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Autoimmune Paleo ate horribly. What can I do to relieve symptoms?

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Created December 22, 2012 at 5:41 AM

So, I'm an autoimmune paleo, and I just traveled to Florida for a friend's graduation. She TRIED to be accommodating, but I didn't rent a car or anything to get to an appropriate store. I ate eggs for breakfast, which I am allergic to. I am celiac, so I didn't eat gluten. But I ate a lot of eggs, chicken, dairy, rice, nightshades, and soy- all of which give me an allergic reaction. My friend really tried, but she didn't realize the only safe items for me are pretty much beef and veggies, and she's a vegetarian.

At the time, I didn't have much of a choice. I'm back home now- dealing with all the symptoms.

I am bloated, have edema in my legs, painful vericose vein flare up, acne, and rashes.

I'm a 21 y/o female college student.

Any ideas for a faster detox?

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on December 23, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Thank you! That's awesome. I've never tried a tanning bed, but I should go try that!

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on December 23, 2012
at 06:24 AM

Vitamin D reduces inflammation and is needed for intestinal mucosa repair

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 04:01 AM

I've been taking quercetin with bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine. It helps in the long run!

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:46 AM

Thank you! That's very interesting... :) I'm feeling utterly horrible. My family thinks I'm crazy with this whole paleo thing, and they're making fun of my fast! Ha!

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:44 AM

What's the purpose of a sun tan? Just curious? Vitamin D???

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Thank you! I will fast. I didn't eat much today. Probably TMI, but I am having a lot of rectal bleeding, and I feel generally like crap. I'm sure xmas is going to be hard to eat well also. I was gluten free last year, but not quite full on autoimmune paleo.

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:42 AM

Thank you! I figured! But I appreciate the response!

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on December 22, 2012
at 01:32 PM

I agree, fasting, especially in the morning hours always seems to help me a ton if I ate garbage for dinner/lunch the previous day.

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on December 22, 2012
at 07:11 AM

I second the fast - I had a really bad autoimmune reaction back when I used to have them (cleared up now), and I had the worst itchy hives reaction on my torso and went from 125 one day to 137 in two days, with insane swelling. It was so gross. So I just drank water for 2 days, with a bit of benadryl on day 1. It really made the swelling and the hives go away, and I was able to start fresh afterwards with no problems.

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on December 22, 2012
at 05:48 AM

Hi Kara, I would fast for 16 hours, drink lots of water and black and green tea. Hope you feel better

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on December 22, 2012
at 01:32 PM

I agree, fasting, especially in the morning hours always seems to help me a ton if I ate garbage for dinner/lunch the previous day.

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Thank you! I will fast. I didn't eat much today. Probably TMI, but I am having a lot of rectal bleeding, and I feel generally like crap. I'm sure xmas is going to be hard to eat well also. I was gluten free last year, but not quite full on autoimmune paleo.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 22, 2012
at 07:11 AM

I second the fast - I had a really bad autoimmune reaction back when I used to have them (cleared up now), and I had the worst itchy hives reaction on my torso and went from 125 one day to 137 in two days, with insane swelling. It was so gross. So I just drank water for 2 days, with a bit of benadryl on day 1. It really made the swelling and the hives go away, and I was able to start fresh afterwards with no problems.

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on December 22, 2012
at 06:00 AM

  1. do a full day fast, drink plenty of fluids
  2. get a sun tan, natural or sunbed, do not get burned though

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:44 AM

What's the purpose of a sun tan? Just curious? Vitamin D???

C8586fa2188272d5474d22aa8a500619

(358)

on December 23, 2012
at 06:24 AM

Vitamin D reduces inflammation and is needed for intestinal mucosa repair

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

(641)

on December 23, 2012
at 12:44 PM

Thank you! That's awesome. I've never tried a tanning bed, but I should go try that!

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on December 22, 2012
at 02:12 PM

I've seen Vitamin C and MSM recommended in this type of situation and have to say that it worked pretty well for me when I was in a similar boat.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:46 AM

Thank you! That's very interesting... :) I'm feeling utterly horrible. My family thinks I'm crazy with this whole paleo thing, and they're making fun of my fast! Ha!

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on December 22, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Probably not the answer you want to hear but unfortunately, I think the only way past your current situation is straight through it. Meaning that it will take time being back on the wagon. Extra sleep, extra water and strict adherence to whatever way of eating was working for you previously, over time, is probably the answer.

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 03:42 AM

Thank you! I figured! But I appreciate the response!

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on December 22, 2012
at 05:45 AM

Would benadryl (or something stronger) help?

7dab2d8c97e44d8d0c298e5c9d5d75bc

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on December 23, 2012
at 04:01 AM

I've been taking quercetin with bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine. It helps in the long run!

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