So, if you read my Page, “My Food Allergies,” you’ll discover the list of symptoms I dealt with before I changed my diet. My symptoms would NOT lead to someone believing they are allergic to a food. My feet were tingly. I was tired all of the time. My mind was foggy. I could not lose weight. I had horrible gas. Knife stabbing feelings entered in my chest. A few other issues I dealt with was dizziness, a sun-like-burn under my skin through my entire body, stinky urine, and parts of my body would swell after certain foods.
Many of those symptoms would make many people and many doctors not necessary believe that someone is actually suffering with food allergies. Those symptoms are not normal allergy reactions.
However, after I changed my diet by avoiding certain foods for quite a bit of time, my allergy reactions dramatically changed to much stronger reactions. My allergy reactions changed to the the well-known symptoms. Some reactions are even life-threatening. Here are my symptoms (which are well-known allergy reactions):
Wheat & Rye: After only breathing around wheat or rye, I get an instant headache and I have a difficult problem to breath. I’ve had a few life threatened reactions after only kissing my husband or walking through a bread aisle in a grocery store. (Wheezing and throat narrowing)
Eggs: I’ve eaten chicken eggs twice since I was diagnosed allergic to them. I enjoyed to meals of omelets. Yummy! However, I suffered with the worse stomach cramps for several hours. (Stomach Cramps for several hours)
Codfish: I have no idea. I’ve ever been exposed to them and I don’t care to risk it.
Sulfites: Now this one is tricky. There are exactly 10 different forms of sulfites. So I get different types of reactions, but the reactions are always the same for each food. Some make it harder for me to breath, or wheeze (wine, beer, etc); others cause Stomach cramps (garlic, onion powder, ham, non-diary creamers) are just a few examples.
Before my body would give me unknown reactions, my body was so weak that it couldn’t give a true allergy reaction (or well-known reactions). My immune system was very sick. After staying away from those foods for awhile, my immune system was able to build itself up to being s.t.r.o.n.g. again! So, I assume that is why my allergy reactions are much dramatic after staying away from those foods. Plus, not only do I get those normal, well-known allergy reactions now, I still have other symptoms if I’m expose to unsafe foods, such of feeling fatigue, a knife stabbing feeling in my chest, or parts of my body swells. I have no explanation of those reactions. All I CAN tell you is that I am much, much better off by avoiding those foods I’m allergic to!
I would love to hear about YOUR food allergy/problem REACTION!!!