Allergic to coffee but not caffeine?
In Nov 2011, I had a major allergic reaction to coffee. Swelling of my skin from head to groin, vomiting and diarrhea, huge hot welts from head to toe, itchy mouth, slight wheezing.
I quit coffee, but started again. I have had this reaction a few times since then but to a lesser degree.
I don't believe it's caffeine, bc I can have tea as well as chocolate or anything else caffeinated.
I've recently noticed that coffee makes me sick, not the symptoms above, but only gut issues. Having very urgent "runs" for a few hours after, and needing to take Immodium just to function is not fun.
If it's not caffeine making me sick, what is?
Anyone else have this problem?