Strange and wierd problems are affecting my eating habits and life!!
A little history, I am 25 years old and in the military and up to about 5 years ago I was able to eat Chicken, Duck, Watermelon, Shrimp, and Lobster and I was not able to eat Pecans, Cantelope, and tomatoes.
After a deplyment to Egypt I returned home to find the complete oposite I am now having issues with all the things I was fine to eat Chicken, Duck, Watermelon, Shrimp, and Lobster and not having any issues with Pecans, Cantelope, and Tomatoes. If fact I can eat hand fulls of pecans and if something touches chicken I can get sick.
Some of the symptoms are bloated feeling, nausea, swelling of the throat, and itchy tongue. The symptoms differ from each food but are always the same. I have never had a serious reaction that would warrant as an emergency or a trip to the hospital but still very painful and getting annoying.
But there is a problem I can eat fried chicken until its shooting out of my eyes (because I cant eat chicken any other way so i fill up!!) and I can also eat crab and turkey and other foods that are the same type as the ones Im allergic to.
Im sure this is an allergy but why after 20 years would I have problems with these foods and why after 20 years would I be fine with problem foods. Please help I want to eat chicken again. Plus this is a huge problem when my wife and daughter are fine with chicken and they have to suffer from my misfortune. I also want to work on losing weight and chicken is a huge food to miss out on when trying to lose weight. HELP!!