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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:27 pm 

Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:25 pm
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Hi I am new to this forum and new to allergies. A brief history as a child I was allergic to dust mites but by the age of 16 was fine. In oct 2011, I developed severe serotonin syndrome and that seems to have trigger a massive allergy problem.

In jan 2012 my ige level was 1400 and skin testing was done but I never got all the results was only told about the dust mites again. Now a year later I am taking on average 300-500 mg of Benadryl daily plus Allegra and 2-5 claritin a day. Even when on steroids on I'm breaking 3-4 times a day.

Just today I found out I'm allergic to all but 3 types of Foods I'm allergic to all environment things tress grasses etc. the worst thing is that I seem to have developed a severe wood allergy that is so bad I breaking out and having asthma like stuff if I even brush against PAPER

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:53 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6616
Location: Ottawa
Wow, that's a lot to handle. No wonder you're overwhelmed.
Having more than one chronic condition can be challenging. Is your allergist aware of your SSS? Could some part of the treatment be causing the allergic reactions?

With such a restricted diet, it is important to be followed by a registered dietician to ensure that malnutrition does not add to your health issues.

Please be sure to discuss all concerns with your allergist.
Could it be as simple as an inactive ingredient in your medicines causing your reactions?

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:45 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:05 am
Posts: 668
Location: AB, Canada
I don't have any advice for you, but just wanted to offer support & hugs.

DSs 12, 12, 14 all PA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2989
Location: Toronto
JustMe, So sorry to hear of your health troubles. :huggy

I presume you're working with a specialist like an allergist or immunologist? I hope so, and that they have some ideas for helping you gain better control.

e.g. Might immunotherapy be an option for the environmental allergies? It's usually helpful, but I realize not everyone's a good candidate for.

Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin

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