i have had problems with allergies over the past three years, i have been put on every medication my doctor has been allowed to put me on and none have worked long term to relieve my symptoms. (sorry this is long but i want to include as much detail as i can)
it started with swollen eyelids.almost every morning i wake up with swollen eyes, they usually go down after a few hours or after a have a shower and put water on my face. sometimes though it doesnt go away and it starts getting itchy then eventually watery but by the time it gets to that stage my whole face is red and itchy.
then i started noticing my face always felt tight and quite itchy a lot of the time. sometimes it got so itchy that i was literally trying to peel the skin off my face it actually felt like i had something crawling under my skin as well.
i quite often get small rashes on my arms and legs but they always seem to go within a few hours. these rashes are hardly ever itchy.
within the last year or so my mouth has started playing up i will often get blisters and ulcers all through my mouth and tongue after eating certain foods (so i now avoid those foods). i have put this down to my anemia and b12 deficiency though because i have heard these illnesses cause this reaction in the mouth but it could also be a food allergy ive been told.
i have had reactions before where it restricted my breathing and i was taken to emergency doctors.
i currently take a combination of 2 medications daily to try help relieve my allergy symptoms but often now its to no avail somedays im taking more than the reccomended dosage just to try keep a lid on it before it comes a fully blown reaction.
my doctor has said it was safe to take 1 or 2 more than normal occasionally if the symptoms get bad.
i am currently being tested to find out what im allergic to, the only reason they are willing to do it is becuase this has been going on for so long and the medication is no longer working adequately, so they are trying to pinpoint what im allergic to so i can avoid it.
has anyone else had anything similar to this, or have any suggestions to help
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