Thursday, March 07, 2013

Food Allergy Strikes Again

I haven't had a food allergy incident for an entire year and I was beginning to think it was because I've avoided Reisling, my self-diagnosed culprit. Well, that all changed last night. I made dinner which consisted of:
  • Roast turkey (breasts and thighs baked in the oven) - seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil, and fresh sage, with a Knorr vegetable bouillon cube and a cup of water.
  • Mashed potatoes with salt, pepper, butter, and whole milk.
  • Gravy - made from pan drippings from turkey, whole milk, and corn starch.
  • Salad - mixed greens, tomato, Gala apple, kidney beans, soy-ginger wonton strips, avocado
  • whole milk to drink
All of this food is completely normal for me to eat. The only ingredient listed that I don't consume on a regular basis is the fresh sage. But, I have had it before and didn't get a reaction. I haven't had a glass of any type of wine in about a week.
My reaction started as it usually does 30-60 minutes after I eat with a bad stomach ache. Piercing stomach pain and diarreah along with nausea. Followed by an itchy throat, runny nose, hives on my chest and stomach (only three this time!), and a barely-swollen bottom lip.
I took one Bendryl and symptoms went away almost immediately. Then, sleep.
What gives?!

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