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Pineapples and oranges

Sunday, July 07, 2013

My last visit to the allergy specialist confirmed two additional allergies. Pineapple and oranges. I was not very surprised, I have noticed itching and burning on my hands after touching both, but I am still a bit bummed. I love the taste of pineapple! The oranges are not that hard to give up themselves, but I love them in orange sauces, and my favorite frozen treat contains orange-juice.
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Giving up cheese has been HARD. I've had cravings. I've had head-aches. I've had recurrent dreams of eating cheese at night! I've even had sudden urges to throw out all the cheese in the fridge, fueled by feelings of resentment and jealousy towards my husband, since he has ALL the cheese to himself now. (I've been both annoyed and mildly amused observing my thoughts and feelings this past week.) I guess these are all symptoms of cheese-withdrawal..

I have replaced my cottage cheese meals with ham or eggs on whole-grain bread for the most part. This is adding a lot more carbohydrates to my diet. Not something my body responds well to, it seems. I am feeling hungry more often now. Oddly the bread is not as filling to me, despite offering more fiber and calories. So, long story short, I've been a tad grumpy, hungry and bloated.

Ugh, oh well. I am still adjusting. It will get better. I just need more time. And more wine. And more chocolate.
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    Sounds as though you are doing really well. Keep up the good work. It might be hard now - but you will reap so many benefits.

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    1745 days ago
    Thank you all for offering support!

    MKRETIRED: Yes, it is a bummer. Pineapple is amazing in so many ways, but granted, it was never really a big part of my diet in the first place.

    TLG71567: Yes, they are awful. I feel for you and your family. You probably have some interesting recipes though! (Personally I especially feel for your mom. Coffee and tea would be the hardest thing for me to give up. You don't want to be around me if I am deprived my caffeine-fix..)
    1746 days ago
    Bummer. I love pineapple, especially after body surfing. It has a way of cleansing the salt water from you mouth. Good luck with your food allergies.
    1746 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Sorry you are having to give up so much, but glad you are finding out what is causing you problems. Best wishes to you!
    1746 days ago
  • TLG71567
    My niece was recently diagnosed with a citrus allergy. No oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, pineapples or citric acid. It is amazing how many things citric acid is in. My other niece is allergic to all nuts, wheat, eggs and dairy. Cooking for them is getting really interesting. My mom is allergic to caffeine. No coffee, tea, pop or chocolate. I am allergic to fish. Allergies are awful. emoticon
    1746 days ago
  • MYYEAR13
    im sorry you're having to struggle! i cant imagine having to give up certain foods to allergies!
    1746 days ago
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