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Old 09-28-2006, 03:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Paprika allergy or Trigger?

Hi Guys,

I have a really odd situation with my girlfriend who as i write is now in her 5th day of severe stomach cramps and throwing up.

She is fairly certain she gets it from Paprika, The symptoms are nausea caused by an incredible amount of what she describes as Bile or acid build up. This also seems to cause her really bad cramp along the side of stomach and up around the kidney areas, not in the usual sick stomach area. Shes says the only relief she has from the pain is after she has thrown up. Also she cannot eat anything at all, bread, milk, nothing without it coming up again.

Now the research i have done points me in the direction of kidney sands. Not stones, but the sand like material which is undetectable apparently. Does this sound plausible to anyone and if so is there any easy test?

Now i know its hard to say what this really ,is but the poor girl has been to specialists in Sweden when she was younger, trying to resolve this but no one could work it out. So i am hoping there is someone on here who has heard of something like this before or who has any suggestions as to what may give some relief. She has given up herself looking for advice.

Thanks for any advice anyone might have.

Old 09-28-2006, 11:07 AM   #2
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Re: Paprika allergy or Trigger?

This sounds like a gallbladder problem to me. Certain foods and spices can trigger gallbladder attacks, which nausea is a symptom. I would get an ultrasound of her gallbladder if I were her.

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Old 09-29-2006, 12:35 AM   #3
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Re: Paprika allergy or Trigger?

Thanks Sneezy,
Yeah, she said to me that a friend had suggested it was gall bladder. So what sort of problems can exist for Gall bladders , i have no idea about them. Is there anything that can be done to alleviate the pain associated with this attack. I would have thought a little bicarb would help against the bile etfc but she saysit does nothing. Is there anything that might help?

Thanks again for any advice

Old 09-29-2006, 03:35 PM   #4
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Re: Paprika allergy or Trigger?

A teaspoon or 2 of epsom salts. it relaxes the bilary ducts. Most gallbladder attacks are caused by gallstones.

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