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Fjordforder
01-07-2019, 02:17 AM
Hey everyone, been awhile since I`ve been active on WT. Looks like a bit`s changed, but it`s all for the better that I can see.

I`ve got some questions for those of us with greater medical expertise than I do. I`m wondering if allergies can suddenly (or at least quickly) appear?

For as long as I can remember, I can`t eat shellfish without my throat getting tight - that`s no big deal, I don`t care for lobster, crab or clams anyways. But I love eggs.

Breakfast food is my favorite kind, and I get my eggs from the grandfather I`m lucky enough to still have as a part of my life. His chickens are raised the old-fashioned way, given table scraps and whatever else, well cared for and kept. The old man knows birds better than anybody, and for all my life I`ve eaten those eggs for breakfast.

But in the past year or so I note that tightness in my throat if I enjoy an egg breakfast, it first became apparent after I gave the young lady a "Red Copper" pan for Christmas like she asked for. All was well in the kingdom until I noted that feeling, not as though I were being suffocated, I could/can still breathe fine, but I just can`t swallow. We tried using the old, plain pan and the results weren`t nearly as bad, but still there. A friend suggested we try using cast iron, but I fear I may have to leave my beloved eggs for good. The same happens when using the horrible, greenish-yolked storebought eggs as well.

Does this make sense? Has anybody experienced the same?

Shooter Ready
01-07-2019, 04:30 AM
Go see an allergist. Stop eating eggs for now. Get an epi-pen.

My son who has eaten crabs all his life, has suddenly become allergic also.

Allergies are a bit of a black box.


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Blacked out
01-07-2019, 04:51 AM
Randomly a couple years ago I became allergic to cantaloupe. I had been eating it all my life, it’s one of my favorite fruits. I am not allergic to any other foods so I didn’t even realize what was going on at first. So yes they can come out of nowhere.

SEANSTRAIT
01-07-2019, 06:25 AM
Go see an allergist. Stop eating eggs for now. Get an epi-pen.

My son who has eaten crabs all his life, has suddenly become allergic also.

Allergies are a bit of a black box.


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This. Stop eating eggs and get formal allergy testing. Get an epi pen and keep Benadryl and Zantac pills handy. If you start feeling like you can't swallow, take a pill each and get to the ER.

Bill Bond
01-07-2019, 07:27 AM
Yes allergies can change with time. When I was young I had bad allergies to animal dander and pollen. Now that I am a grumpy old fart those have subsided and now I am allergic to foods I used to eat all the time. My wife grew up on a small farm and had no allergies at all. Now she has the allergies I had as a kid.

M1A's r Best
01-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Your body ages. Possibly chemical "balances" within change?

My dad was never allergic to poison ivy as a kid/young man. After his second tour in Vietnam he was allergic. Had it bad.

I'm not (more than once I've grabbed it and pulled off trees and then used my pocket knife to cut the vine near the roots), both my sons are allergic to it.

I was a bread fiend for 50 years. I could make a meal off good home made/baked bread. It was preferable over pies, cakes, etc. that my mom would make for desert. Everyone else ate the sweets, I ate a couple more light rolls or pieces of cheese/pepperoni bread. At around 50 years old I suddenly had problems with gas, cramps, loose bowels and spend time with several different doctors and specialists to no avail. Finally found a doctor who did some testing and told me I had celiac disease and to cut out the gluten. I'm almost back to where I was my first 5 decades and will admit to occasionally getting one of those big pretzels from Wawa's when I gas up (maybe once a month or less).

As to your body changing with age. Around 48 or 49 years of age I got a bad blood clot in my right leg (still there, doc says it will always be there). Had some testing done and I have Factor V Leiden. A blood clotting disorder (my blood clots far faster than it should). I will be on coumadin the rest of my life. What changed? Why/how did I live 48 years of my life clot free and then suddenly have a problem? Both my sons have it, too (hereditary). One (the one that works out all the time, rides mountain bikes through the streets of Richmond down by the river where there are hills and out onto the island trails) has been in the emergency room twice. Once for blood clots in his lungs (when they found that he had it - he had symptoms a couple years before I did) and the second time, after he was on coumadin for blood clots in his legs. The younger one has it (we had him tested) but has never shown any symptoms of it.

Some day, they'll figure out why your body changes (not just that it does, but what causes it and what might correct those allergy issues).

kabar
01-07-2019, 12:52 PM
Plus one on what everyone has said. Adult onset allergies are common. My brother could eat shell fish until his early thirties. A friend's wife developed a severe corn allergy around age 40. Any allergy that affects your breathing is a BIG DEAL. Get checked out.

Allen
01-07-2019, 03:22 PM
It could be the copper reacting as well.

I have a problem with shellfish. Keep a few benadryl in your wallet or pocket, and your GF/wifes purse until you get tested and get epipens. Having a reaction? Either take as directed, or crush & add to water for fast action. Latter can put you out like a light however & that has its own risks.

