Alcie, The problem is that I have been eating all these foods for a while, never thinking that I might actually have a problem with them, and so its only recently, due to feeling worse (and looking worse) that I have kept a really detailed food diary, and its not looking good! I eat a lot of homemade coconut yogurt, and coconuts, I only found out today are not great if you have a problem with sulfites, so I am going to ask my allergist next week about that! and so I really need to not eat anything that may have sulphites in them for a few days before trying a proper test later on in the week when the hives on my forehead have gone down.
On top of this, my allergist suspects I have a problem with histamines, which appears to be right, judging by my heart rate the other night after eating some peanut butter on GF rice crackers and a glass of wine, and of course I now know I can't have rice, which I had no idea about when I ate the rice crackers. I am starting to feel upset to be honest, I love my home made coconut yogurt, it makes me happy, and this morning I woke up and wept because everything I love seems to be causing me problems. I honestly am starting to wonder what the heck I can eat, I also keep forgetting stuff, for example, yesterday I bought some Gluten free bread, and then remembered it contains egg, which I now cannot eat, and I bought rice flour for my pancakes, which of course I now cannot have. I feel like I am becoming so awfully sensitive that soon I will live on a diet consisting of a straw and something like Ensure!! One other thing that I am finding quite alarming, and I wonder if you have experienced this is that after eating some foods in the evening, my body seems to shut down and I fall into a deep sleep, and that is even without taking an alcoholic drink, its as if my body is just shutting itself down.
The good thing is that I am to have the immunotherapy soon, for my perfume intolerance, and that will change my life a bit as I will be able to go out more.
Samantha, 45 yrs
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Pentasa..2g daily. Vitamin D, Multivitamin, Calcium, St Johns Wort.
Gluten free from Sept 2014, Dairy free from Dec 2014
Diet..Kefir, Coconut Yogurt, Sauerkraut, Nopal, all help. In clinical remission as of July 2015