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Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, July 9, 2012, 2:54pm
This ever happen to any body before (just curious)? I stupidly decided to eat banana bread on Saturday in addition to some pizza.  I developed an allergy to bananas and tomatoes before I started this diet though after starting this diet I see that they are both toxic for my type.  Anyway, I woke up Sunday morning with pink eye.  I've never had pink eye before.  Now just suffering detox effects from eating 6 cloves of raw garlic (headache due to sinuses draining).  Miserable.  Never again. I am only assuming it was the banana bread because I usually don't react that way to pizza.
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, July 9, 2012, 3:41pm; Reply: 1
Some lectins intensify the effect of other avoids, so it is possible that by eating the two avoids together, you are experiencing more effect than either individually...  Sorry that you are feeling rough, but it should pass.  This becomes motivation to stick more closely to the plan. ;)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, July 9, 2012, 4:30pm; Reply: 2
Is it in one eye or both? You can get red, irritated eyes from allergies- but that would usually be in both eyes.

What's most commonly referred to as "pink eye" is conjuctivitis, a viral infection in the eye and is highly contagious. All it takes is for somebody with conjuntivitis to rub his or her eye, then touch the doorknob, then you touch the doorknob shortly afterwards and rub your own eye, and you can catch it too. If you were in any public place (such as a pizza shop) you could have been exposed.

Consuming avoids can lower your resistance to infections, making you more likely to catch conjunctivitis than you would be if you'd been eating on plan. Most of the time, our bodies resist infections even when we're exposed to the germs.

If you have viral conjunctivitis, it may or may not clear up with the raw garlic and extra attention to your diet. Be sure to wash your hands after touching your eyes, change the towels often, and wash those in hot water so you don't infect anybody else or re-infect yourself. Rinsing your eyes with saline solution (1/2 teaspoon salt to 8 ounces water) may help too. If it's not gone in a few days, a trip to the doctor may be in order- they usually prescribe eye drops for this.

If it's not viral, and your eyes are pink from allergies and nasal congestion, then there's no need for a doctor or prescription eye drops. All that you're already doing for detox will clear up your eyes too.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Monday, July 9, 2012, 5:06pm; Reply: 3
a mild solution of sea salt and filtered water will fix that in no time

must have been the banana bread - no way a pizza could do that LOL

did youhave any beer with the pizza by any chance? ;)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:02pm; Reply: 4
Thanks, y'all.  Yeah, I'm thinking you guys are right - what I ate lowered my resistance and the avoids intensified the reaction. It's not really possible (from what I read) to get pink eye from eating something.  Oh I had bread pudding (made with compliant ingredients) on Friday which had egg in it (I usually don't have eggs) and I noticed it started creating a mucus build up in me Saturday morning so my sinuses are probably taking so long to drain from that as well (usually headache doesn't last this long). And I also noticed I started feeling tired on Saturday even though I got enough sleep. But then my little friend came later that night so I thought it was just due to that. Don't know what to attribute that to.

Thankfully, it's only in one eye.  I can actually open it today without it tearing and my nose stopped running (was running constantly yesterday).  I also took 10 vitamins C's both yesterday and today.  My husband said it looked better today but I can't tell.  I still feel weary from the headache so I sleep off and on.

I've made sure to wash my hands but probably not enough...I did cave and rub my eye a few times but didn't rub the other one.  My other eye does not appear to show any symptoms. It's completely clear.

My brother had some leftover eye drops from when he had pink eye so I was going to use those but there wasn't very much solution left so they wouldn't come out so my husband got me some saline drops at the drug store yesterday.  They burn when I put them in but I can't tell if they're helping.

Haha, no beer with the pizza. I hate beer but I don't drink. Oh and it was at a pizza place.  I was out all day Saturday so could have picked up the virus/bacteria any where.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, July 9, 2012, 6:10pm; Reply: 5
If it's only one eye, then it probably is conjuntivitis, not just allergies. Don't forget to also change your pillowcase often and wash it in hot water.

I'm sure there are herbal remedies for pinkeye, but I'm not familiar with any of them. The last time anybody in my family got pinkeye, I was still breastfeeding, so I was able to use breastmilk in the affected eyes.
Posted by: Jane, Monday, July 9, 2012, 7:29pm; Reply: 6
Maybe you got something in it that irritated it.  I also think there's a lot going around right now.  I've been tired and congested.  Not a cold enough winter and there's a plethora of strange bugs going around.
Hope it's better soon.
Jane
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:26pm; Reply: 7
@ruthiegirl - Really? Thanks for letting me know.  Also great tip/reminder about the pillowcase.  I will get on that!

I'll have to look it up and that's really interesting about using the breast milk to treat it.

@Jane - Good point! I'm sure that definitely plays a factor.  I didn't even think of that.

Update: I'm actually feeling much better now that my headache is gone.  I feel like myself again. The redness is not as bad as it was so I'm hopeful that I will be better soon. I ate more garlic today as well. Thanks everybody! :)
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