I am desperately trying to find help and found the Clever Gits Diet book very insightful. I haven’t been able to eat properly for over 18 months now. I have become highly sensitive to nearly all food – the more I eat the worse my reactions are. At first I became sensitive to sulphites – this was discovered through wine. At the time I stopped drinking alcohol I also found I was reacting to makeup. Since then it has been a downhill slide, with the help of consultants found I am also highly sensitive to salicylates. I’ve also added oxalates to the list. I get different reactions to the different naturally occurring chemicals in food – sulphites cause a red rash on my chest, up my neck and sometimes on my face, along with hot flushes and headache; salycilates mainly cause sinus swelling, itchy eyes and coughing; oxalates cause drowsiness and stuffy sinuses. They can all lead to asthma vomiting, diarrhoea, attacks and migraines.
7 months ago I was taken off food completely and put on Elemental 028. I am still struggling to eat normally and believe it is related to my gut bacteria. Doctors are at a loss and have never seen anything like it. I think I should start with getting my gut bacteria checked but can only find a link to the UBiome which doesn’t cover the UK. What are the other companies that do it here and any ideas how long the results take? I don’t want to launch into the diet side until i understand what has happened to me (so I can avoid it in the future!).
Any suggestions greatly appreciated!