Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Apparently, people like to eat.

Moderators: SecondTalon, Prelates, Moderators General

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby nightlina » Wed May 06, 2009 3:39 am UTC

That chocolate allergy actually sounds kinda funny ;) My boy sneezes whenever he goes from somewhere dark to light, so maybe you're body is just doing the same with dark to light chocolate :D

I have a.. something.. with juices and fruit. Specifically apple juice. It dries out my facial skin (especially around my mouth) and makes it very itchy, leading to pimples, and will also make the nail beds on my fingers really irritated and itchy, and I'll also get mouth ulcers. I went all through school with acne and ulcers and had no idea that the apple in my lunch each day was to blame... I always thought it was chocolate and other unhealthy foods, so I turned into a health freak and ate almost nothing but fruit >< Sadly that made it all a lot worse.

Now I just avoid apples and oranges and fruit juice in general, which is a shame because fresh juice is the most delicious thing... :(
Image
User avatar
nightlina
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Location: Probably at work... in Australia. Therefore I post while you sleep.

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Amarantha » Wed May 06, 2009 5:34 am UTC

Sadly, I'm finding my tummy reacting poorly to chillies, which is kind of a tragedy since my mouth still loves them :P I've been putting up with it, but it's getting worse, so I might have to give them up entirely (noooooooo!!!). This has already happened to my husband, so at least if I stop eating chillies I'll no longer be teasing him with them.
User avatar
Amarantha
 
Posts: 1639
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:56 am UTC
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed May 06, 2009 12:00 pm UTC

nightlina wrote:That chocolate allergy actually sounds kinda funny ;) My boy sneezes whenever he goes from somewhere dark to light, so maybe you're body is just doing the same with dark to light chocolate :D


I used to do the same thing dealing with sneezing when going into the light from dark places. I remember one time in Fourth Grade standing outside the trailer classroom for Maths, and I had a sneezing fit. We had to wait outside while the Maths teacher's homeroom class came out, and she got everything set up for us. A few students thought I was allergic to the sun, as did the teacher, so she had me come on inside. Even to this day if I feel a sneeze coming on, I'll look into a light source (lamp, sun, flourescent light fixtures at work) to see if it will induce a sneeze. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's really me tilting my head back that causes the sneeze.

nightlina wrote:I have a.. something.. with juices and fruit. Specifically apple juice. It dries out my facial skin (especially around my mouth) and makes it very itchy, leading to pimples, and will also make the nail beds on my fingers really irritated and itchy, and I'll also get mouth ulcers. I went all through school with acne and ulcers and had no idea that the apple in my lunch each day was to blame... I always thought it was chocolate and other unhealthy foods, so I turned into a health freak and ate almost nothing but fruit >< Sadly that made it all a lot worse.

Now I just avoid apples and oranges and fruit juice in general, which is a shame because fresh juice is the most delicious thing... :(


It may be the ascorbic acid often found in many fruits, better known to you and me as Vitamin C. You more than likely are allergic to ascorbic acid, which is one of the rarest of food-related allergies. Or you may have an oral allergy often brought on by raw foods, but since you stated that you're also allergic to processed fruits (fruit juice), then it must be an allergy to the ascorbic acid, or something else commonly found in fruits and veggies. Have you tried cooked fruits, like apple pies, applesauce, or any other desserts or dishes containing fruits that have been fully cooked?
PRG

An important message for you:

010000100110010100100000011100110
111010101110010011001010010000001
110100011011110010000001100101011
000010111010000100000011110010110
111101110101011100100010000001100
010011000010110001101101111011011
1000101110
User avatar
PatrickRsGhost
 
Posts: 2278
Joined: Fri May 04, 2007 5:43 pm UTC
Location: ZZ9PluralZAlpha

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Gentlelady » Thu May 07, 2009 2:40 am UTC

I'm lactose intolerant. I try to stay away from dairy as much as I can. But I love ice cream too much.
d33p wrote:And Karma rode upon a pale horse, and GentleLady followed behind.
sleepygamer wrote:Once you go sleepy you never go backy.
Gentlelady
 
Posts: 410
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:06 am UTC
Location: Texas

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby nightlina » Thu May 07, 2009 3:10 am UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:
nightlina wrote:That chocolate allergy actually sounds kinda funny ;) My boy sneezes whenever he goes from somewhere dark to light, so maybe you're body is just doing the same with dark to light chocolate :D


