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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:08 AM

Some of the foods that seem to have bugged me (strawberries, potatoes, wheat, etc) are high in pesticides, including natural pesticides in the case of wheat. If everything goes through okay, my husband and I will own two acres in a week's time and can start growing our own food. We hope to very carefully manage for contamination. Need an RO system as the rural water has runoff and pesticide issues (including a violation for radioactive materials...yum!) I am very eager to see what changes this makes in my health.

The thigh lumps are not cancerous. :) They are however, a reminder that I need to figure out all these weird symptoms and health issues.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:53 PM

Maybe I am on to something with pesticides? Thouroughly washed and ate commercial blueberries this morning and my jaw squelched for about an hour. Ate organic peanut butter on organic celery....no squelching.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 11:20 PM

Jaw did not squelch again today until I drank water out of a plastic container that had heated up in the car. Has not flared up since even after eating tuna fish, a bit of BBQ chicken, and a hot fudge sundae. Definitely might be something to the chemical thing.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

Starting to figure this crap out. Blueberries (commercial, non-organic) again flared up my jaw this morning. Freaking synthetic chemicals man!

This would be huge if I can better control my health by cutting pesticides and plastics out. I had already found that using things like vinegar instead of cleaning chemicals helped tremendously, and that eating processed foods increase my negative symptoms. I hope my husband and I can get this two acres and can grow our own food.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 11:26 AM

Still searching for my answer. I have two doc appointments set up this month and will be asking about possible issues with blood sugar, hormones, and sensitivities. Two nights ago, I went to someone else's house and used their bathroom. When I got home, everywhere the toilet paper touched was itching and burning. Dammit, I knew then that it was a brand such as Charmin. I always react that way to the 'extra soft and padded' toilet papers. Today, I have actual pimples as well as blisters in areas that I would really rather not have them in! Where else do I get pimples, blisters, intense itching and burning? Oh right, my face. That led me to look up ingredients in Charmin TP. After doing a bit of reading, I will be looking into getting a patch test done to test for allergies to chemicals such as propelene glycol, or PG. PG is in everything...and it is in many products that I am finding I am sensitive too. It is also in my make up and was in face products I used to use before starting to just wash my face with plain water. It is also used in pesticides, processed foods, and on non-organic fruit and veggies which I have found can break me out. I do not think that a PG allergy would explain all my symptoms even if it ends up explaining the acne. I believe I have an under lying condition regardless that leads to such sensitivities and allergies. We'll see where this path leads though.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 02:17 PM

Saw a very helpful doc who is doing a bunch of blood work since I have a lot of auto-immune type issues going on. He says the derm I am seeing soon is one of the best in this area, so I am hopeful. The Charmin outbreak is dying down and I hope to keep my face makeup off no matter how embarrassing it is to see if that is indeed also an allergic reaction. Because my "acne" has always itched and burned so badly, I am thinking it might be just that.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:22 PM

I just read this and am wondering if you've tried going sugar free. Although your reactions seem more complicated. I just started a food journal and am attempting to cut WAY down on sugar, gluten and dairy. I hope it solves my problems. I have read good things though so consider looking into it too!

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

Thanks cocoloraine, I am finding a low carb/low sugar diet is helping some things.  Good luck to you!

 

Lab tests show I likely have PCOS.  I am trying to manage it naturally at this point, and feel gut health ties in.  I'll update as I try things.  I have the following coming in the mail to try:

 

-L-glutamine

-berberine



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

I moved states, and am temporarily without health insurance. Between that and being concerned with some health risks associated with Yaz, I decided to use this time to see if I can clear up my (cystic) acne without Yaz. I have been on Yaz for six years, and the last year I was on continuous Yaz with inactive pills only being taken every four months. Yaz cleared up my cysts to the point that I only had 0 to 2 at any given time. I suspect I have an either immune system or hormonal imbalance issue running through my mom's side of the family, but have had no help what so ever from doctors in trying to figure out if any of the issues I have are related. I have had to treat everything separately. Cystic, adult acne has been one of those things.

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My skin was extremely clear for a week after stopping Yaz. I began making homemade whole wheat bread and started eating a lot of it. I began having huge cystic outbreaks with 1 to 3 showing up each day. These cysts have stayed with me for the past month and a half, going through a cycle of dying down into hard, flat lumps, before erupting once more into huge cyst mountains, with new ones showing up in intervals. After some reading, three days ago, I decided to try cutting dairy and wheat out of my diet.

I have known since high school that commercial milk upsets my stomach. It also breaks me out, and seems to worsen other issues for me. I seem to handle (no hormones/no antibiotics) raw milk and goat's milk much better, but if I start eating three yogurts a day with milk in my cereal...I do have a breaking point so to speak. I've known for a long time that beer and coffee break me out, but that liquor does not. I looked it up, and found out that coffee can trigger gluten sensitive people, so decided to try no gluten/wheat for at least two weeks. I want to test my tolerance level for dairy too, so I made that no dairy and no gluten/wheat for at least two weeks.

Day One: All current cysts were still painful and an angry red.

Day Two: No new cysts emerged.

Day Three: Still no new cysts. Current cysts look less inflamed and red. They are not throbbing with pain. No pain even if pushed on.

I'll try to update this daily.

 

I'm so sorry to hear that you went through that! I have the same problem myself, you see I'm gluten intolerant. And it sounds to me with all of your digestive issues, particularly wheat and beer.. that you're in the same boat as me. Stay away from dairy (yogurt can be OKAY in small doses) and gluten. I can tell you one thing.. if you're gluten intolerant it's safe to say you're lactose intolerant. Most people are anyway, we aren't baby cows.. Plus almond milk is a million times tastier and contains 50% more calcium.

 

Caffeine and sugar can also trigger acne. I know, limiting all of these things is going to be tough at first but you're going to feel so much better. I promise. Hell.. caffeine is technically a drug. I've been dairy and caffeine free for a month (with a few slips here and there) and gluten free for about a year. I have no stomach pain anymore (after ten years of torture) and my skin is OKAY. Nothing to stop me from going out or keeping me up at night.