I’ve been miserable! The past week was terrible and til now its still kinda terrible.
I wonder if its a salicylate overload flaring? On Monday, right after i posted the previous post, that night i cut the box of icecream mooncakes which i bought and ate a small piece of it. It was a durian mooncake and strawberry moon cake. I ate 1/4 of the strawberry mooncake and 1/8 of the durian mooncakes. According to my TCM, durians are food that makes people flare. Well its 1/8 and its not even the VERY real kind where u can taste the fibre and stuff.
Then it was downhills afters. The next day, my right cheek got a reddish patch. I woke up and kinda panicked. It was alittle oozy. But it remained that way (dry) for the week.
I suspected the green/mung beans. But it seems to NOT be the flare candidate. Its low salicylate and low oxalate. I read abit on beans (since the last flare involved a coincidental? chick pea) and found both chick peas and mung beans to be low oxalate too. What is it then? Sweet potatoes? Maybe. It was a new food. Its medium in oxalate as i read.
I also ate quite afew slices of watermelon, now that i remember. It was a “High” salicylate fruit. But so is tumeric, which i have also increased eating recently(for decreased inflammation).
Sigh. Today i searched abit online and found people talking about histidine and salicylate sensitivity. BUMMER! Im trying so hard to eat vegan and thus, i believe my amino acids levels is lower than eating meat daily on every meal. Meat is inflammatory, Sigh. What im really trying to do is eat without my body freaking out. I just wanna calm it so that it can concentrate on healing!
Need to bump up protein yet cant eat meat… Need to heal/lower salicylate sensitivity yet maintain low inflammation…
Yesterday night i was writing out my diet points for my TCM to send to a naturopath and i realise i have a shit ton of sensitivities! Probably even more.
I react to: bone broth, gelatin supplements, b complex supplements, salmon, egg, milk?, yogurt, butter, cheese, deli meats like ham, pepperoni, stir fried cucumbers, guava & plum powder, coconut water, prawn…
During my flarish period on friday i bought a cup of green tea with tapioca pearls to drink. I think i also reacted to that. Apparently tea is high in oxalate. Or maybe its just my flaring itch. I’ve been having day time itches! Usually i dont itch during day time. Maybe a light scratch but past week was madness. I will scratch and scratch my arm/fingers and get some bleed marks 😦
Fingers crossed. I hope my condition improves.
Neck, left arm especially, chest, right palm & fingers, near toe area on both feet, right calf patch…
Sleep is still sane enough, thankfully.
What i ate today:
Brunch: Slice of papaya, Rice vermicelli with bean sprouts, cauli flower, cabbage
Breakfast: Rice with bitter gourd, cabbage?
Dinner: sweet sour tomato sauce pork, stir fried rice strips (hor fun) and cup of barley
Breakfast: chocolate matcha bun from Johan, fish dumplings with meepok noodles, tea without sugar
Dinner: Rice with long beans, cauliflower, cabbage (i think)