Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Itchy-spot Update

I know there are a few people who said that they would be interested to hear how the elimination diet is going. Silly people!

It is a full week in and I do have fewer itchy-spots than I did a week ago. Some of the remaining spots are no longer itchy and aren't as red. There don't seem to be any new ones. This is a good start, but a few bits are still as itchy as all get out and are driving me nuts (and as I've not been sleeping well they have been keeping me from going back to sleep once I've woken).

So it is still within what I would consider 'normal' parameters.

How long should it take for there to be a significant difference? The book suggests 'a few weeks'.

There could be some good news in this. It might not be a food allergy. I could eat what I wanted. That would be so much better than the alternative.

The only problem then is WHAT IS CAUSING THEM!!!!!?????

How many weeks should I continue with the elimination diet before giving up?

... Approximately 2 or 3?


... Approximately None and bring on the cheesecake!


Givinya De Elba said...

Cheesecake and scratch scratch.

Dee from Downunder said...

Have you ever had an allergy scratch/spot test??? Maybe that will help pinpoint a problem area.

Femina said...

Cheesecake and calomine?

Hippomanic Jen said...

No, I've never done the allergy spot tests. I probably should, but thought I'd work on this first, as intolerences to particular food chemicals will result in a reaction to many different foods. If it doesn't work, then maybe it would be time. As I have a little problem with needles I will put it off for as long as possible.

Anonymous said...

Jen cheesecake is out out out, I'm not taking or encouraging you. you are sticking to the plan for at least another 2 weeks. I said.
The Lurker

Swift Jan said...

hmm I guess it would depend on exactly how itchy the itchy spots are.... if they are driving you to tears I would hold out 2-3 weeks. If they aren't too bad.... cheesecake :P

June Saville said...

Why blame the cheescake?
There's chocolate of course - I think I could eliminate that for about three days and have such joy testing its allergic qualities by pigging out on the fourth. Then there's deep fried mozzarella, pesto and ...
June in Oz