@MaxBraverman I know! I feel like there aren't enough contributors to fill my sick days anymore :(
@Scandyhoovian I just don't want you spending all your money getting her all glittered up for Easter, you know?
@fondue with cheddar I'm sure that egg is a very nice person.
@area@twitter I still burrito myself when I'm sick. It soothes all my feels.
@temporal_paradox That's ridiculous that they treat it like it's a pretend allergy. That'd be like force-feeding you nothing but bacon fat and wondering why you felt sick all the time.
My grandma tried to tell me one time that I could eat some bread because "it only has a LITTLE soy in it, that can't hurt!" I know she just wanted me to eat some delicious bread, but I had to keep explaining that no, I have an allergy, and even if she can't see a physical reaction right away, some serious junk has been set in motion.
@hahahaha, ja. Yeah, I finally put it together when I gave up dairy to try to get rid of my acne and switched to soy milk. That's when I rapidly went from just intestinal troubles to full-on anaphylaxis.
@flanhoodles Weird, I just read about coconut aminos the other day and was hoping it tastes good. I've been concocting my own substitute soy sauce, but it's still missing something. Must get myself to Whole Foods and purchase it.
In other coconut news, I made red velvet cake last month and substituted coconut oil for the shortening and it was probably the most delicious red velvet cake I've ever made.
@Countess Maritza That's how mine started too!
@temporal_paradox According to my doctor, there is definitely a genetic factor. She told me to warn my extended family. Turns out that my little cousin (on my mom's side) had told her mom that her tummy hurts whenever she drinks soy milk, so they're keeping her off of soy as much as possible now.
@monstrosity I think the worst part about the soy allergy is the possibility of a delayed reaction. Initially I thought I was having panic attacks at night...nope, soy. And I wish I could do soy sauce/soy lecithin/soybean oil, but those give me reactions too...and it turns out that my mom's years of "stomach issues" were soy-related, and my sister definitely has the full allergy as well. I get the stomach stuff the next day, but minutes to hours after the initial exposure my throat might start to close up or my lungs just...shut down?
@temporal_paradox I didn't realize how badly my undiagnosed soy allergy affected my overall health, like for years. So I can empathize with you there! I've been avoiding soy for almost a year now, and it's the longest I've gone without a cold or a canker sore for years. And my "adult acne" turned out to be a reaction to chronic soy exposure too. Glad that's finalllllly cleared up!