Hi, I'm new this site, and would be really grateful if someone here might have any suggestions for me. Let me start by saying I had a renal transplant 14 years ago...its going ok, and the doctors asure me this has nothing to do with this particular problem...although thats about all they say about it. I am 41, and this started at around 14, so I have had it a while. Here is a list of my symptoms. Hopefully your eyes dont glaze over like the doctors do when i explain them:(
Swollen eyelids, face
Pain in left hand, shoots down forearm into knuckles
Ear infection in the left ear (same side as the hand)
These are the main ones, there are others but these are the ones that bug me the most. Occasionally I will have a night sweat and they will all clear up....then return with another night sweat. It is often brought about by food, bannana, yogurt alcohol and very condensed tomato paste being the main culprits, but takeing anti-histamines doesnt help at all so I dont think it is clear cut food allergy. More confusingly seafood (which i hate) brings my face swelling down and stops my hand hurting for a few days, as does some but not all antibiotics. Unfortunately just taking fish oil tablets of any kind doesnt work. It seems to be something else about the fish that helps.
I know these are vague symptoms but this thing has been driving me mad for years now. Any ideas would be welcome!