Chicken Allergies

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comsmos77
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   Posted 11/6/2007 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Strange and wierd problems are affecting my eating habits and life!! 
 
A little history, I am 25 years old and in the military and up to about 5 years ago I was able to eat Chicken, Duck, Watermelon, Shrimp, and Lobster and I was not able to eat Pecans, Cantelope, and tomatoes. 
 
After a deplyment to Egypt I returned home to find the complete oposite I am now having issues with all the things I was fine to eat Chicken, Duck, Watermelon, Shrimp, and Lobster and not having any issues with Pecans, Cantelope, and Tomatoes.  If fact I can eat hand fulls of pecans and if something touches chicken I can get sick. 
 
Some of the symptoms are bloated feeling, nausea, swelling of the throat, and itchy tongue.  The symptoms differ from each food but are always the same.  I have never had a serious reaction that would warrant as an emergency or a trip to the hospital but still very painful and getting annoying.  
 
But there is a problem I can eat fried chicken until its shooting out of my eyes (because I cant eat chicken any other way so i fill up!!) and I can also eat crab and turkey and other foods that are the same type as the ones Im allergic to. 
 
Im sure this is an allergy but why after 20 years would I have problems with these foods and why after 20 years would I be fine with problem foods.  Please help I want to eat chicken again.  Plus this is a huge problem when my wife and daughter are fine with chicken and they have to suffer from my misfortune.  I also want to work on losing weight and chicken is a huge food to miss out on when trying to lose weight. HELP!!    
 
Todd

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   Posted 11/6/2007 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there and welcome to Healingwell. :) Allergies sometimes have no rhyme nor reason. For instance, when I was little, I couldn't eat raspberries - now as an adult I have no problem with them. I was fine as a kid eating strawberries now they give me hives. Does the chicken cause the throat swelling or is it the other foods? Because there is a difference between food intolerances and food allergies. Food intolerances can be bloating, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation - many things internal while food allergies have hives, throat closing (anaphyalixis), breathing difficulty etc. You should go see an allergist to see what exactly you are allergic to and why. I know food allergies are rough not only on you but those around you because it feels as if you have "special rules" to live by. Are you ok with fish? Do you like fish? That is another great food to try if you are trying to lose weight.
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comsmos77
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   Posted 11/6/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherry!!  First of all I want to say thanks for replying so quickly this is a great forum and a wonderful website with tons of info..  I will make an appointment with a local Allergist tommorrow
 
Chicken, shrimp, duck and watermelon causes nausea and a bloated feeling.  Lobster causes an itchy tounge and throat and feels like I have a piece of the shell in my throat.  Yea fish is fine I eat the heck out of that but at times it can get expensive and having a 4 year old fish isnt always a "tasty treat"  So what do you think about being able to eat fried chicken? 

Red_34
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   Posted 11/7/2007 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
That is odd about the fried chicken but here is my theory - just a theory :) - but suppose you have a food intolerance to chicken because of the ezymes (? -or whatever it has) but by it being fried it cooks out what that is? Allowing you digest it better.

Lobster allergy isn't really that uncommon - in fact that is a pretty common food allergy. So that should be an easy thing to avoid but even though you are only showing intolerance to shrimp at the moment, still be careful of any shellfish.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio 
Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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ChickenHater
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   Posted 11/8/2007 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been allergic to all pultry since I was about 9 years old. My symptoms would be a very itchy through, itchy /swelling lips, and a severe pain in my upper stomach. My body can't digest any bird at all. I notice some effects even with chicken broth, and cross-contamination. I have to force myself to regurgitate everything, otherwise I have that horrible pain in my stomach for 12-24 hrs. I couldn't figure out what was the effect for the longest time. When I realized what it was, my family didn't believe me until they tested (tortured) me by feeding me chicken a few times. To make a long story short, I love the taste of chicken. I want to know if there is any pill, or shot, or something to take care of this ridiculous allergy?

Regards,
MG

Red_34
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   Posted 11/9/2007 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MG, welcome to Healingwell :) I don't think there is anything on the market to help your sensitivity to chicken. It seems you have a pretty bad case of chicken allergy and if they were to give you shots (not sure if they even have one), it might be too risky. With allergy shots, they give you what you're allergic to in small doses to help your body build immunities to that allergen. But if an allergy is severe, then most doctors may not even be willing to try. You can always call up an allergist and see what your options are. Good luck :)
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio 
Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
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