Up until recently i'd never had an allergic reaction to anything in my life.
Then, after fasting for ~16 hours or so, i ate some alpine strawberries from my garden. I got a horrible itchy red rash around my mouth that lasted two or three days.
The other night i had a similar, though less severe reaction to a red bell pepper i had cooked in a stir fry (again, eaten following a fast).
Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Any ideas for reasons/solutions?
I haven't eaten strawberries since as the reaction was so unpleasant, but i'd hate to give up peppers.
asked bynot_finbar (125)
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on December 21, 2011
at 03:20 AM
I don't know if this would be comfortable for you, but I always start the first meal after a fast with fatty meat/eggs or even extra-fat yogurt (I make my own and I add 1/4 c. cream to ea. 3/4 c. of whole milk.)
The meal can include vegetables and/or fruit, but I don't touch them until I've eaten the meat. Since I adopted that "rule" I haven't had any reactions to carbs and I eat the same ones I reacted to without problems. My reactions had more to do with BG readings and instant fatigue than skin rashes, though.