Thanks bm - it's not embarrassment. It's fury. I've been struggling since September 2013 with this, trying to figure out what I can and can't eat after going 47 years never having a single problem eating anything until this suddenly all hit me. I've eliminated dairy, soy, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, nightshades and now, thinking I'd discovered another one, red meat. Now I have no clue what is real and what's the salsa and god knows what else I've missed. I'm so tired of this, I really am. I don't honestly know if I can continue this way. I'm really tired of being sick all the time.
Don't be too hard on yourself. It happens. Even with some of us real old timers. Just last week I went to Wendy's and ordered a delicious salad that the menu said was gluten free. Didn't read the fine print or notice the asterisks. Sure should have since the nuts were not gluten free and the chicken though grilled was cut on the same board as the breaded stuff. Work was not fun last week and I know that it will be another week or two before I am really back to normal.
A magnifying glass is a great idea it can be really helpful not just with food but also topicals. Give yourself some time to heal and then maybe slowly add back in some of the stuff you thought you were reacting to when it was really the salsa. Fresh salsa is pretty easy to make so when you are feeling better you might want to make your own. You may never want to go back to the jarred stuff.