The Glutenite picked up on this fact and finally questioned it, why I hadn't myself I don't know but possibly because I couldn't bear the thought of 'what's wrong now'. I started to question what common factors there were every Saturday, food shopping, lunch, some form of shellfish but the type differs from week to week usually.
It may sound silly but I get incredibly stressed at the thought of our weekly shop. I thought this may have something to do with the stomach flair ups, it was after all stress which led to my gluten problem in the first place, getting stressed out does often hurt my tummy.
Why do I get stressed about the weekly shop? Weirdos. Creepy f8cking men and one in particular who seems to delight in following me around the shop or placing himself in the next aisle he knows I'll visit. It's not a new occurrence, weird people gravitate to me they always have. Now, I don't mean eccentric people, I love eccentric people, I mean plain bl**dy weird.
I thought long and hard about it and came to the conclusion that the stress of that wasn't the cause. The Glutenite is always with me and were I to choose to (though I can't be bothered to waste the energy) I could quite easily deliver a diatribe to mortify the said perv. My mother taught me no nonsense well.
It wasn't that.
Again it comes down to food, but what?
Every Saturday lunch for as long as I can remember we have Nachos or Taco Trays. A meal always terribly enjoyed. So I broke down the ingredients, Pepper, Onion, Chicken, Spices (one being Onion Powder), Avocado, Sour Cream.....
Then I figured it out. We had to stop having Chicken Soup because the same thing would happen, the frequent bathroom visits; Onion.
Recently I've been having problems with Boiled Bacon, especially when I serve myself up a taster portion prior to the meal of just carrots and gravy; Onion in the gravy.
That's the only ingredient that is consistent to me getting reactions.
So this week I used Leek in the Taco Trays instead of the onion, I still had a slight reaction. It wasn't as severe but thinking about it there was definitely symptoms. Looking further into it, of course, Leeks and Onions are from the same family. As are Chives and Garlic, I haven't used Chives in a long time but Garlic, pretty regularly. I think I'm ok with Garlic though, I can't recall any reactions.
Aside of bug bites and stings my allergies have been quite uncommon; Pepper (the spice) and Tomato skins. Seems that this one is quite prevalent as I discovered here (see the comments).
So I'm going to dump the Onions, experiment once more with Leeks and go from there. It's no big deal at all if I can't eat Onions or Leeks or even Garlic to a degree, it's just a case of figuring out which ingredients need to be avoided.
If I ever develop an allergy to Wine, that's when I'll have a hissy fit.