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Ok...please help me on this one...this is so darn amazing but this is happening to me as type this. I cooked some turkey for dinner and about 30 minutes now after I have eaten it I am feeling like I am having some type of reaction. I am dizzy, feeling short of breath and can't stop yawning...(I think mostly so I can catch a breath). I worked out at the gym from 4:30 - 5:30 and then came home..thawed out the turkey that I had cooked fresh around Easter and then froze some. We ate and now I am feeling very weird!I only ate turkey and a few but not many mashed potatoes. ( A real treat for my family!)Can I be having a reaction to the turkey? I can't think of what else it could be. I feel a bit itchy but I am trying to ignore it. I also feel very heavy in my muscles and my neck under my jaw feels a bit tight too!It has to be from the food...
 

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Ok...it has to be the Tryptophan... Now I am worried because I am not feeling well at all!
 

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Ok...it has to be the Tryptophan... Now I am worried because I am not feeling well at all!
 

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Ritalucy, be careful your not having a real allergic attack, itching and tightness of the throat can be signs of this.Yes turkey breaks down to Tryptophan and to serotonin and we now serotonin is part of the problem in IBS.But you might want to see someone right away here if your having a true allergic reaction to it. There is usally rashes invovled also.
 

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Ritalucy, be careful your not having a real allergic attack, itching and tightness of the throat can be signs of this.Yes turkey breaks down to Tryptophan and to serotonin and we now serotonin is part of the problem in IBS.But you might want to see someone right away here if your having a true allergic reaction to it. There is usally rashes invovled also.
 

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Rita, Mike is on a road trip right now and may not be able to answer you right away.It sounds like an allergic reaction - can you make a connection with anything in the potatos, condiments, bread, or seasoning on the turkey that you've had bad reaction to before?If your throat continues to tighten and you haven't already done so, you should go to ER right away.I wish I could be more helpful. Maybe after this episode you could get allergy tests either at LEAP or another good facility.
 

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Rita, Mike is on a road trip right now and may not be able to answer you right away.It sounds like an allergic reaction - can you make a connection with anything in the potatos, condiments, bread, or seasoning on the turkey that you've had bad reaction to before?If your throat continues to tighten and you haven't already done so, you should go to ER right away.I wish I could be more helpful. Maybe after this episode you could get allergy tests either at LEAP or another good facility.
 

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Thank you all of you for responses....I don't know what went on last night. I am feeling better today and I was seconds away from going to ER last night. I took 2 benadryl and it seemed to help with the breathing. I was afraid because I had to go to ER last year for an ant bite. The symptoms last night were similar but not as severe. When I was able to catch my breath I didn't worry as much about the reaction. I got flush and then chilled and was wiped out. I fell sound asleep and woke up this a.m. feeling very groggy. I have a bit of a rash on my inside upper arms that looks like little hives. I was allergic to something it sounds but I am not sure what it was from. The only other thing I ate was some gravy that I made from one of those little packets that you buy at the store. I never eat gravy and I never buy packet gravy but for some reason we had in the pantry and I cooked it with the turkey and potatoes. All I did was add water to it...I am wondering if there was some ingredient in that packet that didn't agree with me... or even high sodium with the thyroid etc.If it was the turkey I am thinking maybe because I had a very intense aerobic workout and then ate the turkey and it did something to my system. Very scary stuff anyway....I think I do need to get tested further ... I may need to talk to Mike further when he gets back and maybe get some lab work done or see an allergist here in Houston. It seems like since the last 3 years or so I am coming up more allergic to things.Well through it all you have to hang on to your humor -- my husband was so funny last night -- I think he was remembering the ant bite night and by the time we got to ER I wasn't breathing -- he was very worried but said to me maybe it was all the stuff he brought home from the ball field. I found that to be very funny...he thought I was having an allergic reaction to any pollen etc. that were on his clothes from the softball field. He was very serious!
 

