Rapid increase in food intolerances - help much appreciated

Hi everyone,

Since my first post a month ago, I’ve had a significant decline in my condition and a lot of things have gotten worse quickly. I’m pretty concerned and would love some guidance for how to move forward. Thanks in advance.

Some context
For the majority of my Saw Palmetto recovery, I was able to eat anything except coffee, pumpkin seeds, mushrooms, alcohol. Big obvious 5ar inhibitors. But about two months ago, I had a 3rd portion of a tomato-based soup and that seemed to have pushed my body beyond some threshold that I had not seen any warnings of. Tomatoes had never shown signs of affecting me before.

Over the past month my body has rapidly started rejecting almost every vegetable, fruit, nuts, bean, grain, and oil. At this point, I can get by okay with eating sardines, salmon eggs, bread, white rice, butter, red meat, and pork. For the past 18 months (and before that) I was wildly healthy - eating all the best things to help my condition. And they helped me boost T and I often felt great bc of them. But now I’m at a complete loss about what to put in my body. I’m so discouraged because I felt really optimistic and was recovering so well before this drop.

Shortly after my “tomato incident”, I ate sorghum pancakes and I had a terrible reaction to them. I wasn’t even eating them for therapeutic reasons…someone offered them to me, I just said “sure”! I had consumed sorghum products fine 3 months prior but this recent bit pushed me into a terrible spot.

So, here is what I’m currently experiencing when I eat most foods. I do feel mostly okay if I haven’t eaten anything in a long time (like in the morning).

-Tingles on my face

-General fatigue/light-headed

-Pressure on back of my head

-Mild burning feeling on skin (like that sunburn feeling people mention)

-Intermittent aches on knees and elbows

-Sharp, shooting pain or dull ache in pelvic and testicular region.

I know these are symptoms a lot of folks experience so I apologize for being redundant and not very original.

My questions

  1. Has anyone observed that they can’t eat something and then eventually gain back some level of tolerance. Honestly, I’m afraid of the answers I’ll get but I have to ask.

  2. I’m seeing my doctor next week. What kinds of tests and blood work should I be asking them to have done?

  3. I’m considering doing some kind of water fast (maybe only 48 hours…I’m pretty skinny as it is) but since I can’t consume any greens without issues, how should I start the refeeding process? I think bone broth is still okay for me.

Anyways, thanks for reading and for your general compassion you show everyone on this forum. Thanks in advance and take care.

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The same thing happened to me three years ago. Unfortunately i also get terrible emotional issues and tissue loss. I doubt anything will show up in tests. How are your guts? The bottom line is that you have to avoid all of these foods as sensitivity could become more profound. I re introduced small amounts with time. It makes for a very mundane even nutrition deficient diet but what else can you do. I react to vitamins too. Potato and water are my only friends. I fast one day per week to give my body a rest. No workarounds from me I’m sorry

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Is happening also to me with a lot of foods or meds. I just stick to a 6-7 foods diet in my life and avoid the rest.
Check meats (usually have tolerability) and try complements like potatoes or similar to see how it feels to you.
Is hard to do, but at least i can avoid these “inflammation (?) spikes” that make me suffer for the next days

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Thanks for you responses @LazarusRy and @finaduta. I’m sorry you’re also both experiencing your individual challenges. I encourage you to just keep going. You’ve obviously proven yourself to be incredibly strong people.

Yea, white potatoes are also a solid food for me at the moment. I’m still very much in the process of trying to learn what my body can tolerate. But jeez, what a mess.

As far as my gut…I guess I’m not sure. A doctor suspected that I was having acid reflux so they put me on omeprazole. I held off on taking it initially but just sort of went for it. I know this has caused some bad stuff for folks here, but I’m 10 days (out of 14) in and it hasn’t done any noticeable damage. It hasn’t really helped either though. I’ve seen people here benefitting from Baking Soda and I wonder if that’s worth trying.

My bowel movements have been totally normal.

One point of optimism is that after my sorghum crash, I became far more impotent than I had ever been. Recently this week though I’ve been experiencing much improved nocturnal erections. I’ll keep an eye on that but hoping for some general signs of recovery in other departments as well.

Thanks again for your thoughts. I’ll be back with updates periodically.

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Don’t go near baking soda it nailed a few sufferers and put them into a permanent severe state. Sounds like things are improving so wait it out for at least 3 months. Good luck

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Thanks @LazarusRy. Best of luck to you as well.

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I’ve had many horrifying experiences with food intolerances in the past; most of my worst times involving PFS have come from them. All I can say is that in my personal experience some intolerances are permanent whereas others have diminished over time.

For example, my intolerances have been so bad at times I have been unable to eat basic things like white rice and chicken, but fortunately these were temporary intolerances that eventually faded. Other foods, such as milk and cheese, are permanently off limits.

The safest thing to do would be to stick to the foods you know you can tolerate for now then in a couple of months try to slowly reintegrate other foods back into your diet and carefully monitor your body’s response. Hope this helps.

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Thanks @SkinDiesel. Yes, very helpful and very much appreciated. Means a lot.

Take care.

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@LazarusRy

Hi there, I bought baking soda yesterday to try out for couple of my symptoms but haven’t taken it yet

Could you elaborate on some of the issues some on here suffered from using baking soda, I cannot find anyone on here talking about their experiences causing negative reactions.

Reintroducing foods with small amounts day by day has worked to you to overcome tolerance?

All these things marked in red above, break havoc on me
i develop

hives
palpitations
spasms
anxiety
fever feeling
pains thru the body
cold sweat

And you know what? They are Flavonois, antagonists of the androgen pathway!