy but I'm told it could take 2 years to develop allergies. Even a small amount of butter on a single biscuit is enough to cause issues.

I'm hoping my current issues are all I develop. I do love my farm raised beef and pork.
 

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the current crop of medical professionals pales in comparison to the real doctors of the past, in both knowledge and compassion. not to mention customer relations. the medical industry across the board is a over priced joke. even basic care causes you to be treated like sheep/cattle and you have to wait weeks/months for even that.
 

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I have been having moderate and then severe abdominal pain most days since April. I've been seen by my general practitioner and a GI specialist. I've had ulcer meds, diets recommendations to avoid acidic things, an endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound and x-rays.

I finally asked for an alpha-gal test. And low and behold, it was positive. I had a lone star tick embedded in March and hadn't thought any more about it.

Currently I'm only having issues with dairy but I'm told it could take 2 years to develop allergies. Even a small amount of butter on a single biscuit is enough to cause issues.

I'm hoping my current issues are all I develop. I do love my farm raised beef and pork.

Is that the same tick bite that causes alergies to beef in some people? I know a guy who has that but never knew what it was called. He can't even be in a room where beef is being cooked.
 
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Wow, I'd never heard of this until earlier this year. Now I've heard of 2 people suffering from it. Good thing you knew about it and asked for the test, I would have been clueless. Hope you don't develop significant issues.
 

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Sorry you had to go thru all that. Hope the symptoms don't get worse.
 
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Is that the same tick bite that causes alergies to beef in some people? I know a guy who has that but never knew what it was called. He can't even be in a room where beef is being cooked.
Yes. That is it. It can vary from mild to severe and yes, some even react to smells when meat is cooking.

So far I am only reacting to dairy. None of the meats are causing an issue. But I'm told allergies can can continue developing.

I just put a beef and 2 pigs in the freezers in October.
 

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I did see a treatment that involved acupuncture and herbal supplements.

Thank you.

I did have someone mention the acupuncture treatment yesterday. I will certainly be looking into it. They said the success rate was low but that is definitely worth a try in my opinion if I can find someone with the knowledge.
 

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Thank you.

I did have someone mention the acupuncture treatment yesterday. I will certainly be looking into it. They said the success rate was low but that is definitely worth a try in my opinion if I can find someone with the knowledge.
There are only a few reviews, but they were very good. You can find them on their home page or on their fb page,
 

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Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes.

@wdcutrsdaughter unfortunately there is no known treatment. You just have to figure out what to avoid.
:( that's tough...

Often allopathic medicine says that about many conditions that can be helped with methods they are not trained to understand or use.
If you are able, I would encourage talking with different practitioners to see if they have some insight on how to get relief. I know people who have had much success with tick borne illness and using healing approaches beyond what typical allopathic medicine offers. Some examples are- herbalists, Naturopaths, functional medicine practitioners, hydrocolon therapy, homeopaths, chiropractors in addition to what your doctor recommends have the potential to help you heal.

Also, just heresy, but someone I know has an intolerance for meat raised on hay that has been stored in plastic. Reason being that hay ferments and that fermentation effects the kind of meat produced. Not to say everyone would have a problem with that, but I found it to be an interesting nuance to teasing out what can and can't be eaten but a person suffering with illness.
 
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