Sever Reactions to Shelfish
(Monmouth County, NJ)
I had eaten shellfish and ocean fish since I was a kid.
Around the age of 30, I started to have violent reactions to shellfish such as shrimp and crab. Ater a few hours I would have abdominal pain, extreme diarhea and violent vomiting.
Later, as I ate other ocean fish I would have varying levels of the same reactions. Some seafood does not bother me. I can eat calimari and flounder, but not monkfish, swordfish or salmon.
A doctor once bathed the area he was going to inject with iodine tincture and I had a mild reaction that night with stomach cramps and diarhea. I am not convinced that was related, but worth mentioning.
Are my reactions to seafood an iodine allergy or is it something else? Does it depend on the level of iodine in a food before I had a reaction?
There are supplements such as Omega-3's and joint health products I want to take but they say they contain shrimp and crab.
Do I need to avoid them as well? Finally, is there a chart or study that shows you the lower levels of iodine in seafood so I may choose which ones I can eat or should I continue to avoid it completly.
Since you stated that you were OK with shellfish when you were younger, this gives me a clue.
It appears that the pollutants in the fish - not necessarily the iodine in them - is causing the problem.
Take a look at Iodine Allergy Symptoms
Another cause for your problems may be the toxin build up in your body. May I suggest you consider a detoxification program?
Go to the main page of this site and enter the Store portion and look for detoxification products.
I hope this sheds some light on your problems. Let me know how this works out for you.
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