I have an adverse reaction when I eat two things, specifically, the rice pilaf at a popular chain restaurant and the General Tso's chicken from my neighborhood Chinese takeout. My throat closes a bit and swallowing becomes very painful. I don't think it's the rice, because I can cook rice at home and eat it with no problem. The odd part is that the throat pain lasts for about five or ten minutes and then goes away. I can finish my meal with no further problem. I'm assuming that one or more of the seasonings is to blame. If I have an allergy, why doesn't the problem last the entire time I am exposing myself to the food? Any idea of what is causing this?View Thread
I couldn't find anywhere else to ask this.I was abused as a child and I remember my father slamming his fist down on the top of my head at least once when I was very young. Could this have caused me physical damage? It was not checked then because, even though my grandmother and I both told my mother I was being abused, my mother just blew it off. I am a natural introvert, but have always disliked human contact more than the average introvert. I grew up in my bedroom hiding. What I suppose I am really asking, though, is could the blows to the head affected my behavior?View Thread
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