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Food Allergies? HELP!!!!

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  • Posted By: hubshouse
  • January 17, 2007
  • 11:18 PM

9 years ago after the birth of my last child I began having unusual swelling of the lips, face, tongue, hands, feet. After many doctors appointments, I still had no answer. One morning I was eating a left over eggroll when my throat closed and I could not breathe. I panicked, my heart raced, enough adrenaline pumped through my body that I began to breathe and I was able to call 911. I was refered to an allergist and had several tests to confirm food allergies. I found out that I was allergic to- Turkey, Beef, Peanuts, Onions, Cabbage, Wheat, Soy.....The list is too long.......I have avoided all of those items but am still having reactions. I have been on prednisone, atarax, zyrtec, allegra...You name it I have tried it. I have recently moved and am seeing a new allergist. I recently had a new test to confirm all of my allergies, the test results came back negetive. This time my allergist did a blood test to confirm allergies. Now I am completely confused. I still have rashes, hives, unusual swelling. Today I had to miss work due to the left side of my face was so swollen that my eye was swollen shut and my bottom lip was so swollen that it looked like it was going to burst. I do not know what to do. I am completely scared to death to eat anything. I do not know if I have true food allergies or if it is something else. I was told that I have high protein levels in my urine and blood. I cannot find out what that means. I have had several trips to the ER because of what I thought were allergy attacks. All of the ER nurses suggest I be tested for Lupus. I need help. I am constantly tired and sick, the swelling is painful and I am completely drained after an "attack". Please, anyone, HELP!!! Any suggestions/advise would be greatly appreciated...I do not know what to do.

