Sorry friends, I really haven't been around much this week.
Not much bloggin' and not much twitterin'...see on Wednesday morning I finally had my appt at the allergist! It was the day that I'd been waiting eagerly for. There were many questions that I wanted answered about the almost 3 years of headache hell I've been going through. I didn't get much help with the glutamate/yeast questions, other than 'avoid the foods'..yeah well that is all good when you don't have to live with the problem...
BUT, I did get help with why there are so many fruits and veggies that give me 20 mins of torture when i eat them..itchy throat, itchy inner ears, etc..
Turns out that when you have not-so-awesome seasonal allergies like me, you can get something to go along with it called Oral Allergy Syndrome/Pollen-Food Allergy.
So when suddenly you realize that you can't eat msg/glutamate/yeast/etc foods, meaning you have to take out packaged foods(and dairy, vinegar, soy, etc etc) and then you have issues eating fresh fruits and veggies..you basically go mad because there really isn't much you can eat! (which led me to find out earlier this week that a big ol' sweetpotato boiled in veggie stock, then mixed with curry powder and a can of coconut milk and then immersion blendered..makes a REALLLLY tasty soup!)
Anywho..wanna see a pic of my arms all allergy'ed up??
* This pic seriously doesn't do how angry/red/puffy/gross my arm really looked in person! It looked like i'd been attacked by some VERY hungry mosquitos, leaving rather large welts/hives behind! *
*also this is 9am*
*And here it is later, around 3pm, after lots of Benadryl..still hot and angry(but pic not really showing that!!)*
So anyways, I was feeling fine that day, just had itchy/angry arms...started getting a headache that night..woke up Thurs morn quickly popped a Claritin in me, then went to do the eyedrops and realized WOAH my eyes were red and swollen and soooo itchy..guess i won't be going out after all..and the headache is bugging me too, spent day in and out of sleep...headache continues to get worse and then i realize 'OMG, they tested yeast in my arm!'. Thursday night I got the worst msg/yeast headache EVER. The dizzy/nausea/hot-feeling/headache was almost unbearable. I went to bed at 8:30. Friday I wake up and am so thankful that it's all over, even if I'm slightly headache-y..but I still have really itchy eyes etc so i go back to the benadryl(i have now emptied the bottle). At least I can function! Today(saturday) I have moved onto extra-strength Reactine, with my eyedrops, and FINALLY tonight I feel human again!!!
What a crazy ordeal! And she wants me to go through it again next year?! WHY?!
SO, this is where I have been...hopefully you made it through my rambling post. I hope that it made sense...
Do you have allergies? Have you done allergy testing? Did you feel like this after?