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Monday, July 2, 2012

I Swear I Am Not Contagious

Have you ever been allergy tested?  Do you suffer from allergies? 

I have asthma, and the regular allergies.  Itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, etc...   But before I was pregnant I have several allergic reactions and my body was covered in rashes.  It itched and I scratched, so much I made myself bleed.  The rashes get really bad.  And I have to swear to people I am not dying, not contagious, and that I'm ok.  Just recently I almost had another outbreak, so it got me thinking.  What is causing this? 

After 2 days of testing, I know now what has been causing me to have allergic reactions.  Sitting with the doctor reviewing the results was not like I thought it would have been.  I was ready for her to tell me I was allergic to pollen, mole, etc...but rather she tells me I am allergic to my most favorite thing ever, LEMON/LIME.  What?  I even had a tear come out.  I am the Lemon Pepper Queen, the Limeade drinker, Lemon sprinkle on everything type of person, and now I am forbidden.  She told me about other things that I am allergic to,
-green beans (who is allergic to green beans)
-olives (really?)
-lamb (this is one, im good, who eats lamb?)(there are others that are more common like dairy, nuts, and shrimp)
but nothing hit me worse then LEMON/LIME.  I never in a million years thought that could be what was causing my allergic reactions at all.  I love it.  How am I going to live without it?  Well I know I do not like having allergic reactions, so I guess just by saying NO.  33 years into my life am I am just figuring this out.  I don't need an epi pen and won't die from my reactions but staying away from these foods will save me from really bad reactions.

Are you allergic to any foods?  Would you know if you were allergic to something?  Do you know people who are allergic to food?  Have you ever heard of anyone being allergic to LEMON? LIME?

13 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh wow that is crazy but you can do it!!!

Carol said...

Ahhhh! That sucks! I recently found out I am allergic to some wines. WINES! Annoying. So sorry you have to go through it all!

Ruby said...

Not cool! I'm not allergic to any foods but I am allergic to grass and sand. It sucks I get red and bumpy and itchy I sometimes take the risk for a little fun in the sun.

AutismWonderland said...

I don' think I'm allergice to any foods, I've never been tested. But I'd be sad if I coudln't have lemon or lime :(

Rachel said...

Oh no! I don't think I'm allergic to anything in particular but I know I should not consume dairy products. They make me feel yucky!

I hope you clear up and feel better soon!

Peru Delights said...

Growing up, my daughter was allergic to limes, and tomatoes, but for a very short time. Her under eyelids swelled like balloons... it was scary, but ended up soon, thank goodness.

Mabazriel said...

I LOVE lamb!!! LOL My sister has a million allergies, too. Stress is a factor sometimes for symptoms as well. Take your meds, eat right, hang in there. And keep track of this medical history for the kids.

Cristina-Colombiana en CA said...

I'm not allergic to any foods. But I can't touch or eat onions...this is not an allergy, it's a phobia!

Comiendo en LA said...

Hiiii my name is Natalia and I'm allergic to shrimp :s

Carrie said...

I have heard of some interesting allergies - beef and chick peas are a couple, but never lemon or lime.

Good luck!

Mercedes @BeChicMag said...

oh wow! I hope you enjoy the foods you can eat :)

Monica said...

Oh, no! I've never heard of that. What a bummer. Wishing you the best, though!

Presley's Pantry said...

I'm allergic to cats... which really makes it hard to visit friends who own cats. I've also had allergy tests done and found out I was allergic to certain types of grass. hate allergies.