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jhol

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so last week i had the second lot of my allergy tests- all negative !!

 

i was really pissed off when the nurse suggested seeing a cognitive behavioral therapist - to help me add back the foods i,d taken out of my diet. she asked why id removed potato (coz it makes my joint pain worse) and basically said that potato wouldnt do that.

 

so just to prove a point ive eaten potato every day since - some potato waffles, micro chips , bags of crisps and not noticed much of a change really- until day six- when this depression feeling just came over me,im walking like an old lady again, the pain in my neck and left shoulder has reappeared, my "ladybits"( tmi i know) -feel really irritated,my chest feels heavy,  my buttocks are really sore- im only sat on them!- i cannot get comfy at all, and my rash on my face is a lot redder and angrier!!! 

 

so i dont know quite what im saying, i just know that i wont be eating potato,s again. and i dont think theres a two finger smiley face for the nurse so this will have to do :angry:

 

and no i dont want to see a cognitive behavioral therapist ( or whatever they,re called ) :mellow:

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if it makes you feel like crud, don't eat it. Simple.

You definitely do not need to see a therapist.

 

Hope the potato-challenge effects wear off quick.

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I've been gluten-free for two years and I kept trying potatoes periodically with no luck - until last week. The store here in the middle of nowhere stopped carrying the only brand of rice I could tolerate so I tried potatoes again. SUCCESS!!

 

So yeah, stay away from them for a while, but keep trying maybe once every six months or so. You might get them back too.

 

And tell the nurse she doesn't know what she's talking about. (Do it nicely.) Maybe print out some info on nightshades and joint pain. That way the next person who mentions it to her won't get blown off and insulted the way you did.

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im plucking up the courage to go back to the docs again,

 

to see what can be done next, im gonna mention low stomach acid, histamines and salicylates. im gonna get someone to listen to me!!

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Nightshades are super tricky for me. As far as potatoes go, it's almost like I can handle a certain strain. Luckily, as soon as I taste a certain strain of potato, I can usually tell. I get a rancid feeling in the back of my throat. Granted, this doesn't always stop me from consuming at least a serving size.  Eh, I'm doing the best I can and what's a little neck pain for two days, I know it goes away now. It would be nice to have some help from the medical community, wouldn't it?

It sure helps to have this forum. I love that someone else gets neck and shoulder pain from nightshades! It helps me from going to a "behavioural therapist". Good luck.

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