Zyrtec and gluten

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I have been tested for gluten and wheat allergies with no indicators of a reaction. I think the drug companies and/or FDA need to create longitudinal or clinical trials. If these trials have already been done, the studies may need to be repeated because of the high number of self-reporting on Zyrtec withdrawal symptoms. Best wishes to those of you who are itching. I am hoping for relief soon as my body will hopefully readjust and heal.
Another bonus that may be of interest to other women is that after I cut out dairy and gluten, as I've discovered lactose and gluten intolerances, I don't have as many problems with my periods as I used to and I no longer get the giant blood clots. My diet is pretty limited, but it's better than suffering so many side effects from food allergies. I eat only high quality natural foods now, too. The list of allergies is pretty extensive.
An endocrinologist finally discovered the gluten allergy. We're now a gluten-free household. Both children took growth hormone and are now average height, but insurance wouldn't pay for it for my daughter and it cost a fortune. There is gluten in a lot of things that aren't obviously wheat--the coating on coated French fries, soy sauce, and if you're really getting careful, malt flavoring--so it might be worth getting the tests for gluten antibodies.
hi, i had the same experience that you seem to be having. over a month or two i became intolerant to dairy and gluten, and i started to develop asthma and had all of the symptoms of allergies. i finally went to an allergist who did an allergy test on me, and found that i am allergic to diary, wheat, nuts, eggs, but that i was much more allergic to a lot of the grasses and trees which were around.
I've had blood and skin tests done for allergies, but they have all come back perfectly normal -- no allergies. I am on Zyrtec and Zantac right now, but my body is becoming accustomed to it and the swelling and hives are worsening. It is a very irritating and unpredictable problem and I feel that I need a doctor who will take the time to investigate this.
10mg every day for the first five days and then every other day for the next five, in addition he gets a generic Zyrtec everyday. Now he just gets a zyrtec every day, and if his allergies act up beyond the zyrtec's control, like this time of year ,he gets a prednisone per day for 3 or 4 days and then every other day for two or until things calm down. Zyrtec can be expensive, but we actually found a generic brand at the dollar store! $1. for 14 pills, so we clear their shelves!
I am a 24 yr old female with a history of Atypical migraines that started off with aura and classic symptoms of light and sound sensitivity, nausea, irritability and has progressed over the last 3 years to mood changes - euphoria, depression and about 6 episodes of seizures. Since the seizures I've been left with muscle twitches in my eyelid, but mostly in my legs, gluteals included, sometimes actual muscle jerks than can move the limb. I am also in my 3rd bout of chronic urticaria.
Today I am on a variety of antihistimines Zyrtec x 4, ranitidine 300mg x2, fexofenadine hypochloride 180 x2, and desloratidine x 2 per day. a nice concoction I know. Well I have virtualy no hives now but am still troubled by the angioedema at least 2-4 large swellings of lips per month. Have run thousands of tests, but apart from the hashimotos (elevated antibodies) and some nutrient deficiencies (zinc, b12, d) which I am addressing not much else has shown up.
I visited several doctors, who all prescribed different antihistamines (Allegra, Hydroxizine, and Zyrtec) to treat the itching. After a while, the itching spread, and I eventually stopped sweating -- instead, I felt the "prickly" sensation whenever I would normally have broken into a slight sweat. Three weeks ago, I became convinced that I was actually allergic to Zyrtec and quite possibly the other antihistamines. I stopped taking everything.
The rash is EXTREMELY itchy to the point that i wake up in the morning scratching and have bruises from it!!! My dermatologist has been treating me with Elidel, Zyrtec and even Prednisone - all NOT helping!!! - i am literally going crazy. Do you think at this point this is probably psychosematic? I am waiting on a biopsy to come back, but my derm says he doesnt really see much going on with the exception of these non-puss-filled red bumps.
I saw an allergist a week ago and she put me on allegra in the day time and zyrtec at night, and I'm also on a nose spray called Veramyst. The hives have never gone away completely save for the three days I was on a steroid. Today they are as worse as ever. I just want them to go away forever. And I don't know how to make that happen....
i have had liver tests and allergy tests and i have been tested for rheumatoid arthritis. i take zyrtec which keeps it under control most of the time. and by under control i mean i still get the rash just not as bad. i do have seasonal allergies and asthma that are under control. this did happen after stopping singulair and becoming pregnant, miscarrying, pregnant again and delivering, and now it is getting bad again. i dont want to just control it, i want to know why it is happening.
The last day of the medicine he coincindently broke out with hives from what I thought could've been a cupcake that he ate (he's never broken out from food before). That same night, he started taking zyrtec. He took it for two nights and on the third day started complaing his wrists/ankles/feet hurt and his hands became clenched like claws. I took him to the E/R because he could hardly walk. The doctor there said it was an allergic reaction to the zyrtec.
