Food allergies or food intolerances: do you suffer from any of them? How do you manage them?

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Hi everyone,

How are you feeling today?

In this discussion, I'd like you to share your experience in managing food allergies/food intolerances that you have.

Food allergy and food intolerance can cause similar symptoms, but their nature is completely different: an allergy always involves the reaction of the immune system, while food intolerance only affects the digestive system.

Managing food allergies or intolerances may be difficult when you have a chronic illness.

What are you allergic/intolerant to? How did you find out about your allergy/intolerance? How have you been adapting your diet since? Does it interfere with your condition?

You are welcome to share your stories here!

Take care!

Beginning of the discussion - 5/12/22

Food allergies or food intolerances: do you suffer from any of them? How do you manage them?
Food allergies or food intolerances: do you suffer from any of them? How do you manage them?


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In the past I had diarrhea every day. After eliminating many options through tests, I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I began taking nortriptyline and I hardly ever have problems anymore.

Food allergies or food intolerances: do you suffer from any of them? How do you manage them?


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Hi all. Just my 2 cents worth, I used to have allergies to buckwheat. My main symptom was puking. Think that's more considered an intolerance. My "definition" of food allergy is anaphylactic ( having tongue swell, trouble breathing, body parts swelling, etc.). I'm not a doctor, & never even played 1 on tv, lol. Wish u all well. How do I feel today? Congested, sneezy, scratchy throat. Covid test today. Gotta wait for results, grrrrrrr. I have at home test I need to take. At clinic, they had me test myself, swab nose while they counted. Ouch! Evidently take home test is less ouch-y. Give it a try. Altho worry about false positive or negative. Hope it works.

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I do not consume dairy. Lactose intolerance. Born as a soybeanbaby

Food allergies or food intolerances: do you suffer from any of them? How do you manage them?


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Happy weekend. Ahhh time for R & R!! Going for cheese curds at Farmers market. Yess, No covid!!! Major relief. Gotta get couple things, cheese curds, pick up cans at local barber school, should get gas. Water aerobics Sunday! Viral cold almost gone!!! As far as what do I do for my buckwheat allergy, I just don't eat it. Sorry for anyone who has food allergens. Ugh.

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I'm very lucky, I don't have any allergies to anything. I'm very thankful and very blessed.

Food allergies or food intolerances: do you suffer from any of them? How do you manage them?


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I'm allergic to peanuts, always have been, so I'm used to it, and it doesn't interfere with my medication. I judt don't consume anything with peanuts in it. Well, I have to be extra careful, but I got used to it after all those years, it's part of me now.