Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question.
I agree with you that working with a healthcare professional is the ideal route. However, in the past, I have had serious problems locating a health professional to help me identify all my allergens. I was even referred to a dermatologist who told me he did not believe in food allergies. I was shocked and told him that I almost died after having an allergic reaction to some lobster once. I was in Boston at that time and the hospital staff gave me an EpiPen to carry with me. He then acknowledged that some people did in fact have "true" allergies to shellfish, but insisted that in most cases, it was something else that was causing a reaction.
I already know many of my allergens, things like dust mites and airborne allergens like oak pollen, shellfish, eggs, citric acid, chocolate, anything that contains parabens and caines,flowers and perfumes,penicillin and sulfa drugs. I also suspect I am allergic to additives in processed foods because I am doing so much better since I switched to a whole food diet and stopped eating out.
However, because I do my best to stay clear of known allergens, I am thinking that something else is involved. I realize the test is old and needs to be carefully analyzed. Also, because the pulse has to be taken 14 times a day, I realize it is time consuming. Yet,given the difficulty I am having finding a health care practitioner to assist me, I am wondering if it could at least provide me with some guidance.
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