Alright, I am at a bit at my witts' end. I have managed to change my diet to include healthy fats, no gluten, no dairy, moderate carbs or few fruits as to maybe some nsulin resistance, little to no processed foods etcetera ONLY to recently discover after eating blueberries, I had a urticaria rash.
It started with an itch and than I noticed the welts. I have now had 2 extensive breakouts with these hives. I am on my 2nd round of the rashes. I had suspected previously it was chocolate or soy addtives. Then, I figured it could have been a reaction from almonds, or walnuts as I had increased nuts into my diet to variate my diet to avoid gluten or even gluten free products, in case. I also have been drinking almond milk as dairy has been out.
AGHHHHHHHH but now this!!! I have read that the cause of this sensitivity is damage to the stomach lining after having a leaky gut. This makes sense, I had previously went through bouts of leaky gut symptoms, but I no longer have them since I started with my vitamin supplements.
Now, I just have this new development buafffff! I am wondering if its just blueberries or do I now have to keep all salicylates to a minimum? Also , there is big contradiction between a Hashimotos diet and a Salicylate diet. If I have been drinking almond milk---- a low salicylate alternative is cows milk, for example.
Finally, I have read that Salicylate sensivities could be related to not enough thyroid hormone. I am due to have my thyroid panel blood work done next week. However, I suspect I am very close to my T3 sweet spot so I think it would be very unusal for me to be under-dosedI I am the closest I have even been to be well EXCEPT FOR THESE RASHES.
I am so going to miss my fresh, blueberries!!!!
Any tips on working through this before I go mad on trying to figure out what I can or cannot eat or drink?