Apologizing in advance, this might be a long post. >_O;
About 1 year ago, I was eating sushi in a restaurant. Seems normal, right? Well, my sister and I were both sick after, because of something in the fish. And not vomiting, but nausia, bloating, that sort of thing.
Anyways, ever since then, whenever I eat rice, wheat products, or products containing lactose, I become very bloated. There may be other products, but I think these are the main ones.
I have food allergies: peanuts, kiwi, raw pineapple, polysporin, and possibly basil (which makes me feel sick and as if I had bile in my mouth... >_O). I'm also allergic to dust - I think. Excess dust makes my nose swell up and get all shiny.. and go slightly red.
Another thing that may be important is I have always had a very weak immune system. Crap-tacular infact. My friends and family joke around by saying that a breeze blows on me and I get sick.. and they're not that far off. To the extent that a 1-2 day cold for most is a 3 days to a week for me, and I am frequently sick with the flu, sore throats, and other such things.
However, there are a bunch of other symptoms that came along with my bloating. These include:
-Fatigue.. a lot of general weakness and lack of energy..
-light headaches that are semi-frequent
-a mild fever that REFUSES to go away
-a bit of numbness in my hands (but I also have displaced tendons, which could be a factor)
-I HAD a potassium deficiency, which caused major muscle cramps, but it may have come back
-I have sinus problems on occasion... a bit more than I should I think
-Irregular menstrual cycle, occasionally missing a month?!
-Heat related fatigue, and not the usual kind. Any kind of humidity hits me VERY hard, and in combination with the usual heat saps my energy completely and far too quickly... much more than it used to. Didn't have this last year.
-Heart palpitations.. I don't know where these have been coming from, and they come at seemingly random times. >_O
-A lot of extra mucus has showed up.. I can't get rid of it! And a very weird feeling in my throat, like a lump of mucus is stuck back there. When I laugh, there is also a really dry cough/wheeze before it.
On the side...
-Weight gain problems: I have always had weight gain problems. I am constantly underweight, with a bmi of about 16 - 17. I'm currently about 20 pounds underweight. Is it my metabolism? Maybe.. I can eat almost anything without gaining weight. Other options include the possiblity of parasites.. But some days I eat like a bird - or, rather, less than a bird would..
-Tunnel vision: For the past few years, I can't lie down for more than a few minutes and get up without my vision going almost completely black. It takes about 7 seconds for it to get back to normal. Sometimes happen if I've sat down for more than 1/2 hour..
A long time ago, my digestive system got screwed up pretty bad (gr. 2). But some supplements and a diet change helped that. But that diet change also included a vacation from wheat and dairy... (and oats, corn, walnuts, anything microwaved, peanuts of course, among other things)
I've done some research, and a lot of my symptons are leading me to think this could be Celiac Disease. I read that after a while, it could cause lactose intolerance. Could is be this? Or a parasite? (with my weird weight problems and crap-tastic immune system, it doesn't sound that out of the way.. *sigh* ) A combination of the two, or something different altogether?
If someone could shed some light on this it would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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