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Thank you all of you for responses....I don't know what went on last night. I am feeling better today and I was seconds away from going to ER last night. I took 2 benadryl and it seemed to help with the breathing. I was afraid because I had to go to ER last year for an ant bite. The symptoms last night were similar but not as severe. When I was able to catch my breath I didn't worry as much about the reaction. I got flush and then chilled and was wiped out. I fell sound asleep and woke up this a.m. feeling very groggy. I have a bit of a rash on my inside upper arms that looks like little hives. I was allergic to something it sounds but I am not sure what it was from. The only other thing I ate was some gravy that I made from one of those little packets that you buy at the store. I never eat gravy and I never buy packet gravy but for some reason we had in the pantry and I cooked it with the turkey and potatoes. All I did was add water to it...I am wondering if there was some ingredient in that packet that didn't agree with me... or even high sodium with the thyroid etc.If it was the turkey I am thinking maybe because I had a very intense aerobic workout and then ate the turkey and it did something to my system. Very scary stuff anyway....I think I do need to get tested further ... I may need to talk to Mike further when he gets back and maybe get some lab work done or see an allergist here in Houston. It seems like since the last 3 years or so I am coming up more allergic to things.Well through it all you have to hang on to your humor -- my husband was so funny last night -- I think he was remembering the ant bite night and by the time we got to ER I wasn't breathing -- he was very worried but said to me maybe it was all the stuff he brought home from the ball field. I found that to be very funny...he thought I was having an allergic reaction to any pollen etc. that were on his clothes from the softball field. He was very serious!
 