Al

mattmann
01-07-2019, 05:48 PM
1st, I feel for you brother. I LOVE eggs. There are days i scramble some eggs and eat that with some cheese and whatever meat I have left over from the night before as a big lunch and thatís it for the day (Intermittent fasting). If I couldnít do eggs especially being on keto, Iíd die. Go to the dr and see what they say.

2nd, what eggs are you eating with greenish yokes?? [emoji1785][emoji1785]


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Fjordforder
01-07-2019, 10:54 PM
Plus one on what everyone has said. Adult onset allergies are common. My brother could eat shell fish until his early thirties. A friend's wife developed a severe corn allergy around age 40. Any allergy that affects your breathing is a BIG DEAL. Get checked out.

As was said previously, breathing is not affected (thankfully), only swallowing.

And many thanks everyone, looks like I can no longer enjoy eggs like I used to until some more formal testing is done. :mad:

Fjordforder
01-07-2019, 10:56 PM
1st, I feel for you brother. I LOVE eggs. There are days i scramble some eggs and eat that with some cheese and whatever meat I have left over from the night before as a big lunch and that’s it for the day (Intermittent fasting). If I couldn’t do eggs especially being on keto, I’d die. Go to the dr and see what they say.

2nd, what eggs are you eating with greenish yokes?? [emoji1785][emoji1785]


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In order:

1) It`s hard for me to imagine life without them as well.

2) If you compare a store-bought egg to those I`m used to (the old school type) you`ll note that the yolk has a dark, greenish-grey ring around the outer edge, this is most notable when hardboiled. The "good" type are a strong, vibrant yellow. Grampa always says that it`s important for the chickens to be happy. The ones from the store clearly aren`t, and it shows.

UNO
01-09-2019, 01:27 AM
Hey everyone, been awhile since I`ve been active on WT. Looks like a bit`s changed, but it`s all for the better that I can see.

I`ve got some questions for those of us with greater medical expertise than I do. I`m wondering if allergies can suddenly (or at least quickly) appear?

For as long as I can remember, I can`t eat shellfish without my throat getting tight - that`s no big deal, I don`t care for lobster, crab or clams anyways. But I love eggs.

Breakfast food is my favorite kind, and I get my eggs from the grandfather I`m lucky enough to still have as a part of my life. His chickens are raised the old-fashioned way, given table scraps and whatever else, well cared for and kept. The old man knows birds better than anybody, and for all my life I`ve eaten those eggs for breakfast.

But in the past year or so I note that tightness in my throat if I enjoy an egg breakfast, it first became apparent after I gave the young lady a "Red Copper" pan for Christmas like she asked for. All was well in the kingdom until I noted that feeling, not as though I were being suffocated, I could/can still breathe fine, but I just can`t swallow. We tried using the old, plain pan and the results weren`t nearly as bad, but still there. A friend suggested we try using cast iron, but I fear I may have to leave my beloved eggs for good. The same happens when using the horrible, greenish-yolked storebought eggs as well.

Does this make sense? Has anybody experienced the same?

Allergic reactions can indeed spontaneously (as far as one can tell) manifest.

WraithWolf
02-04-2019, 09:36 PM
Happened to a close family friend, they ate chicken eggs all their life and started having a similar reaction. However he is able to eat duck eggs without having a reaction, he was able to convince the city to let him keep breeding ducks so he can have easy access to eggs hes able to eat. Maybe try that after seeing an Allergy Specialist.

Beoceorl
02-05-2019, 06:02 AM
Happened to a close family friend, they ate chicken eggs all their life and started having a similar reaction. However he is able to eat duck eggs without having a reaction, he was able to convince the city to let him keep breeding ducks so he can have easy access to eggs hes able to eat. Maybe try that after seeing an Allergy Specialist.

I also know of folks who are allergic to chicken eggs, but can still eat duck eggs. An added benefit is that, compared to chicken eggs, duck eggs have more of just about everything, including flavor.

WraithWolf
02-06-2019, 05:21 AM
I also know of folks who are allergic to chicken eggs, but can still eat duck eggs. An added benefit is that, compared to chicken eggs, duck eggs have more of just about everything, including flavor.

Agreed! They really are better all around! Nothing beats day old fresh eggs, except day old duck eggs! I wonder what the allergen is in chicken eggs that is absent in duck eggs, I am going to have to google this...
Googlefu said: "One of the common allergens conalbumin (a protein in egg whites) makes up 12% of a chicken egg white, but only 2% of a duck egg white (4)." They also seem to be far more nutritious, even after accounting for larger size, they pack more beneficial vitamins and proteins than chicken eggs.
6 times the Vitamin D
2 times the Vitamin A
More Vitamin K2 (as MK-4)
2 times the beneficial, natural cholesterol