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I had a little setback today, I had a huge reaction to an apple and it turns out I may not be allowed to have raw fruit at all! I have a family history of weird food issues and in the past year it has caught up with me. The only allergy they have officially nailed down so far is almonds/brazilnuts/hazelnuts, which didn't upset me because I never liked almonds and never really ate those things. But apprently, people with this allergy (tree nuts) can have related reactions to tree FRUIT as well! So apples, pears, peaches, nectarines etc. may be off limits. Some people can eat them cooked, though, and they did warn against just eliminating ALL of those foods---they said to wait until you have a reaction because you might not. But knowing me, I will. And I have grass allergies too, so watermelon and citrus may become issues too! The fact that I have eaten all of these foods many times is apparently not relevant---in the world of food allergies, what is fine today may not be fine tomorrow! This morning was scary, I almost used the epi-pen my doctor made me get. I am seeing him next week, but he does not take the allergy stuff very seriously and I am pretty sure he will say it is this "oral allergy" thing I read about on-line. No apples, maybe no fruit at all! What will I eat?
 

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for that food group, just eat veggies. it's not the end of the world. i'm allergic to nearly everything - about 12 foods i can eat completely safely. in addition, i have celiac disease.

trust me - it can be done.
 

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Your doctor doesn't take anaphylaxis seriously????? You need a new doctor. Food allergies are serious. I hope you find the answers you are looking for! have you been to an allergist to be tested?
 
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i'd recommend going to see a properly trained allergy specialist. you need coping strategies, proper tests done, someone to look at medication options with you (things like daily antihistamines might help with the grass allergies, and you could perhaps benefit from desensitization shots, a rotation diet, or some immune therapy to help your body to stop freaking out so much) and no doubt you'd appreciate a little, if not a lot of support! allergies are not to be messed with, and its frightening when your mouth starts swelling up, i'm sure your doctor wouldn't enjoy it if it happened to him, perhaps he'd be a little more sensitive then.

about the fruits: it'd be annoying if you couldn't have them, but you'd be ok if you ate enough veggies. i haven't had fruit except tomatoes, lemons, and the odd blueberry or blackberry, in more than a year, and i've not keeled over or developed scurvy just yet. some allergy support forums and cookbooks offer strategies and recipes to help handle a sweet tooth, and you could also look into odd areas of cookery like British WW2 recipe books (they're designed for making the most of ingredients you do have, and working round the ones that aren't readily available- like fruit- my mum had one that included a pineapple upside down cake with no pineapple in it, made with parsnips and fruit flavouring- i'm sure there would be 'peach-free peach cobbler' things and the like around too, lol).

i guess the only other thing to do is think positive- you might find that things aren't as bad as you're worried they might be, or that they improve over time, if your immune system strengthens- i'm a lot less sensitive to a lot of environmental things (dust, pollen, spores, grasses, etc) than i used to be, and because of this, tomatoes don't make my hands and lips burn any more....so there is hope!
 
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