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  •  I feel for you! (1+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO

    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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