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Old 05-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #21
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Pierre,

I ran a search at medline for the topic.. returned a few hits, but mostly related to inhaled grains, glutens and such. Not much about sinusitis, rhinitis, etc.. from ingested grains. Doesn't mean it can't happen though.. pubmed isn't the word of God (Robb Wolf is), and I didnít spend much time with the search. I should re-try from work, where references are much more plentiful than my home computer.

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Old 05-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #22
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"you are the weirdest dude ever"

pehaps in the top 100.. but these folks are weirder than I:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=yWVZwLC6r...elated&search=


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Old 05-14-2007, 08:02 AM   #23
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Pierre,
Most so-called "wasabi" in North America is food-colored horseradish anyway...
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:40 AM   #24
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Can I jump on this thread since it seems related? Tell me if I should post separately.

Never had any allergies in my life (that I was aware of). Starting around 3 months ago, I had a nasty head cold that migrated into my lungs. Cold fatigue went away but the lungs stayed congested and a bit inflamed. Also felt a bit stuffed up. Eventually saw a pulmonologist who tested me for asthma: I was borderline but not fully asthmatic. He prescribed advair and nasonex. Symptoms continued. Since then I've added alavert 12 for the day time and benadryl for night. Apart from being drier, I don't feel that things have improved much. I feel sluggish and tired plus still am dripping into my lungs cause my voice is often hoarse and I often have to cough to clear my throat/lungs. I'm going to see an allergist in two weeks.

This isn't life-threatening but the fatigue and the congestion/irritation is wearing. The allergist will have his approach but what do you guys suggest?

I've limited dairy but it hasn't seemed to matter. Is the allergic response in proportion to the amount of dairy? I mean, if I have milk in my coffee only, is that going to set off the allergies.

What should I do? This is getting annoying and sometimes I feel the medicine is worse than the symptoms.
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:53 PM   #25
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The allergist will have his approach but what do you guys suggest?

I've limited dairy but it hasn't seemed to matter. Is the allergic response in proportion to the amount of dairy? I mean, if I have milk in my coffee only, is that going to set off the allergies.

What should I do? This is getting annoying and sometimes I feel the medicine is worse than the symptoms.
Elliot - The following is MHO based on being one who has more sinus trouble than should be inflicted on any one person in their lifetime.

The allergist will indeed have his opinion and will very likely discount food intolerances (as in possible dairy intolerances) as contributing to your problems. From what I know, that is just how their training goes. Do a test on yourself and eliminate ALL dairy (yes, even the milk in your coffee) for 2 weeks (or more). See how that goes. Consider going gluten-free as well. It may help more than you think. When I first went dairy and gluten-free, my 'cheats' quickly taught me to just say no. One bite was truly NOT worth the gut trouble and/or sinus infection that almost always followed.

Consider consulting a naturopathic doctor. This could help ALOT. Our "Resident New Age Quack" (A.K.A Dr. G) is a tremendously helpful resource.

Hope you feel better soon!

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Old 05-19-2007, 06:09 PM   #26
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Brad much appreciated - Garrett same to you and Alison as well. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #27
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Elliot,
Allergies do tend to have a dose-response relationship, as in the more you eat/drink, the worse they are.

That being said, the "start-up" symptoms from a small bit of non-tolerated food can be quite a lot. Dairy is one that takes a while (some say 3 weeks) to really clear your system so that a re-introduction will show a "true" picture of your body's response.
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