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4/8/17 5:10 P

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Sometimes perfumes and other chemical smells can give me a head ache, or sinus issues and or sore throat, or such, just like I can get from some flowers and other plants.

I just recently experienced that issue again, as my boyfriend and his son thought it would be a good idea to try the new "Angel Soft" bath tissue with lavender scent. They went grocery shopping without me and brought it back. I noticed a really bad strong chemical smell coming off it even through the sealed package. I said right away that I didn't think it was going to be a good idea for them to bring that into the house for me to use. I wasn't even thinking of the smell bothering me I was thinking of the chemicals in it touching my private female parts and probably not doing so well with my allergies and really sensitive skin.

Of course my bf and his son thought that I was just being picky about what ever they try to bring in the house. And thought that since I didn't seem to have problems with real lavender in the house, or a different air freshener in lavender fragrance, why should I maybe have any issues with this.

But it is so strong, and chemical smelling. Not a nice fresh real lavender smell, that it just takes my breath away while I am in the bathroom with the door shut, whether I am in there going to bathroom, brushing my teeth, or taking a shower. My sinus just went crazy once it was opened up and stocked up in the drawer where we store our bathroom tissue in the bathroom. Sinus running, stuffy and sneezing, headaches, sore or irritated throat. And my private female parts are starting to burn and itching from using it. I had to run out and buy another pack that isn't scented as they didn't want to believe that it could bother me. And I seem to be the only one it is bothering. Hopefully they won't try to bring any more of it into the house again. Or anything else that is scented like that.

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4/8/17 4:48 P

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yes, welcome! I haven't been tested for food allergies, just for things like pollen, dust, animal dander, smoke, mold, mildew, trees and other plants. They did needle pricks all over my back to test me on lots of stuff and I tested highly allergic to everything they tested me for. Pollen, dust, animal dander, smoke, mold and plants are my biggest things to avoid or limit. Food wise, I only know I have issues with shell fish like crab, lobster and such. I found those out the hard way. I am asthmatic and tried a sea food salad the first time when I was young at a restaurant and my throat started to close up on me. Luckily I had my inhaler and an allergy pill with me and it stopped the asthma attack. At that time we didn't know if it was an MSG thing or the sea food or what. Years later I had abalone at home that my brother caught and cook and seemed fine with it. Then years after that I had some shrimp and lobster at home and had my throat closing up again, and luckily again my medicine stopped it. After that I just stayed away from all shell fish. I have issues with processed coconut too, but not raw coconut, so there is something with the processed one that sometimes makes my throat feel like closing up again. So I just avoid processed coconut most of the time, but I have had it since without realizing that it is in the food and did okay with it. I also can't have anything with "Sulfa" drugs or things like that. I get a rash, head ache and other issues with it.

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3/31/17 9:23 A

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Hello Zengipsy and welcome to SparkPeople and the team. I love spring too but with spring time so come the seasonal allergies related to pollen. Indeed, you have some significant challenges when it comes to allergies. I wish you the best in you health and wellness journey.

Ron G.

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3/30/17 5:17 P

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Spring is in full swing and I love it so! Spring on the other hand in not fond of me in any way. I like many others am allergic to the world, I had my allergies tested last year after I got so bad I could no longer put it off. I am allergic to wheat, egg whites and garlic as well as Asprin, I react to Salysilates with really awful results ( red burning rash on my face, split bleeding lips, mouth sores, hives, dizzyness, faintness, major headaches, fibro flares, not fun! ) The sals are in almost everything that we think of as healthy, fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Being allergic to wheat and reacting to rice has left me with very few carb options so I am low carb just because that is what my diet allows. When I think of weight loss I always think of big green salads with grilled chicken, and veggies with most meals, if I eat all those wonderful amazing foods not only will my face and body hate me, I also gain weight! No joke, I can eat 1000 calories of "healthy" foods for a week and gain at least 2 pounds by the end. Oh bananas! I can eat bananas. I'm eating all my clean foods again and am already loosing weigh!

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