This one really snuck up on me.

A few days ago, I woke up with a little tickly feeling in my upper chest. It’s spring, and the pollens are in full force, so I presumed I was having a little rare allergic response. On the East Coast of the US I used to suffer from hay fever, and though I rarely have anything here in the UK, I was aware that I had not been as perfectly strict in my gluten-free dairy-free diet… I had had a bit of alcohol to drink in celebration… I had compromised the ideal circumstances for my body to respond to the environment optimally.

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