Severe Food and Medication Allergies

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Raani
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/3/2007 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I am allergic to most foods and medications.  I am currently taking a protein drink called Tolerex to get nutrition.  I can also have white rice.  There are a couple of fruits and vegeatbles that I can have, but not many.  I was wondering if there is anyone else out there like me with this many allergies.   

steppy
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   Posted 3/8/2007 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Well, I am.  I've always had a little reaction here or there, then it got progressively worse.  Lately, I am in a constant state of allergic reaction, and it's been terrible.  I'm down to only eating white rice, apples, lettuce and tuna.  Chicken doesn't bother me (I think) and I can eat plain yogurt, so far.  It's getting worse daily.  How old are you and when did this begin for you? 

chickensoup
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   Posted 3/8/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder could this be caused by leakygut ! the main root of problem is fungus! have you taking many anti-bodys you know they kill good and bad germs which gives room for fungus to move in.end result is food allergies. do a search on www. know the cause.com hope this helps the cure is( phase 1 diet) to starve the fungus and kill it.

steppy
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   Posted 3/9/2007 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, lets see.  My mother has the same reactions to foods, as does my 4 children, but in varying degrees.  I know a woman who shares this condition with her sister.  I truly think it is just a food allergy, that is gaining strength.  Cross "contaminating" yourself with different foods seem to trigger longs bouts of flare ups.  A trace of wheat, mixed with a drop of corn oil, and then a tomato and BAM.  Severe reaction.   I seem to have the most severe reactions to vitamins and soaps.  Since I was a child, I've been allergic to the sun, dirt, water and most chemicals.  Some people are just in over reaction mode to the world, and need to adapt to survive.  But, I am going to take the leaky gut theory and get to the bottom of that.  I could be 2 or 3 things going on that are making it worse.  I can tell you that daily my reactions are growing.  I'm truly miserable and sometimes I break down and eat something.  Then I want to turn back time, and I start with the Benadryl.  Anything else is too much for my heart.    If you don't mind me asking, how old are you and when did this start?  Do you have family with food intolerances or sensitivities?

Raani
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   Posted 3/22/2007 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 29 year old female.  When I was born, I was a typical baby.  But when I got off of breast milk (when I was around 6 months or a year old) and was switched to formula, everything went down hill.  It started with a severe diaper rash, and then escalated.  I developed severe eczema, asthma, and adema.  I also started reacting to basically every type of food.  I ended up in a coma.  I was sent to CHOP in Philadelphia where doctors did a brain biopsy.  They found nothing.  Luckily someone suggested I try Vivonex.  That worked like a miracle.  I have spent most of my life on Vivonex and white rice.  about 10 years ago I switched from Vivonex to Tolerex.  It is a powder that gets mixed with water that I blend everyday and has to be kept refrigerated.  I was told that my problems may go away when I hit puberty, but unfortunatly that didn't happen.  My allergist tells me that in all the years he has been practicing, he has never met a patient like me.  No one else in my family has these problems.  Today my main diet is still Tolerex and white rice.  Although Tolerex is very good for me, I don't have enough energy and I constantly get sick.  Due to heartn problems, I was taken off of Advair last year.  Since then, my asthma seems out of control.  I use to be very active and was involved in karate and dance.  I even earned my black belt and participated in many tournaments.  I have since had to quit due to fatique and shortness of breath.  My allergies make it very difficult to go out with my friends and go on travel.  When I went on my honeymoon for 2 weeks, I had to basically bring all the food I eat, including all the water I may need.  I am so sensative that the slightest bit of contamination from another food could easily cause me to have an anaphylactic reaction.  I've been rushed to the hospital so many times.  I carry epi-pens, liquid Benadryl, and a portable nebulizer with me where ever I go.  I've been very frustrated with my condition, especially since I had to quit karate.  I appreciate the suggestion of the leaky gut.  I had never heard of that.  I'll ask my doctor about it.  Thanks for the suggestions.  nono     

