Sick Of The Nay Sayers!
Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:41 PM
We are both intolerant to some herbs. Mainly the Italian kind. So ordering Italian food out could be a problem. And she has to watch out for anything with pesto in it due to the basil intolerance.
But me? Intolerant to a lot of stuff now. But I am soldiering on. And my weird symptoms have cleared up. My ring finger had swollen to where I couldn't get my wedding ring on. That's gone. Ring is on. I had gained 6 pounds. That's gone and I am back to losing again. I'd been having weird sinus problem. Like a tickle/itch. Hard to describe it. I would just keep blowing my nose but the annoying feeling wouldn't go away. Was having weird nosebleeds. Not just blood but like watery blood. My daughter gets the same if she eats peanuts or peanut oil. And I was having bowel issues. Several kinds. All cleared up now. Also I have noticed that I am having to use less insulin. So that's a good thing!
I am happy now that I seem to be doing so much better. But some other people are making fun of me. They think the food intolerances are all in my head. So I am not loving that. They don't seem to understand how intolerances work. They think if I eat something and it makes me sick then I would know. Wouldn't I? The problem? I know that with eggs, I would get sick about 18 hours after I ate them. Unless I ate them two days in a row. Then the second day I would get sick about 2 hours later.
But the things I am now intolerant to are things I was eating pretty often. Like chicken. And various herbs and spices. I did strongly suspect the dairy because I was intolerant to it before and perhaps I just wanted to be in denial there for a while. But within days before getting the test results, I was starting to have aversions to dairy. I was seeing cottage cheese as milk, which I hate. And any other type of cheese just didn't seem appealing to me. So giving it up doesn't bother me at all.
I just don't understand why these people seem to have the need to be so vocal about it. I had asked about a recipe I am going to be making for Easter. I made it before and people liked it. It has thyme in it. And I can't have that now. So I simply asked if they thought I should leave it out or try to substitute something else, like oregano. They got all over my case, laughing at me and calling me crazy. One woman even told me that she didn't understand how I could eat oregano if I couldn't eat marjoram. And I was like... Wha? Why? Do you know something I don't? I did look them up and they are members of the mint family. My intolerance test said that I can't have mint but then went on to list marjoram separately. I have also been eating chia seeds daily which are also a member of the mint family. But I seem to have no problems with those. So unless I notice something different, I am going to keep eating those things and just avoid anything that says "mint" outright.
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