For example, a heartburn pill like Zantac and an allergy pill like Zyrtec. I take a Zantac in the afternoon and a Zytec in the morning. I don't take any pills/vitamins within four hours of my thyroid hormone.
I was taking methimazole for a week and noticed an itchy hive developing on my elbow. I'm allergic to a couple of other meds and this, I know, is the start of an allergic reaction. So the doctor switched me to PTU. The hives have increased to both elbows, knees, and fingers. I did some research and it said if I'm allergic to one, I'd probably be allergic to the other. This is so annoying.
Gets better and worse (seemingly at random). We've eliminated dairy and gluten from his diet as a possibility--does seem to be better when he's had no milk, but he's been scratch tested twice for that and was neg to all allergens tested. Hmmm....is there a doctor who could offer some direction? thank you so much.
I was very skeptical that gluten was the problem (is gluten sensitivity even a real thing or just crap?) and if I read it on here I probably would not have trusted it. However, just try it for a few weeks if nothing else has worked, you may be amazed in the difference. I have gotten a skin biopsy to see if it is dermatitis herpetiformis. Even if it is not and the dermatologist again tells me it’s just eczema, I know it is not and caused by gluten.
The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
It can just give you a good idea of whether you are more likely to develop it. So it may be more effective for you to just research celiacs, and gluten and then eliminate gluten completely for at least a month and see how you feel; you could begin to see results within just a few days.
A gluten intolerance will not show up on an allergy he has to be tested for gluten antibodies. (Even this test is not very sensitive and has missed many cases) You could also take him off gluten and see if he feels better that is by far the best way to find out. Also do your kids have a nebulizer, this could help a ton.
It seems to be common with some people but not everyone. Some people seem intolerant to gluten and casein and removing foods with those from their diet may help. Most sites I visit seem to claim it's not been proven, but other sites you can read quite a few testimonials... I think it depends... If there is a food intolerance, it will cause indigestion, which could make things worse for anyone, not just autistic people.
My hair line is extremely swollen and painful and the glands behind my ears are as well. They are sore to the touch and honestly kind of lumpy! -- am I in any danger? Will this just go away? Should I be worried? It's been about 48 hours since I dyed my hair. Thanks!
then when zyrtec became available over the counter i started using that. i take one every night before bed and it keeps the itch away. if i stop using the zyrtec the itchiness comes back. this past november i started getting some red facial flushing, mostly on my cheeks with no sweating. it feels like a sunburn, it would only happen in the evening. it would last maybe 10 minutes to 45 minutes and then completely go away. it happens about once or twice per week.
As anything else - lip sticks of glosses give me little sores on my lips and cause them to puff up and get little scabs and peel contantly - i also get dry patches under my eyes and eye lids. When I visited a doctor they told me I may have an allergy to nail polish and an ingrediant in lip glosses/balms its also happens when I were nail polish. After removing it it usually clears up within a week.
It began with complete ear fullness. Went to internist, and he gave me Rhinocort and said to take Sudafed. It then appeared to go away for 2 weeks. Then it returned, but not to the severity as the first time. I proceeded to an ENT who peformed the test analyzing the pressure in the inner ear canals. Came back negative. I have continued to use the Rhinocort along with Sudafed and Claritin D. I then began to experience slight jaw pain in the area below the ear. Hurts when I chew.
that is why many/most do better without sugar, gluten and have food allergies. Avoid sugar and yeast products and even try anti-fungals, see if you get better. Most are able to handle food they were previously allergic to after removing/treating the Candida.
I visited several doctors, who all prescribed different antihistamines (Allegra, Hydroxizine, and Zyrtec) to treat the itching. After a while, the itching spread, and I eventually stopped sweating -- instead, I felt the "prickly" sensation whenever I would normally have broken into a slight sweat. Three weeks ago, I became convinced that I was actually allergic to Zyrtec and quite possibly the other antihistamines. I stopped taking everything.
Diagnosed me with idiopathic hives/angioedema. Prescribed Zyrtec and Axid, suggested anxiety. I am only taking Zyrtec, hives stopped. Now I am having alternating constipation/sometimes diarhea immediately after I start eating. Happened twice after eating tomatoes. Is it possible to have anxiety about eating? Or is this an overlooked allergy. I am afraid to eat. I have been under alot of stress due to marital problems.
Feeling helpless i looked for other alternatives and one that was mentioned to me was to go gluten free. That and the taking of a natural drug (avail at health food stores) called inflavanoid has helped dramtically and while i still suffer some effects from it i am back in the water surfing. Here's a quick measure of my improvement: Keep water temp the same and so is the wetsuit i am wearing at all times. Before Gluten Free Surfed for 15 minutes. Hands swelled, light headed and red all over.
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