Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Allergic


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if you discovered you had a mild allergy to one of your favorite foods (like a persistent cough or a small rash developed after you ate it)?

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  1. For Hot Tamales, I'd suffer through it now and then.

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  2. It would suck! Since I am hypoglycemic I am not supposed to have sugar, Caffeine or starch. I am good for the most part but chocolate gets to me every time or a nice German torte. believe me, when I was undiagnosed, it was horrible. I loved fizzy drinks like coke but I had to switch and found soda water missed with OJ does the trick. If I had to give that up....I have no idea what I would do

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    1. It sounds like you have a more extreme case of the question. (I wasn't going extreme case as I know how serious that can get.) I know there are some fair chocolate substitutes out there, for when you really need a fix ;)

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  3. I think I would take my chances with it and eat it in small quantities on special occasions :)

    betty

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  4. I already feel like I deal with that with some foods. But whatever. I still eat them.

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    1. *whispers* That's where this question came from--me eating something that provoked a small reaction /*whispers*

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  5. Oh, wow. Sorry you've suffered, Liz. That stinks. We feel blessed not to have food allergies. As for your cool comment on my blog post today, I have to say that my stories almost always *start* with a title. Well, at least to my conscious awareness. ~grin~ Happy Writing!

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    1. "Suffered"? No. There was no suffering involved. If there was suffering, I wouldn't have used the question. I keep my traumatic posts to my subbing experiences ;)

      Now, I start my stories from a main character finding themselves in some sort of situation. Perhaps that's why I'm so bad at titling :)

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  6. Some things are just worth it.

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  7. Oh man. I would not like that one bit. I love food...

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  8. I get a little rash from yellow dye, but I still eat lemon candy sometimes.

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    1. Yup, that's exactly what I was asking. I guess the rash isn't too irritating?

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  9. I now find my lips and tongue swell when I eat soy sauce and heavily seasoned popcorn. My hands itch as well. Part of life and part of migraines I think.

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    1. Interesting. Is it the salt? Or is it something else?

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  10. Ive substituted milk with soya and its ugh but I'm getting over the horror of actually having to swallow the stuff. Its the price of looking awesome I guess, lol.

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  11. Actually, in real life, I am sensitive to cinnamon, yet I love it. When I was young, my mouth would be sore after chewing Dentyne Gum. As an adult, I had to be tested for allergies after unexplained hive outbreaks and it turns out I tested slightly positive for cinnamon. I have to be very careful not to eat food with excessive amounts of this spice. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. At least you now know what's causing it. That's a plus.

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  12. When I was younger I ate everything and now as I get older I'm finding out my digestion is more touchy so I'm learning to rethink my eating habits. Not fun
    Coffee is on

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  13. Depends on which favorite food, if it was chocolate, I'd suffer to eat it.

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  14. I guess, I would skip that food item. It will no longer be my favourite :-(

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    1. I guess, for a while I will miss them. After that, I won't. Because what we miss and what I won't miss are all acquired attributes.

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  15. Several years ago, a doctor told me I needed to stop with the coffee, spicy food, sweets, and white rice. They're all back in my diet. My skin was better when they weren't.

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  16. If it were a mild allergy I would cont with it until that allergy became a big issue. You see, I love food! I don't smoke, I don't drink anything but a beer here and there so it leaves good food. HAHA

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    1. I guess it depends on how bad you're suffering, eh?

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  17. I've had this happen, I kept eating it and wound up with anaphylaxis (throat swelling closed) one day without any escalation in between :(

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  18. Eh I have that with fruits. They aren't my *favorite* but I enjoy them and eat them now and again even though they irritate my mouth. It's obnoxious but sometimes ya still need whatever it is. lol

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