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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:09 pm 
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Location: Hawkestone, Ontario
I'm very new to all this. Your message board looks like a great place, so please bear with me as I tell my story. :D

I started on a quest for information when my husbands allergies went from the occasional seasonal sniffle to not being able to breath night after night...stuffy/runny nose, sneezing....etc.
To me all this meant some kind of airborne allergy. All his doctor and the pharmacy had to offer was meds that didn't work at all. Then I started looking on-line and found to my amazement that all these syptoms can be caused by dairy foods!!
This made sense then, since over the past year he has been on "The Zone Diet" for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. The Zone Diet is mainly about getting your carbs from fruits and veggies and eating low fat protein...that means quite a bit of yogurt and milk with whey protein powder. After only a couple of weeks eating this way all his levels from his blood tests were right in line again.
But as the months went by his allergies kicked in. So now I am figuring it is dairy, so I cut all dairy from his meals and substituted some soy proteins and saw an incredible turn around....he was a new man!! No more stuffy runny nose.

BUT it only lasted for a couple of weeks and then the same old symptoms started to come back. So I got on-line again and got a list of foods containing histamines. I cut out a few things and he seemed better again.
BUT again it only lasted for a week this time. Now he is as bad as ever.
Now it appears that he is reacting to soy.

Does any of this make sense??? For different things to keep appearing after we think we have the problem solved?

I do have one more question....why is this happening now at almost 60 years old?
He has gotten the flu shot for the past 3 years now....is it possible that this is causing him to develope these allergies??
I am a dog breeder and I raise all my dogs on a raw food diet and with minimal vaccines.
I KNOW that over vaccinating a dog (yearly shots) can cause many, many allergic reactions, could it be the same regarding the flu shot??

Thanks very much, I hope to learn a lot and look for help in hopes of helping others in time.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:53 pm 
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Hi Mary -

Since none of us are allergists, it's hard for us to say. It does sound like your husband's system is overloaded... although I don't personally know what would cause that to happen. I will be honest - I also wonder if vaccines are not the root cause or part of the root cause of allergies, but there is no proof at the moment that they are and no specialist would ever say to avoid vaccines in order to avoid allergies.

Obviously vaccines have paid a very important role in public health over the past few decades and I'm sure no one wants to go back to the "good old days" when children and adults died or were left physically or mentally disabled because of measles, mumps, rubella, polio, etc.

I guess all you can do at the moment is make an appointment with an allergist and try to figure out what he should be avoiding.

I do know that it is not unheard of for people to develop allergies later in life. I know adults, both young and not-so-young, who have developed life-threatening allergies to foods they have eaten with no problem all their lives (until that point).

I wish I had more answers for you. I certainly do sympathize. I do think that getting an appointment with an allergist would be a good idea. It would be awful for your husband's reactions to escalate and for him not to have an EpiPen or Twinject with him.

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: Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:36 pm 
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I have convinced him not to get the flu shot this coming fall.

Now this is something interesting.....he pulled a muscle in his back about 3 weeks ago and was prescribed some anti-inflammatories. After a couple of days he realized that his allergies were much better for a few hours after taking the pills.
Doing an experiment, he started taking 1 aspirin and found again that his allergies would be much, much better for 4 -5 hours after taking the pill.

What could possilby be in Aspirin that would help his allergies when all kinds of allgery meds will not help??!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:26 pm 
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Hello,

I don't really know whether vaccines are responsible for the rise in allergies or not but I can safely say they did not play a role in the development of my sons allergies. My boys were not vaccinated until this past fall at age 4 and 7 yet they developed their allergies as babies or toddlers.

Denise

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:53 pm 
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It's not so much the children being vaccinated but the role of vaccination in our genetics that I'm thinking about. Does the fact that parents were being vaccinated play a role in how allergies develop in their children?

My son's are the same as yours, Triliam - or at least the youngest is. He started showing allergic symptoms when he was 2 months old... long before his vaccinations began. So I do agree that there is no direct link between his vaccinations and his allergies.

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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