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What's A Common Misconception About Food Allergy?

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posted May 20
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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

People in general don't understand allergies. I found this really frustrating during the pandemic - being coeliac means NO wheat. I am NOT intolerant. I saw one guy take lots of gluten free stuff in a supermarket because he couldn't get the normal stuff, as he called it. Normal to me is NON gluten. Same with allergies, you have a strange reaction that unless you have allergies people don't understand why makes them react bizarrely. An allergy is NOT an intolerance, it can be life changing. Fed up of it, oh and manufacturers are worse!

posted May 20
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Honestly, I didn’t know. I’m able to eat cheese and ice cream but not drink milk or eat cottage cheese. I also think I’m developing issues with yogurt. So I learned something today.

posted May 20
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

My sister in law was talking about my food allergies and intolerances recently. She remarked that when we lived with her mother for 3 months due to a delayed house move, she used to give me foods she knew would be a problem. They both thought it was funny. However, this was pre being advised to go gluten and dairy free. I already had issues with several foods, causing D&V or migraines.

posted May 25
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

Agree. Unfortunately majority of people just have no concept of allergies or intolerances of any description. This hasn’t changed much in over 40 years. Many people just put it all down to “oh you are fussy “

posted May 24
A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member

“Oh, come on! You can have a LITTLE BIT!”
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If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that…

posted May 23

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