I am now 58 yo, I came across your information by accident while looking for something else on the net. I was dumbfounded when I saw the pictures of the effects of food additives, this was what I had for nearly 3 years!

I could not believe it, mine too started in the early hours of the morning with dreadful itching, by the time I got up my thighs were black and bruised from rubbing them. Over time this went and the welts came all over my body. I looked like I had been beaten, I also had rashes, itchy and painful, the only part that was not affected was my face and head.

So many Doctors and tests, and so many creams and tablets. And nothing would stop it. I had tests that showed I was allergic to things I had never had (like horse hair and oysters). Eventually I was told "it’s emotional" or it could be change of life.

It never occurred to me that it was the food I was eating as I had changed very little in the way of diet. I would have meat pies or sausage rolls at least once a week. I still do not know which one started this torment off but I have thrown out everything in my pantry with 635/621 – Maree, NSW.