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   Posted 4/4/2006 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 4/4/2006 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell. It sounds like you might have food allergies.........which ones, now that's the question. Food allergies are sometimes hard to pinpoint because it takes a lot of trial and error. First I recommend you keep a food diary. Record everything you eat and the reaction you have to it from the time you eat it until approximately a few hours later. Over the course of a week, see if you notice a trend. Make sure you record everything that goes in your mouth, even if it's a mint. Did you happen to coat your chicken with anything? What else did you have with the chicken? At the fast food places, what do your normally get?
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   Posted 4/5/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Have you made an appoitment with an allergist yet? If not, please do. Food allergies are nothing to think light of.

My own experiences are quite like yours. Mine started with fast food and then the symptoms started to happen with all chicken. And also lasted for days. Just becareful :)

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   Posted 4/10/2006 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Going to an allergist is incredibly important because if its all in your head then the allergist can help to clear that up and let you know one way or the other what the cause is.

A common substance that people are becoming more allergic to is sulfa. A sulfite allergy can be caused by anything that is preserved, like fast food sauces and salad dressings can be. Just rather check and be sure. Let us know how it goes.
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   Posted 4/10/2006 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Go see an allergist and get tested! My daughter has a life-threatening food allergy. It started out as just a itchy throat and her sounding like she was talking with a mouth full of marbles. Too many exposures can increase your reaction. It is possible for your throat to swell and close completely, suffocating you. My daughter wears a Medic-alert bracelet and carries Benadryl and an epinephrine injection with her everywhere she goes. Better to be tested for allergies and be wrong than not tested and possibly dead. Once you know what you're allergic to, diligence can keep you safe. She has not eaten anything she is allergic to in almost 9 years! Her allergist is very impressed!!! :-)

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   Posted 4/24/2006 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
yea im alergic to some foods and it was hard to realize by ureself but when u get tested its really easy good luck

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   Posted 4/30/2006 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that you need allergy testing for foods.  But, in my opinion, it sounds like it is more likely acid reflux, especially where it has only been the last two months.  It's true that food allergies, (well any allergy really), can pop up quite suddenly.  But, the fact that you are getting those increasing gassy/burp feelings, and because of the types of foods that trigger it, it sounds like reflux disease.  You can have the sensation of food being stuck in your throat, or in your case, feeling like your throat is closing up.  Fast food burgers and fries, BBQ wings with blue cheese, taco salad...what do these foods all have in common?  JUNK!  Foods in restaurants, especially fast food places, are all processed.  That is the worst kind of food to eat.  That is why Chinese food makes a lot of people sick, due to the MSG.  Certain kinds of Chinese food will cause me to wake up in the middle of the night vomiting.  Processed foods also have more iodine in them which is not good.  I have GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease.  Some of the key foods to avoid include, french fries, ground beef (burgers), ckn nuggets, buffalo wings, corn chips (probably in that taco salad), and tomatoes (in ketchup and BBQ sauce).  Everything you are saying bothers you.  I would try over the counter medicines such as Prilosec and Pepcid.  There is also Tagamet.  Over the counter may not be strong enough for some people (I need Prevacid) but, if that is what your problem is, you'll have to try those first anyway.  Insurances don't like paying for PPI's (proton pump inhibitors).  You have to try certain ones and fail before they will approve the meds like Nexium, Prevacid, Aciphex, and Protonix.  If it comes to that though, your doctor will tell you which ones they cover.  Allergy testing is still a good idea, even if it is just reflux.  I have tons of food allergies, from milk and eggs, to coconut and radish, to coffee and brewer's yeast.  I don't drink beer anyway but, I started taking a B-complex vitamin and my colitis acted up.  I looked and found out they have brewer's yeast in them.  Oops. 
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   Posted 5/5/2006 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you may have an allergy to poultry. I've had that food allergy since I was very young. I've done some research online and found that a typically reaction is the throat swelling, but I also have chest pains that come along with it (coupled with some belching). I haven't found anyone else with that sympton yet.
My guess would be if you're eating fast food, they may have cooked a chicken breast on the grill prior to your hamburger. Just that exposure will trigger mine.
It's a pain in the neck to deal with and there's not much to do in a situation like that. I look at all ingredients to make sure there is no chicken stock, flavoring, or any other ingredient listed.
You should get tested regardless.

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   Posted 9/25/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Once the allergens have been identified and eliminated from the diet the problem should be solved. This can sometimes be more difficult that it sounds. Some of the more common food allergens are hard to avoid.
This leads to much label reading and less time in the fast food lines.
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