It's been a while since I have posted. Some of you may remember me and my story. I developed severe asthma/allergies 3+ yrs ago and have been struggling for good control. I also had problems with foods triggering my asthma.
I saw a tv show on MTV called "I'm Allergic to Everything" that featured a young lady with idiopathic anaphylaxis from food/additives. She chose alternative medicine and I decided to give it a try. I also know that it may not be for everyone and all may not agree, but it has made of world of difference for me!
Treatment involves: laser treatment to desensitize me to my food/enviroment allergen/sensitivities, chiropractic, acupuncture and kinesiology. I have not used any medications (rescue/maintenance) since August 9, 2011. I have started to add foods back into my diet with great success. I have not felt this good in over 3 yrs. I was able to attend two parties over this past weekend with not problems.
I don't know if it is appropriate to post the dr's name or facility, so if anyone would like more information please e-mail me @ email@example.com .
I wanted to share my excitement and if I can help 1 person by posting this, it is well worth it. DebbieView Thread
My own experience, I think the Zyrtec helps control my food issues. Recently I went off Zyrtec/Zyrtec D to prepare for appt at Mt Sinai on monday. Foods that normally don't cause any reactions seem to be slightly bothersome. It is a question I also have and will ask on monday? Amazing how you think a pill doesn;t do much until you don't take it. I tried vacuuming on tuesday and my allergies and asthma had a fit! So, no cleaning until after my appt.
Hope this helps. If I get a clear answer, I will post. Take care. DebbieView Thread
I would recommend contacting your prescibing doctor. I believe there are a few manufacturers. I have read that different strengths have different colorings. Your doctor may be able to prescibe a different manufacturer and/or a different dose/quantity to get you what you need.
I am so excited about this. As most of you know, I can't eat wheat or gluten, rice, potato or corn. My husband is always trying new things with the foods I can eat. He scored a home run with this!
Drain the liquid from cannellini beans, we put a little butter in and warm in microwave. Add milk (just like you would for potatoes) to consistecy and blend with mixer. Very yummy and better than eating the beans twice a day.
I also used the mashed beans for filling in pierogies. So good! It has been 2 yrs since I ate anything like this.
I hope someone else can make use of this. DebbieView Thread
I bought the traditional bracelet for myself last year. With all the awareness bracelets I didn't want mine to be overlooked. Recently I was thinking about puchasing the medical USB card. My husband and I travel to Monster Truck shows several times a year and I thought having the medical USB would be very helpful in case of an emergency. You can load all sorts of information on it including test results and bloodwork.
MrsWhiteCastle, I'm very proud of your daughter, Emily. Knowing to check her breathing, wow, very grown up as Deb has said.
I don't think you're insane. That is a tough challenge to do day in and day out. Strange as it may sound, we do things we need to, to keep our sanity. I have a tendency to go overboard but I know that just one speck or bite of food can trigger my asthma. Recently when my brother stayed with us, he was afraid to cook.
Obviously what you are doing is working so keep up the good work.