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#1 daffadilly

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 06:35 PM

It seems like I am reading that there a few people on here that cannot eat potatoes. I have the same problem along with some other food allergies.

I would be interested in knowing how many of you have a problem with potatoes and if you eat them which ones do you eat & how often & what kind of symptoms do you get.

I seem to do better if I eat the little red potatoes. I go thru spells where I cannot tolerate any to maybe I can eat once a month. I get a pain in my heart or the area of the heart & it feels like I am going to have a heart attack, very weird, but everytime this happens I have eaten a potato. No potatoes, no pains etc.

Forget potato flour, I jsut do nto go there :D

Also when I was a child, if I was at a slumber party and they mixed a bag of fritos with a bag of potato chips and I ate some of both, I got all green in the face kind of sick and once had projectile vomiting, but usually the less dramatic kind, where your mother had to get up in the middle of the night & come pick you up :lol:
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#2 Nantzie

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 09:58 PM

I don't have problems with potatoes, but I've seen a few people on here mentioning intolerances to nightshades, which includes potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. Maybe others that I don't recall.


Found a couple links for you-

http://allergiesexpl...ause-eczema.htm

http://www.nopotato.com/
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:00 PM

Potatoes are one of those vegetables that cross react with certain pollens (causing oral allergy syndrome). I used to be fine with cooked potatoes, but now they make my mouth and throat itchy and sometimes cause hives.

There is a connection between latex allergy and potato allergy (similar plant protein.)
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 07:50 PM

Eating even a small amount of potatoes makes me feel overful, bloated and gives me a stomach ache, I´m fine with tomatoes and eggplant though.

Rice also makes me feel this way so maybe I have a problem with some starchy foods.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:13 AM

Eating even a small amount of potatoes makes me feel overful, bloated and gives me a stomach ache, I´m fine with tomatoes and eggplant though.

Rice also makes me feel this way so maybe I have a problem with some starchy foods.


Debbie, tomatoes don't give me digestive problems, but they were the cause of my frequent migraines! Are you sure tomatoes are fine for you? Peppers don't give me intestinal problems either, but after eating them, I'll break out on my face with the most awful, pus-filled pimples by the next day. I have my doubts that anybody intolerant to potatoes is truly fine with the other nightshades.

To the original question: Potatoes cause me to have bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and joint pain. I find that I can tolerate peeled white potatoes about once a month without problems now.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:40 AM

Debbie, tomatoes don't give me digestive problems, but they were the cause of my frequent migraines! Are you sure tomatoes are fine for you? Peppers don't give me intestinal problems either, but after eating them, I'll break out on my face with the most awful, pus-filled pimples by the next day. I have my doubts that anybody intolerant to potatoes is truly fine with the other nightshades.

To the original question: Potatoes cause me to have bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and joint pain. I find that I can tolerate peeled white potatoes about once a month without problems now.



You might have a point Ursala, I can´t say I´ve ever had a headache that´s as bad as the migraines my friend suffers but I´ve had a nagging, skull crushing ache all week which I put down to the oppressively humid weather. But I´ve been eating those little cherry toms like sweets I just never made a connection.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:43 PM

I get severe stomachaches with a swollen stomach and pain going on for hours after eating potatoes. I read online that the alkaloids in potatoes cause the irritation. I also have a severe reaction to strawberries. I read that it is because strawberries are grown on wheat straw, and contain gluten.
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:48 PM

Potatoes are a nighshade plant, and very high in lectins. Many people have problems with nightshades/lectins.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 12:49 AM

Potatoes are a nighshade plant, and very high in lectins. Many people have problems with nightshades/lectins.


I appear to be gluten intolerant and since removing it from my diet around 2 years ago, I appear to react to other foods as well. In removing gluten I have inadvertantly overdone other foods which appears to have created issues, so now sugars, soy, lactose and posibly nightshades cause problems. I have periods of several months of wellness followed by a few weeks of low energy, flu type symptoms etc. As some of my issues are also gut related I use my stools as an unplesant barometer to what affects me. I have been off nightshades for 2 weeks now and my gut appears better but energy levels are still quie low, skin (always reactive) does appear a bit better, bu overall I was expectinga better reaction after 2 weeks out if nightshades were indeed to problem. Does anyone else have any experience of how long it took to respond to removing nightshades and what the sequence of symptoms are? I would expect gut is first responder followed by energy levels and finally skin. When removing other foods my responses were quicker (except gluten which took quite a few weeks)
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:34 AM

