It really is all-encompassing! I have quite multifaceted allergies (food allergies, environmental allergies, other random allergies, sinus infections, asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis) that require lots of avoidance measures and multiple medications and treatments, and there are many days it’s actually a bigger annoyance to me than diabetes. People always ask why I’m not eating (or eating only my own food) at potlucks and the like, and I tell them it’s way more enjoyable for me to eat my own food and know I won’t react to it than to eat food others have brought and worry about having a reaction.
My allergist said a definite no to goat’s cheese, but didn’t mention sheep. My IgE antibodies to milk have dropped a lot over the last two years, and I think I’m less reactive to food in general given that I haven’t had nearly as many “mystery” reactions lately, so it may be something I can ask about or (carefully) try. Thanks!
So interesting that we’re so similar.