Blackberry Allergy is Nothing to Laugh at; I ate Wild Washington Blackberries and Developed Nasty Headaches.


I recently found out the hard way that I have a blackberry allergy from the helpful people on Craigslist Health Forum. I simply described that I was getting headaches after consuming blackberries. Headaches are normally very uncommon for me. To experience a headache so suddenly, I was shocked and confused.

When the helpful Craigslist people connected the dots for me, I could see what was going on with my body a lot faster than I could have figured out on my own. I wasn’t planning to eat anymore blackberries in the future, but now I know the reason is because I had an allergic response to them. I’m not left in the dark on this matter and can make better plans for the future.

Here is my history of allergies that I discovered:

– mid 20s, my finger skin changed whenever I wore latex gloves. After a little research, I realize its an allergy.

-early 30s I notice many ill feelings while in major populated area. This is called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Its sort of an allergy. I don’t feel right from the exposure.

-recently, blackberries give me headaches, which is an allergic reaction.

-I am also sensitive to mold too. I’m not sure if that can be put in the allergy category. Mold certainly causes problems for me, but it’s harder to detect, because I breathe it in and sometimes don’t know where it’s coming from.

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I never noticed any allergic symptoms to other salicylate foods. Only the wild blackberries of Washington cause me a nasty problem. What if I am allergic to something else in the blackberry? I just ate an orange 1 week prior with no problems. Of course, it was a farmed orange.

The differences between wild foods and farmed foods is a huge divide. I am a fool to believe that I can grab anything that is considered edible in the wild and be fine eating it.

In Wisconsin, I tried the wild cherries and they caused a terrible stomach pain. It felt like burning in my gut. They may have been cherries, but certainly not safe to eat by any humans. In contrast, I never had any problems with farmed cherries. There is a big difference between the two.

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