Cross reactions to Soy?
Hello there, wondering if anyone Has experienced problems with soy or other legumes? I have adult onset PA. Just diagnosed, but suspected for a couple years. Accidental exposure has caused two cases of hives from neck go toes for me, (couldn't control the hives with benedryl, + clariton + benedryl creme). Lasting a week and a week and a half respectively. The week was trace cross contamination, the week and a half I actually ate something that had peanuts in it apparently. I guess that's non anaphylactic.
On the other hand, chickpeas for me are worse. I ate something a family member made that had hummus in it. Upon swallowing it stopped in my throat above my collerbone but below my larynx. I couldn't even swallow water. It hurt like crazy. The throat problem was cleared by the vomiting a few min later, and I felt really tired and shaky. I figured it was the stress. Guess that one was a full on anaphylactic reaction.
Went to an allergist and got IgE testing, peanut was 3.46 chickpeas only 4.22 and soy is 1.12. All on the low side on things. But my allergist is saying I am probably allergic to soy as well and has told me to practice strict avoidance of all 3. Having such a problem finding things without soy, that I'm seriously considering saying "screw that" and just avoiding the chickpeas and peanuts. I've felt better after cutting soy out of my diet, less "off" and mild trouble swallowing went away. I didn't even realise it was there until it was gone. But I cut wheat out with soy, since they go hand in hand.
I only had IgE testing done with blood work. No scratch test. (Severe phobia of needles). They have only checked soy, peanut and chickpea + the usual environmental factors. (I have asthma). So no information on wheat, or most other things. I have a scratch test scheduled for just after Christmas.
I guess my question is this: anyone else have multiple legumes they are allergic to? Or cases where they were told "strict avoidance" on one, but were not allergic? I'm mostly curious if I'm really allergic to soy, esp with that low of an IgE number. But then, my numbers on peanuts and chickpeas are not that high either
I have other known (but not tested) allergies as well, I stopped eating watermelon, peaches and pears more than 10 years ago due to mouth tingling and trouble swallowing. I also have asthma that requires daily suppressant to control.