In my last “headache” post I talked about the food allergies that I was diagnosed with. After finding out that there was a variety of foods that could be the headache culprit I cut them all out for about 5 weeks.

Nothing happened…

Following that I had an MRI after seeing another neurologist. The MRI did not show anything and the neurologist just frustrated me more. I have not been happy with the “medical” doctors I’ve seen throughout this process. All they want to do is give me more medicine to fix the symptoms, not the cause. I wonder if others experience the same frustration.

Since then I’ve been tested for a variety of other allergies. Turns out that I have some significant dust allergies. This may explain the constant (literally) sinus infection that I’ve had since the beginning of the school year. The school room I’m in has to be the dustiest room I’ve ever seen. That is no exaggeration! In addition to the dust I also have allergic reactions to certain types of mold and yeast.

If it turns out that this latest diagnosis is right – and none have been so far – I may be fighting a yeast overgrowth. All of this is pretty new for me right now and I’m not sure I buy it all but the symptoms do seem to fit what I’m experiencing.

Needless to say, my head still hurts and I could still use your prayers.

More updates as they happen.


I’ve been struggling with headaches for a long time. They have ranged everywhere from annoying to downright painful. I’ve seen a wide variety of doctors and other medical professionals. I’ve had church friends pray for me and I’ve sought a wide variety of advice.

Nothing has seemed to work. I find myself asking if anything will ever work.

The other day I got some tests back and they suggested that I did not get along well with several kinds of foods.

There’s a part of me sitting here, even as I type this, and wondering if this will be the right diagnosis. To be honest I have my doubts. There is another part of me that is sitting here and feeling very weak. Actually I feel pretty dumb. How in the world could I have so many problems with food?

It is making eating out (which I don’t need to do much of) and eating at other places very difficult. My wife is also starting to enjoy this as she gets to find recipes that leave out the necessary foods.

I suppose I can live with that but all of this has me confused.

Will this be the answer?

If this is the answer, will I ever be able to eat those foods again?

What if it’s wrong? Where do we go from here?

For that matter, what impact will those foods have on my body if I keep eating them?

Trying to understand this is starting to intrigue me immensely. Maybe this should be my second (or third or fourth) career. My mind wants to know and there is a lot of stuff out there that only makes things more interesting. The more I find out the more questions are raised.

In a few weeks I will know at least one thing – if the removal of certain foods from my diet works.

I also know that God is still in control and I’m learning to trust him more daily.

More updates will follow…