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Could this be a food allergy?

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StrawberryJamPlease Sun 27-May-18 16:14:40

I posted this on General Health board a few days ago but haven't had any replies, so I am posting here for traffic.

I've had a random thing that for the past 4 or 5 months, every 3/4 weeks I wake up after about 4 hours sleep feeling really uncomfortable in the tummy. Kind of bloated. I go to the loo and sit there hoping that that will relieve it, but it doesn't. After about half an hour I feel sick (I'm not a sick type person and haven't felt sick up until this point), vomit and then can go back to sleep. I wake the next morning tired but otherwise fine.

I'm thinking that maybe I need to keep a diary with what I am eating. When i go to bed I am completely fine, and when I wake in the morning I am fine.

I am otherwise healthy.

What could it be? Anyone?

BalloonSlayer Sun 27-May-18 16:26:18

Sounds like an intolerance rather than an allergy. If it was an allergy you would also have a skin reaction.

Food diary definitely a good idea. Sometimes if you develop an intolerance to, say, gluten you could be fine with small amounts but reacting to a larger amount you have from time to time.

BalloonSlayer Sun 27-May-18 16:33:33

Actually there is another thread on chat today called "going gluten free: which talks about build-up; worth a read?

StrawberryJamPlease Sun 27-May-18 17:13:33

Thanks. I’ll hunt it out. So far in life I’ve got by without any allergies etc. and I’m not sick enough to bother a dr as there is nothing for them to test.

As long as it’s not an early sign of something I should be worried about!

Namelesswonder Sun 27-May-18 17:44:56

An intolerance is still an allergy, it’s an allergy which doesn’t involve the production of histamine. The language around allergies has changed as people tend to think of non-ige allergies (which used to sometimes be called intolerance) is less serious when that is not always the case.

There are no tests for non-Ige allergies except an elimination diet. So you need to keep a food diary and see if you can get an idea of what you react to. Remove suspected item from diet for a min of 2 weeks and monitor symptoms. Then reintroduce item and monitor reaction. Repeat process at least twice.

StrawberryJamPlease Sun 27-May-18 17:52:20

Nameless wonder. That’s very useful, thanks.

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