I just happened upon this site by accident when I saw the question by emilysmama regarding flaxseed allergies. I spent nearly two years being misdiagnosed with a serious GI disorder and had dropped to a mere 104 lbs (I'm 42 y/o, 5'4) before I found the anwswer to my misery.
In an attempt to live more healthfully, I was taking flaxseed oil because I was informed that it had natural anti-inflammatory properties. I was also eating whole grains. I started having severe pain in my stomach, extreme nausea and had more trips to the ER than I care to remember, where they could find nothing wrong me no matter how many tests they performed. I just kept telling them that I felt like I was being poisoned.
I had suspected flaxseed only because it was the only change I had recently made, and no one listened because if you look up flaxseed anywhere, you won't find any bad reports about it. Finally, I looked up the right combination of words: flaxseed & allergy and found this link:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fla...tient-flaxseed
Under the orange heading of "safety" you'll be able to read about the harfmul effects to those who have a rare allergy to flaxseed. When I read the sympoms of those in the case study, I nearly jumped for joy because it was exactly what I had been going through, and finally, no one could tell me that I was crazy when I said I thought it was this wonderous oil/seed/herb that was causing my misery.
I can only hope that this information will spare someone else from what I went through, because it made my life a living hell. I alos have sensitivity to things like sesame, beef, etc. but none of these things makes me violently ill like that did. If you think there is something wrong and you can't get anyone else to lis
ten, go see an allergist ASAP. Not everything that is supposed to be good for you, is, especially if you're unaware that you have an anaphylactic reaction to it.
Good luck and be well~