I'm Jeanne from France. I suffer from all sorts of food intolerances (was born with a major deficiency in IgA and IgG). Intolerances include (but not limited to) gluten-containing cereals, soy, almonds, cashews, peanuts, grapefruit, eggs... I also found out that although coffee appears as ok on the list of products tested, it gives me severe bladder pain when I drink it (yet it's very hard for me to quit. I'm addicted) and yesterday I discovered there was a protein in common between coffee and wheat so it's a frequent cross-intolerance!
I've just seriously started on an avoidance and rotation diet to exclude these foods and it's a nightmare because it's so difficult to find something new - and filling - I can still eat. Right now I'm avoiding alcohol, chocolate and lots of other stuff as well to play it safe. I figure I can reintroduce this stuff later on.
I'm normally a vegetarian but I've had to go back to occasional meat and fish eating for lack of choice in legumes.
My problem and I'd love some advice on this is that I'm feeling severe withdrawal symptoms. Does anyone have an idea how long this will last and when I can hope to start to feel a little better? Thanks.
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