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Author Topic: Lettuce  (Read 3979 times)

Description: Is this a common issue?

Offline notashrimpwimp

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Lettuce
« on: April 05, 2013, 03:03:35 AM »
I've noticed lately that lettuce makes me curl into a ball. Whether I eat a salad or a few scraggly strips, the result is the same. Terribly painful shooting cramps and other gastrointestinal upset.

It happens whether I eat the lettuce with or without dressing too. ???

I definitely intend to bring this up at my next appointment but I am curious now and would appreciate any insight.

Thank you!

Offline Macabre

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 05:19:48 PM »
It's apparently possible.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19476020/

Lettuce-induced anaphylaxis. Identification of the allergen involved.

Authors
Bascones O, Rodríguez-Pérez R, Juste S, Moneo I, Caballero ML.
Journal
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2009;19(2):154-7.

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Department of Allergology, Hospital General Yagüe, Burgos, Spain.

Abstract
BACKGROUND: Only 2 allergenic proteins have been described in lettuce allergy: a 16-kDa protein (putative profilin) and a lipid transfer protein (LTP) named Lac s 1.

OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify the allergens involved in the anaphylactic reactions of 2 patients who had eaten lettuce.

METHODS: The study was performed by Ig (immunoglobulin)-E immunodetection and immunodetection-inhibition assays.

RESULTS: Both patients' sera showed specific IgE binding to a single protein from the crude lettuce extract (apparent molecular weight of 14 kDa). To characterize the allergen detected, the lettuce extract underwent proteolytic digestion and heat treatment and was highly resistant to both. The patients' sera also recognized the major peach allergen Pru p 3 by immunodetection. When the lettuce allergen was incubated with both Pru p 3 from peach peel and recombinant Pru p 3, the immunodetection-inhibition assay indicated that patients were sensitized to the lettuce LTP Lac s 1.

CONCLUSIONS: The allergen involved in the lettuce-induced anaphylaxis of our patients was the LTP Lac s 1.

PMID 19476020 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Offline YouKnowWho

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 09:54:41 PM »
Could it be gall bladder issues?

I know it sounds stupid because gall bladder issues are often associated with fatty foods and such.  A friend of mine would have attacks after eating salad or even just lettuce on her meal.  It wasn't until after her GB was removed that she could eat salad.  And like me, her symptoms were atypical so it wasn't until she had an insane flare up where she was finally diagnosed and it was removed. 
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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 09:38:02 AM »
No GI issues, but it does make my mouth itch insanely at certain times of the year - this being one of them.  ~)
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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 03:28:23 AM »
Could it be gall bladder issues?

I know it sounds stupid because gall bladder issues are often associated with fatty foods and such.  A friend of mine would have attacks after eating salad or even just lettuce on her meal.  It wasn't until after her GB was removed that she could eat salad.  And like me, her symptoms were atypical so it wasn't until she had an insane flare up where she was finally diagnosed and it was removed.

Would those have other symptoms too?

I'm going to see my doctor on Friday so I'll definitely mention this.

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 03:29:49 AM »
No GI issues, but it does make my mouth itch insanely at certain times of the year - this being one of them.  ~)

:( that's never pleasant.

Does it make your mouth burn too?

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 09:54:14 PM »
No burning, just intense itching.
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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 07:56:17 PM »
We've had issues lately with certain heirloom varieties of lettuce making DH's weird histamine sensitivity trigger.  It's really frustrating, because lettuce was safe and then the red romaine I picked up with our CSA share made him react.  (He's fine with the speckled troutback.  The drunken woman.  And the butter/bibb lettuces.  And the *non red* romaines.)

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 04:36:42 PM »
Lettuce for me was a "celiac" trigger.  I couldn't eat it with out it tearing apart my insides but once I was GF it was fine.  It was very strange.

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 11:29:53 PM »
Lettuce for me was a "celiac" trigger.  I couldn't eat it with out it tearing apart my insides but once I was GF it was fine.  It was very strange.

I had the same experience, catelyn.  I'm fine with lettuce now, but it was a surefire gut trigger back when I was still gluten-full.

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Re: Lettuce
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2013, 07:16:24 AM »
you need to get some decent medical advice, as I am going to add to the suggestions with IBS, salad is pretty high fibre so is a trigger for intense gut pain.

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