Wheat Allergy

I feel miserable today. My face and hands are swollen and puffy. I have a general feeling of tightness and discomfort all over by body. My mouth is uncomfortable. My voice sounds deeper, as if I have a cold or sinus infection. The skin around my eyes is inflamed and I have a general feeling of anxiousness. The good news is that I finally know what triggered this!

Last summer, I developed a weird rash, like eczema around my eyes. A doctor told me that it was probably due to some sort of allergy, but I couldn't figure out what was triggering the allergy. By November, I realized that eating foods containing wheat made the inflammation worse, so I began limiting my wheat consumption more significantly. By February, I had completely eliminated wheat from my diet. For the past few weeks, I have had no inflamed skin around my right eye and only a tiny bit at the corner of my left eye. So, I was pretty sure that wheat was causing my skin issue, but I wasn't completely sure.

Last night, I accidentally consumed wheat again; I ate some pot stickers from Costco that I thought only contained soy flour.  All of my symptoms are pretty classic wheat allergy symptoms.

A few updates:

  • My second son will be born sometime in the next 2 or 3 weeks!
  • My job at Caltech is going well. I finished my 6-month probationary period on April 3rd and I was given a 2.5% pay increase.
  • We are slowly reducing our debt, even though we had extra medical expenses due to the pregnancy. My credit score should be high enough to get a good interest rate for a consolidation loan by next April.
  • I have been working on a cool little software project on the weekends and some evenings. It will probably be ready to announce in June or July.
  • It looks like we will be moving closer to Pasadena in late September.
  • It looks like I'll be taking a trip to Italy for work (a developer's conference) in October....so I need to renew my passport soon; it expires in October.

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