Posted 6/30/2013 6:34 PM (GMT -7)
Delayed reactivity does not show up on the traditional allergy tests (those tests only look for IgE antibody-mediated allergies)...suggest consulting an Integrative or Naturopathic Physician to test for IgG/IgA/IgM antibodies to foods. And make sure they do a total immuneglobulan panel as well (i.e., total IgG, total IgM, total IgA, total IgE), in case you have a deficiency that would affect the test results.
Yes, it is possible your high-histamine foods combined with the pollen allergies to create an "allergic overload." And some foods cross-react with pollens (especially some fruits/veggies & grains), too.
I agree your testing was done too close to taking antihistamines & steroids. It takes about a month for the Zyrtec type of antihistamine to fully exit the body (Benadryl takes about a week), and up to 6-12 months for steroids to exit the body.
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