Strange question for me. When I was born I had cronic ecsema and dermatitis plus asthma. By 13 I was tested for allergies because they were becoming a problem, constant itching, throat infections, blocked ears etc, I found that I have a very high allergy to all grasses, dustmites, goats, and then general allergies to everything tested (109 scratch tests) except I had no food allergies at all, that would have been around 1983. Around 18-19years old (1989) I virtually wasnt really suffering from much at all. In 2006 i had my daughter and strange allergies arose, I couldnt understand how to help myself because they werent the same allergies I had suffered before. Last year 2010 I was beside myself, I felt like killing myself ( you can see I didnt) because I was suffering so badly, my entire body was covered in rashes, hives, the skin on my face was flaking off like I had servere sunburn constantly, my legs are so pocked from hives coming up and breaking, my back was so sore I couldnt sleep on it, still a bit of a problem now. I continued to go to the dr but wasnt getting anywhere, I went to a herbalist who gave me more light on my situation. He got me to ask the dr 4 some new blood test, I now know that I am very highly allergic to any vegetable that grow on grass which is wheat, corn, sugar, rye, barley, oats, rice, the list goes on, virtually all grains, then I also found I was Highly allergic to the legume family, all beans, pulses, soya, chickpeas, peanuts that list goes on too. To my surprise my worst food allergy was potato, then I have tomatoes, coconuts, seasame seeds and beef. My medium allergies consist of pork, eggs, gluten, milk, yeast, cheese, buckwheat, and the lowest allergy was chicken meat. The only weird thing I have no allergy to is seafood. I have been tested for celiac and Im not one. Another new very high allergy beside grass and dust again was moulds including penicillian. Everything I was tested for I reacted to, those I havent had tests for are trial and error, just have to see what happens when I eat things different, because it would cost a fortune to have every food tested in my case.
I got to a point that i tried to admit myself into hospital because I was swelling up all over my body and neck and bleeding all over from scratching myself, the dr told me there was nothing he could do, they gave me a large dose injection of antihistamines and steriods to last for 4 days. The nurse was concerned and told me to see my dr which I did the next day. He gave me a big injection of antibiotics for 2 days running because I had a servere staph infection in my blood from constantly scratching and being open to infection. I had more blood tests and since have been on varying antibiotics and low dose steriods which have kept me to a minimum of problems. Im still on 4 antibiotics a day, and 2 steriods a day while I eat chicken soup, fish, fair few vegies and fruit that I can eat, but a bit naughty and have coffee in the morning rather than water. I still flare up every couple of days or weeks but do still constantly have hives coming back then getting better, then coming back, so Im still confused, there must be more allergies that I still cant figure out. One thing I can say is it a very good if you want to loose weight, but I wonder how nutritious it is missing out on alot of good food. People say, you shouldnt just stop eating things, how do you know the dr is right, I try to explain, its my body that keeps telling me, everyone else is just trying to help. Im hoping to get a handle on it real soon cause I really want to get of the antibiotics and steriods as soon as I can. Probably given you more info than you need. My father is Danish and moved to Aus when he was 13, he also suffers servere allergies when he was young but no longer, my mum has never had allergies but last year ended up with one of those needles you carry for reactions when she suddenly decided to have a very servere sulphur reaction which she has never had before, by the way I also have a good sulphur reaction too. My son is 13 and is allergic to rubber and the way of rubber and foods containing the same substance such as bananas, dont quite remember but alot of fruits and vegies, he doesnt seem to have any problems with these things now except tomatoes. My daughter is 5 now and doesnt seem to have any allergies at all that I know about, im hoping both kids come out ok and dont contract allergies, asthma, ecsema at a later age, hope I helped cheers sonny Reply