Anyone else have Food Allergies and Fibro???

Do you have food allergies?
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YES - 77.8%
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NO - 22.2%

 
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nyyankeegal
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   Posted 11/25/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! I was diagnosed with Fibro around 3 years ago. Last year at this time I was diagnosed with Food Allergies.  We found out that I am allergic to eggs, dairy, soy, corn and wheat.  Needless to say I have had a lot of trouble finding others with such as vast amount of food allergies for support.  It seems like it would be easy with the internet and all, but as an adult it is not.  Most sites are for parents of children.  Since I was diagnosed it really bothered me to think I am 31 and not only have to deal with Fibro, but also food allergies.  It has been a great struggle, but I am trying to deal. I really want to know if this is just another symptom of the Fibro since I never had trouble when I was younger so….

 

My BIG Question is:  How many people out there have Fibro and Food Allergies or Food Sensitivities??  


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vestabula
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   Posted 11/25/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Not only food allergies, but to many other things too.  Who develops and peanut/ legume allergy at 60 years old?  Me!  The allergist was shocked! Over the years I have had allergic reactions to formerly tolerated anit biotics, narcotic pain killers (anyphilaxsis) MSG...the only anti biotic I can now take is in the 'myacin' class.  I wouldn't say that I am 'allergic' to some of the OTC cold remedies, but most of them make my heart bang out of my chest.   And eggs..no flu shot for me!  Don't know if it's a fibro-thing or not, but fibromites seem to be very sensitive to many things.

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil


Alcie
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   Posted 11/26/2009 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Food allergies/intolerances started for me about the time the fibro did more than ten years ago.  I posted my list on the GERD/Heartburn forum a while back - things like brown sugar, gelatin, wine and beer, commercial bread, corn starch, pork, onions and garlic, maple syrup, chocolate ... I figured out the foods with the help of my allergist who had me keep a food log and my reactions.  My intolerances give me reflux and tachycardia.  The connection between all these foods???  They all contain sulfite.  (SO2 Not sulfate or sulfa.) 
 
I am also lactose intolerant and have "true" allergy to sunflower seeds and Avelox (the Cipro group of meds).
 
There are a lot of medicines that contain sulfites, so I carry with me a typed page of mostly injectible meds and another of OTC meds that I cannot take.  I also have an entire page of foods I do not tolerate.
Alcie
 
 


Alcie
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   Posted 11/26/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
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I can't take flu shots either - they have gelatin and are preserved with sulfites. Actually I can take them, but I have to take Benadryl for the next two days, and it's not worth it.

Gelatin is made from pig skin which is soaked in a sulfite bath to soften it and then it's boiled. Pork has natural sulfite. If you have ever made chicken soup from the bones and skin of a chicken, you've seen the jelly that forms when you cool the stock.
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/26/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
nope not allergic ... lucky me eh? But I am kind of particular about what I LIKE to eat.

Have you tried Rice or Almond Milk? My brother was allergic to milk when he was young so we drank a lot of different things. Actually I've heard cow's milk and soy aren't all that healthy for you in the first place, so being allergic to them might help you avoid the unhealthy.

Alcie
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   Posted 11/27/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
WCC -
Good suggestion. I'm avoiding milk right now since I've been having a problem with things with milk products. Seems it's getting worse. I drink soy milk in moderation. New study showed it wasn't so bad for cancer after all. I tried almond milk, don't like it because it separates and tastes watery. I can't eat veggies like broccoli to get calcium, so I have to crunch the smallest Ca pills I can find. I can't swallow large pills, don't really do well with tablet-types either (post-op stomach surgery, have to avoid gas producers).
Alcie
 
 


GottaSki
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   Posted 11/28/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in for food sensitivity with fibro.

I haven't come up positive on food allergy tests, but have had many food sensitivities my whole life. Last March I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease - only treatment is removing all gluten (wheat, barley, rye) from the diet. Since I've been gluten free my digestive system is healing - some things still bother me but it is far, far less - am hoping for continued healing and will wait until at least a year gluten free to consider removing other items.

I don't know if it's a no-no to mention another forum, but celiac.com has many members that have multiple food allergies and/or other autoimmune diseases. It is a good place to find others with a long list of foods they can't eat for support along with great allergen free recipes.

-Lisa
Fibromyalgia 10/27/09 & Celiac 3/26/09

Med/Supplements: Flexeril at bedtime; Multi-Vitamin, B, D, Calcium, Magnesium, Fish Oil, Probiotic -- Trying Malic/Acid, CoQ10

Still a mystery - heat/humidity intolerance


Alcie
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   Posted 11/29/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa -
Food sensitivities don't show up on food allergy tests. But mine give me reflux and tachycardia, triggered a heart attack in 2006. Serious symptoms!

At least when you know your sensitivity you can avoid the food and feel a lot better!
Alcie
 
 


AkinaChan
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   Posted 11/29/2009 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have horrible food allergies, had two episodes of anaphylactic shock this year, it was not fun. I can't eat any fruits and very very few vegetables. And I'm deathly allergic to all nuts. I carry and epi pen with me every where because my allergies are so severe, especially my nut allergy.
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AkinaChan
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   Posted 11/29/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I have horrible food allergies, had two episodes of anaphylactic shock this year, it was not fun. I can't eat any fruits and very very few vegetables. And I'm deathly allergic to all nuts. I carry and epi pen with me every where because my allergies are so severe, especially my nut allergy.
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested" - Francis Bacon
"I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder" - Unknown

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Diagnosed with: ADHD, Raynaud's Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Hypoglycemia, heart murmur, knee caps that are too high, reoccurring kidney stones, multiple food allergies, multiple drug allergies, multiple environmental allergies, possible underlying arthritis


nasalady
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   Posted 11/30/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have celiac disease, plus sensitivity to dairy products. I avoid soy and corn because 80%-90% of those products in the USA are genetically modified now. I'm trying to be completely grain free, so I bake with coconut flour and almond flour only.

GottaSki mentioned celiac.com....that's a great place to get info if you have food sensitivities, allergies, whatever. Many of the members there have multiple food issues and they share recipes that are gluten free, egg free, soy free, dairy free, etc.
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