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Beginning of my journey, and feel frustrated already

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 14, 2007
  • 01:38 AM

My symptoms started in March. Ichy swollen hand. Was told to take benadryl, went away after 48 hours. In June my foot swelled up. In august twice my lip swelled up and my feet swelled up. Now in september I had a swollen thumb, ring finger, bottom of foot and my eye swell closed. Have a seen my reg. doctor and had tests run for lupus, thyroid, hepatitis, and numerous other things, all coming back neg. I have aseen an allergist and had tests come back neg for food and outdoor allergies. The allergist just wants to say its some kind of allergy they may not be able to nail down. However everytime this happens, i have to be on prednisone, which makes me feel like i'm going crazy! I've also had shortness of breath which landed my in the ER by ambulance, but they can't find the trigger of that either. I'm starting to get really depressed! Who would be the next person to go to, and do i trust that these tests are accurate? I need an answer soon, before i lose my mind! Plus I read things on here and see how long people have had to suffer and it just depresses me more. Anyone have these symptoms? ANy possible diagnosis you can think of?

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  • Have your doctor test you for MRSA. It can be easily cultured by swabbing the inside of your nose.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 03:55 AM
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  • I have what has been called "Contact Urtecaria". When I am stressed (even if I am not aware of it), slight pressure on a body part causes large red, itchy welts in that area. When I was buildong our house, using a hammer for some time meant that the next day I would wake up unable to make a fist. If I spent time on a ladder, the next day I could barely walk. I would wake with one eye almost shut due to swelling without any known injury the day before.Anti-histamines do a little good, but I have not found much else to help - apart from reducing stress! That is easier said than done.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 24, 2007
    • 00:40 PM
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