Welcome to my blog!

This blog is a journal of our struggles with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). ("DD" stands for "dear daughter", so whenever you see it in the blog it is referring to my daughter and our personal experience.) My hope is for this blog to be a source of information and support to others who might be trying to investigate, diagnose, treat, or live with, food allergies and EGIDs. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or requests of what you would like to see on this blog. This is a work in progress. :)

Reaction timeline

We had a food reaction this week, and I thought it would be interesting to document the symptom timeline.  It's good to remember that reactions (for allergies, and for EE) can really vary depending on the food, the amount, and the person.  That's why a food journal is so important when you're starting out, because sometimes you just don't realize that something is a symptom until you see it happening repeatedly with certain foods.


DD is suddenly having a hard time seeing other people eat food that she can't have.  Two days ago, she got up on our counter and ate 2 bananas before I caught her.  :(  Here is her symptom timeline for that reaction:
- within about 4 hours, she had diarrhea with noticeable pieces of bananas in it, and again a couple hours later
- that night, she slept horribly- tossing and turning, and waking up flailing and crying every hour or so
- the next morning, she told me her throat hurt (a common EE symptom)
- last night, she complained of leg pain and started rubbing her ankle (another seemingly common EE symptom- leg or joint pain)
- this morning, she woke up with bright red cheeks and a bad mood


Anonymous said...

curious if you ever did NAET treatment for bananas? did the Naet lessen any of the effects ? thanks!

Jessica said...

Nope, we never got past the initial NAET food treatments.

Anonymous said...

Where have you been? I'd love to hear how you guys are doing! Please post an update :-)

Anonymous said...

Can you give us an update? Or did your blog move?

Jessica said...

Sorry! It's been a really overwhelming year. I promise I will try to come back soon and type up an update. :)

Kristina said...

I am looking forward to it! :-)