Okay, so here goes: jumping into chat after being a long time reader/lurker!
I have posted a couple of threads in H & H and here, but I'll share some details about myself and my kids (all of us with some intolerance issues!)
I'm a 42 year old SAHM to a 10 yo DD and a 2.5 yo DS. I have a long health history that is related to food intolerances and probably mercury issues, so I have spent the last 10 years on a healing mission, learning more and more as time goes on - a lot of what I have learned/researched/implemented is from what I've learned here at MDC and specifically the Allergies forum - thanks ladies!
Both of my children were recently IgG tested, and my DD is doing much better behaviorally (and physically - not congested/snoring anymore) since removing gluten and dairy. My son hadn't shown much symptomatically (other than some KP), but I have him GF/DF too. They both tested reactive to egg white/yolks (my DS more so), so we are EF too.
So here's my issue: I don't think that eggs were really ever an issue
. I posted in the Allergy forum in June, asking if the egg result could be a false positive. We had eaten a lot of eggs before that (baked goods, hard boiled eggs, ate eggs every 2nd/3rd day for breakfast, etc), and frankly I wasn't seeing any symptoms/reactions that I would connect to the eggs. My kids and I went egg free (well I did, at least as long as I was nursing - now I have some gluten free bread products that are made with eggs as an ingredient). It's been about two months now - and I don't see and differences/improvements being egg free (though my daughter is doing better, but for what ever reason, I really think it's from the GF/DF part).mamafish
, I know from reading/lurking that you recently have gone through this egg issue with your son, and talked about how there are differences between cooked eggs and raw eggs (which they use for the IgG test). Do you have any links to research that talks about that? I haven't been able to find/gain access to research that talks about that. My ND doesn't believe that there is a difference.
For the sake of optimal healing, I normally would just stay the course, suck it up and live without eggs for a couple of more months and then trial and/or retest eggs, but we are flying on an unexpected last minute trip to Hawaii on Tuesday, and I'm freaking about how to handle the food restriction issues: the resort is going to be able to work with us abou the GF/DF issue, but I'm not as sure about the eggs. My ND said since they aren't ana for eggs, to go and enjoy ourselves and not worry about eggs.What do you guys think about just letting go of the worry about egg consumption while on this trip?
and maybe just putting them back in our diets cuz they are sooo good
, and oh yeah, soooo nutritious
And, yeah, I need to be here! My DH is pretty supportive (but utterly clueless, and I say that with love and kindness), but other than that, I get grief from others (and get outright passive aggressive behavior/disbelief of testing results and improvement on restrictive diet from my MIL, who we usually only see 1-2 times/year, but we usually stay with the IL's or at least share meals - let's just say she has now lost the privelege to feed my kids in the future