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Soy and swelling
After many years and many visits to many doctors (without any real diagnosis),  I believe I may have a secondary allergy to soy. From my research I have found that this is called "delayed-type hypersensitivity". What happens is it causes a generalized inflammatory response, which can last up to four days. In me, it can cause my stomach and/or intestines to swell, cause acid reflux and cause my stool to be long and ribbon-like. If I continue to eat it, it causes my intestines to become backed up, most likely from the continued swelling.

I noticed this happens after eating Chinese food (no MSG). However, it also seems to happen after I eat ice cream as well - but I can't seem to find soy in it.

What I would like to know is how I would go about finding out for sure if it's soy or if it's something else?

And is there anyone else out there that has this same problem?
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Bbaggins, check this out: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1906491

It's very possible that you're cross-reactive to both soy and dairy - the protein component in dairy, casein. Also be careful because many with cross-reactivity to casein also may have problems with gluten (wheat, rye, barley and some oats).

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