Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Recovering from the UTI, but

I am in the middle of some sort of food reaction. This time it is Strawberries and/or Blueberries. My mouth is full of sores and my entire alimentary canal is affected, from top to bottom. I have dropped both fruits and will reintroduce blueberries later, but I really need a rest right now. It may be my imagination, but it seems to be affecting the asthma, making my feel completely hemmed in and coughing constantly.

BTW, I wrote to the author of this wonderful site:

regarding seaweed and soy products. I had wanted to begin making my own maki, a vegetarian sort of seaweed/rice/veggie rollup, cousin to sushi. I started by testing dulse in a few recipes and found it a little hard on my insides. The lady recommends I avoid it, as it is rich in glutamates, a component of MSG, one of my worst bugbears.

Back to regular fresh veggies and canned fruits, I guess.

As to MSG Myth, you will especially want to download her list of related additives, or better yet, buy her book. Read, read, read all food labels. No kidding: there is MSG in some hi-protein breakfast cereals.

This is no joke; people become more allergic to the additives as they age. I started very young. My first major encounter was after Chinese takeout in the Washington, DC area, and it nearly landed me in the emergency room. The reason we didn't go to the hospital was because I was on the floor unable to move, and we didn't have decent insurance--in a very expensive city. We never called the ambulance.

Young people imagine they are immortal. After two very painful hours, the stuff was out of my system, and I never ordered takeout again.

Right now I want a calm morning, freshly prepared light meals, and proximity to our powder room.

Little Pond


mdmhvonpa said...

Goodness ... you are just falling to bits before us! Take care now, plz.

Denver Refashionista said...

I am glad some of your symptoms have subsided but all those allergies must really suck. I hope you can find the balance you need and feel better soon. Having asthma and allergies on top of MS must be really tough. For some reason my allergies haven't kicked in this year and I am greatly relieved (knock on wood). Hope you mend soon.

pb said...

Thanks for the wishes.

denver refashionist has her own site that deals with day-to-day ms.

Give it a look:


Bummer...yes, probably allergies to berries are also affecting your asthma. Inflammation is inflammation, whether in your bronchs or elsewhere.

Be well my well.

Linda D. in Seattle