I became allergic when I started on thyroid meds in 2001. It all started when I had had a miscarriage and hemorrhaged. I was in the hospital for a week. The docs wanted to give me a transfusion but I said no. I took a long time to recover and that is when the docs said I had hypothyroid. I took the meds for 3 years. At first I did not know what was going on. I was not able to eat raw apples any more. When I did the roof of my mouth would get red and itchy. Then it was carrots too. Over time cucumber, cherries, grapes, almonds, peaches, and plums. I could eat them if they were cooked but not if they were raw, even in juice form. The doctors did not know what to do. Over time the reaction got stronger. The swelling moved into my throat. Making it difficult to breath. If I tried to cut up carrots for dinner my throat would swell.
After taking the meds for 3 years. I had bowel trouble. My stools were coming out pencil thin. I ended up having bowel sugary. Again I hemorrhaged, the surgeon was impressed. He put me on a diet of blueberry, banana and flax seed shakes. I stayed on this for a month(it was only supposed to be a couple of weeks). I was scared to eat real food. It hurt to poop!
I also went off the meds. I was amazed at the stuff that came out of me. Knowing that I was not cheating and the only thing going into me was the shakes. My skin cleared up and I felt great. At the end of this time I told my doc that I had been off the thyroid meds for a month. She told me to stay off it for 2 more months and then we would test and see if I still needed them. I was on a small dose.
Over this time I was able to eat some of the last foods that had give me problems. When I went back on the meds the allergies came back. My doctor told me this is not possible. There is no documentation showing that this can happen. I went to an endocrinologist who diagnosed my with hashimoto's disease and an allergy to beef. My thyroid test can not be done with beef. Over the next year we tried several different thyroid meds. They all did the same thing. The endocrinologist did not know what to do with me. So I was told to seek alternative treatment. I was also told if I did not take the meds my system would shut down and I would die.
In 2005 I found a naturopath/oriental medicine doc. She did a allergy test and took me off of sugar, dairy, soy and gluten. I have been off the meds. The allergies are almost gone. Just in the last two months I have been able to eat carrots. I tried a little apple the other day and was OK. It was covered in sauce. I am very afraid of raw apples.
I don't do a lot of tumeric cumin, and cardaman. I can start adding this to my food.
No almond milk.
I do do lots of coriander(cilantro) and ginger.
I don't do coffee(or caffeine) It gives me an upset tummy
The allergies from lyme? Maybe
For protein I do nuts, fish, and free range fowl.
I have lived on the east and west coast. I also have also lived in France in 1993. I do not remember being bit but I have had a history of on and off rash and flu. My Igenex western blot test results are;
Oh my see what happens when I start talking.
My family and I have been enjoying my life without sugar, dairy, gluten and soy for many years.
Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver, lymph system and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and soy.