Posted 2/29/2016 2:48 PM (GMT -6)
So about a year and a half ago my pain started, it was mild abdominal discomfort and constant hives all over my legs. The pain progressed and would eventually get to where I couldn't move my body I was in so much pain, it felt like somebody was twisting my intestines and pulling them and then also throwing rocks at my stomach. By far the worst pain I've ever felt, this intensity happened about once a week but I had constant pain 24/7. And then my legs were just scabs because I had scratched all my skin off. After MANY MANY doctors visits and tests that were unsuccessful in diagnosing me, I turned to the internet and discovered that I was allergic to sulfite. I changed all my lotions, soaps, shampoos and laundry detergent and went on a super super strict sulfite free diet (I wouldn't eat anything I didn't cook myself). For the first time in 10 months I was pain free, it was incredible.
So I've been on this diet for about 8 months now. I'll mess up a little bit every once in a while and I will accidentally eat like pepper or something with soy in it and I will have mild abdominal pain and will have hives for a couple of days. But recently I have noticed that if I mess up and eat the things that bothered me before because they had a little bit of soy or something, I haven't been reacting.
So BIG step. I ate fast-food. Now it was from a local fast food chain that has locally raised, natural preservative and antibiotic free meat, fresh vegetables, potatoes that are cut in-house (but fried in canola oil which is a no-no) but it had cheese on it, and bread that I'm assuming is fresh but I don't know and then it had special sauce (which is like a mixture of mayo and spices and pepper and stuff of the sort -- all of which would normally make me react). And surprisingly I had absolutely no reaction, not even the slightest itching. And then yesterday I drank half of a Sprite and I was fine!
I know people can outgrow allergies but it is normal to outgrow them this fast? I want to try more food and I'm really excited but I'm scared of going too far and being in pain again.