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Lady Alchemy
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Date Joined Mar 2013
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   Posted 3/12/2013 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone. My name is Shannon and I also suffer from a sulfate allergy..
I'm also 22 and have depression, depersonalization, arthritis, bipolar... well I have a lot on my plate..
I've known about my Allergy for almost 3 years but that doesn't mean it has by any means been easy. My fiancée has been incredibly understanding and supportive but I can't shake the feelings I've been having recently of hopelessness ...
I'll be in the store with friends or even in casual conversation and they'll shame their heads and say that they couldn't deal with so many limitations. It's really been wearing on me lately (perhaps a good deal to do with my depression thus time of year) and I'm feeling more and more hopeless.
my fiancée and I have been fighting more and more due to our current situation but I don't know how to make him understand how frustrated and hopeless I am... I've always been the kind of person that if you tell m I can't I'm going to and go over the top with it..
I've dealt with knowing I may not be able to walk due to my arthritis, possible meds for my mental issues (which I'm proud to say that I'm unmedicated but that might have to change soon) but the extreme limitations of this might actually be too much for me to handle. I hate having to live in paranoid fear and checking every labor.. its not fair..
I just don't see why it matters anymore!! I miss hot pockets, Cheetos, ans doing my own dishes!!

How do you guys deal with the feelings I'm having now? Any advice would be greatly appreciated because I've been feverishly looking for any hope of a cure or treatment because I can't keep living like this. Thank you everyone.

California Cat
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Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 265
   Posted 3/12/2013 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope this isn't too crude. My sister pointed out to me once, that even when nothing else felt good, going pee when your bladder is too full, still feels good. Sometimes just the tiniest things give hope that there is a chance of better. If there are any comedians who get to you, I would try listening to them, watching movies, reading them just to give your brain a boost of happy chemicals. Sad chems. are habit forming - like water running through a groove in the dirt path. It will make a deeper groove. Eventually you get a grand canyon and that's a tough climb out. Little notes to yourself might give you a needed boost too. A post-it with something you like (chocolate still on the ok list?), a dumb joke, a picture of a cute kitten or otter, ANYTHING that still hits the pleasure places in you, just stuck in odd places. One on the lamp shade, fridge, toilet lid? Just an effort to remind your head what happy feels like. Start a happy groove? Hippy philosophy?
My son appears to have Lyme and your symptoms sound pretty similar to some Lyme patients. I'm sending you a big mental hug, OK?

Razzle
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4415
   Posted 3/24/2013 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Consider consulting an Environmental Medicine specialist to help you with this.

Also, are you having trouble with sulfites or sulfates, or both? Sulfate intolerance usually is limited to skin rashes from personal care items that contain sulfates. There are many alternative products that are free of sulfates.

Sulfites, on the other hand, are much more difficult to avoid. But that too is a treatable issue - see http://www.learningtarget.com/nosulfites/ and google Amy Yasko Methylation Protocol for more info.
-Razzle

Chronic Lyme, Bart., Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut dysmotility & non-specific inflammation, Lupus, Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube
Meds: Flagyl, Domperidone, Claritin, Andrographis & other herbs, homeopathy, supplements, etc.
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