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sorghum allergy

Postby Fern » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:58 am

I have been trying to isolate the grain that makes me sick whenever I bake. I never considered sorghum because it seemed wildly unlikely.

Saturday I made waffles with sorghum flour and GF oats. I was very sick from about 6 hours after I ate for about 36 hours. The really irritating thing about it is that it's in most GF mixes so now I'm pretty much out of luck for all of those.

The next test is bananas, I started suspecting them too. I'll wait a few weeks to make sure the sorghum impact is complete.

I'm going to end up eating out of my front yard.
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wrong again

Postby Fern » Fri May 01, 2009 9:35 am

It's xanthan gum!

I baked again without sorghum and had the same reaction but milder. The only similar ingredients were baking powder, flax seeds, and xanthan gum. I used much less of the xanthan gum this time, leading to the milder reaction. Here is a great link.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/21710/1/ ... Page1.html

I have all of these symptoms including muti-day migraine-like headaches (which is coming on now).
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby grigori » Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:33 am

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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby jamietwo » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:09 am

Good detective work, Fern! :) Have you tried using guar gum in place of the xanthan gum? Its cheaper too!
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby noelalexis2000 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:01 am

I almost bought a bag of this yesterday. It was so expensive I decided to wait. Glad I did now and I will try the guar gum instead.
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby kittyadventures » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:58 am

Gar Gum and xanthan gum do supposedly the same thing, I use them both... a friend recommended I try them both. A little goes a long way so don't worry about the price they will last you a long time.
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby Loveskale » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:42 pm

I am not convied oats are GF. I would suspect that as I react to them. How long did you wait before you did the second test? If it was the oats it could take up to a week or two before the reaction goes away, and eating anything can appear to make it worse. At least, that is what I'm like.

Also, when I am having a reaction to gluten, I find raw fruits make it worse as well. When I am not having a gluten reaction, I can tolerate them.
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby kittyadventures » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:50 am

IT looks like you just started this diet.

After you have been on it for a while you may find that your sensitivity to perfumes/fragrances is not so bad any more.

by removing some of the most common foods that cause inflamation milk/wheat many people find that their allergies are relieved.
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby Rosey » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:18 pm

bennyce wrote:What to do if you have an allergy to fragrances, besides avoid them? I have an allergy to perfumes, colognes. I try to avoid going to stores where people are wearing them, but still have to leave my home. So many people wear tons of perfume and it makes me really sick. Is there such a thing as allergy shots I can get for a fragrance allergy ?


My mom and I so know this one. We have lots of issues with smells.
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Re: sorghum allergy

Postby noelalexis2000 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:35 am

Rosey wrote:
bennyce wrote:What to do if you have an allergy to fragrances, besides avoid them? I have an allergy to perfumes, colognes. I try to avoid going to stores where people are wearing them, but still have to leave my home. So many people wear tons of perfume and it makes me really sick. Is there such a thing as allergy shots I can get for a fragrance allergy ?


My family too. I can not use clorox, lestiol or other cleaners in my home without a severe reaction. I actually feel as though my brain is swelling. I use softscrub once in the bathroom and thought it was going to kill me. I had very rapid heart beat and felt like I was going to have a heart attach. I do have the same but milder reaction to perfume, perfumed candles and other odors. The only thing I know to do is avoid them. People who wear that strong perfume have no idea what it is doing to them. When my kids and grandkids wear perfume I have to get away from them it causes me to become very irritable and changes my personality. My mother and sister were the same way. In fact my sister passes out.

My mom and I so know this one. We have lots of issues with smells.
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