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im wondering if you can help tackle my allergies!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 27, 2011 at 4:56 PM

hey last year i was a perfectly fit 20 year old, full of energy and and good health i would exercise whenever i wanted, until i started to get ill i would get out of breath easily, have a muscle ache that would come and go in my hamstring, really sensitive and pressured synuses, blocked nose constantly, really fatugued alot of the time, no energy, sneezes a couple of times a day. joint ache in my shoulder, eczema, and just generlly feel irretable. also i think my immunse system is weakend because i have caught alot more colds and bugs this year than ever before. i have tried everything, ent specialist, ct scans, doctors, until i went for an allergy test, i found out i am allergic to dust mites, cats grass and weeds, i have always known to be allergic to cats, and i think grass too which has never caused me many problems apart from occasionally. so i think it the dust mites that i have developed that is causing me the problem. i leave my bedroom window open every day, the house is quite clean, vacuumed quie regularly, i take anti histmaines, nasal spray to protect from allergies, i have anti allergy bed sheet quilt and pillow. i cant seem to tackle it. i have phases where i feel etter than other but it realy gets me down and affects my everyday life, i can not exercise much as i have no motivation or energy!!!!! any ideas?????????? thank you

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 29, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Roots and Tubers like sweet potato, yam, etc.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 09:51 AM

thanks very much guys i will tak every thing in account and look into them, can sneezing b a symptoms of food allergy or food intolerence??

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

(450)

on July 29, 2011
at 05:57 AM

Hmm, the thing is i never had allergies to such foods before. Now they pop up on the allergy test (they test your blood). Milk didn't, but i know it along with a bunch of other foods that didn't show up also aggravate my allergies. You may want to look into the GAPS diet and book, very interesting and helpful

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 28, 2011
at 05:03 PM

And not speaking for xue - he/she may in fact have genuine allergies as they state their allergy test pointed to those items. However you may have an intolerance/sensitivity that wouldn't show up on your test (plus every test is different).

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 28, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Sensitivities and intolerances are different from allergies (not immune-mediated, supposedly) and don't come up on allergy tests. The reactions are generally delayed and dose-dependant (how much of it you eat determines how ill you get). Elimination diets are generally used to figure out intolerances if you've had allergy testing but still have symptoms without the allergen.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 28, 2011
at 04:39 PM

Great - very comprehensive list here. Might consider salicylates (google "failsafe diet") as well as foods prone to yeast/mold (coffee, gluten). Gluten (wheat), grains in general and dairy can be potent allergens.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 28, 2011
at 09:45 AM

THANKS, ar you actually allergic to them foods though, because i took an allergy tst and my main thing is dust mites but can cartain foods make symptoms worse due to large amounts of hismtamines in them foods?

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 28, 2011
at 09:40 AM

ok cool cheers, what is tubers??

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 28, 2011
at 09:35 AM

thanks i am going to cut some of them foods out tht i eat regularly, such as cheese, chilli sauce, mayonaise, and i do feel whenever i go out drinking the next day i always feel much worse in my sumptoms!! so i will cut tht out completely for a while too!!

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 28, 2011
at 04:12 AM

lean meats and veggies with some tubers. Nothing else really. Nuts, dark chocolate, grass fed butter and coconut once in a while.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 27, 2011
at 10:05 PM

shat diets is recomended and is there a paleo diet what people are mentioning? my diet is 5 poertions fruit and veg, alot of carbs, chicken, bread, tuna, potato, cerials, milk, noodles, tea, alot of cheese, chocolate, takeaway couple times a week, i eat quite alot and most things

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 27, 2011
at 09:32 PM

thanks, what is your paleo template???????

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 27, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Yes, diet information is needed. I find that I'm largely only affected by environmental allergens when my diet is allergenic. (For me, this means any dairy products, salicylates, histamine in aging fish, amines in overly-aged meat, etc.)

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on July 27, 2011
at 05:00 PM

First, shut your window. The worst allergy antagonists come in your window early in the morning. Second, what is your diet?

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5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

(450)

on July 28, 2011
at 06:57 AM

"my diet is 5 poertions fruit and veg, alot of carbs, chicken, bread, tuna, potato, cerials, milk, noodles, tea, alot of cheese, chocolate, takeaway couple times a week, i eat quite alot and most things"

that sounds heavily allergy-inducing. I have allergies as well which result in hives (arms, thighs, legs, eyelids even). I try to be pretty strict in terms of what I eat, but for you I'd definitely recommend against so many portions of fruit at least for awhile since that may aggravate an underlying yeast condition and make the allergies worse. Definitely get rid of the bread/gluten/grains, dairy, and possibly potato/tomato/other nightshades. These are what causes allergies in the first place.

I took an allergy test and those popped up, along with peanut butter. I'd suggest eliminating dairy since even people without allergies have clearer sinuses/better joint health when they are off it, and I've experienced the same. Chocolate is also not so good, especially milk chocolate (more sugar feeding abnormal gut bacteria, and again dairy), though I occasionally have some dark chocolate still.