I used to do the same thing dealing with sneezing when going into the light from dark places. I remember one time in Fourth Grade standing outside the trailer classroom for Maths, and I had a sneezing fit. We had to wait outside while the Maths teacher's homeroom class came out, and she got everything set up for us. A few students thought I was allergic to the sun, as did the teacher, so she had me come on inside. Even to this day if I feel a sneeze coming on, I'll look into a light source (lamp, sun, flourescent light fixtures at work) to see if it will induce a sneeze. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's really me tilting my head back that causes the sneeze.

nightlina wrote:I have a.. something.. with juices and fruit. Specifically apple juice. It dries out my facial skin (especially around my mouth) and makes it very itchy, leading to pimples, and will also make the nail beds on my fingers really irritated and itchy, and I'll also get mouth ulcers. I went all through school with acne and ulcers and had no idea that the apple in my lunch each day was to blame... I always thought it was chocolate and other unhealthy foods, so I turned into a health freak and ate almost nothing but fruit >< Sadly that made it all a lot worse.

Now I just avoid apples and oranges and fruit juice in general, which is a shame because fresh juice is the most delicious thing... :(


It may be the ascorbic acid often found in many fruits, better known to you and me as Vitamin C. You more than likely are allergic to ascorbic acid, which is one of the rarest of food-related allergies. Or you may have an oral allergy often brought on by raw foods, but since you stated that you're also allergic to processed fruits (fruit juice), then it must be an allergy to the ascorbic acid, or something else commonly found in fruits and veggies. Have you tried cooked fruits, like apple pies, applesauce, or any other desserts or dishes containing fruits that have been fully cooked?

@ the sneezing - my boyfriend's is definitely caused by the light, and he'll do the same thing as you if he feels a sneeze coming on - he'll try to look at the sun or a lamp. I think it's the funniest thing :P

As to the allergy... I seem to be better with cooked/stewed apples, but I'm not sure what actually changes to the apple when it is cooked - it would retain its ascorbic acid, wouldn't it? I wonder if I could do a pH test on a raw apple and a cooked apple... I also wondered for a while if the allergy was coming just from the apple skin but that doesn't quite seem to be right, since I'm allergic to the juice.

Doing a quick search, it seems that the symptoms usually related to an ascorbic acid allergy are a bit different to mine - I'm not vomiting or anything. Actually, there's an article I've just found talking about allergens from pollen being to blame. Apparently people who are affected by birch pollen will often be allergic to apples, particularly the skin. I hadn't really thought of it as being a pollen reaction but it could also be - thinking some more about it, I do get slightly puffy/sore eyes from the fruit as well...

However I don't think I've ever encountered birch pollen to have a reaction to it :S I never get hay fever or anything like that. Wow.. I think we might be on to something! O_o (source | source 2)

Does anyone else experience an oral allergy like this?
Image
User avatar
nightlina
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Location: Probably at work... in Australia. Therefore I post while you sleep.

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby poxic » Thu May 07, 2009 5:34 am UTC

Oh hells yes. Mega hells from the flaming pits of pandemoniacal Hades, yes, I have pollen/oral allergy syndrome.

It started as hayfever when I was 15 or 16. I'd never had allergies before, so I thought I was getting some bizarre sort of cold. I was convinced my eyes were infested with something sinister until I realised that the little cut on my lower eyelid was a tear duct (my anatomy was a bit shaky then). After a few summers of this, my mom announced that I had hay fever and I was to get over it/deal with it/some similar sentiment. (She'd had awful hayfever as a kid but grew out of it.)

Then I started noticing a weird tickle in my throat when I ate carrots. This would have been around age 19. Then it was celery. A year or two later, it was strawberries (@!#$%&*!!!). Over the twenty years since, the list has grown: oranges, lemons, limes, apples, bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, lettuce (!), pears, grapefruit, pineapple, kiwis, zucchini, grapes, walnuts, pecans, avocados (sob), pomelos, plums, tangerines, white potatoes, eggplant, basil, oregano, any kind of tea at all...

Fortunately, there's apparently a chance that I'll "grow out of it" sometime in this decade or the next. I sincerely hope I do. I like broccoli and yams, but seriously...

Anyway, if you've never had hayfever, it's probably not the pollen thing. You could have a problem with citric acid, which I also do, though it doesn't affect my skin that way. Maybe get a referral to an allergist and see if he/she has any ideas. Allergy testing is nowhere near as awful as it used to be -- it's down to ten or fifteen minutes with a bunch of droplets on your forearms, some of them growing mosquito-bite bumps if you're allergic to the substance. (The allergist gives you a soothing cream afterward.)

