Sulfites cuasing extreme pain in teeth

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   Posted 1/2/2014 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Recnetly visited the hospital for some allergy test following a strange reaction to beer (guinness) and cider. Hald way through the pint, my nose would start running, eyes watering, restricted breathing felt linke hay fever symptoms (although I have never had hay fever). Havent drunk since as after the one drink it would leave me feeling cloudy headed, headaches and restricted breathing.

doctor mentioned a sulfite allergy, never heard of it before but since reading about it online I seem to have a number of symptoms.

Im trying my hardest to work out what to eat and what not to eat, I eat very well and heathy but it seems some of the stuff I like contains these sulfites which are cuasing a number of reactions.

For the past 5 days I have woken with presssure over my right eye, leading to further headaches lasting all day, I am also getting extemely bad pains in my teeth, only on the left side radiating across the left side of my jaw, its even making my gums hurt and adding to my already pounding headache, is this usual?

I dont want to read too much online but it would be good to understand if anyone else is suffering or has suffered the same symptoms and what was the cause.

Look forwrd to eharing from any of you

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   Posted 1/3/2014 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, big guy.

Do look online. There is a lot of real information available. Just avoid blog stuff and sites that are only trying to sell their "cures." This site has some real experts. Your symptoms seem like possible true allergy, not just sensitivity like I have, so look for that information. There's a search box at the top of the page.

There's a good book, free online at
It can teach you how to calculate how much sulfite is in different foods. With the allergy symptoms you may react to even small amounts, so you really should determine your level of tolerance. My reaction is tachycardia, which I get at 2000 - 3000 micrograms.

Migraine headache is a pretty common reaction to sulfite for those who are sensitive. Rick, who wrote the No Sulfite book suffers from that.

Good luck with getting informed. There is SO much information it can get confusing. Start right away keeping a food journal. Look that one up on the search box.

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   Posted 1/3/2014 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sixfoot,

I saw that your subject heading mentioned pain in your teeth and I wanted to respond. Since being on JJ Virgin's elimination diet of inflammatory foods, my allergy and fibromyalgia symptoms have improved.

One of the foods JJ mentions as an inflammatory food is eggs. After being off of eggs for a month, I had one last week and I had a symptom a hour later that I hadn't had in a long while. All of my teeth hurt. A couple hours later my jaw hurt. I haven't had an issue since.

A lot of the foods mentioned in the following list of sulfite foods I already am aware that I'm sensitive to them. Here's the list:

Try to eat clean, nothing processed, no sugar. I don't do gluten, dairy, peanuts, soy, corn, sugar and sweeteners, and eggs.

Good luck to you. I believe the more you work at eliminating unhealthy foods, the more you can learn about what you are sensitive to.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, MCS, scoleosis, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, allergies, headaches. On a regiment of different supplements including sleep supplements. I eat nutritiously and do not eat foods I'm sensitive to and ever since a back injury triggered my fibromyalgia, I have been doing prescribed stretches twice daily.
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