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OH WHAT THE HELL...eo! OAS and latex allergies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 30, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Ahhhhhwtfbbq! Okay, so I'm doing FODMAPS to deal with GERD/IBS. That severely limits my vegetable options, PLUS I'm avoiding fruit for the meantime to go VLC (GERD as well). So far, the protocol, plus other measures, seems to be working nicely. Here's the problem:

I suffer from TMJ as well as pretty bad allergies. I don't asphyxiate, but when I get a sinus infection--let me just say, the flu would be a welcome deviation. Anyways, I've been having some swelling right under my jaw (neck/throat area). It could possibly be TMJ, and I'm going to my acupuncturist and chiropractors for help in the immediate future, and possibly my doc who can do prolotherapy.

This issue also seems to be causing some trouble swallowing. Let me start off by saying, I can swallow, and there's no pain. It just seems like that beginning part behind the tongue/where the jaw and neck connect is inflamed/swollen.

My dentist swears TMJ doesn't cause trouble swallowing. Interestingly enough, the people I've seen on forums, WebMD, and PubMed disagree. I cannot imagine that inflamed neck/jaw muscles cannot impact swallowing. After all, that's where swallowing begins (doctors baffle me sometimes).

The other option is this thing I've recently come across OAS. Basically, an allergic reaction to environmental and food allergies. The symptoms are mainly throat and mouth related.

http://www.allergyclinic.co.uk/oas.htm

Here's the quicker. Down at the bottom it lists some foods to avoid. And guess what? Several of them are FODMAP friendly foods I eat right now (carrots and celery primarily).

So...do I just eat spinach, fish, meat, and bone broth for the rest of my days?

I've been tested for food allergies four times in my life. I have none except gluten. I did have an IgE allergy test done and found that the results should have just printed off the words "PALEO" on the sheet. Sensitivities to: nuts, legumes, grains, and dairy.

I'm starting to understand why people just give in and take a pill sigh. This is definitely not helping my stress.

If it's TMJ, no big deal. There seems to be over a dozen treatment options to try. Not sure if I can handle too many more allergies though. Oh, and for those interested, I live in the Ohio Valley, or as we like to call it, "Satan's Allergy Pit".

Screw it, I'm going to go have some nitrate-free, sugar-free, hormone-free, antibiotic-free pastured bacon.

PS. I've been scoped by a GI and two ENTs not even a year ago. Last time I had a much more severe globus feeling that felt like a softball was lodged in my throat...after eating a grilled cheese sandwich no less. They found nothing. No inflammation, nothing.

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on August 23, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Yeah, I have to say, I get this hard-time-swallowing thing when I'm in a lot of pain and it's causing me anxiety. My what-I-think-is-endometriosis always triggers this feeling, as well as constriction in the chest. I don't think it's that uncommon.

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on May 30, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Metaphorically-speaking, trouble digesting makes perfect sense to me from what you wrote.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on May 30, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Rigton, I had eczema in specific places that only flared up when I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. Once I finally broke up with the guy, my skin healed completely in 3 weeks.

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on May 30, 2012
at 03:42 PM

And actually, I probably should not post this on here (but I've been pretty open about it to those who know me anyways), but I got out of a mentally abusive--well, she wouldn't even allow me to call it a relationship--awhile ago. When she was around my GERD flared up horribly, to the point I couldn't eat anything with throat burning and mouth burning. So...yeah. Maybe I have more emotional issues going on than physical ones. Thanks, Dragonfly. I'll look into this.

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on May 30, 2012
at 03:37 PM

How much of an impact can emotional issues have on digestive health, ect.? Not to sound vapid or anything...

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on May 30, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Worth looking into emotional issues (since it seems you have looked into all the physical ones, from reading your previous posts.)

EFT (Tapping) may help. You can check out the website at www.eftuniverse.com.

I've had clients with chronic headaches, asthma, and depression find complete relief when we cleared the emotional issue underlying their symptoms.

E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd

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on May 30, 2012
at 03:37 PM

How much of an impact can emotional issues have on digestive health, ect.? Not to sound vapid or anything...

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on May 30, 2012
at 05:17 PM

Metaphorically-speaking, trouble digesting makes perfect sense to me from what you wrote.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on May 30, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Rigton, I had eczema in specific places that only flared up when I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. Once I finally broke up with the guy, my skin healed completely in 3 weeks.

E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd

(1307)

on May 30, 2012
at 03:42 PM

And actually, I probably should not post this on here (but I've been pretty open about it to those who know me anyways), but I got out of a mentally abusive--well, she wouldn't even allow me to call it a relationship--awhile ago. When she was around my GERD flared up horribly, to the point I couldn't eat anything with throat burning and mouth burning. So...yeah. Maybe I have more emotional issues going on than physical ones. Thanks, Dragonfly. I'll look into this.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on August 23, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Yeah, I have to say, I get this hard-time-swallowing thing when I'm in a lot of pain and it's causing me anxiety. My what-I-think-is-endometriosis always triggers this feeling, as well as constriction in the chest. I don't think it's that uncommon.

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on July 26, 2012
at 12:24 AM

You really need the GAPS diet. Allergies are caused by leaky gut, as are digestive problems. GAPS removed all non-monosaccharides from your diet so carbs only come from vegetables, very ripe fruit, and honey. The diet is based around meat, organs, fat, broth (bones and gelatin (feet/hooves, skin, heads, etc), and probiotics or fermented foods to rebalance gut flora.

www.gaps.me

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