allergies to food??

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   Posted 1/11/2013 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Started with allergic reaction when i ate 2 bites of a vegetarian pizza, went to an allergy specialist and did a skin test in Barrie, ontario and said i was allergic to wheat.. Cut wheat out of my diet and had a allergic reaction to Gluten free bread as well i ate a steak salad from pita pit with no dressing i just mixed up mayo and mustard had an allergic reaction(salad consist of spinach,romain,tom,cucumber,green peppers, dry steak) went back to alloergy specialist 8 weeks later and skin test again and they said wheat allergy negative.. they said i can eat wheat cause first test was slight allergy. have not eaten wheat since that was october. what is going on... i have to drink Benedryl and eat clonazepam when i get symptoms because i have panic attacks when i get a flair up from food?? anyone going through this? cant work from anxiety and i feel awful was too scared to eat now eating somewhat, feeling low and fatigued.. cant concentrate to work or stomach feeling too sick to leave home.

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   Posted 1/11/2013 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Did both have tomatoes? You might have a nightshade allergy.

Nightshades are:
potatoes (not sweet potatoes)
sweet and hot peppers (including paprika, cayenne pepper and Tabasco sauce)
ground cherries
tomatillos and tamarillos
garden huckleberry and naranjillas
pepinos and pimentos

The following should be included on the list:
Chile peppers (including the dried/ground varierty found in chili powder)
Cape gooseberry
Goji berry

Also note that based on the list above, many items should be avoided by those who have sensitivity to nightshades (those with arthritis and/or joint issues)
olives with pimentos
tomato sauce
potato chips
most Mexican food (due to the use of peppers, hot pepper sauce, tomatoes, etc.)
many Italian foods (due to the use of tomatoes)
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   Posted 1/12/2013 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I would write down everything I ate, drank in a notebook. When allergy happens put it with according meal, drink, date, time


Jan 1, 2023 6:00 Am Breakfast

8oz coffee, black
1 piece toast, buttered
1 cup oatmeal, brown sugar
** Allergic Reaction**

Keep a diary like that, and take it to the doctor. They will have a better idea to what to do in testing. It will help to look for common factors.
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   Posted 1/12/2013 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
infoseeker -
What kind of "allergic reaction" did you have? Did you get upset stomach or hives or gastric reflux?

Skin tests aren't highly accurate, so as you've already been advised, keeping a food diary may help you figure out your allergy best.

Sometimes a reaction isn't even to the chemistry of the food but to the texture: for instance yesterday I ate a very small steak and nothing else for lunch. I chewed it very well but it still caused a little physical irritation in my lower esophagus. Maybe 15 minutes later while standing at a counter I nearly collapsed and passed out. It felt like my heart stopped for a couple of seconds. I didn't end up on the floor but was going down. I was lucky to catch myself. It was a "vasovagal reaction." I've had them often enough. My chemical reactions often start like this and then hop to tachycardia.

Anyway, my allergist had me keep a food log, then do "food challenges" when I had a list of foods, to find out what part of the foods were giving me problems.

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