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Old 04-20-2007, 04:31 PM   #11
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All the sudden in the last year or two I have developed an allergy to either shellfish or seafood. (or both) If I eat it now I will get violently ill and my face swells and becomes a huge hive. The worst part is I LOVE seafood. So every now and then I say to heck with it and eat it anyway, then I remember why I shouldn't. It's a viscous cycle.
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:01 PM   #12
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Seriously, when I was a mere child, I went through the entire battery of "skin pop" allergy tests, and the doctor declared that I was allergic to bananas and chocolate. I still eat both, with no ill effects, except that bananas sometimes repeat on me.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:39 PM   #13
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...I went through the entire battery of "skin pop" allergy tests, ...
I'm not sure which were worse - the skin pop tests or the back scratch tests. It could have also been my mom's reaction when the doctor told her I was allergic to cows and she just about rolled her eyes out of her head.

Anyway ... Cinnamon really upsets my stomach and I usually get a killer headache. Soy doesn't sit to well either - but only in certain forms. We did the Atkins so we used several products that were soy based and it just didn't work. Not sure if it was just the general change in diet or the soy specifically. Either way, unpleasant to say the least!
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:26 AM   #14
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chamomile--which is so relaxing in teas but it makes my mouth and throat swell--scary sensation and I have to avoid a lot of the herbal tea mixes because of it.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:43 PM   #15
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eggs, orange citrus and soy. Eggs and orange citrus make
my hands and feet swell and sometimes I will get welts.
I only found out about soy when I had a blood test for
allergins (couldn't do skin, was reacting to everything), I
don't seem to have a noticible reaction to soy.
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:41 AM   #16
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Wow, Bandonjan, that must be hard having an allergy that strong to eggs. You must have to read labels for everything since eggs are in so many things.

I have found some great egg replacement ideas for baking, just made my first batch of vegan fudge brownies and they were pretty good!
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:07 PM   #17
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Food allergy

How did your visit to the Naturopath/Nutrionist go? I have recently developed an allergy to chili peppers... weird. My mouth itches and burns and tongue swells and throat tightens. Doc said it could be as bad as peanut allergies if I don't watch out. You know how many things have chili peppers, crushed red peppers and such in them! No more commercial pizza, tacos, most spaghetti sauce, chili... etc. I am searching for recipe's for making these things without using chili peppers and have to be real careful when we eat out.

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Old 07-09-2007, 04:42 PM   #18
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Hi Kadde, funny you posted this today! I just went to see her again this afternoon! I have been taking digestive enzymes with food and thats helped with some of my issues.

That is awful about the allergy to chili peppers! You are right, they are in soo many things. I cook all my own food so it makes it much easier to just leave things out of recipes that I know my belly won't like!
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:29 AM   #19
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I can't eat fresh pineapple. My tongue gets so excruciatingly sore. (Yes, I do remove the skin first :-P) I can't eat anything that got into contact with fresh pineapple as well.

However, I've no problems with canned pineapple.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:24 AM   #20
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Redkitty,
My reaction to eggs seems to be to a
certain amount. Its weird, I can eat an
egg breakfast once every couple of
months and be ok, but if I eat more than
that I have the reaction. I do use the
egg substitute and I can have more
"egg" meals. Just have to watch it. I
guess its more the yolk than the white.
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