cindyr38
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   Posted 3/1/2013 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so excited to read about people who are similar to me not that I am happy you are like this just that I haven't seen anyone yet online like me. My food proplems started after I suffered from a parathyroid tumor that was undiagnosied for a few years. After the tumor was taken out, I still suffered from fatique. I just thought I had been sick for a long time, it will take a long time to get better. That was three years ago. I went to a homopath on the advice of a friend and thru her figured out a lot of my problem was food related. So I started to take food out of my diet. Bread, corn, sugar. So I did feel so much better. Then as my problem progressed and I would get that familiar feeling of a reaction starting I would think okay out with the carrots and so it continues. Now I am down to rice, potato, protein, onions, garlic, blueberries, pears, turnip oh and goats milk. Also now if I breathe in food dust I will react. I now wear a mask shopping, being in peoples house I will react in their kitchens. There is no more dinners out, shopping is hard but I will endure the stares with my mask on. The reactions are severe. I usually feel it in my brain first, then my eyes will swell. I will yawn uncontrolibly. I will get weaker, my breathing gets heavy. Sometimes I will have virtigo. and can hear a swishing sound in the back of my brain. I get disoriented and it's hard to walk a straight line. Then my brain will become effected. the brain thing will last usually for a few hours then I am just down for at least 24 hours. I am dealing with a doctor who thinks I am suffering from a type of food induced seizure caused by the loss of calcium during the time I suffered from the tumor. Now all we have to do is prove it. But then if we prove that the reaction can become a type of seizure, then why is this happening. I was so glad to find others. It is hard being that person that everyone else has to be so careful around. For my family don't open that bag of chips around me the poof from the bag could cause me to react. Hard, difficult, I find it hard to wrap my head around it and I am living it. I am just venting and hoping for friends online who could relate to my problem. Oh and Ranni I have heard of leaky gut which is my next direction as well as looking at candidita. Spelt wrong I know. Also I am seeing an ostopath who feels that my central nervous system is out of wack and is working on setting that right. Who know, I am open to all suggestions. Thanks for listening. Cindy

Alcie
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   Posted 3/2/2013 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome all new members.

A bunch of us here have had success in finding our unusual allergy triggers. Usually we start with a good food journal, keeping track of everything we ingest and our reactions. When we get a list we google search the whole list with the term food allergy or food intolerance. In my case it turned out to be sulfites.

A good link to severe skin and other reactions is Housemouse's site: http://www.housemouse.com/sulfites.htm
See her story halfway down the page.

There are loads of older pertinent posts on this website. Put a few keywords into the search box at the top of the page.

Let us know how you are doing.

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/3/2013 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well Rainny, Steppy, Cindi

I can think of a few things here actually...
Raiiny, Are you allergic to aspirin? It sounds like a funny question, but there is a natural form of aspirin called salicylates. This natural form is found in many foods and drinks. How I know all this? Well I just am that lucky person allergic to aspirin. My youngest brother also has the aspirin allergy, however he is not affected of food like I am. The doctor tested us again recently (we got the same doctor too) and it is still the same, foods affect me not him. Doctor said it was due to my severity of the allergy and his only a mild. For example, many fruits and veggies I can not eat (but I refuse to give them up :p *points to my epi pen, benadryl, liquid benadryl and nebulizer*)

Also, have you tried eliminating milk (ask doctor before)? The thing that made me think of my Lactose Intolerance was you mentioned it happened after you were weened from breast milk to formula. Dairy is found in well, virtually everything like the aspirin.

Lastly, well have you considered doing a full panel allergy test with an allergist doctor? I found my testing very helpful. It explained a lot too, as I am also allergic to pollen. Pollen is all around as well.

I hope this helped.

Welcome everyone :)
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cindyr38
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   Posted 3/6/2013 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the advice.  I think my problem is more than a sulfate allergy but I will do some more research in that area.  I no longer eat anything prossessed and everything from apples to celery to icebery lettuce affects me badly and can put me in bed for a day. I will look at salicylates foods and see what matches up with the foods that I am having major problems with.  Is there anyone that is reacting to being out in the world and breathing in food dust.  I am now having to wear a mask whereever I go. Life is difficult so I am hoping that with so many people on the site I will find someone who can relate to what is happening with me.   Thanks again.  Cindy
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