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14 January 2004 @ 10:16 am
How annoying  
It appears that I have developed an allergy to bananas. I could do without such unpleasant discoveries - it made for a long and mostly useless day. Having my face go numb was a bit disconcerting. Benedryl works like a charm, but it kicks my ass every time.

Who the heck is allergic to bananas anyway??

-the redhead-
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Zannadragonpurr on January 14th, 2004 09:29 am (UTC)
Bananas?
Allergic to bananas?
I don't know if I could handle being allergice to bananas...
They didn't call me "Zanna-banana" growing up for no reason!
I'm so sorry to hear of this recent developement.
dirtstar on January 14th, 2004 11:13 pm (UTC)
I am.

Those, and avacados...both of which I find delicious.
-the redhead-theredhead on January 22nd, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC)
You are really allergic to bananas??

I strongly suspect that was the problem over the last couple of weeks, as I felt bad a couple of other times and the only commonality was eating a banana. But I will conduct another test on my own and probably have some allergy testing done.

I *like* bananas.

-the redhead-
...who would really miss smoothies in the summer...
dirtstar on January 24th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
It's actually a "food sensitivity," which means that while I don't break out in hives when I eat them, they give me a bad stomach ache.

I have managed to work around the smoothie thing - I love smoothies so when I am out and getting one i just ask them to hold the banana and I find them just about as delish.
Raphaelraphael96 on January 15th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

You're the first person I know who is allergic to bananas.

Seriously, I can't imagine what that would be like..

Raph
Counterfeit Reality: H2Os dreamtangibleatrophy on January 15th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
just fyi...
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if memory serves correctly, people that have potassium deficiencies are more prone to such allergies.
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on January 23rd, 2004 06:21 am (UTC)
that's odd, and interesting. my husband has a deadly allergy to brazil nuts, and apparently, based on the brazil nut protein that tends to excite allergies, he ought also to be allergic to both bananas and vinyl. apparently, bananas,vinyl,brazil nuts and walnuts go together in some sort of allergen grouping.