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Is the Leap test just for people with IBS D or IBS C/D? My daughter sometimes gets an itchy throat, keeps dark circles under her eyes, is so fatigued, and gets so many stomach aches. She never has any energy. I've been keeping a food journal for her, but just can't seem to determine what foods could be causing her problems. Do you think she would be a good candidate for the Leap test?
 

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Hi Diannie,The LEAP test (the MRT, as its actually called) is for those with IBS-D as well as IBS-C/D.I was more of a C/D with the D being predominant.The great thing about the test itself, is that you can go to the website, take the prescreening test and based on that, they can tell you if they think it will help you. That way you don't waste your money on a test that can't help you. My own parents wanted to take the test and Mom didn't fit the parameters of someone who could be helped, so they gave her some helpful hints on what the problem could be ( Mom's meds can make her tummy sensitive). Dad, on the other hand, did fit and he had his blood draw today.I have had such success with the dietary changes I made as per the results, its truly been amazing!It can be very difficult to track these food intolerances on your own. The reaction time can be up to 3 days later, and by then, you won't know which of the items consumed over that 3 day time period did her in- or if it was several.It sure can't hurt to take the prescreening test and see what they say.If you want more info, let me know- and you can read my "life story" in the Living with IBS section here.Best of luck and keep us posted,Lisa from Nevada
 

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Hi Diannie,The LEAP test (the MRT, as its actually called) is for those with IBS-D as well as IBS-C/D.I was more of a C/D with the D being predominant.The great thing about the test itself, is that you can go to the website, take the prescreening test and based on that, they can tell you if they think it will help you. That way you don't waste your money on a test that can't help you. My own parents wanted to take the test and Mom didn't fit the parameters of someone who could be helped, so they gave her some helpful hints on what the problem could be ( Mom's meds can make her tummy sensitive). Dad, on the other hand, did fit and he had his blood draw today.I have had such success with the dietary changes I made as per the results, its truly been amazing!It can be very difficult to track these food intolerances on your own. The reaction time can be up to 3 days later, and by then, you won't know which of the items consumed over that 3 day time period did her in- or if it was several.It sure can't hurt to take the prescreening test and see what they say.If you want more info, let me know- and you can read my "life story" in the Living with IBS section here.Best of luck and keep us posted,Lisa from Nevada
 

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Ahhh- re-read your post and I see what you are asking.No, its not JUST for IBS. I also have severe CFIDS and FM and it has been the key for me keeping those quiet as well.I also have had ulcers, severe stomach aches, itchy throat, nose, eyes, ect and lots of the same symptoms your daughter has. In fact, so did my 10 year old daughter and I had her tested last year. She is doing great as am I.Bless you for being such a wonderful mom!Lisa from Nevada
 

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Ahhh- re-read your post and I see what you are asking.No, its not JUST for IBS. I also have severe CFIDS and FM and it has been the key for me keeping those quiet as well.I also have had ulcers, severe stomach aches, itchy throat, nose, eyes, ect and lots of the same symptoms your daughter has. In fact, so did my 10 year old daughter and I had her tested last year. She is doing great as am I.Bless you for being such a wonderful mom!Lisa from Nevada
 

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Diannie...OYESME2 and WAZZUPLISA make several important points...the most important being that the website has a Prescreening Survey that must be completed anyway (no $$ involved) and is reviewed by the HomeCare Dietician with the patient and in this case parent, to determine ability to benefit from the Disease managment program.The HC does not accept anyone that does not meet certain criteria in the first place, as the company is not in the biz of peddling "blood tests as screening tools", rather tools for symptom reduction.While the symptoms are suggestive of possib le benefit, it is best to complete the whole survey and let the RD go over it first. Then you and your daughter can make an informed decision knowing what your options may or may not be.I also suggest that your daughter and you can benefit from having this book and reading it as well:"FOOD ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THEIR IDENTIFICTION AND TREATMENT", Professor Jonathan Brostoff , M.D.. Allergy, Immunology and Environmental Medicine, Kings' College, London http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/089...6487508-3420903 best of luck.....on da road again....MNL
 

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Diannie...OYESME2 and WAZZUPLISA make several important points...the most important being that the website has a Prescreening Survey that must be completed anyway (no $$ involved) and is reviewed by the HomeCare Dietician with the patient and in this case parent, to determine ability to benefit from the Disease managment program.The HC does not accept anyone that does not meet certain criteria in the first place, as the company is not in the biz of peddling "blood tests as screening tools", rather tools for symptom reduction.While the symptoms are suggestive of possib le benefit, it is best to complete the whole survey and let the RD go over it first. Then you and your daughter can make an informed decision knowing what your options may or may not be.I also suggest that your daughter and you can benefit from having this book and reading it as well:"FOOD ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THEIR IDENTIFICTION AND TREATMENT", Professor Jonathan Brostoff , M.D.. Allergy, Immunology and Environmental Medicine, Kings' College, London http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/089...6487508-3420903 best of luck.....on da road again....MNL
 
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