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    •  I *DID* have to click on your link (7+ / 0-)

      right before dinnertime . . . :-)))

      Curiously, a bean burrito was on my menu anyway . . . only yours are much better-looking. :-)

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      by corvo on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 04:16:41 PM PDT

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    •  Be careful with beans... (1+ / 0-)
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      In some people (my youngest nephew, for one) beans can trigger a gout attack.  With me, beans can cause my bunions where the gout is the worst to ache, but it's not so severe I can't get buy with like half a dozen bites of them - just not very much.

      I've not yet figured out my gout trigger aside from not drinking enough water, but I can tell you that a gout attack hurts worse than childbirth labor.  My first attack was so bad I couldn't walk on my right foot, but both feet were swollen so bad they felt like the skin was about to burst, so I ended up calling an ambulance and going to ER - this was less than 24 hrs. after I was released from the hospital for kidney failure.

      I have numerous food allergies, so I eat what I can and try not to eat out because invariably restaurants have things that cause three-day migraines and projectile vomiting (MSG, sage, green peppers, onions, and an assortment of other foods I have enough sense not to even buy, let alone eat, like jalapeno peppers, for instance - where I lived in another state the neighbor cooked stuffed green peppers and I ended up with a three-day migraine just smelling them in the next apartment; I wouldn't dare try to eat that gawdawful smelly concoction that smells like shit to my nose - ditto onions that I've never been able to stand the smell of since I was a young child).

      So, while my "diet" is bland, at least I no longer have three-day migraines and projectile vomiting.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 10:32:30 PM PDT

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      •  Aaargh! "get by" - not 'get buy' (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 10:33:56 PM PDT

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      •  I feel for you! (1+ / 0-)
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        Aged cheese gives me migraines, and I have some food allergies that give me hives.

        It's a real pain to eat out.



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        by splashy on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 05:40:51 AM PDT

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        •  You have my empathy! (0+ / 0-)

          There are so few places I can eat out I've given up unless it's something simple like a salad bar where I can add individual ingredients I can eat.  Even for what should be simple things I have to be careful.  I used to be able to trust getting French toast with a side of bacon and orange juice at Perkins and not have to give special instructions about leaving out ingredients I can't eat.  No more.  They changed the bread and it's something wholly inedible.  Barf, barf, barf!!!

          I despise my boring and bland diet..., but the tradeoff is not getting sick - which I can readily live with (I'm old, so the less time I spend sick, the better)..., and I've had too many trips to ER for one shot of gynergen in one arm for the migraine and one shot in the other arm of some kind of anti-nausea med, then home to sleep for 12 hours and wake up pain-free.  Back in those days I was unaware of the connection between food allergies and my migraines.

          Much later, after injection tests up and down my arms for various pollens (my skin's too sensitive and gives off false positive readings), patch tests for the makeup (I broke out in a rash from hypoallergenic tape on my back), and armed with several books the allergy specialist told me to obtain and read (I did), I learned how to 'home test' for food allergies, and from that point forward I could trace backward to foods that were probable triggers, fast, then try small amounts, and if I got a reaction from the suspected allergen, eliminate it from my life and add it to the list of things I can't eat.

          Truly, it's lucky I live alone.  Between various foods, substances, and chemicals (especially those that have chemical perfumes that hang in the air like skunk spray), I couldn't stand to live with me.

          I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

          by NonnyO on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 11:16:44 AM PDT

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