Milka: eh, define North American. I am from the Northern Hemisphere, but I am Latino/Oversize Chinese. We did not have GM when I was growing up- was not invented yet-, but rather a lot of chemicals from the banana company. Maybe Western or Caucasian? But then I am not fully Caucasian.
However, the topic at hand is when you develop as an adult, all of a sudden and out of nowhere, an allergy towards something that you had not suffered from before. The theory says that as you age, the defense mechanisms of the body start to go haywire, and that is when problems really turn ugly.
Headhoncho: yep, mostly how to deal with allergies in Taiwan. I just wanted to know if anyone else had developed symptoms as an adult, not necessarily just in Taiwan.
Dunno about the pets. Allergies could be environmental, as manifested in most asthma and skin problems. Don't know if we could blame them for the fish, though.
As to the pregnancy, well, not yet, but I'll be looking for volunteers for the required ingredients to bake that cake. Actually, one of the reasosn for the vitamins and diet and stuff is to complete that next proyect in the foreseable future, with a healthy body, but with these allergies it won't be pleasant. First time I hear, pregnancy related allergies. :s On top of everything else... :doh:
Do you know anyone interested in taking vitamins?
Chief: this endocrinologist with good taste, did she mention any specific triggers for those particular age groups? And whether the allergies would suddenly dissappear as well as suddenly appear?