Food allergy - Nausea on the trail - Must Read!

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Re: Food allergy - Nausea on the trail - Must Read!

Post by Ashery » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:24 pm

Can you eat fresh apricots without issue?








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Post by rightstar76 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:05 pm

Ashery wrote:
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Can you eat fresh apricots without issue?
Fresh fruit doesn't cause my stomach to hurt. Where I get into trouble is when I drink apple or grape juice, or if I eat dried fruit. My stomach starts hurting and then I feel nausea. It's been that way my whole life. Now if I boil the apple juice (never tried boiling grape juice), then I don't feel nausea.

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Post by rlown » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:07 pm

If the dried apricots have affected you your whole life, why do you eat them?
What brand please...

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Post by TahoeJeff » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 pm

If I eat stone fruit, i.e. apples, cherries, peaches, etc. I get an itchy/scratchy sensation in the back of my throat, almost bordering on gagging.
I was told anecdotally that I was allergic to pectin. Maybe the same thing for rightstar76?
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Post by rlown » Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:57 pm

that is why he should see a Dr. Or at least an Allergy Dr.

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Post by robow8 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:07 pm

TahoeJeff wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:54 pm
If I eat stone fruit, i.e. apples, cherries, peaches, etc. I get an itchy/scratchy sensation in the back of my throat, almost bordering on gagging.
I was told anecdotally that I was allergic to pectin. Maybe the same thing for rightstar76?
Could be oral allergy syndrome.
https://acaai.org/allergies/types/food- ... y-syndrome

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Post by TahoeJeff » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:18 pm

Thanks robow8, I'm going to check that out.
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Post by rightstar76 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm

rlown wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:07 pm
If the dried apricots have affected you your whole life, why do you eat them?
What brand please...
Gee Russ, it wouldn't be fair to the apricot growers. That would be alot of brands! :)

Yeah, a mystery. I've asked doctors for years. No explanation except to avoid them. Well, the food that is, though I try avoiding doctors too. :)

Russ as to answer your question, because they taste so good, once in awhile I'll eat some dried apricots and take my chances. Oops. :(

Interestingly enough, I have the same problem with all sugary drinks and some sugary ones as well. My stomach starts hurting and then nausea. So I've learned to be careful. I drink only sparkling water when it comes to carbonated beverages. And I eat only small portions of cake. That is until I find out if I have symptoms. If not, then it's open season. More cake!

I was wondering if anyone here at HST had similar experiences.

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Re: Food allergy - Nausea on the trail - Must Read!

Post by rlown » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:59 pm

If something doesn't sit well, I don't eat it again. Like Mountain House Lasagna in meat sauce.

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Re: Food allergy - Nausea on the trail - Must Read!

Post by longri » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:38 pm

rightstar76 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Interestingly enough, I have the same problem with all sugary drinks...

How is it you left that pertinent fact unstated until now? It doesn't sound like an apricot allergy or a fruit allergy if a sugar solution causes the problem.

Perhaps your body is limited in its ability to break down the sugars you're consuming. Or maybe it's something else. Who knows? If I were a doctor, or if I played one on the internet, I'd recommend that you go see a doctor. A real one. Maybe two.

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