I'm sure you all have heard me talk about my stomach issues before. Here is a little continuation on the saga.
To put it all in a nutshell, I have never felt good. Apparently as a baby I was extremely cranky and always had rashes - we definitely should have known something was up. When I was in grade school I came home every day with a headache, so my parents finally had me tested for allergies and they told me I was allergic to corn and tomatoes. Instantly changed my diet and have been avoiding products containing corn (and any derrivatives) and tomatoes for 13 years. A few years later I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant. Well, 2 years ago after still not ever feeling healthy, I went to a nutritionist, who had me quit eating gluten. I felt better but was still having stomach problems. Not so bad that I couldn't live with them, so I always just assumed that this was the best it was going to get. My mom convinced me to go to a new doctor here in Athens while she was down this summer and get re-tested for food allergies since the tests have come a long way in 15 years. I got my results back yesterday, and not only am I NOT allergic to corn or tomatoes (although I am still gluten intolerant - it's not celiac at least), but I have a severe allergy to eggs and chicken. Apparently this is what has been making my stomach so upset my entire life. I eat 2 eggs for breakfast EVERY morning. Even cross contamination is bad for me - which means my husband also has to give up chicken and eggs. I go back to the doc's on Monday for nutrition counseling, and I'm trying very hard to look on the bright side, that I can eat stuff that I haven't for so many years, but I can't help but be severely bummed.