I’m Allergic To Pepperoni. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME???? I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
Did I ever write the post about being allergic to red wine? I don’t think I did. I wrote all about it on Facebook and was so sick of it all that I never brought it over to the blog.
Basically – LONG STORY SHORT – during my trip to Napa last month, I learned that I was allergic to red wine. We made an educated guess that it was probably the sulfites that were triggering my hive outbreaks.
I’m Allergic To Pepperoni
Well, that’s easy. I don’t particularly LIKE red wine. Problem solved – I’ll stick to white or champagne. Boom.
Three days ago, I didn’t feel like cooking dinner and I decided to instead make an antipasto for dinner. I do this ALL THE TIME. I cut up vegetables, cheese, pepperoni, salami, and pair it all with crackers and olives. Everyone picks until they are full and I never turn my oven on. BLISS.
I overindulged in the pepperoni. Not going to lie. Kept eating it because I love it and honestly… I thought nothing of it.
Well, my neck swelled with hives within minutes. My ears turned reds. My lips got plump. And something new happened — the bags under my eyes and the area under my cheeks right next to my nostrils became very itchy. In other words, my entire face became one big hive.
What? Pepperoni? Can’t be! I’ve eaten pepperoni my entire life. What could POSSIBLY be doing this? F-R-E-A-K-I-N-G SULFITES NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Three days later, I look like a drug addict. I keep scratching my neck and cheeks. I’m not even sure if people are noticing what I am doing because the inflammation has certainly gone down but the irritation still exists.
And not to get graphic — but it’s even gone down to my chest and stomach a bit. This one certainly affected me a lot worse than the wine. My goodness.
I am devastated. DEVASTATED. Losing pepperoni (and I assume salami too) is a HUGE loss for this Italian. It’s one of my favorite things to cook with – like HELLO! My pizza pie casserole. I can’t take this.
After having Caleb, so much has changed for me. It’s like I’m walking on a tightrope when it comes to food lately. I can’t win. Insert sad itchy face here.
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