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I am in the middle of a bit of a flare up. On my third course of pred in a row. I also take symbicort 400 montelukast and antihistamine. I carry adrenalin for nut allergy. I'm really struggling with oilseed rape and struggling to spend any time outside.

As I have always had food triggers that we have never really got to the bottom of my husband is suggesting I cut out sulphites (which seem to be a fairly constant trigger) and see how that goes. Sadly that means my prosecco has to go 😞. I'm thinking of trying gin or vodka but struggling to find a anything to mix it with. Does anyone have any ideas? I know I could just cut out alcohol but I would prefer not to just yet.

Really hoping someone has a fab suggestion xxx

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Hi Emily, sulphites do the same with me and I love my wine so I researched it and you can get sulphite-free wine in Asda. 😊 Bronagh


This is the best news I have had all day 😊

Thank you

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I really love it how we're struggling for breath but we're never giving up on the booze ahahaha :D :D :D I feel y'all :D <3

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Life really is too short 😊

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After a struggle of finding out what Allergic Reactions i have I found that both Rapeseed Oil and Vegetable Oil( has a hidden Ingredient of Peanut) which is NOT Mentioned on labels.

I found this out after going for a meal at my Local Harvester Resturant. Had my Fav Meal Gammon and Pineapple with chips( they were the severe reaction to me...( didn't have Epi pen then) and I panicked went to Drs following day who prescribed me the Epi Pens. And found out via Leaflet that I was given that Vegetable Oil contains Peanut.

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I didn't know about the peanut in vegetable oil, that is really bad. I keep reacting to very random foods. Makes eating out tricky. Wish they would get the food labels sorted out.

Stay well 😊

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Totally agree when I saw Allergy Consultant at my local Hospital his words to me !B4 handing me Leaflet was Peanut Oil is added to Vefetable/Rapeseed Oil.

And leaflet I had confirmed it. It's a total nightmare eating out. My Husbands family always arrange posh places to eat and these places don't understand Allergies.

I'm ok at Toby Cavery ( tho don't have carrots as coated in Butter) which I hate.

Green Veg is ok but I can't Tollerate to much. I have to ask for Mint Sauce from Jar not from their pored out ones ( as add Vinigar ) which sets me off

I can have No Yorkie Pud as makes me swell...:-(

Also can't have ( well do now and then) Ice Cream as Peanut Oil is used and Again nothing stated.

I met a friend for a chat and food in my old local pub looked at menu asked to see Allergy Book( woman behind said oh your the 1st person to ask. I asked what Oils they cooked with ( Vegetable and Rapeseed) all I could eat was a Jacket Potato was starving so had 2 as tiny

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I find the same, very difficult to eat in fancy restaurants. Hadn't thought of the oils they use, i had noticed anything with vinegar is a total no for me.

I've had ige testing but never specific food allergy testing. My skin is permanently covered in 2 allergic rashes. I've had bad peanut reaction and was told then to avoid all nuts , thinking about trying removing soya and wheat as well as sulphites.

Good luck with finding safe tasty food!!


I'm struggling to find foods to eat, I tried GF as I swell when I eat most foods ( made no Difference) then was Reccomended to try Yeast Free( yeast I found is a problem) then told by my Asthma Consultant to Only eat White Foods. Ie Bread,Pasta, Rice. And Non Green Veg. But now been diagnosed 4 weeks ago as Steroid Induced Type 2 Diabeties, and to eat Wholemeal Foods only. So don't know what to do.

Someone mentioned on diabetes page to have 6 small meals a day. But I can't do that in work...

No idea what to eat as Fresh Fruit contains Saylicilate ( which is Natural Asprin in foods) I'm Sensitive to Asprin

It's a real struggle


That does sound like a total nightmare with the diabetes on top of everything else.

I have found that I am better with white bread than wholemeal and have no idea why. It is all very confusing.

Hope you find something that works for you


Tell me about it I'm still struggling!

My Chocolate Craving seems to have gone.


I had Fish and chips from Chippy last Nice

Sooooo Nice but my Stomach Swelled up.

Prob coz they cook with Rapeseed Oil which I'm Allergic to

This was a one off as my Brother from New Zealand is down. And we all Spoilt ourselves.


I am really missing chocolate and wine 🍫🍷.

I've been avoiding sulfites for a few weeks now and have only reacted to food that I really shouldn't have eaten anyway. I am totally struggling though to think of things to eat. And I am finding the information on food labels really confusing.

Hope it keeps working for you too. 😊 xx


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