Well, yesterday, I decided to have healthier snacks so wandered off to H&B (other health food stores are available ) in search of something additive free and with a hint of salt but not spicy (near miss there as when the assistant came over I was looking at what I thought was "salty beans" when in fact it was "satay beans" - now the eyes are going clearly!)
After much deliberation I chose some Toasted Corn Snacks - I'm a brave soul and not put off by the assistant saying they tasted just like cornflakes dipped in salt!
So mid-evening I opened the packet and munched a small portion. Yum! (even for someone who never eats cornflakes).
Two hours later the sinuses, loads of mucus, swollen tongue. Several hours later woke in floods of tears - my life is bad but not that bad!
Everything else eaten last night is what I have eaten before with no problem - and recently, I live alone so meals tend to be the same at least two days running.
The culprit had to be the corn or a sudden worsening of the hypo symptoms. And there's the issue, which is it? I have to say my frequent sinus problems and swollen tongue I have tended to put down to fluctuations in thyroid levels despite the fact that blood tests always give the same results. Now I wonder - is it because there is corn in other food that doesn't look like corn - or taste like cornflakes?
Looking again at TUK list of no-no foods I see "sweetcorn" is on there. So even if it is the corn is it an allergy or the goitrogenic effect of corn?? Does the difference matter?
Do I need to start considering the problem of corn in meds too? Might that explain a thing or two? I've always been prone to bad reactions from drugs.
And what is corn? - sweetcorn, corn, maize - are they all the same?
Another huge area to start looking at on the thyroid journey!