It is possible you still have a leaky gut from the gluten which is letting other larger food molecules into the blood stream and your body is creating antibodies to them as "non-self". Your first task is to heal your leaky gut with probiotics. I just went to a nutritionist who has prescribed one called VSL#3 - contains 254 billion organisms of seven different pro-biotic strains which I am to take for at least six months. She predicts that once my gut is healed I will be able to add back in some of the foods I am reacting to (still) now, but not those that I am genetically intolerant to.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:04 PM

I didn't notice potatos giving me a lot of trouble, but tomatos do. My food allergy test showed I was allergic to them and I went nightshade free. When I eat tomatos my stomach burns and I have gasto problems. I tried to eat bread with potato extract and had some mild cramping in my sides. I believe for now they bother me, so I stay away. I can eat sweet potatos without any hard gastro problems.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 04:29 PM

Potatoes mess with my gut and head, and sleep. Tomatoes do the same and so do peppers. I never really liked eggplant so am not about to test it. So eggplant goes in my probably a problem list so I avoid it even more than I otherwise would the disgusting yucky stuff.

Intolerances can be temporary or permanent. So if you stay off nightshades for say 6 months or so and then try them again you may be able to deal. Or maybe not, depending on your body. Wee'uns are all individuals.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

It is possible you still have a leaky gut from the gluten which is letting other larger food molecules into the blood stream and your body is creating antibodies to them as "non-self". Your first task is to heal your leaky gut with probiotics. I just went to a nutritionist who has prescribed one called VSL#3 - contains 254 billion organisms of seven different pro-biotic strains which I am to take for at least six months. She predicts that once my gut is healed I will be able to add back in some of the foods I am reacting to (still) now, but not those that I am genetically intolerant to.


Thanks Mushroom, so how do you tell which foods you are genetically intolerant to (like gluten) and those you are not? From my reading, I am assuming that lactose, sugars, candida, nightshades are all temporary, but not sure about soy,
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:36 PM

Thanks Mushroom, so how do you tell which foods you are genetically intolerant to (like gluten) and those you are not? From my reading, I am assuming that lactose, sugars, candida, nightshades are all temporary, but not sure about soy,


I 'm sorry I really can't answer that question for you. I know for me I tested sensitive to soy and corn on skin prick testing a long time ago and I know that those are probably two genetic intolerances for me. My ancestry is Scots/Welsh so they were not in my genetic background at all. I think that the nightshades, legumes and citrus are recently acquired and might be possible to add back. You may find that all your intolerances are temporary. The only way to find out is to wait a year until you have healed (using the right probiotics and supplements to heal) and then challenge them one at a time.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:01 AM

I 'm sorry I really can't answer that question for you. I know for me I tested sensitive to soy and corn on skin prick testing a long time ago and I know that those are probably two genetic intolerances for me. My ancestry is Scots/Welsh so they were not in my genetic background at all. I think that the nightshades, legumes and citrus are recently acquired and might be possible to add back. You may find that all your intolerances are temporary. The only way to find out is to wait a year until you have healed (using the right probiotics and supplements to heal) and then challenge them one at a time.


Thanks Mushroom,
I guess what is puzzling and concerning me is the apparent progression of my food intolerances despite the fact I have been gluten free for 2 years and am presumably healing in some ways. While I have foolish with some other foods and not observing enough rotation in and out of my diet, I was expecting greater tolerance of other suspect foods (soy, sugar, yeast, lactose etc)after this amount of time. I have taken out nightshades fopr the past 2 weeks and although my stool did change I am not feeling that much better and I am considering taking out corn. I suspect this is due to eating cron meal for breakfast most mornings, adding it to my bread, and presumably getting in many othe places as a substitute to wheat. I have read that 2-3 weeks off nightshades should be enough as an elimination. Over the past 3 years (I first took out yeast and sugars to great improvement in health), I have fluctuated between good health and not so good. I have also ended up off lactose, soy, cashew and almonds, most sugars (inc fruits with fructose) and now possibly nightshades and/or corn.

How was your experience as you also appear to have progressed from gluten to various others? Was this just a case of finding foods that you had long standing issues with or was it something that evolved through the healing from being gluten free and perhaps not managing your diet well enough.
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