I've had bad allergies as long as I can remember. For the last few years, they seemed to do okay with medications. Well, I had been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome about a dozen years ago. Last year, I started having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and some other symptoms.
A stress test came out fine. I was reading up on something recently and found that palpitations can be caused by a food allergy. Apparently, most of my other whacky health symptoms I've had for the past few years can come from a food allergy. So, I made an appointment with one of the local allergists.
Well, I just back from the allergist and the grocery store.
Apparently, I'm damn near allergic to EVERYTHING. Here's just a partial listing of some of the foods I tested positive for: Corn, Wheat, Rice, Tea, Coffee, Peaches, Bananas, Soy, & Dairy,
Corn is in damn near everything. Trying to eliminate corn, wheat, & rice pretty much eliminates all cereals, breads, & pastas. No rice, soy or dairy means no milk-type products.
I'm going to be on an elimination diet in September (after my vacation). What is worse though, is that there's a lot of foods they didn't test me on. I could be allergic to a lot of other foods too.
I went to the two natural/health food stores in town and bought what I could. I just had a bowl of millet cereal with "hemp milk". Wow. Now I know what dirty bong water tastes like. Worse than I thought it would actually.
Ugh. I'm pretty non-materialistic... but I've always had a weakness for good food. Life just a whole lot suckier.