LTB - now with that information I understand better why you don't want to go on the trip. I wouldn't either! Nor would I want to be away from DS for that long either.
GreenMum - I hope the test goes well and is painless! Also, I tried going gluten free for several months last year and it did nothing, absolutely nothing for me. So, I added gluten back in, just not too much. I still don't eat much of it, especially at home. I do sometimes when we go out. Sorry about AF too!!
Emaya - For some reason I couldn't get the link to work about the parasite. But that is very, very interesting (and gross too!)
AFM - I was a little disappointed in the allergy doctor. I guess this is just a continuous theme for me, to be disappointed in doctor visits! He put me on a nasal spray and an asthma medication for 6 weeks. He said he won't do allergy testing until I at least try these medications for 6 weeks. So today is day 2, and zero change. I really hope it just takes a while for them to reach a certain level where they will work, because 6 weeks sounds like eternity right now. Especially since we are moving in just a couple weeks to a new place. We really did not want to move again within our little horrible town, but since DH hasn't found a job elsewhere, and we can't afford to stay in the house we're in, we really don't have a choice. All of this, the allergies and having to take meds, and moving, and DH's lack of any job leads, all of it makes me feel like I don't know if I should even be pursuing meds for ttc. But, I don't have the luxury of waiting either at this age. So, there I am. I guess all I can do is focus on getting as healthy as I can. Hopefully the meds will help the asthma/allergies and I can start working out and try to lose a little weight. Sigh. I just feel so depressed. Sorry for complaining so much. I just feel overwhelmed right now. I hate feeling like I am a sickly person, but that's where I'm at right now, and I hate it. Ah well, I guess I will keep on going, trying to find a new doc etc. Anyway, about the allergy doctor, I know that is a more conservative approach, so I should be grateful I guess, but it is just frustrating to not be feeling any better yet. But maybe it will still happen. I gotta hold on to hope, right?