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Sick still after 2 years, becoming allergic to everything

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  • Posted By: stacky
  • May 4, 2008
  • 05:00 PM

I have posted before but any new info would help.
i got really sick back in Nov 2006 with no one knows what. It seemed like the flu or strep or something.... and I still feel sick. I learned recently that im allergic to almost everything now. Food allergies run in my family but i never had them prior to my illness. I am very allergic (IGE) to wheat and milk, and soy and now sunflower seeds also. I had a high IGG (delayed reaction) to several other foods as well. Im miserable, Its not the food...but i have been free of all of these foods for 1 month now and im still feeling very ill. Swelling in hands, and nausia and fatugie and fullness in my throat. I also get a burning sensation on my ribs occassionally...like the skin hurts to touch.It almost come in episodes about 2-3 times a month. Im not sure what happened but i just want to feel 28 years old and be like everyone else again. I also found out that i have borderline osetoperosis through a Dexa scan (and im 28 yrs old!). I have also gained about 15 pounds and i am used to being quite small, my abdomen is also swelled too but that i guess could be my endometriosis. If anyone has any ideas I would appriciate your help.

P.S. I am also now doing allergy shots for the environmental allergies 3 times a week.

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  • I have posted before but any new info would help.i got really sick back in Nov 2006 with no one knows what. It seemed like the flu or strep or something.... and I still feel sick. I learned recently that im allergic to almost everything now. Food allergies run in my family but i never had them prior to my illness. I am very allergic (IGE) to wheat and milk, and soy and now sunflower seeds also. I had a high IGG (delayed reaction) to several other foods as well. Im miserable, Its not the food...but i have been free of all of these foods for 1 month now and im still feeling very ill. Swelling in hands, and nausia and fatugie and fullness in my throat. I also get a burning sensation on my ribs occassionally...like the skin hurts to touch.It almost come in episodes about 2-3 times a month. Im not sure what happened but i just want to feel 28 years old and be like everyone else again. I also found out that i have borderline osetoperosis through a Dexa scan (and im 28 yrs old!). I have also gained about 15 pounds and i am used to being quite small, my abdomen is also swelled too but that i guess could be my endometriosis. If anyone has any ideas I would appriciate your help. P.S. I am also now doing allergy shots for the environmental allergies 3 times a week. Allergies are most likely coming from immune dysregulation ... immune dysregulation is probably coming from your body trying to fight out the infection you picked up. Your mention of the abdomen swelling is also known as abdominal distention or ascites. I wouldn't be surprised if you picked up some gastrointestinal infection - the swelling of the hands, nausea and fatigue sounds like an infection . Are you getting any IBS type of symptoms, change in bowel habits? Confusion, anxiety or depression? Sore throat or lymph gland pain? I would talk to your GP about a stool test for ova and parasites, but these are highly unreliable.
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