Posted by: SayBay | 2018/05/17

Please Help. Been dealing with loads of weird symptoms for a year.

Since June of 2017 I have been dealing with extremely itchy hives, like scratching myself bloody itchy. I have been prescribed doxepin as an antihistamine and have been on a low histamine diet but it still flares up every night starting at around 6pm. Before I got prescribed the doxepin I was waking up scratching several times a night and would have to take up to ten allegra a day and a steroid every night (I am now slowly getting off of the steroid and only take allegra occasionally). Have also been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks (not previously an anxious person), urine incontinence and urgency/frequency in urination, acid reflux, fatigue, forgetting things easily, general weakness, extremely dry and cracked skin (this one could be due to a lack of vitamin C in my diet), my hair is thinning, I sweat a lot and for no reason mainly from my armpits and I am not previously a person that sweats easily, heat intolerance and hot flashes that sometimes occur with anxiety sometimes at random, occasional twitching, bloating, discolored feet and legs after showers or in the evening they are slightly blue or grey in spots but do not hurt, enlarged tastebuds, white coated tongue, loss of balance, rib pain on right side that doesn’t last more than a few minutes at a time, dizziness, breathlessness on exertion (I was very fit before all of this), loss of appetite that comes and goes now but was constant in the beginning, numbness and tingling in feet and legs, swollen lymph nodes in neck and under arms, slight sore throat that comes and goes, blurred vision that comes and goes, and difficulty swallowing when my throat is swollen due to bloating. I also have been getting blisters that come up when I come in contact with an allergen or are inflamed that leak clear fluid. The hives get worse when scratched and flare up after I eat high histamine foods, when I’m hungry, when I take showers (luke warm or cool water and low pressure), at night, with heat, or with anxiety. Since I started having these symptoms my Mother came down with the same symptoms in October and she says that hers flare up after eating any food or when she is hungry, my boyfriend started coming down with the hives and some of these symptoms in January (he has no history of allergies and says they flare up with the same triggers minus the histamine foods and showers), and my Dad and Sister both started coming down with the hives and some of these symptoms a couple months ago.

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- 2018/05/21


The symptoms are worrying and I would suggest that you have a few blood tests done if you have not done so yet. I would definitely start with checking the thyroid levels. The other possibility is that there could be something in you house that is causing these symptoms, such as black mould, and if I were you I would investigate this urgently, it can make one extremely ill. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. 

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