Allergic to Premier Protein?

erin_mae
on 3/1/18 8:14 pm, edited 3/7/18 10:42 am

Has any one else had an issue with Premier Protein? I bought a case at Costco to see how it was and have been having one daily just to get into the swing of things, but i've developed a red, sore, mildly itchy area just around the centre-top area of my upper lip. I've never had an issue with protein shakes before, but i've never done pre mixed or the Premier Protein brand.

From my research it seems that whey allergies are not uncommon. I'm going to return what's left of the case tomorrow, and try a powder instead. I'm crossing my fingers that it's just something about that brand.

***UPDATE***

I haven't had the Premier in about a week and my lip is doing much better. I've switched to a different brand powder, so I'm guessing its not the whey. Might have been something in the ready to drink or as was suggested, something with the packaging. At any rate, the powder is cheaper than the premier anyway, so I'll probably just stick with that.

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Nknerr
on 3/2/18 7:18 am
VBG on 12/07/17

I have a sometimes strange reaction to different plastics, including their "spouts". If I pour it into another cup, I don't have an issue, only if I try to drink out of the "box".

Natalie

2/2017: 340 VSG: 12/7/2017 - 272 1/29/18: 253

erin_mae
on 3/2/18 9:58 am

Interesting, I will give that a try and see if it helps!

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Kathy S.
on 3/2/18 7:39 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Hi Erin

I have been drinking it for years and never had a reaction. You might try the suggestion of pouring it in a glass and see if it continues. Also, check with your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on with you/your health

Keep us posted

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Valerie G.
on 3/2/18 8:14 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

Whey (all whey) protein gives me horrible gas and diarrhea. I found egg protein to be more tolerable, but I really used my experience as motivation to get my protein from food as fast as possible. Be eating strategically, I could eat 100g with real food by the time I was about 6 months post op.

Here's something else disturbing about protein drinks I just saw today:

Valerie
11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 3/5/18 3:09 pm
VSG on 12/10/13

I am incredibly skeptical about this. "Detectable levels" of a substance is a FAR cry from a level that can cause harm.

As a group, the Clean Label Project is full of ****

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kavinsenapathy/2017/10/31/the-c lean-label-project-is-using-bad-science-to-scare-us-about-ou r-childrens-food/#780cf0f671e9

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

erin_mae
on 3/7/18 10:26 am

I tend to agree. As a nurse, I'm a big believer of "Peer-Reviewed or it didn't happen"

Seriously, they need to start teaching more about checking for credibility of internet resources in schools.

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Janet P.
on 3/2/18 9:26 am

No comment on the allergy but I would definitely recommend not investing in "cases" of anything until after your surgery. I don't know what kind of surgery you're having, but your taste will probably change post-op. I know mine did.

Janet in Leesburg
DS 2/25/03
Hazem Elariny
-175

erin_mae
on 3/2/18 10:01 am

Hi Janet,

The only place I can get Premier Protein where I live is Costco, so a case (18 pack) was my only option. I get what you are saying though. If you don't mind me asking, how did you find your tastes changed? I've seen a lot of people who say that, but I don't fully understand what they mean. Could you give me a few examples?

Erin

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Kathy S.
on 3/2/18 10:18 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

Your taste buds can change dramatically after surgery. I would advise to buy only a few samples for now and then after surgery go with what your tastes are then. I LOVED salmon before surgery, and couldn't stand the smell of it 6 months after surgery.

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