Sometimes eating food makes my arms go bumpy'

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Fourarmsv2 Wed 11-Nov-15 07:57:57

I suspect DS2 has some SPD.

But last night he said something new. He was eating a sprinkly doughnut. He likes these. And stopped half way through and left the rest. I was sat next to him so he said (as far as I can recall) 'sometimes eating food makes my arms go bumpy'.

Should I be worried? Reaction to food? Or is it an extreme sensory reaction? His arm felt like he had goosebumps. It was definitely something negative for him. But going forward he will now be vary of doughnuts.... (Just before a trip to DLP where the afternoon treat is a doughnut or a magnum which he wouldn't eat because he doesn't like ice cream!).

Anyone else with a DC who has this?

My skin itches and hurts when I'm stressed. I can scratch until my legs bleed or sometimes I take an antihistamine and some painkillers which seems to help.

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ButEmilylovedhim Wed 11-Nov-15 08:06:14

My DD says that sometimes a food 'makes me feel cold'. There are many foods she doesn't like and she has a somewhat limited (but adequate) diet up to what my friends' dcs eat. I think it might be true in that some foods do make her feel a bit 'different', but also, for her anyway, it's a way of stopping us insisting she try a bit more of something. But maybe it's a thing and I'm poo-pooing it too much.

Fourarmsv2 Wed 11-Nov-15 08:35:40

DS2 is usually full when he doesn't want to eat any more. We don't really push new foods, even different varieties of liked foods can be rejected.

I asked him about it this morning and he says he gets the feeling at other times too - e.g when yawning.

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TheHouseOnTheLane Wed 11-Nov-15 12:35:22

I have this OP,...when I eat cheese. I suspect that I have a sensitivity to cheese due to this.

ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Wed 11-Nov-15 16:52:25

DS2 used to have bumpy arms. The bumpiness went after being put on a gluten free diet-I read recently that gluten sensitivity/intolerance can cause bumpy arms. I think it's called keratosis pilaris if it's ongoing rather than transient?

Fourarmsv2 Wed 11-Nov-15 19:31:52

That's interesting. I'll listen to him more carefully in future. DS1 is gluten intolerant (but has improved massively with age). I feel a million times better on a LC and therefore GF diet.

Thanks smile

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Schrodingersmum Thu 12-Nov-15 09:02:24

'Bumpyarms' are also a sign of folic acid deficiency which is not uncommon in coeliac disease

TheHouseOnTheLane Thu 12-Nov-15 09:17:09

But is that bumpy all the time (Schrod* or just goose pimples temporarily?

TaupeShimmery Thu 12-Nov-15 11:15:24

Google has revealed the following grin

"Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a natural hormone released in response to stress. It is a natural "antidote" to the chemicals released during severe allergic reactions triggered by drug allergy, food allergy or insect allergy."

An adrenaline surge also causes goosebumps, apparently, so maybe there's a link whereby the body is protecting itself against the chemicals released by food allergy?

TaupeShimmery Thu 12-Nov-15 11:55:01

Actually I have long thought that allergies could be implicated in anxiety and over-sensitivity, is there any good research re adrenaline surges / anxiety / allergies?

Schrodingersmum Fri 13-Nov-15 10:02:27

The bumps would be there all the time, as described transient 'hive' bumps are linked to adrenalin release which induces the fight/ flight response part of which is bumps

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