This is the most strange summer! While I would like to do other things.. have a list of things to accomplish, I am obligated to help mom clean out the storage units. This task I hate and am trying not to begrudge it. Needless to say, it is reeking havoc on my attitude. There is still so much to do so we try and work in the units EARLY in the morning before its unbearable.
Allergy testing.. yeah, its all negative. According to both the skin and blood tests, I do not have ANY allergies. WHAAAATT??? Yeah, I know.. WTF?? I go back in a couple weeks. So I did some research on this because it is unbelievable how affected I am to certain items and elements. Here is what I have found. I'm Allergic but All My Allergy Testing is Negative
"Is it possible to have allergies even if the allergy testing comes back negative?"
The answer is absolutely yes! But how can that be?!! Well, here is the simplified answer. When allergy testing is performed whether by skin prick or blood testing (RAST or immunoCAP), one is testing to certain specific proteins known to cause allergic reactions in majority but not all patients (these are called major allergen). Patients need to remember that for a given allergy like CAT... there are millions of proteins (minor allergen) that have the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Allergy testing to cat ONLY tests for ONE of these proteins called Fel d1 as well as a few other minor allergens. As such, if a patient is CAT allergic but not to the Fel d1 protein, then the allergy testing will come back normal!
Given this information, that's why skin testing is a bit more "accurate" when it comes to determining whether a patient has allergies or not as there are more "proteins" for a given allergen like CAT being tested than the blood test like RAST/immunoCAP which STRICTLY tests for a single protein."
UGH!! He did put me on a nasal steroid though.. since then, the drainage and nasal and chest congestion are horrible.
As for eating.. I am on the right track getting back to grain free (oh but I love popcorn every once in a while). Wheat does a number on my joints though. Also back on track with the sugar as well. I am almost back to NO SUGAR. Weight?? No change.