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Why does this keep on happening?

MixBotMixBot Posts: 8,656 Automated Account
On & off since I was born, I've had an allergy to milk. So anyway, I found out I had it (again) just before I was 14. I was fine about 7 months later. I then found out this year that I had the same problem, only difference being then was that I was unable to have chocolate. Now, I think I'm ok again.
Anyone know why sometimes I'm fine for years then it starts again but then I'm fine after 7 months?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had this alot as a child. I had a severe dairy allergy, particularly to milk and chocolate. But as a child I was really stubborn and continued eating chocolate even though it made me really ill and sick. After a few years I built up a tolerance to it and now can eat all dairy products without a problem. Occasionally though if I have too much it might cause me to feel unwell.
    I'm not really sure why you get it on and off, might be something to do with your immune system and your body's ability to cope with the allergies. Do you carry on eating milk and chocolate? I wouldn't trust the allergy testing where they prick you and tell you what you're allergic to though. I've had that done and know others who have and they come up with a huge list of things I'm obviously not allergic to like broccoli and oranges?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pink Soda wrote:
    Do you carry on eating milk and chocolate?

    Sometimes, but it leaves me in pain.
    I wouldn't trust the allergy testing where they prick you and tell you what you're allergic to though. I've had that done and know others who have and they come up with a huge list of things I'm obviously not allergic to like broccoli and oranges?!

    Never had that done. I just know when I'm allergic to milk because it gives me bad stomach cramps whenever I have anything with milk in it...
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Pink Soda wrote:
    I wouldn't trust the allergy testing where they prick you and tell you what you're allergic to though. I've had that done and know others who have and they come up with a huge list of things I'm obviously not allergic to like broccoli and oranges?!
    Just because you're allergic to something doesn't mean it would cause you severe pain or other big problems. It can be barely noticeable.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had that too.
    I was allergic as a baby, it cleared up from like 7-14 and now 14-17+ i have it. It's gotten alot worse, my throat starts closing if i have milk.

    I visted the "allergist" the other day. While i find his "science" completeee bullshit.. heres what he said:

    Milk allergies are very rare past 14. like 1% of the population. Many people have "milk intolerances" (don't ask me what the difference is, i have no idea.) Now common allergies are to pets, dust, molds, dustmites. If you are allergic to one or any of these, they increase the effects of the "milk intolerance".
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    your-babe wrote:
    An intolerance is a more milder form than an allergy, an allergy can be life threatening in some cases (most obvious being nut allergies), an intolerance has more to do with the digestive system (I think), I personally lack the enzymes in my stomach to break down dairy, lactose, wheat and gluten- because of the lack of enzymes- i've been diagnosed as having an intolerance, if i eat dairy- it usually causes stomach upsets, vomiting etc.


    That's interesting because the allergist said i had an intolerance, not an allergy, yet my throat closes if i consume dairy.
    Now im confused.

    Your idea does make sense though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    your-babe wrote:
    lack of enzymes.

    That's also my problem as well I think.

    And what the allergist person said does seem like rubbish...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i just dislike grass
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Milk allergies are very rare past 14. like 1% of the population. Many people have "milk intolerances" (don't ask me what the difference is, i have no idea.)

    the way it was explained to me by the digestive specialist guy:

    allergy: your immune system reacts to the food by attacking. this can cause lots of symptoms, which range from mild to fatal. classic symptoms are swelling, itching, rashes, throwing up, wheezing and being a bit snotty.

    intolerance: to do with your digestive tract rather than immune system. tends to cause gut-type symptoms (nausea, sickness, cramping, poo probs) rather than the allergy type. ever heard someone say 'ooh, bread/nuts/eggs/jelly doesn't agree with me'? yeah, this is an intolerance. it's generally less severe and is easily stopped by avoiding the food that causes it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I was little I wasnt aloud anything dairy, which was really annoying because I loved milk. I was sneak down in the middle of the night and down a pint of milk but it always made me ill the next day. I get the every now and again reaction to it and end up with the shits and really bad stomach pains. I cant eat cream at all without feeling really sick and I dont really like chocolate anyway so its not much of a problem.
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