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Abdominal pain

I have recently become intolerant to a lot of foods - kiwi, banana, tomato, soy, and pretty much everything in the list of foods associated with latex allergy.I also sometimes react to latex products - blowing up balloons, an elastic band on my wrist, using a rubber eraser, band aides, some glues - these leave me with wih a sore rash, and red inflamed dry flakey skin.

i do not work in the medical profesion, and do not wear rubber gloves on a regular basis, nor do I come into contact with many latex products.

in the last year or two, certain foods have caused my mouth to blister,and bleeding soetimes occurs - this follows the eating of tomato, kiwi and pineapple.

I am going to be tested for latex allergy in May, as there are few immunologists in the country, and the waiting list is that long! I have asked some homeopaths/herbalists etc, but in the case of a suspected latex allergy, they say that a proper diagnosis is best. They can test properly for most things, but not latex.

Since December I have been getting severe lower abdominal pain on the right side. sleeping was agony. i had the pain for 8 weeks consistently. I was unable to sleep on that side, and if I rolled onto it, I awoke. The pain is a low grumbling, griping pain, occassionally becoming a stabbing pain. no painkillers, including a diphene injection calmed it, and anti- spasm drugs did nothing to relieve the pain.

I have discovered that shortly after eating a lot of different foods - especially fruits, the pain becomes severe. e.g. avocado, anything containing soy etc. and the pain can last two days, if i avoid any fruit. I am also getting nausea if I eat anything containing egg, and diahria if I eat seafood, and severe cramping if I eat specifically anchovies.

after two weeks of eating very little, this calmed down. It eventually disappeared, but re-occurs occassionally. The pain is severe, and I am unable to do anything with it. it is griping, dull, consistent, and very uncomfortable.

My GP thought it might be my appendix, and referred me. The hospital thought it was, but i isn't.And it is not a problem with my overy.

I have had blood, urine and stool tasted. Also, an ultrasound, colonoscopy and oesophoscopy. everything was in order, except my stomach, which is inflamed.

I have looked up latex allergy as extensively as I can, and food allergies. there is little mention of abdominal pain as a main symptom. is this a regular symptom of food allergy? And is this how it typically manifests?

I am very fond of fruit, but currently don't seem to be able to eat any. I seem to be intolerant, or allergic to a lot of foods. Is there are chance that cutting out something from my diet will calm the rest of the allergies down? I don't think I can be allergic to that many things!

I also have chronically blocked sinuses, and artificial sweetner gives me stomach cramping and migraine - after soy and artificial sweetner i generally have to go to bed. it is worse on an empty stomach.

I used to suffer from severe chronic tonsilitus, and had them removed two years ago. I am in my mid twenties, and do not smoke or drink.

Any ideas, or suggestions? thinking latex, and a few other allergies, or my immune system is undergoing a lot of changes.
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Hi,
A food allergy is an exaggerated immune response triggered by eggs, peanuts, milk, or some other specific food.While many people have a food intolerance, food allergies are less common. In a true food allergy, the immune system produces antibodies and histamine in response to the specific food.

The cause of food allergies is not fully understood.Symptoms usually begin immediately, seldom more than 2 hours after eating. Rarely, the symptoms may begin hours after eating the offending food.

Key symptoms include hives, hoarse voice, and wheezing. Other symptoms that may occur include:
Abdominal pain, Angioedema (swelling, especially of the eyelids, face, lips, and tongue)
Diarrhea, Difficulty swallowing, Itching of the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, or any area.

The only proven treatment for a food allergy is to avoid the food. Cutting one thing out is not sufficient, you will have to avoid all that you are allergic to.
Success in avoiding a particular fod item may involve a severely restricted diet and often requires diligent reading of all package ingredients and detailed inquiries when eating away from home.

ref:http://www.myonlinewellness.com/topic/adam1000817






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Hi,

I had stomach ache a couple years ago and was diagnosed with Ulcer.  My family doctor prescribed anti-biotic to get rid of H-Pyrali bacteria.  After taking the medicine for a month and followed by Prevacid to reduce the stomach acid for 3 months, the stomach pain didn't go away.  After that I went to the GI and have a lot of test similar to what you had:  blood, urine, stool test, ultra sound for liver, kidney, gal-bradder, X-ray, colonoscopy, upper endocopy, and finally full body CT-scan.  The only thing they found is imflamatory in the stomach.  I also have severe allergy reaction during spring and fall with runny nose, sneezing, and read eyes for many years. Recently I found that if I took allergy medication (Chropheniramin), my stomach seemed to feel better.  So now I stop seeing the doctor for my stomach pain and take the allergy pills when I have stomach pain.  That seemed to help me in my case.  I'm not sure if this will help in your case but it might worth a try.  The allergy medicine is very cheap and you can get it over the counter in any drug store.

I hope you get better with your allergy problem.  

Sam789
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