I have recently been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis and my inflammation levels are not coming down. I am waiting to see a Rheumatologist but my one doctor thinks I might have Fibromyalgia as well. A lot of people have told me that I need to try and figure out if something I am eating is causing the inflammation. How do I do the elimination diet? Where do I start?
I agree with a food diary, also noting how you feel after eating whatever it was you ate. Just note that you may have delayed reactions, such as a few hours until the next day. For example, I am… read more
I have been sick for early 12 years. I have so many food intolerances including gluten, sugar alcohols, and even intolerances to facial creams, sunscreens, and just about every topical lotions that absorb into my skin. Recently I purchased a L’Oreal product that was gluten-free and fragrance free but I still broke out in hives and a burning rash. My primary care placed me on prednisone. What in the world is going on with my body? The 25+ doctors over the years have no idea. I’m beyond… read more
That sounds familiar to me. However, my diagnoses (doctor approved conclusion) about my own trial and error experiences with reactions to everything from most foods to detergent was a corn allergy. In… read more
Saw a comment on a group saying something like "after a (severe) allergic reaction ige levels go up a lot and this takes 3 months to clear. If tests are done within 3 months of a reaction specific ige tests and/or skin prick test have a higher chance of false positives"
Is the above true? I can’t find anything supporting this on the internet
Want to check on wheat allergy in particular where an infant 9 months has a 7mm in skin prick (positive control value was 8 for histamine on skin prick… read more
I have been suffering for many years the excruciating stomach pain if I eat raw fruits and vegetables such as Avocado, Raspberries, Banana etc. The list keeps on increasing every year and one food item gets added
The pain is a level 9 on a scale of 10 and I feel very flushed, palpitations etc. I believe it is intolerance to these food.
On top I have egg, honey and pine nut allergy.
I have tried to explain this to many doctors over the year but nobody seems to find an answer.
Any… read more
I also get cramps in tummy with banana and tongue tingling on to burning sensation as the digestion goes on. I get this same feeling to be honest with almost everything. I try to avoid dairy… read more
Trying to pinpoint what reaction is caused by each thing. We don't have an affirmative diagnosis yet. At least looking at dairy, but could be others as well.
If anyone else has a wheat allergy can you tell me how you have avoided that ingredient since it’s in almost everything?
My daughter was also I learned to read labels. In the 80's I shoped for rice ingredients. Rice bread, rice crackers etc. You can find products online and explain the situation to your store manager… read more
I have severe IBS symptoms. Eliminating food that causes reaction for the past 2 months. Notice my nails became extremely brittle, meaning I dont get the necessary nutrients I need.
Add MSM and Biotin to your diet, might help
Personal stories and advice would be highly appreciated- I feel I will get a better understanding of the road ahead if I can learn from what others have done.
Your allergies are similar to mine. Do you go to restaurants/pubs and watch others eat. The thought of not eating out again is depressing
Looking forward to much missed holidays but a big part used… read more
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