Chicken intolerance please give input

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bighomey
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   Posted 1/22/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I tried telling people that when i eat chicken i feel dizzy after and light headed. My hands and feet get real cold too as if my blood flow is being restricted.

They all think i am full of it because they are ignorant to intolerance's.

I am 100% sure i am intolerant to chicken , and my question is, do you think i am just intolerant to chicken, or am i intolerant to Any protein.

What are the specifics of this situation?

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   Posted 1/22/2011 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have these symptoms when you eat other forms of protein? If not, then it probably is just the chicken. Chicken is notorious for causing intolerances and allergies. Symptoms can range greatly with intolerances. If you feel that you are having reactions to certain foods, you should go see your doctor to be tested.
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Alcie
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   Posted 1/22/2011 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you get any other symptoms? Upset stomach, hives, itchiness?

Have you tried taking an antihistamine for the reactions? That would indicate if the reaction is an IgE mediated alergy or a sensitivity/intolerance.

Have you been to an allergist for a skin test? You should also get tested for eggs and feathers. Do you have the reaction from turkey or duck?

To help your allergist, keep a food journal with all foods you eat, times, reactions after an hour, 2 hours, or more if it takes a long time to come on. I would not recommend doing challenge testing until you are cleared for it by your allergist. He may want you to have an Epipen on hand.
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couchtater
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   Posted 1/22/2011 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You could be allergic to the antibiotics or disinfectants they spray on the chickens at the farm.
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ledman5555
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   Posted 1/24/2011 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks alot guys for the responses.

Im not sure if its a protein or just the chicken... I eat Meat fine....i eat eggs fine....

But when i eat chicken my body gets all cold and my head gets dizzy.

not sure if its what they spray the chicken with or if its just the chicken itself

i will need to do more testing on myself to figure it out, but for now, im definitely staying away from chicken.

ledman5555
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   Posted 1/24/2011 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
no, i dont have money for allergy tests and what not. i dont even have money to go to the doctors.

so i just test myself

Alcie
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   Posted 1/24/2011 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Keeping a food and medicine journal/log is free. Try it for a couple of months to see if you can pinpoint specific foods that bring on your symptoms.

If your symptoms are not life-threatening you can probably do challenge testing with suspect foods or ingredients, although I would recommend a doctor's OK on that. Challenge testing is free and simple. Start with a teaspoonful (or a TBSP if you are not highly sensitive), wait 20 minutes, not in your log any symptoms. If none, take 2 tsp and wait another 20 minutes. If no reaction, take 4, then 8 then 16 and stop. Wait at least a couple of hours before moving on to the next food. I did 2 a day because I had a pretty good idea which ones would give me symptoms.

I had to break down my foods further than just the hamburger. The meat was fine, but the bread, ketchup, mustard, onion and pickle all gave me varying degrees of reactions. I didn't have problems with a waffle, but the maple syrup made me sick immediately. I had to give up brown sugar on my oatmeal ....

Wtih food intolerances, the only "cure" is avoidance.

Do you have a problem with chicken soup? Have you tried organic chicken? Chicken protein does trigger for some people allergies or intolerances.
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