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  • What is your digestion like? Do you have gas/bloating after you eat, diarrhea or loose stools? Do you have constipation? Who often do you urinate a day? Any abdominal pain? Do you take any medications currently?Do you tend to run hot or cold? Cold hands and feet? Any hot flashes?Any additional info you can provide will help:)
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 00:56 AM
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  • 9 years ago after the birth of my last child I began having unusual swelling of the lips, face, tongue, hands, feet. After many doctors appointments, I still had no answer. One morning I was eating a left over eggroll when my throat closed and I could not breathe. I panicked, my heart raced, enough adrenaline pumped through my body that I began to breathe and I was able to call 911. I was refered to an allergist and had several tests to confirm food allergies. I found out that I was allergic to- Turkey, Beef, Peanuts, Onions, Cabbage, Wheat, Soy.....The list is too long.......I have avoided all of those items but am still having reactions. I have been on prednisone, atarax, zyrtec, allegra...You name it I have tried it. I have recently moved and am seeing a new allergist. I recently had a new test to confirm all of my allergies, the test results came back negetive. This time my allergist did a blood test to confirm allergies. Now I am completely confused. I still have rashes, hives, unusual swelling. Today I had to miss work due to the left side of my face was so swollen that my eye was swollen shut and my bottom lip was so swollen that it looked like it was going to burst. I do not know what to do. I am completely scared to death to eat anything. I do not know if I have true food allergies or if it is something else. I was told that I have high protein levels in my urine and blood. I cannot find out what that means. I have had several trips to the ER because of what I thought were allergy attacks. All of the ER nurses suggest I be tested for Lupus. I need help. I am constantly tired and sick, the swelling is painful and I am completely drained after an "attack". Please, anyone, HELP!!! Any suggestions/advise would be greatly appreciated...I do not know what to do.I come from a family of allergic people. We have been rushed to the hospital so many times- my Aunt, my siblings, and I.I became allergic to everything. I have been having weird auto immune reactions for the last 10 years. Finally I became disable 2 months ago.Now I am learning the truth behind allergies. Allergies are not a disease, but a symptom that debilitates, takes years of your life and kills you.The truth about allergies lies in the gut. A leaky gut will let indigested food scape into the blood stream, once that happens, you'll body will be producing antibodies to the food you eat regularly. The kidney and liver eventually overwork themselves and then the lupus and fatigue diagnoses start to unfold.You start becoming allergic to everything because everything is hitting the bloodstream.Rotate your food, and learn more about the Leaky Gut Syndrome and the Candida Connection.http://www.gloriagilbere.com/InvisibleIllnesses.htmhttp://www.drcranton.com/yeast.htmhttp://www.afpafitness.com/articles/LEAKGUT4.HTMThese are new diseases that have been given to us by the prescription, non-prescription drugs, and our diets. I always thought I was healthy.Discipline and patientce and we are going to beat this thing.Best.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 01:16 AM
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  • The high protein levels in your urine are indicative of kidney problems. Take a look here:http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/nephrotic/index.htm Nephotic Syndrome is not a disease within itself, but a symptom of another condition. You may also have food allergies, but maybe you have toxins built up in your body that are keeping you sick, and it's apparently related to your kidneys. The allergies may also be CAUSING the kidney failure, if you really are allergic to so many things, your body just may not be able to handle the waste filtering. I can only recommend that you see someone to test kidney function. Best of luck.--Sarah
    deadlysauce 67 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:44 AM
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  • The high protein levels in your urine are indicative of kidney problems. Take a look here:http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/nephrotic/index.htm Nephotic Syndrome is not a disease within itself, but a symptom of another condition. You may also have food allergies, but maybe you have toxins built up in your body that are keeping you sick, and it's apparently related to your kidneys. The allergies may also be CAUSING the kidney failure, if you really are allergic to so many things, your body just may not be able to handle the waste filtering. I can only recommend that you see someone to test kidney function. Best of luck.--SarahI agree. It is called antigenic debris. Your kidneys work overtime trying to clean up after your liver is done pumping proteins out into your system.You have to detox. Some of that toxic bile can pump up into your pancreas.You need a holistic doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:53 AM
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  • OMG. please please private message me. i recently had allergic reactions to a red apple and organic soymilk, both of which i've had my whole life. and i'm also really allergic to alcohol - my whole body turns red and itchy for up to 8 days and the skin peels afterwards like a sunburn. my email is etang@fas.harvard.edu. thank you!!!I come from a family of allergic people. We have been rushed to the hospital so many times- my Aunt, my siblings, and I.I became allergic to everything. I have been having weird auto immune reactions for the last 10 years. Finally I became disable 2 months ago.Now I am learning the truth behind allergies. Allergies are not a disease, but a symptom that debilitates, takes years of your life and kills you.The truth about allergies lies in the gut. A leaky gut will let indigested food scape into the blood stream, once that happens, you'll body will be producing antibodies to the food you eat regularly. The kidney and liver eventually overwork themselves and then the lupus and fatigue diagnoses start to unfold.You start becoming allergic to everything because everything is hitting the bloodstream.Rotate your food, and learn more about the Leaky Gut Syndrome and the Candida Connection.http://www.gloriagilbere.com/InvisibleIllnesses.htmhttp://www.drcranton.com/yeast.htmhttp://www.afpafitness.com/articles/LEAKGUT4.HTMThese are new diseases that have been given to us by the prescription, non-prescription drugs, and our diets. I always thought I was healthy.Discipline and patientce and we are going to beat this thing.Best.
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  • Leaky gut /candida overload can cause multiple food sensitivities, as well as chemical/fragrance intolerances, mood swings, migraines, and much more. Oil of Oregano is brilliant for this problem, but it may take many months to cleanse and get back on track. Also, the only treatment I have found that will reverse a food allergy/sensitivity is called NAET - Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques. It reprograms the brain so that it no longer signals a hyper immune response to a stimulus (ie food triggers). naet.com for more info...it worked for me and I've helped many people clear their allergies with this treatment. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi ..m a medico .. listen , tis post is very important for ur problem there`s a condition called ANGIONEUROTIC EDEMA which gets precipitated after food intake , cold weather etc.. u would`ve had this from many yrs but the pregnancy would`ve triggered the first attack !! pls ask ur doctor for a thorough work up n let me know the results .. don worry .. god bless :)
    arjun4mb 80 Replies Flag this Response
  • What you have reminds me of my Grandmother's condition, Systemic Mastocytosis... just because of the severe allergic reactions. http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec16/ch185/ch185e.htmlMaybe something is causing the mast cells to overreact?I wish you the best of luck in finding what's wrong with you, if I had more to suggest I would but I'm not a doctor :P
    utopian 4 Replies Flag this Response
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