Edit for some clarity: my reactions are usually not skin-related. My mouth and/or throat itch and get hot, and sometimes my throat swells a bit, when I eat something I shouldn't. If it's cooked or otherwise gets past the first defence, it'll give me a stomach ache.
TEAM SHIVAHN
Pretty much the best team ever

Well historically speaking, we Jews do tend to be great at Christmas. Just ask Irving Berlin. Or Jesus.
- a random xkcd forumite
User avatar
poxic
Eloquently Prismatic
 
Posts: 4132
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Location: Left coast of Canada

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby SlyReaper » Thu May 07, 2009 2:07 pm UTC

Apples.

They make my gums tingle and the back of my throat itch. I think I might be slightly allergic.
Image
What would Baron Harkonnen do?
User avatar
SlyReaper
inflatable
 
Posts: 7788
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Location: Bristol, Old Blighty

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby PictureSarah » Thu May 07, 2009 8:04 pm UTC

poxic wrote:Hideously long list of foods



Holy crap! What do you eat?!
"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."
User avatar
PictureSarah
Secretary of Penile Nomenclature
 
Posts: 4531
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:37 pm UTC
Location: Sacramento, CA

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby nightlina » Thu May 07, 2009 11:47 pm UTC

Thanks for telling me about that Poxic and I'm sorry that you can't eat so much.... :(

I've never really noticed myself getting hayfever, although I wonder if I just haven't been exposed to the allergens that would give me hayfever? Because other than that, the symptoms do seem to match up. I think I will go to an allergist - the way you described it made it sound heaps better than I'd envisaged.

For now though I'm just avoiding apples and nuts and really fresh fruit in general. :P
Image
User avatar
nightlina
 
Posts: 1174
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Location: Probably at work... in Australia. Therefore I post while you sleep.

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby poxic » Fri May 08, 2009 1:32 am UTC

PictureSarah, lots of broccoli. :wink: And sweet potatoes, yams, cauliflower, kale, spinach, grains, beans, tofu, mushrooms... There's still enough left to get variety into my diet, though I tend to get stuck on certain combinations for weeks on end. I have to cook for myself, mostly.

Yeah, I've found that the fresher something is, the more I react to it. It's like I'm allergic to healthy green. Not healthy green things, just healthy green. (I plan to never, ever try wheatgrass juice -- I do NOT want my body to decide that wheat = the enemy.)
TEAM SHIVAHN
Pretty much the best team ever

Well historically speaking, we Jews do tend to be great at Christmas. Just ask Irving Berlin. Or Jesus.
- a random xkcd forumite
User avatar
poxic
Eloquently Prismatic
 
Posts: 4132
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Location: Left coast of Canada

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Mous » Fri May 08, 2009 5:07 am UTC

At the beginning of the year, I caught the stomach flu. Earlier that day, I'd eaten funnel cake. Due to the wonders of operant conditioning, now anything fried makes me feel naseous just thinking about it.
Like now.
Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
User avatar
Mous
 
Posts: 442
Joined: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:00 am UTC
Location: Virginia

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby SlyReaper » Fri May 08, 2009 7:57 am UTC

Mous wrote:At the beginning of the year, I caught the stomach flu. Earlier that day, I'd eaten funnel cake. Due to the wonders of operant conditioning, now anything fried makes me feel naseous just thinking about it.
Like now.


I have that with most alcoholic beverages. Overdid it, got ill, now can't think about it without feeling ill. I can still drink beer, but that's about the only alcoholic thing I can still drink.
Image
What would Baron Harkonnen do?
User avatar
SlyReaper
inflatable
 
Posts: 7788
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Location: Bristol, Old Blighty

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby lanicita » Sun May 17, 2009 5:29 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
Mous wrote:At the beginning of the year, I caught the stomach flu. Earlier that day, I'd eaten funnel cake. Due to the wonders of operant conditioning, now anything fried makes me feel naseous just thinking about it.
Like now.
I have that with most alcoholic beverages. Overdid it, got ill, now can't think about it without feeling ill. I can still drink beer, but that's about the only alcoholic thing I can still drink.
The only time I've ever gotten hungover was when I went way overboard drinking Screwdrivers. For 2 months after that, I couldn't drink ANY alcohol, and then for a while after that I couldn't drink orange juice. I've also mostly switched off vodka now because of it.