Hope this helps.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 29, 2011
at 09:51 AM

thanks very much guys i will tak every thing in account and look into them, can sneezing b a symptoms of food allergy or food intolerence??

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 28, 2011
at 09:45 AM

THANKS, ar you actually allergic to them foods though, because i took an allergy tst and my main thing is dust mites but can cartain foods make symptoms worse due to large amounts of hismtamines in them foods?

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 28, 2011
at 05:03 PM

And not speaking for xue - he/she may in fact have genuine allergies as they state their allergy test pointed to those items. However you may have an intolerance/sensitivity that wouldn't show up on your test (plus every test is different).

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 28, 2011
at 05:02 PM

Sensitivities and intolerances are different from allergies (not immune-mediated, supposedly) and don't come up on allergy tests. The reactions are generally delayed and dose-dependant (how much of it you eat determines how ill you get). Elimination diets are generally used to figure out intolerances if you've had allergy testing but still have symptoms without the allergen.

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

(450)

on July 29, 2011
at 05:57 AM

Hmm, the thing is i never had allergies to such foods before. Now they pop up on the allergy test (they test your blood). Milk didn't, but i know it along with a bunch of other foods that didn't show up also aggravate my allergies. You may want to look into the GAPS diet and book, very interesting and helpful

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706f593d19a9ac235466d94e185b31b1

(10)

on July 28, 2011
at 06:32 AM

Long winded answer but it'll give you the full picture. I suffered awful Hay-fever all year round. I gave up all Dairy (Dairy not just "lactose") and Gluten and had great results for 2years or so, like "oh wow, I can breath through both nostrils!". Recently I have had a relapse (probably due to the insane amount of rain this year in Australia) and it's been awful, however I found that once I changed to a Paleo diet it improved after a period of adjustment and "de-tox", but I was still occasionally having trouble. I then looked up "histamine foods" and got the below list and from there watched what I ate and monitored the reaction, it turns out I can't have raw tomato! It didn't take long to narrow it down and get real answers, finally!!! Good luck, it's awful I know.

  • Histamine-Rich Foods (including fermented foods):

Alcoholic beverages, especially beer and wine. Anchovies Avocados Cheeses, especially aged or fermented cheese, such as parmesan, blue and Roquefort. Cider and home-made root beer. Dried fruits such as apricots, dates, prunes, figs and raisins (you may be able to eat these fruits - without reaction - if the fruit is thoroughly washed). Eggplant Fermented foods, such as pickled or smoked meats, sauerkraut, etc. Mackerel Mushrooms Processed meats - sausage, hot dogs, salami, etc. Sardines Smoked fish - herring, sardines, etc. Sour cream, sour milk, buttermilk, yogurt - especially if not fresh. Soured breads, such as pumpernickel, coffee cakes and other foods made with large amounts of yeast. Spinach, tomatoes Vinegar or vinegar-containing foods, such as mayonnaise, salad dressing, ketchup, chili sauce, pickles, pickled beets, relishes, olives. Yogurt

  • Histamine-Releasing Foods:

Alcohol Bananas Chocolate Eggs Fish Milk Papayas Pineapple Shellfish Strawberries Tomatoes

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on July 28, 2011
at 04:39 PM

Great - very comprehensive list here. Might consider salicylates (google "failsafe diet") as well as foods prone to yeast/mold (coffee, gluten). Gluten (wheat), grains in general and dairy can be potent allergens.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 28, 2011
at 09:35 AM

thanks i am going to cut some of them foods out tht i eat regularly, such as cheese, chilli sauce, mayonaise, and i do feel whenever i go out drinking the next day i always feel much worse in my sumptoms!! so i will cut tht out completely for a while too!!

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6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 27, 2011
at 07:30 PM

I find the stricter my diet the better my allergies. I've been off allergy meds for two months now and only have issues when I eat outside of my paleo template. It usually takes a week or so to clear up. You can also try local bee pollen and activated quercetin but don't mix the bee pollen and any allergy meds. Stop allergy meds and wait a month to start teh bee pollen. It may kill you if you don't.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 28, 2011
at 04:12 AM

lean meats and veggies with some tubers. Nothing else really. Nuts, dark chocolate, grass fed butter and coconut once in a while.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 27, 2011
at 09:32 PM

thanks, what is your paleo template???????

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on July 29, 2011
at 01:30 PM

Roots and Tubers like sweet potato, yam, etc.

13f4ffd700358a716d1f4fc489deaa1a

on July 28, 2011
at 09:40 AM

ok cool cheers, what is tubers??

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65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

on July 27, 2011
at 05:53 PM

Do you supplement Magnesium? No - then try Mg Citrate, it may help with your muscle aches.

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on July 28, 2011
at 04:50 AM

You may need to wrap your mattress as well. Depending on the matress type.

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on July 27, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Diet changes reduced my allergen sensitivity.

Smoking almost completely eliminated my remaining nasal allergies.

Only problem: If I have a sinus infection (which has happened only once since I started smoking, due to extreme particle exposure levels) smoking will increase vasomotor rhinitis. Very uncomfortable, but arguably beneficial if it helps break it up sooner.

This story may also provide clues and an inspiring methodology.

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