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LOVELY RITA METER-MAID…So sorry I was not here…But you obviously know what to do and have allergies as I see below so you recognize the onset…. Everyone else did a fine job of helping....smart thinking...they know their allergies eh?I was travelling to Cleveland and did not get here until late, and had 97 inbound emails this morning…so I just got here and cannot stay long…sick mom etc….here are my thoughts exactly as they occurred in order as I read your post and clipped and replied:_________________I have eaten it I am feeling like I am having some type of reaction. I am dizzy, feeling short of breath and can't stop yawning...(I think mostly so I can catch a breath). ________________Yawning from Tryptophan….other symptoms could be tryptophan sensitivity but you probabaly would have experienced this before if you were…2 things happening here__________________thawed out the turkey that I had cooked fresh around Easter and then froze some. We ate and now I am feeling very weird!_______________________________The Post Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Syndrome…How long did you leave it out before you froze it….oven to table to freezer?Did the turkey have dressing in it and did you store them together?Did you eat any of the dressing if it was there? Hwat else did you eat with the turkey (side dishes, condiments) as someone is either suffering from "food contaminiation" or a sudden allergic reaction…they can both look the same since it is the same basic mechanism…the allergy is simply a misplaced immune response.These are the variables._________________________. I feel a bit itchy but I am trying to ignore it. ________________________NO! This is natures way of telling you somethings wrong. Don't ignore Horrible Histamine! Got any Benadryl? Take it now and perhaps begin travelling in the general direction of the nearest ER. Of course you cannot this was last night oh my what happened keep going.________________________It has to be from the food..._________________________Yes…I hope you took some Benadryl and if it got worse you went right to the ER….read fast_________________________I am feeling better today and I was seconds away from going to ER last night. I took 2 benadryl and it seemed to help with the breathing. I was afraid because I had to go to ER last year for an ant bite. The symptoms last night were similar but not as severe. When I was able to catch my breath I didn't worry as much about the reaction. _________________Oy vay! Venom sensitivity…cross reaction to something else or turkey or dressing probably contaminated, but not heavy, and the non-allergic people at the table their bodies did not react sufficiently to notice….My dear you have venom sensitivity and this can lead to cross reactivity to other things and over reactivity to histmamine etc. PLEASE KEEP SOME LIQUID BENADRYL around…in a pinch the pills take too long. Epi might not be a bad idea either...ever been bee-stung?Anyway BOTTLED BENNIE IS BETTER. You wanna drink it and get it in through the buccal mucosa fast fast fast.____________________It seems like since the last 3 years or so I am coming up more allergic to things.__________________This is how it happens….atopic people are prone to loss of tolerance and development of sensitivities as they age."FOOD ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THEIR IDENTIFICTION AND TREATMENT", Professor Jonathan Brostoff , M.D.. Allergy, Immunology and Environmental Medicine, Kings' College, London http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/089...6487508-3420903 IBS: A DOCTORS PLAN FOR CHRONIC DIGESTIVE TROUBLESBy Gerard Guillory, M.D.; Vanessa Ameen, M.D.; Paul Donovan, M.D.; Jack Martin, Ph.D. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-h...9085785-1742301 Of all the books I have read, and all the docs I have worked with, I recommend these two books esp. for those trying to learn to overcome the symptoms of IBS, with d-predominance or cyclic d& c in particular.These two symptom sets are particularly responsive to an understanding of and management of specific methods of dietary assessment, coupled where needed with basic stress management methods that can be done on your own.Anyway, the 2 together represent probably $25. No I am not a book salesman and get nothing from recommending them. I recommend these to all the doctors, dieticians and other clients we see and to everyone else suffering these same symptoms I suffered for 30 years before achieving remission.These books a together will literally answer every question about the various things that can provoke the symptoms we experience and set forth the various ways of approaching the problem to achieve success.Eat well. Think well. Be well. Glad you still are with us!
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LOVELY RITA METER-MAID…So sorry I was not here…But you obviously know what to do and have allergies as I see below so you recognize the onset…. Everyone else did a fine job of helping....smart thinking...they know their allergies eh?I was travelling to Cleveland and did not get here until late, and had 97 inbound emails this morning…so I just got here and cannot stay long…sick mom etc….here are my thoughts exactly as they occurred in order as I read your post and clipped and replied:_________________I have eaten it I am feeling like I am having some type of reaction. I am dizzy, feeling short of breath and can't stop yawning...(I think mostly so I can catch a breath). ________________Yawning from Tryptophan….other symptoms could be tryptophan sensitivity but you probabaly would have experienced this before if you were…2 things happening here__________________thawed out the turkey that I had cooked fresh around Easter and then froze some. We ate and now I am feeling very weird!_______________________________The Post Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Syndrome…How long did you leave it out before you froze it….oven to table to freezer?Did the turkey have dressing in it and did you store them together?Did you eat any of the dressing if it was there? Hwat else did you eat with the turkey (side dishes, condiments) as someone is either suffering from "food contaminiation" or a sudden allergic reaction…they can both look the same since it is the same basic mechanism…the allergy is simply a misplaced immune response.These are the variables._________________________. I feel a bit itchy but I am trying to ignore it. ________________________NO! This is natures way of telling you somethings wrong. Don't ignore Horrible Histamine! Got any Benadryl? Take it now and perhaps begin travelling in the general direction of the nearest ER. Of course you cannot this was last night oh my what happened keep going.________________________It has to be from the food..._________________________Yes…I hope you took some Benadryl and if it got worse you went right to the ER….read fast_________________________I am feeling better today and I was seconds away from going to ER last night. I took 2 benadryl and it seemed to help with the breathing. I was afraid because I had to go to ER last year for an ant bite. The symptoms last night were similar but not as severe. When I was able to catch my breath I didn't worry as much about the reaction. _________________Oy vay! Venom sensitivity…cross reaction to something else or turkey or dressing probably contaminated, but not heavy, and the non-allergic people at the table their bodies did not react sufficiently to notice….My dear you have venom sensitivity and this can lead to cross reactivity to other things and over reactivity to histmamine etc. PLEASE KEEP SOME LIQUID BENADRYL around…in a pinch the pills take too long. Epi might not be a bad idea either...ever been bee-stung?Anyway BOTTLED BENNIE IS BETTER. You wanna drink it and get it in through the buccal mucosa fast fast fast.____________________It seems like since the last 3 years or so I am coming up more allergic to things.__________________This is how it happens….atopic people are prone to loss of tolerance and development of sensitivities as they age."FOOD ALLERGIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THEIR IDENTIFICTION AND TREATMENT", Professor Jonathan Brostoff , M.D.. Allergy, Immunology and Environmental Medicine, Kings' College, London http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/089...6487508-3420903 IBS: A DOCTORS PLAN FOR CHRONIC DIGESTIVE TROUBLESBy Gerard Guillory, M.D.; Vanessa Ameen, M.D.; Paul Donovan, M.D.; Jack Martin, Ph.D. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-h...9085785-1742301 Of all the books I have read, and all the docs I have worked with, I recommend these two books esp. for those trying to learn to overcome the symptoms of IBS, with d-predominance or cyclic d& c in particular.These two symptom sets are particularly responsive to an understanding of and management of specific methods of dietary assessment, coupled where needed with basic stress management methods that can be done on your own.Anyway, the 2 together represent probably $25. No I am not a book salesman and get nothing from recommending them. I recommend these to all the doctors, dieticians and other clients we see and to everyone else suffering these same symptoms I suffered for 30 years before achieving remission.These books a together will literally answer every question about the various things that can provoke the symptoms we experience and set forth the various ways of approaching the problem to achieve success.Eat well. Think well. Be well. Glad you still are with us!
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I feel better too knowing everything is okay. RitaL, I carry an Epi Pen with me everywhere...and keep a spare at home! With serious, anaphalactic allergic reactions time is of the essence. Crossing fingers and knocking on wood, I've never had to use my Epi, but I'm comforted knowing it's there.I get those BAD reactions to pine nuts and avacado's. Restaurants can hide pine nuts easily as they are so small and I've accidentally ingested them several times.As a side note, my allergies increased dramatically with the autoimmune thyroid disease, so much so that simply brushing up against something would break me out in hives. Mosquito bites...omg, HUGE welts! With my thyroid levels stabilized in "the zone" the allergic reactions have calmed back down.
 
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