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 Post subject: Allergy to flax seed?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:43 am 
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Anyone have any trouble with flax? Earlier in the year, I had some issues with a smoothie I had bought. I thought it might be the protein powder, but now I am thinking maybe it was the flax. I had something else with flax in it and I had the same issue. I don't want to buy some flax because it is very expensive, but I am seeing the allergist on Thursday anyway for some follow-up stuff, and I would love to find out if flax might be the issue. I know what he'll say---if it bothers you, don't eat it :) But he is so hard to get appointments with and if I wait too long I have to get referrals from the GP, so I book appointments every six months just to check in with him. I am wondering, given my other allergies, if flax might be the issue?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:29 pm 
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Update: yup, I'm allergic :) My allergist said he has never seen this one before. Should I feel special that I am some sort of allergy pioneer here? :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:04 pm 
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Of course you are special - ;) - but I'm guessing you are not alone.

Sorry to hear about it, though, although I guess it's good to have it confirmed.

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:00 am 
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At least it seems like a fairly easy one to avoid, especially as I don't eat bread :) He did say he wouldn't worry about it. He thinks it still a rare one because it is not a popular food. He thinks as it gets more trendy and more people are exposed to it, it'll become a more common one. My reaction has been, like my other more minor allergies, mostly a skin one, itchiness on my legs, face and eyes with red spots around my mouth. Nothing deadly :) But still. I guess that'll teach me to try a new food :)

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Food (corn, raw apples, green beans, tree nuts, flax)
Misc (pollen, grass, mold, dogs, cats)


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