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Strangest Food Reaction yet...

Friday, June 21, 2013

Yesterday my daughter and her boyfriend stopped by my workplace to have lunch with me. They wanted to go to Portillo's (a Chicago Hotdog place with a location in AZ). I LOVE Portillo's! Well, I should say my heart loves Portillo's but my stomach doesn't.
So, i contemplated what to have, knowing darn well that I really shouldn't eat any of it (full of gluten, dairy, soy etc). Welllllll......... I had a craving for a cheeseburger! I'm not currently eating red meat and I haven't had a cheeseburger in 2 years.
So i ordered a plain cheeseburger and a small fry. That's it.
I ate and enjoyed EVERY single bite.
Wonderfully charbroiled......perfect.

Then we headed back to the office...... I could already feel rumblings and feel the bloating starting. I expected that.
But then about an hour later I felt like I had HIT A WALL. I mean, seriously, it took great effort to even keep my eye lids open. It was SO strange. AND.......then I started having these unexplainable emotions, like I was going to cry! My eyes would well up with tears......it was the strangest thing.
I felt horrible.
Eventually, I went home and immediately laid down. I napped for a little bit and around 10pm I got up to join my daughter in some TV watching. All of a sudden my legs started to tingle, my ankles started to burn and I knew what was happening......
HIVES !!!!!! Oh no!!!!! I resisted the urge to scratch, but that tingling and burning feeling is horrible! I sprayed some Bactine on (I don't know why...it never helps! lol).
Eventually I went to bed and I felt much better this morning with only a few hives left.

My daughter felt compelled to give me the following advice:
"Mom, i don't think you should eat Portillo's cheeseburgers again."

Gee, thanks honey.......I think I figured that out already.

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    Wow! Nothing like this kind of confirmation to make one avoid a food. You are lucky your breathing wasn't affected.
    2943 days ago
    No! Hives? I am so glad I don't have any severe food allergies that I know of (have been told shellfish since childhood and have new to afraid to test it now since it CAN be a severe one.)

    But the fatigue and emotional stuff sound like gluten to me. emoticon

    No more Portillo's, girl!

    emoticon (virtual cheeseburger instead!) emoticon
    2943 days ago
    I'm so grateful not to have any severe allergies (knock on wood). I hope the nutritionist you're seeing helps to make living with allergies more comfortable.
    2959 days ago
    Sounds like one of my episodes that I had when I ate some cookies and paid for it but did not get the hives but the part about not being able to keep awake it was real bad.
    2961 days ago
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