Thursday, July 05, 2007

Raw celery disease

Have I blogged about this before? I get what I call "raw celery disease" when I eat raw celery. It feels like what I think heartburn feels like... an odd pain in my esophagus. I wouldn't call it a burning, but it just HURTS. Pressing on it or rubbing it can sometimes help. Here is what I find on the internet in my self-diagnosis process:

- eat raw celery to help stop heartburn (umm... not so much!)
- from wiki, raw celery can sometimes cause numbness in the mouth and tongue (no, this is the esophagus / chest area)
- raw celery can cause an allergy, but the allergen doesn't go away when cooked (not me either, cooked celery seems okay)
- raw celery can be helpful in alcoholism (just interesting)

There is NOTHING on raw celery pain in the esophagus. What the heck?!

5 comments:

marisa said...

i feel bad for you, because that can't be fun ... but i'm sorry, that is absolutely hilarious! so strange.

Matt said...

May I be so bold as to offer some medical advice? Ummm...stop eating raw celery! ;)

Anonymous said...

If it's a new disease, maybe they'll name it after you and someday kids will be saying, "I got the Kelly and now my mom won't let me have ants on a log anymore" :)

Hope you bounce back quickly!

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Anonymous said...

Kelly I have the same problem but I also have pain/burning in my mouth after eating celery. You are not the only one! Like you I can't find anything online for esophagus pain either. I guess we should just stay away from it! Thanks Joie