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Salicylates Intolerance

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I have figured out what my "load" is - the amount of sals I can tolerate. I can eat a small amount of sweet potato a day. That would be one small one, one half of a medium one, or one third of a really large one. I can eat broccoli too, but not on the same day as sweet potato. That is about the only high sals food I eat. The rest is meat, cheese, cauliflower, rice, peeled white potatoes.

 

Everyone has a different load tolerance. The secret is to find out what yours is. Cut out all sals for a while, then pick your favorite high or medium sals food and eat just a little bit. If you don't react, wait a day, then after a day off from sals, eat some more. It takes a long time to figure it out, but it's worth it.

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I have yet to find the urge to stop drinking tea and coffie, I have no problem resting from fruit and veggies because that makes me so sick. I know I need a rest for few weeks, just waiting for the teabag to stop jumping in my cup (so rude).

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I didn't give up my coffee. I will NEVER give up my coffee!!!! I miss blueberries so much and I bet if I gave up coffee I'd be able to tolerate them once in a while, but even my beloved blueberries aren't worth giving up coffee for.

 

One thing to keep in mind - after you have been gluten-free for a while you might be able to tolerate more things. Don't give up hope. :)

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Are you allergic to salicylates or NSAIDs (e.g. Ibuprofen)?  I am, but I'm able to eat foods containing salicylates.  I guess I'll remain watchful.  I supposed moderation and rotating foods is helpful.  

 

My NSAID/Aspirin allergy has caused anaphylaxis (facial/eye, throat, tongue swelling) which was very frightening!  

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I'm not sure if my problem with asperin and other NSAIDs is a true allergy or just an intolerance. The last time I had any I was so sick anyway I couldn't tell. (Rash, extreme pain, and a cold verging on bronchitis.) I DO know that my jaw pain (unrelated to celiac) becomes UNBEARABLE when I am exposed and my psoriasis flares badly.

 

It's been a year since I have varied the sals in my diet. I know that a little over a year ago organic blueberries made me sick. MAYBE I could eat them now but the pain is so severe when I do react that I just don't have the heart to try.

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I didn't give up my coffee. I will NEVER give up my coffee!!!! I miss blueberries so much and I bet if I gave up coffee I'd be able to tolerate them once in a while, but even my beloved blueberries aren't worth giving up coffee for.

 

One thing to keep in mind - after you have been gluten-free for a while you might be able to tolerate more things. Don't give up hope. :)

 

Mmm blueberries.  :wub:  I used to eat them every day.

I've been testing abit and it has been a horrible week for me. I am afraid to test iceberg :wacko:

Maby if I would just drink coffie or tea, that would probable make a difference :)

 

 

Are you allergic to salicylates or NSAIDs (e.g. Ibuprofen)?  I am, but I'm able to eat foods containing salicylates.  I guess I'll remain watchful.  I supposed moderation and rotating foods is helpful.  

 

My NSAID/Aspirin allergy has caused anaphylaxis (facial/eye, throat, tongue swelling) which was very frightening!  

 

I think I am sensitive to sals, I am not 100% sure. But a started to suscepct it was sals when I had to remove all spices from my diet. But I can't tolaret the onion family either so, I don't k now. Need some testing :)

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Testing isn't very reliable. The best way to test is to do an elimination diet. Have you been to http://salicylatesensitivity.com/ ? They give lists of foods with their sals levels. For example, yes, spices are usually high in sals but you CAN have garlic. And although most fruits and all berries have rather high levels, you can eat bananas and pears if you peel those pears thickly. (The only reason I don't eat either of those is because it is almost impossible to get decent produce where I live.)

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Testing isn't very reliable. The best way to test is to do an elimination diet. Have you been to http://salicylatesensitivity.com/ ? They give lists of foods with their sals levels. For example, yes, spices are usually high in sals but you CAN have garlic. And although most fruits and all berries have rather high levels, you can eat bananas and pears if you peel those pears thickly. (The only reason I don't eat either of those is because it is almost impossible to get decent produce where I live.)

 

Yes, I am going by that list now. Or starting monday (I don't know how many mondays I've planned to start). I am allergic to bananas, and they make my colon puke (it feels like it). Where I live the pears are unripe and usually damaged before they become soft.

 

Garlic and onoins make me sick, eating garlic gives me flu like symptoms and I can't even eat garlic diffused oil (wich is supposed to be safe).

 

I am testing some things on the list, like iceberg, canned pears, cashews ect. Or I will this week when I am better.

 

Thanks for beeing here, I really appreciate the help :)

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I didn't give up my coffee. I will NEVER give up my coffee!!!! I miss blueberries so much and I bet if I gave up coffee I'd be able to tolerate them once in a while, but even my beloved blueberries aren't worth giving up coffee for.

 

One thing to keep in mind - after you have been gluten-free for a while you might be able to tolerate more things. Don't give up hope. :)

 

Hi... new to the board.

 

Yes I found that too. I have been intolerant to salicylic acid forever. As an adult with me it only seems to be apples, oranges and apricots that are guaranteed to take me over daily tolerance... the other suspects such as tomatoes seem fine.

 

HOWEVER before I was diagnosed coeliac I would occasionally get hayfever symptoms at times from eating a much lesser load. (That's how the salicylic issue manifests with me.)

 

Since going gluten-free I can eat a whole apple or drink two pints of cider, so I assume these two autoimmune disorders must somehow encourage each other to misbehave...

 

regards

Zack

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Hey just seen this thread... Just wondered what symptoms you all get with you saly intolerances/allergies??? As I saw oranges and tomatoes included somewhere I wonder whether what I have could be a saly intolerance?? I became severely asthmatic to oranges lemons limes and tomatoes after going gluten-free. I assumed it was just a citrus thing? I thought a saly intolerance produced things like bone and muscle aches, gut troubles etc.... Hmmmmm

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