Allergy or illness

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Avatar f tn During this time I have also experienced frequent bouts of illness (mainly sinus infections, chest infections, tonsilitis and labyrinthitis), approximately 3-4 times per year. In the past 6 months this frequency has increased dramatically and I have had several bouts of tonsilitis in 2012 alone, as well as a sinus infection and a chest infection (all on different occasions and all diagnosed by my GP). I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this and what they found helpful.
Avatar n tn For me the illness develops into a sinus and ear infection along with a bronchitis or pnuemonia. It takes about two weeks along with antibiotics and steroids before I can feel somewhat normal. Then two weeks later the process starts again. I only work part time, and am still constantly unable to work because I'm so sick.
15936060 tn?1512763899 The problem with this term is that doctors have a different understanding of what an allergy is, and when the PATM community refer to an allergy they fail to accurately describe the effects of this illness on other people. This, in turn, is counterproductive and leaves doctors questioning if we even know what an allergy actually is. For us to gain medical recognition we need to reconcile our terms with the medical professionals.
Avatar f tn food,drink,medicine or chemical (and less likely from environmental exposure) To rule this out you may have her do Dr. Coca's Pulse test - free download It will indicate with satisfactory degree of accuracy, reactions, sensitivities, intolerance and allegies to anything ingested that your immune system treats as offensive.It takes about a week to complete. One can also do the fast version of this pulse test: Just sit down and take a rest for about 5 minutes.
Avatar f tn ve been to the doctor twice now, first they said it was gastriti and gave me some omeprazole gastro ressistant capsules, then they gave me some cetirizine hydrochloride (i think they thought i had a food allergy) but still i have this illness. It is like a sickness feeling, makes me burp more than usual when the feeling occurs and makes me need the toilet more regularly i think.
Avatar m tn vitamin D deficiency(taking supplement), and having weird digestive issues(pain in lower right abdomen, frequent diarrhea). could it be an allergy to something? no doctors seem to have any idea. ur feedback is much appreciated.
Avatar n tn This has left her stranded on the side of the road more than once, and she has endured nearly every thinkable test in medicine. Other than the obvious signs of illness, i.e. vomiting, her white blood cells triple. She has a left shift in her white blood cells which suggest a bacterial infection, but that could possibly be the body’s way of self preservation when she starts getting sick. At first the problem was thought to be her gallbladder, but she has since had that removed.
959034 tn?1253671476 Electrolyte tracker too! I really need an autism tracker! Can it track screaming? I want to see the days I am screaming at things instead of using words. The other ideas I had too if you forgot. Up top. Thanks!!!!!
Avatar n tn s starnge, I saw professor of medicine recently (he specialises in chinese medicine now) who said that this illness is familiar to him, apparently it is an allergy affecting the blood vessels in the scalp... Which could be the case, actually since I did have a skin allergy (hives) for about 1.5 years previoulsy, when I was 15-16.
Avatar m tn Real or scam? They say accu-pressure helps. Sounds like a scam to me but there are many of these places popping up in my area. I figured they would have been shut down by now if total fraud right? So is there anything to it? How do they get the allergen in to your body to be desentized?
Avatar f tn Hi! I am not sure which field of doctor that I need to see, as I am struggling with a 'mystery illness' . In a nutshell, I have had extreme exhaustion for several years, punctuated by short (hours long) spurts of energy in which I rush to get everything done, because once those hours end I have days or weeks of sleeping round the clock, feeling as if I'm walking thru quicksand, aching in my bones, with a foggy and worthless brain.
Avatar f tn Also randomly broke out with a rash of hives on my shoulders and into my back that will not go away with Certirizine HCI 10mg or benedryl or hydrocrotizone creams. I did see a doctor at te ER for the back pain and he told me he believed I pulled a muscle and sent me on my way! As I do not have insurance or a doctor due to the fact that I don't have insurance I am seeking advise less where because I am concerned about my health.
Avatar f tn Can you please direct me to which specialist I need to see? A different ENT, allergy specialist or anyone else? Can you please tell me why I have this tongue pain (like it’s been burned and swollen)/roof of my mouth? Thank you.
Avatar m tn After the upper respiratory part of my November illness subsided, I had an extended period where I felt mucus in my throat and often had to clear it or cough it out. That illness did completely resolve. I am still in the middle of the current cold. I've not had any fever or fatigue with either illness. I'm wondering how to discern when the cough is just a cold and when it is bronchitis or something worse.
Avatar m tn For the past three years i have been plagued with an illness that has practically incapacitated me. I have been to 16 doctors now and have yet to find a solid diagnosis, had a thousand and one blood tests and up until a week ago barely any lab findings. I'm a 21 year old male, caucasian, with native american and european descent. My father's side has a history of arthritis and scoliosis, but no other medical conditions i'm aware of.
Avatar f tn I am scared stupid to have a cardiac cath due to my iodine allergy. I am told I will be given benadryl for a few days prior. I don't trust this. I looked up alternative drugs for the iodine contrast and was horrified to find that the one used for MRI, MRA, and CT scans could cause a lethal illness of the kidney to which there is NO treatment or Cure. Is there no other way to assess my heart vessels?
Avatar n tn Any idea what chemical or hormone might cause my reactions? The main thing that worries me is my allergy to steroids because they treat SO many illness with those. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Hello all, I'm not quite sure what's going on with me... My periods are very irregular usually, which makes this all the more confusing. I usually get them every other month, occasionally on the right track. So far, I got a period consistently April through June of this year. They are ALWAYS heavy, always extremely crampy, PMSing, etc. I basically live on ibuprofen and a heating pad for a week.
Avatar f tn Any level above 500 is higher and is suggestive of allergy or parasitic infection. You have known to have moderately higher levels. It can be seen in patients with atopic or allergic dermatitis. It is usually seen secondary to exposure to allergen and subsequent reaction is mediated by IgE antibodies. Your body is known to hypersensitive to certain things.