Hey everyone! I missed you all! I have been traveling like crazy the past month, barely time to catch up on a trillion emails, let alone my beloved GoneRaw forums! Anyhoo, over the past couple of months, I have been breaking out in these itchy bumps that look exactly like mosquito bites (only WAY itchier and…well, not mosquito bites) on my stomach. I couldn’t figure out what they were until yesterday when I had a revelation that every time I ate almonds or cashews, I would soon start itching all over.
I’m concerned I have a treenut allergy! I had some peanuts to test it and they did not affect me, but then I had some almond butter, and within the hour, there those itchy bumps were. SH*T!!! I love my nuts! What do you guys think? Is there another way to test (that won’t cost money) that you suggest? I mean, I was basically staying away from nuts anyways ever since that post I started a long time ago (that eventually led to a nut-free section on the recipe page), but I feel like this changes things… Insight? Support? Comments? Does anyone know what causes this?
I’ve been doing research and apparently it is common to gain a nut allergy later in life, especially in one’s early 20s (bingo, I’m 21). I do not break out in my throat or anything scary like that, just the annoying burning rashes on my stomach, and verrrry uncomfortable digestive issues that last until those nuts are completely gone from my body. Pardon my French, but, this sucks.