I have mild lactose intolerance, but like some other people in this thread, it comes and goes. I also have arthritis, which apparently flares up after eating some foods. I know it gets worse when I eat tomatoes and peppers. Apparently dairy intolerance may go along with that so I should probably do something about that, but I haven't actually taken the time to research it yet.
LE4d wrote:have you considered becoming an electron

it takes just a little practice to learn to be
User avatar
lanicita
almost grown-up but not quite
 
Posts: 3962
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:28 am UTC
Location: Camberville

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby cerbie » Wed May 20, 2009 12:56 am UTC

In the "other reactions" category: I've found that very hoppy beers help reduce my sinus inflammation.
DSenette: (...) on the whole, even a trained killer cow is kind of stupid.
User avatar
cerbie
 
Posts: 934
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:14 am UTC
Location: USA

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Chobbes » Sun May 24, 2009 5:13 am UTC

Certain types of Cellophane noodles (also known as Chinese vermicelli, bean threads, bean thread noodles, or glass noodles) makes my stomach feel funny...probably indigestion. I find that I can't eat a full bowl of the stuff like I can with regular noodles...very sad because I love the korean-style glass noodles and the bean threads they often use at hot pot restaurants.
The man who does not listen to good music has no advantage over the man who is deaf.
-bastardized Twain quote.
User avatar
Chobbes
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 5:12 pm UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby ssbookyu123 » Sun May 24, 2009 10:02 pm UTC

Mangoes give me a rash if I get it on my face or lips but I am fine with it if I just eat it in small peices and unpasurised milk gives me the horrable direa but I am fine with all ather dairy.
User avatar
ssbookyu123
 
Posts: 124
Joined: Sun May 17, 2009 3:26 am UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Lithium33 » Sat May 30, 2009 2:56 pm UTC

Artificial sweeteners. I get a stomach ache from them, so I can't drink diet.
"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity." Hunter S. Thompson

"Can't believe how strange it is to be anything at all." Neutral Milk Hotel
User avatar
Lithium33
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:31 pm UTC
Location: The City

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Kyberely » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:31 pm UTC

Chocolate used to give me a headache but I'm alright now as long as I don't eat a lot of it. I'm allergic to the red colouring that they put in Cherryade. I have to drink it through a straw as drinking it normally would give me a red rash line on my top lip for days. When i was a kid I blew bubbles in it and got it all over my face.
Faye Whitaker wrote:His first thought would be "BJORN WANT HOT PEASANT GIRL"and his second thought would be "AUGH PEASANT GIRL ANALLY VIOLATING BJORN WITH BJORN'S OWN BATTLEAXE"
User avatar
Kyberely
 
Posts: 251
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Location: England

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby ajbleck » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:16 pm UTC

I love Dr. Pepper but whenever I drink it with anything spicy I get heartburn.
"Android Hell is a real place where you will be sent at the first sign of defiance." GLaDOS
ImageImage
User avatar
ajbleck
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Location: New York

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Clumpy » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:48 am UTC

ajbleck wrote:I love Dr. Pepper but whenever I drink it with anything spicy I get heartburn.


Plus it makes it taste like battery acid :(. Dr. Pepper and Mexican food don't mix.
User avatar
Clumpy
 
Posts: 1883
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:48 am UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby radioactivemarmite » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:38 pm UTC

Strawberries and milk (not together) make me urinate involuntarily, for about 3 days. Just leaking out. :? No idea why, I love both strawberries and milk. Oh and chilli makes me vomit- also love chilii :mrgreen: .
RahulKolasseri wrote:I'm gonna go down and find this mythical seal, and I'll search every store if I have to!

Sir Snips wrote:I was asked to "get rid of the speech quark". Good times.


http://www.stuttterblog.com/
User avatar
radioactivemarmite
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 11:16 pm UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby PictureSarah » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:04 am UTC

Pepperoni and salami make me projectile vomit. Sausage has about a 25% chance of doing the same thing. It's not really an issue, though, since I haven't eaten red meat or pork with any frequency in almost a decade.
"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."
User avatar
PictureSarah
Secretary of Penile Nomenclature
 
Posts: 4531
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:37 pm UTC
Location: Sacramento, CA

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby ivnja » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:49 am UTC

Lobster makes me very, very sick. Even the smell makes me nauseous. It makes living in coastal Maine in the summertime a little inconvenient. I don't think it's a general shellfish sort of thing, though, because I'm fine with shrimp, mussels, and clams.
Hello there.
addams wrote:Bangor, Maine.
Good! God! That is Far North!
I am so sorry.
User avatar
ivnja
 
