For five months after having a severe reaction to a Sulfa drug for a spider bite I have been experiencing daily tongue swelling. Two months ago my cheeks, chin, eyelids, and lips have also begun to swell. My entire face will swell or it will swell on one side of my face then as facial swelling decreases tongue swelling increases. In some instances my tongue will swell then will administer 100 mg of Bendryl sq. and/or Epinephrine then as my tongue deflates from swelling my cheeks, chin, face, and lips swell again. In severe cases my ankles will swell and skin looks dry and very scale like. On good days I have minimal lip and face and/or tongue swelling. The only other symptoms that accompany these swelling episodes is constant diarrhea with minimal cramping. Diarrhea is mucous like with long strands and some floating layers of watery stool. I have had an endoscope and colonoscopy that revealed all healthy. Hormones and thyroid is good. Hereditary angioedema has been ruled out. Minimal allergies that does not account for all swelling episodes. Cannot take steroids, rare sensitivity that exacerbates swelling symptoms. Meds that help symptoms: Pepcid, Zrytec, Benedryl, and Epinephrine; but, do not eliminate swelling and diarrhea symptoms. My symptoms remain a mystery. Any medical guidance would be deeply appreciated.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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