I have suspected buckwheat allergy. I loved buckwheat noodles. However since I had a childbirth I had breathing difficulty and tummy problems when I eat buckwheat noodles. I had a few episodes of allergic reactions from buckwheat noodles over a few years so I avoided it since. It was easy to do in the UK as there is not much buckwheat around me, until I started a gluten free diet. Buckwheat allergy is classed as bad as nuts allergy in Japan.
A friend of mine made me a gluten free cup cake for me and I had an allergic reaction from it. She didn't know Doves gluten flour has buckwheat in it and I didn't know that what she used it. I started to coughing and felt like someone was strangling me and it was really bad. I had bad itchy throat and tummy problems for a couple of days.
GP decided to send me to an allergy clinic and got an appointment. What kind of testing am I expecting? On the letter from the hospital it said there will be some tests and it may take up to 3 hours. I am guessing they may do some prick tests or blood tests. Are there personalised or basic set of allergens?
I usually make a list of questions to ask but what shall I list this time? A list of doggy foods etc? Apart from buckwheat,
I had swollen face when I had mango few years ago (I haven't eaten mango since).
I often get migraines when I eat some garlic.
I get bloated (and get other symptoms) when I eat gluten and dairy.
I get stomach upset when I have caffeine.
I get red mark if I wear a metal watch or jewelry.
I have a hay fever.
(I will put more if I remember more...)
I am having a blood test for gluten at GP before this allergy clinic appointment.
I am grateful if you have done some allergy tests before and give me some advice. Thank you very much.