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 Post subject: New to all of this
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:11 pm 
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Hello
About a week ago I went in to have a prick test for food allergies. I have had issues for a while with becoming ill after eating food and the doctors thought it was my gall bladder (all tests came back negative).

These are the foods that came up as positive results on the test: walnut, beef, broccoli, cantaloupe, black pepper, pineapple, white potato, raspberry, sesame, brewer's yeast, and pumpkin. As far as i know, I am not severely allergic to any of these, meaning that they are not life threatening. But they do make me very ill, lasting from minutes to days. I get cramps, headaches, unable to concentrate, and upset stomach.

I have also been taken off of fermented cheese, pork, chocolate, preservatives, and food colorings as they are possible causes in my constant headaches.

I am a current college freshman and am trying to figure out what I can eat. The past week I have eliminated all of the above from my diet. That also rules out the on campus food service. I have been eating white rice, apples, carrots, apple sauce, chicken, and turkey. I am trying to figure out where to go from here.

All of this is so new to me I am also just trying to cope with the shock. On the positive side, I have been almost symptom free for the past week, which is the longest time that has happened for years. Any advice would be appreciated as I feel alone with what I am going through.


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 Post subject: Re: New to all of this
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:37 pm 
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Wow that's a fairly restricted diet. I hope that you are under the care of a medical Dr as restricted diets can also place your heath in risk.

Sometimes it's helpful to limit the foods temporarily to allow the body to heal and calm down. You may be able to eat many foods again. How long are you on this minimal diet?

Meanwhile, focus on what you can have and positive effects that you are noticing within your body. It's not so much about giving up as it is about taking back control. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New to all of this
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:18 am 
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I have been on this diet for the past week and a half. I am heading back to the allergist on Wednesday, where hopefully I will start adding in more foods.


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