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  1. Hello all, also new to this forum. Made my way here by searching for a soy intolerance forum. I have been studying food intolerances for roughly 8 years now, trying to figure out my specific dietary issues. I tried to follow every diet that I could find and no luck. I have been vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, atkins-based, blood-type diet follower, and numerous others. Nothing worked, (although, I feel the BTD may work now quite well if I make sure everything is soya free). On top of it I noticed reactions to certain soaps, shampoos, conditioners, detergents, scents and cleaners. And I never thought of a soy intolerance until a random encounter with someone else with "food"issues" I thought that soy couldn't be the culprit before because i had taken soy proteins out of my diet, never thinking about the tons of things soy can be made into, emulsifiers, vitamin E, and such. A bit ago I took anything soy based completely out of my diet (and my shower routine) and my body started to cooperate with me for the first time in as long as i could remember. My bloating went away, my red and swollen face started to go back to a normal skin shade. (I was always one of those kids, with the rosy cheeks), and the dark patches under my eyes have started to go away. So I really feel I may be onto something this time. What really is bothering me is that what seems to be an intolerance is worsening. My worst symptom now is severe sinus congestion and difficulty breathing coupled with "fuzzy" brain. Today I accidently used hair conditioner that I later found to have a soy based ingredient and my breathing difficulty became so severe that I feel I went into a panic attack. I immediately drank some tea to get antioxidants in my system and my breathing returned to normal within 3-4 hours. I have an easier time navigating around soy-inclusive foods, but; My question is this: What soaps, hand lotions, creams, and shampoos do you use to stay soy free? BTW, my other symptoms are gastrointestinal bloating (severe), feeling angry or "on edge", and fatigue. thanks for any help you can give!
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