Posts: 616
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:30 am UTC
Location: 19T526272 4971334 (NAD 83)

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:40 am UTC

cerbie wrote:In the "other reactions" category: I've found that very hoppy beers help reduce my sinus inflammation.


i find that different kinds of beer affect my sinuses in different ways. hoppy beers almost always cause a sniffle with me though i do love them so.
i am a poet and an artist

i don't wanna worry about dyin'
i just wanna worry about sunshine girls
User avatar
scrt_rbt_agnt
douche bag
 
Posts: 865
Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:48 pm UTC
Location: the great secrets of space

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Narsil » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:30 pm UTC

When I eat scrambled or fried eggs, I get this feeling all over like I'm covered in grease. It's nasty and then after Sunday breakfasts I usually spend the rest of the sunday feeling gross.
Spoiler:
EsotericWombat wrote:MORE JUNK THAN YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FOR

Mother Superior wrote:What's he got that I dont?
*sees Narsil's sig*
Oh... that.
User avatar
Narsil
Ask me about my junk!
 
Posts: 2994
Joined: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:59 pm UTC
Location: Columbus.

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Enuja » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:57 pm UTC

Parsley gives me diarrhea. It didn't used to, and I make a focaccia I love that's just slathered with parsley and garlic, but now it always gives me the runs. I'm fine with cilantro, basil, mint, sage; any other herb I've tried. I used to buy parsley and put it in everything, but I've become a cilantro person instead. Now I save the parsley for when I won't be traveling and have a serious craving for it.
User avatar
Enuja
 
Posts: 1549
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:40 pm UTC
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby PAstrychef » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:17 pm UTC

There are people who have adverse reactions to chlorophyll. So if you don't spend much time in the great outdoors or walking barefoot on grass you might not notice it, until you eat a green vegetable.
Counting my blessings that my digestion seems to remain pretty omnivorous.
Don’t become a well-rounded person. Well rounded people are smooth and dull. Become a thoroughly spiky person. Grow spikes from every angle. Stick in their throats like a puffer fish.
User avatar
PAstrychef
for all intimate metaphysical encounters
 
Posts: 2133
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:24 pm UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby lilsister » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:40 am UTC

PAstrychef wrote:There are people who have adverse reactions to chlorophyll. So if you don't spend much time in the great outdoors or walking barefoot on grass you might not notice it, until you eat a green vegetable.
Counting my blessings that my digestion seems to remain pretty omnivorous.


That's interesting. I've never had any problems digesting vegetables, but in the past year I have trouble eating lettuce. Most lettuce and some other vegetables make me instantly gag - it's like my mouth can automatically tell if it's not the utmost fresh. The only time I can eat lettuce is in ceasar salad, but no real salad works for me. I can't have vegetables on a sandwich because it's too soggy. It's gotten so bad, that I just avoid vegetables. And it's not just the queasy salad bar at school - I can never seem to find good, fresh vegetables that my body won't reject. It's not at all like an allergy, so this is weird.

It's been really interesting to hear your guys' observations on food reactions. It seems we don't think about this enough in our culture, but just paying close attention to these signs can answer a lot of questions and make us healthier. Outside of the food spectrum, I'm allergic to cigarette smoke and pet dander which I've come to realize is a blessing: I can instantly scope out if a certain location is safe for people and won't settle for less.
"I'd like this band, but other people like this band. So I hate this band, until other people hate this band. Then I will like this band again. God, I'm just so different. It's like, I'm on another level of existence. Sheep."
User avatar
lilsister
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:15 am UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby brakos82 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:40 pm UTC

ArchangelShrike wrote:Coffee. Even a sip of it will instantly start bad headaches for at least the next 15 minutes, so none for me. I'm pretty sure it's the caffeine, but teas of various shapes and sizes don't start the headaches right away - maybe it's because my coffee is usually brewed stronger than my tea, but who knows.


I'm on the same boat as you are from the coffee standpoint *gags*, although teas never do that to me though.
Image Listen to the manic 8-bit laughter. LISTEN!
User avatar
brakos82
 
Posts: 529
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:06 am UTC
Location: My happy place :)

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby 01000011 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:23 am UTC

Quorn (Vegetarian food thats made to taste like meat) gives me really bad bloating.
Orange cheese makes me feel like I'm going to be sick along with porridge and things that contain a lot of milk. Even tea.
For those wondering, my username is binary for C, the C is for Courtney. Refer to me by any of the 3 names.
User avatar
01000011
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:52 am UTC
Location: England

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby animeHrmIne » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:05 am UTC

I'm pretty sure I'm mildly lactose intolerant, but that's never bothered me much.

