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AutumnS
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Date Joined Dec 2015
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   Posted 12/15/2015 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I have just found out I have a whole lot of allergies and 4 of them are foods. I'm doing RUSH in a couple weeks to start the shots but was told to avoid the foods. Wheat, milk, eggs and brewer's yeast are the allergens and I have all the symptoms. Also in the past few weeks began itching and breaking out in mild hives again after eating. I also was diagnosed with pretty bad asthma about 6 months ago so I thought all the symptoms were side effects from all the meds. (Finally went to a doctor after a decade of trying to self treat) My question is will the food allergies get worse if I continue consuming them 'cause for now none are severe or extreme on the results and do they actually cause physical harm other than just being symptomatic? Of the total that were tested 22 out of 48 were positive and 20 were just irritants. Only 7 or 8 were foods tests. Also can the irritants become allergic with repetitive exposure? I have been searching for few days for these answers to no avail. This is all completely new to me and I'm not sure where to begin. Almost ALL the food in the house has one of those ingredients in it and we don't have the budget for expensive special foods. (6 kids, etc.) And we, unfortunately, don't care for rice too much. Any help would be most appreciated.

Poppie
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   Posted 12/15/2015 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Start a food diary, and slowly introduce foods one at a time (the foods that you have been told you have a problem with) This is the only real way of knowing for sure if the test was accurate, and that you do in fact have an issue with these foods. It is a slow process but necessary to do as eating foods that your body has a problem with can cause all sorts of other issues, like hives for example. Write down how you feel after eating these foods, watch out for any symptoms, like bowel movements, itchy eyes or skin, or acid reflux, that kind of thing. If your home test confirms these allergies you are going to have to cut them out of your diet otherwise you are setting yourself up for long-term problems, especially if you are Gluten Intolerant.
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AutumnS
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   Posted 12/15/2015 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Poppie. And yeah, I have been trying to cut out all of them to see if things get better but it's been hard the last few days since I found out - haven't been able to go shopping yet. Need to eliminate to be able to introduce. This is gonna really suck 'cause I love cheese, hate milk, but love cheese and eat it most days for the calories and calcium. I'm supposed to gain weight and don't really eat much anymore without feeling nauseated and in the bathroom every 15 min.
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