I have a very slight allergy to salmon. It's not all that bothersome, but it makes my mouth feel "tickly". I used to be able to eat it with no problem, but when that began to happen I stopped eating it for the most part, because I'm afraid of having it get worse and ending up with a really bad reaction.
What sort of bothers me is, occasionally my dad will make some sort of remark about it. "Salmon was on sale for such-and-such this week. I got steak instead, because CrochetFanatic can't eat salmon." I think he thinks he's being considerate, but it annoys me to no end. Yes, I like salmon, but it won't break my heart if my family eats it and I eat a hamburger instead. I also happen to like hamburgers. No big deal. I've said, "Go ahead and get salmon if you want it. I'll be fine with something else." He'll wave a hand, and say, "Nah, that's all right." Then why mention it at all?
That just makes me feel like a horrible person for depriving my family, or something. He'll also bring it up at restaurants, ordering a salmon entree and saying, "Mm, boy! I haven't had salmon in a while. CrochetFanatic can't eat it." Well, yes I can, it just makes me feel like I swallowed poison ivy afterwards. And he isn't being cruel, I'm convinced of that. He's just clueless. Just buy the salmon if you want it! Jeez!
Oddly enough, I can eat salmon if it's smoked and on a bagel, and I have no problems with salmon sushi. I don't question it, I just enjoy myself!