Posted 9/9/2015 12:53 PM (GMT -7)
@Razzle...I will look for the Crystal Geyser, not sure I will be able to get it where I live, but I do know they have Crystal Agua de Manantial (Spring water) Do you think this would be Ok? I do know the re-flux is definitely linked to what I am eating, which is why I am hopeful that I can eliminate everything that is reacting badly with me.
I have ordered some B12 and will definitely pick up some Homeopathic Nux V as I am one of those people that responds well to homeopathy, so thanks for the suggestion. Do you take that every day, or only when you start to feel unwell?
When I next see my GP I will definitely ask about the EpiPen, I don't think I am in the group of people that need them, but one never knows with allergies, they can lay dormant for a while, and then terrify you when they suddenly react badly, to something you thought fairly innocuous!
I will try taking the Ranitidina with a B12 tablet, to counteract the cornstarch, and hopefully the small amount of lactose present in such a small tablet won't cause me a problem, however, I am not sure if it will or not, so will have to try it and see. I will have to try it in any case, as I need something immediately, as I am having to sleep on one of those weird wedge pillows at the moment, to keep my body raised, and the acid re-flux at bay!
I think this is because I am still discovering new allergies, which is resulting in my body being punished daily. Just last week, I discovered through meticulous recording in my food diary, that I cannot take bananas or plantain anymore, this was a serious blow, and if that wasn't upsetting enough, today I suspect the corn in my tortillas could also be a problem!
I was searching online for different recipes using flour, and was dismayed to discover that the four packs of 'Bobs Mills All purpose flour' I recently purchased, contain garbanzo flour, (chickpeas) and Chickpeas were only recently highlighted as a big problem for me at the allergist clinic, and I really had not made that connection, so I need to order some different flour now, but I am at a loss as to what to order, or where to start looking! I just looked at 'King Arthur flour' online, and looking at the list of ingredients, I think I can spot at least two problem ingredients, what do you use? of course it has to be Gluten free also.
@Alcie..I am going to have a look manana for some tea, how I miss it!... and of course being English, tea was something I was brought up on. As I mentioned above, I am going to give the Zantac another go for a few days, as you are correct in suggesting that the lactose may not pose a problem, however I am struggling with a lot of new allergies popping up, so its difficult at the moment.
I think I have been in denial for a while, I knew nothing of Sulfites, and yet if I had taken the time to really look closely, I would have known that was the root cause of most of my ailments, some things you just don't want to admit to yourself, and now I feel like my body is weak, because I continued eating/drinking all the while oblivious of the cumulative effect on my body, and now I am struggling with what to eat.
I don't have Celiac intolerance, just Gluten intolerance thank goodness, and I find this easy enough to handle, but this Sulfite problem has knocked me for six, as it affects my body very quickly and rapidly, and also I have realized (or admitted to myself!) that I cannot eat things like chocolate anymore.... Not for the time being anyway.
I have Lichen Sclerosus and yesterday I had a nasty flare up, which results in some very unpleasant symptoms in the vaginal area, and so I really do need to get on top of everything quickly, as my Ulcerative Colitis has started to play up again, and I have had to raise my Meds from 2g to 3g a day. It's a shame, as only last month after a colonoscopy procedure, and check up, I was told I was in clinical remission.......everything is connected.
I have a feeling that my two recent visits with the allergist, which entailed skin prick testing has actually set me back, and I am supposed to be seeing him next week for Immunotherapy treatment, which I am thinking of cancelling, as I feel like it could make me worse at the moment.
Sorry this is such a long post, but I felt like I needed to get things off my chest! I really appreciate the help from both of you, as you have more experience with the issues relating to Sulfites than me.
Samantha, 45 yrs
Stopped smoking Jan 2013. Diagnosed Left sided UC, 8th Feb 2014.
Pentasa 2g daily, Vit D, Multivitamin, Calcium, St Johns Wort, Vit B12,Quercetin with Bromelain
Gluten, Dairy and Sulfite free.
Clinical remission as of July 2015.