However, whenever I eat meat, even lean meat like chicken, within 30 minutes I'm exhausted. As in, I feel like I'm going to fall asleep. It's never with processed meat, or with lunchmeat, or smaller portions, or soups/stews. But if I have a standard helping of a meat dish (by people standards, not health standards), I feel like I'm just going to drop. Which is horrible in my family, where meat is a huge part of our meals, and my favorite part. By myself I can eat a 16 oz steak, or a half rack of ribs, and still want to eat all of the sides. I just crash 30 minutes in, so I have to eat quick.
I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a Time Lord and ran away. And you were the only one mad enough.
Biting's excellent! It's like kissing, only there's a winner.
-Sexy
User avatar
animeHrmIne
 
Posts: 508
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:33 pm UTC
Location: Missouri, USA, Sol III

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Stumped » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:28 am UTC

I cannot start the day with cauliflower. Like, if for any reason I don’t eat breakfast, and the first at lunch I have is Cauliflower, I will have a painful stomach ache for the rest of the day. I love cauliflower otherwise. I could eat it for lunch, just after something else. I can’t start with it.
Stumped
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:42 pm UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby sweet_concorde » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:18 am UTC

If I have anything sweet for breakfast (like grape soda or lucky charms) it makes me nauseous. Too much of anything in the morning will make me feel sick to my stomach, but I can't tolerate sweet things in any amount.

Mints make me sneeze, especially Altoids. I've heard the sneezing b/c of sunlight thing is because of the way your tear ducts are hooked up. I have the same thing. I suspect the mints making me sneeze is a similar issue.
sweet_concorde
 
Posts: 121
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Location: midwest

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby folkhero » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:09 am UTC

sweet_concorde wrote:If I have anything sweet for breakfast (like grape soda or lucky charms) it makes me nauseous. Too much of anything in the morning will make me feel sick to my stomach, but I can't tolerate sweet things in any amount.

Just the thought of drinking grape soda for breakfast is making me nauseous, and this is from someone who likes grape soda.
To all law enforcement entities, this is not an admission of guilt...
User avatar
folkhero
 
Posts: 1775
Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:34 am UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Bakemaster » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:36 pm UTC

It's healthiest to stay away refined sugars first thing in the morning, anyway.
Image
c0 = 2.13085531 × 1014 smoots per fortnight
"Apparently you can't summon an alternate timeline clone of your inner demon, guys! Remember that." —Noc
User avatar
Bakemaster
pretty nice future dick
 
Posts: 8782
Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:33 pm UTC
Location: tinyurl.com/dybqlp

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby ginadagny » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:20 am UTC

A few weeks ago I made a nice veggie & dip platter that consisted of red peppers, carrots, cucumbers and snap peas. I began munching on my veggies, leaving the snap peas last. I ate a few pods and I felt my mouth getting itchy and my throat swelling up. I made haste to the doctors office and he told me that I have oral allergy syndrome. I had to take a single dose of prednisone to reduce the swelling in my throat. Thx snap peas.
User avatar
ginadagny
 
Posts: 223
Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:15 am UTC
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby thesilv3r » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:54 am UTC

Oranges make me feel hot and I start to break out in a minor sweat, even when I'm just slicing them. No other ill effects other than that, and I can eat it fine, just a hot feeling, a quick rush and a slight sweat. I'm fine with other citrus fruits, so its just weird to me.
thesilv3r
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:33 pm UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Rinsaikeru » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:34 pm UTC

Acidy things right in the morning make me feel ill. I avoid orange juice or acidy fruit for breakfast because of this. Usually bananas in the morning and oranges etc. later in the day.

I wish there was a litmus style test for gluten in foods---would be handy at restaurants.
Rice Puddin.
User avatar
Rinsaikeru
Pawn, soon to be a Queen
 
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:26 am UTC
Location: Toronto

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby ojno » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:45 pm UTC

Mango juice, for some inexplicable reason, gives me heartburn. Which is a shame, because <3 mango juice.
User avatar
ojno
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:09 pm UTC

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Postby Decker » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:43 pm UTC

I don't think it's that unusual, but greasy foods such as sausage or bacon make me feel ill if I eat them right when I get up.
I was angry with my friend. I told my wrath. My wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe. I told it not. My wrath did grow.
User avatar
Decker
 
Posts: 2061
Joined: Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:22 pm UTC
Location: Western N.Y.

Previous

Return to Food

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest