About 1 year ago the fall, I started allergy testing. I found out that I have fall allergies, yealy allergies, candida allergy, and spring allergies. Since having my allergiy testing, I am doing 3 shots per week and in the fall sometimes more. Currently, I am do for my shots this week and my eyes are telling me I better do them soon! Recently, I had a blood test for food allergies and like usual,, I figured I wouldn't have anything show up. Well, I got my results today and lo and behold I have food allergies too (my husband knew I would be allergic to something). Some of it I was surprised at and some I kind of figured. The only issue is that there are a lot of false positives with this test. The big food items that I am allergic too are cheese, egg yolk, gluten, wheat, yeast, and milk with a few others that didn't react as bad as these. I was not surprised with the milk and cheese, since every time I eat them, I tend to feel sick. I wondered about wheat, gluten, and yeast, but i really didn't think that there would be an issue. Now I need to schedule an appt with a dietician and talk about where to go next. Personally, I think I want to just cut out these food items and see how I feel. One web site that I looked at suggested to cut out foods that reacted with a +3 or +4 for at least 10 months and then slowly introduce them back into the diet and things that reacted with a +1 or +2 for 3 or 4 months. I will probably make an appt with a dietician, but I am thinking that the best thing to do is to eliminate these foods and see how I feel.
Today, I did really good until I went off to work. As usual, I stopped at the local muffin shop and got something. I had been feeling really good until then now I feel horrible. Most probably because I ate something that I said I wasn't going to. I am done now with eating things that I shouldn't eat. The only problem is that the dinner I made was with flour and dumplings. I can't decide if I should just eat it and start after that, but part of me says start now! I seriusly feel nasty right now and really want to feel better.
I really think that I need to keep a food journal. This is not going to be easy with 3 little ones, but I think that is the only way to figure out if things are getting any better. So to start off today, I had tea with lemon and stevia, salad with lettuce, red pepper, tomato,cucumber, carrot, celery, goat cheese, walnuts, and dried cherries, and then I had a gingerbread muffin and diet pepsi. I kind of feel bloated and will keep an eye on things!
If anyone reading has suggestions for me, please let me know. This is going to be a tough diet change for me! My goal is to cut out the allergenic foods and also soda.
Curly girl update-I go for my first curly gorl haircut tomorrow. I am so excited. It's been almost a week since I washed my haid with shampoo. I think my hair looks fine, but we shall see how it goes!
Let's hope Hurricane Earl is mild and over quickly here in the Boston area!