I have suffered with food allergies and intolerances most of my life. My children have them, too, but because I recognized the symptoms when they were babies, I was able to limit their damage. They still can't do dairy and citrus, my son adds apples and chocolate to his list, but those are pretty manageable.
For the last few years, I have noticed my hands get red and itchy when I handle tomatoes. Cooked tomatoes didn't seem to be a problem. Until now. The next time I order pizza--who can live without pizza???--no sauce. We'll see what happens (and see how it tastes). Ordinarily I would take an antihistamine after a reaction like that, but since I get absolutely loopy for days after taking any kind of antihistamine, I chose not to take one. I have a book due and I must be able to write paragraphs that make sense. I still have lingering hives on my face even three days later. It's a sad day when you lose your pizza, my friends. A sad, sad day.
How about you? Any allergies or intolerances (like chocolate giving you a migraine like it does me) that make you want to cry?