Most of these Posts provide some really great info.
You may also want to google 'the basics of salicylate allergies' AND go to WebMD.com website and click on the link for Salicylates. This website
provides great info about this topic.
Aside from the trauma possibly causing PTSD, it's possible you may also have a 'salicylate sensitivity', as this is commonly found in a wide variety
of foods and products. Then check out 'non-salicylate foods and products'.
Try a 'non-salicylate diet' for a week or so, along with some of the suggestions on these Posts, and see if that helps. Then, instead of eliminating
these foods (the salicylate food list is quite lengthy and most of the foods listed are healthy foods we all consume regularly) eat mostly
'non-salicylate foods' for a week or so. Non-salicylate foods are also healthy, they just don't contain the main ingredient found in aspirin.
Salicylate is the main ingredient in aspirin, but it's also in some shampoos and lotions and many foods, such as avocado and eggplant, blueberries,
etc. This website provides lists of the specific 'salicylate ingredients' to look for on cosmetic product labels.
Anything that touches our skin ... and I mean anything, enters our bloodstream with in 20 seconds ... especially cosmetics and household cleaners ...
even if it's only in minute amounts. That's why recovering alcoholics should avoid cosmetics and products (especially toothpaste and mouthwashes) that
contain alcohol. Many products, including anti-aging creams, body lotions and most sunscreens will have "alcohol" listed as an ingredient ... which
actually dries out the skin even more, so that the consumer will use more, and therefore buy more of their crappy product. But, alcohol in products
could be affecting you as well. I purchase all cosmetics and skin lotions on-line from a company that manufacturers only 'alcohol-free products'. It
costs a little more, but it's sure worth it.
Also, chocolate and colas and sodas contain caffeine, not just coffee and tea. A friend of mine couldn't figure out why she had trouble sleeping since
she didn't drink coffee after mid-morning and then she realized she was eating a bowl of chocolate ice-cream an hour before going to bed ... not a
good idea. Chocolate contains caffeine, as well as other foods. "Contains Caffeine" is not always listed in the ingredients or on product labels.
So, I'd look into 'salicylate foods' and 'non-salicylate' foods, and 'foods containing caffeine' ... go from there as well as seeing a trained
professional regarding the trauma ... Hypnosis or REM Therapy, etc.. Good Luck.
edit on 20-7-2011 by Jana12 because: typo