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  • It seems like I can't eat anywhere but home now...

    We were in a big rush this morning and didn't eat breakfast, so we grabbed some grub from the lunch counter at a gas station. I got baked chicken and turnip greens, figuring there couldn't be too much wrong with it.

    Now my face feels hot, my head feels fuzzy, my throat is tight, and my stomach is queasy. I am starting to wonder if I have a true food allergy (the tightness in my throat is worrying) rather than just an intolerance to non-Primal foods.

    Anyone else have this problem? I'm so frustrated, I have a ton of things to do today and have to sit here and let this pass before I feel okay driving.

  • #2
    that sucks, does sound like an allergy. I haven't experienced that myself... except for the stomach queasy part. Next time you have to run out hard boil some eggs before you leave. I have a little device that does it unattended..then beeps when done. Takes 10 mins, so as long as it takes >10 mins for you to get out the door you can get this done
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    • #3
      Good point, I ordered extra eggs from the CSA this week, so I'll have to boil up a batch to keep around. I wish allergy testing weren't so expensive (or better yet, our insurance deductible weren't so high).

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      • #4
        Could be as simple as you thinking that the chicken would be bad for you causing the reaction too. Just sayin'.

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        • #5
          Everything is loaded with chemicals, you probably ingested something your body hasn't had to deal with for a long time...
          Commercial lettuce is laced with chemicals, chicken is loaded with arsenic, soy and all the pesticides and insecticides from the grain fed to that chicken. Was it a sandwich? the bread alone poses mutliple problems, not to mention all the fake flavoring (MSG and whatnot) that are needed to make a pile of garbage taste good.

          I'd be sick, too. Husband and I dread eating out.

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          • #6
            I was pretty thrilled that they had something that wasn't breaded and fried, and it tasted fine, so I don't think I was worrying about it. I'm not even sure what about it made me feel funky, it was a baked chicken thigh/leg with what looked like paprika and pepper on the skin, and some pretty plain turnip greens.

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            • #7
              it could be any of the above things that was mentioned. or it could be the fact that you ate chicken and turnip greens from a GAS STATION. i mean, come on.. am i the only one that thinks that is disgusting? gas stations are so filthy and disgusting, i wouldn't even want to piss at most of them, let alone order food at one.

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              • #8
                You should be concerned and you should get that checked out. Those are symptoms of anaphylaxis which can become deadly pretty quickly. I'd make list everything you ate or drank in the previous 24 hours and go see a doctor. You may need to carry an Epi-pen because obviously if you're throat swells shut you've only got a couple minutes to deal with it.

                I have experienced it and barely made it to the emergency room one time. As I walked in the door I suddenly couldn't breathe or speak.
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                • #9
                  I agree with denasqu. Take care of the symptoms, then worry about what it was you ate.

                  I'm betting money there was MSG on the chicken. I have a GI reaction to MSG every time (so does my dad) and I can pinpoint what restaurants my husband and I like to frequent that use it.

                  Whatever is happening, I hope you feel better soon. I have boiled eggs at the ready all the time - or maybe some of the PB protein bars. they're superb!!
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                  • #10
                    Have you ever had an anxiety attack? It sounds like you might of had one.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                      it could be any of the above things that was mentioned. or it could be the fact that you ate chicken and turnip greens from a GAS STATION. i mean, come on.. am i the only one that thinks that is disgusting? gas stations are so filthy and disgusting, i wouldn't even want to piss at most of them, let alone order food at one.
                      True, this is a local place that has a mini-cafeteria with "down home" food on one side, but also sells bait and their bathroom is scary, lol. Still, would symptoms of food poisoning show up within an hour of eating? Admittedly, the food made it's way out the back door an hour after that, so who knows.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                        I agree with denasqu. Take care of the symptoms, then worry about what it was you ate.

                        I'm betting money there was MSG on the chicken. I have a GI reaction to MSG every time (so does my dad) and I can pinpoint what restaurants my husband and I like to frequent that use it.

                        Whatever is happening, I hope you feel better soon. I have boiled eggs at the ready all the time - or maybe some of the PB protein bars. they're superb!!
                        MSG is already a migraine trigger for me, so that is possible. Thanks for the concern--I'm feeling better now, about an hour after I was feeling ill, I knew for sure that it was the food because it left my body rather quickly. I don't think it was anxiety because I was actually happy to have a decent choice at the least likely place to eat, lol.

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                        • #13
                          Hot peppers give me an instant cough and headache, then feverish feeling. This started a couple of years ago. I hate it, especially when I don't know which spices are in something and find out the hard way. Chili powder and possibly paprika do this to me, as well as the usual suspects, like jalapenos. Consider getting an IgE allergy test.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by meeshar View Post
                            Now my face feels hot, my head feels fuzzy, my throat is tight, and my stomach is queasy.
                            My 14 year old son has a (diagnosed) allergy to some nuts and this pretty much describes what happens to him if he eats a speck of peanut.
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                            • #15
                              you got turnip greens at a gas station lunch counter???????

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