I have a strange set of food intolerances, and was wondering if anybody had heard of something similar.
I'm 28 and have Rheumatoid Polyarthritis; I have always had trouble eating fruit.
I appear to be hyper sensitive to anything bitter or acid, and so eating fruit has always been very unpleasant / impossible. The only forms of fruit I appear to be able to eat without getting mouth ulcers and a burnt, white, tongue are cooked apples or pears in small quantities with sugar. I can also eat bananas, and moderate quantities of cooked tomatoes.
In recent years, I've started to develop intolerance to other foods. I either develop mouth/throat ulcers or a white, burnt tongue when I have the following: nuts, certain spices, bitter vegetables (endives...). My most violent reaction is to chili peppers; they now cause a very strong burning sensation on my tongue and red patches on my skin, as well as diarrhea.
I'm worried that the list of foods I react to will continue growing...
Any ideas on the symptoms and possible causes? My grandmother was fruit intolerant, but she got patches on her skin rather than mouth ulcers.
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