After getting lyme I also tested positive severe reactions to many chemicals and foods. It was ablood test the skin tests said I was fine with everything. I have the nose of a dog. I can smell things that are in my basement from my second floor--if there is an odor I can find it! In the beginning I couldn't bare the smell of even toast let alone anyone drying their clothes using fabric softner sheets.. That would send me into a tailspin. And I also cannot tolerate the smell of a metal door handle on my hands! I never heard anyone else say that Thank you I don't feel so alone!!!!
As I have been in treatment for 2 years now, many of the sensitivities have left. I can again eat spinach and sunflower seeds and dozens of other things that I couldn't tolerate 2 years ago. I can stand the scents of some of my husbands colognes etc.
So they do go away with treatment. I hope this continues. A huge sensitivity issue I had for years after the lyme and co-infections set in was a horribly burning mouth and tongue with everything I ate and drank including water. I even had to empty the capsules of meds because the gel capsules burned so badly. I was not able to take any supplaments either. I realize now that it is neurological, my brain telling my body that everything was the enemy. Now it happens with only certain things I eat and it doesn't last long. It was to the point that my lips were peeling and I couldn't wear even organic lipstick. Now I can wear it for a few hours at a time before I have to wipe it off.
Of course I am terrified to go off antibiotics and switch to herbals when the time comes, but that is my goal. Hang in there and it will get better. If I can--- anyone can-I was practically crippled physically and mentally.Blessings
DX. LYME 7 /03 -I believe I 've had it since 1985-
oral doxi, amoxi 6 months. Have been bitten 2x since
Developed many chemical & food sensitivities& Allergies to many Suppliments
Swollen Burning tongue/lips
DX. Babsiosis 4/07 -Malerone 2 wks, Mepron & Azithromax 6 mos.
Probiotics are a MUST
Almost died from 3 doses of Plaquanil 12/07
IV Rocephin began 12/4/07
Bactrim began 1/22/07
Stopped Rocephin 3/04/08
Mepron, Azithrommax, Rafampin 5/29/08
Stopped Rifampin began Bactrim and zithro 6/2/08
stopped Mepron 7 22/08
switched from bactrim to levaquin and had bad reaction to levaquin
began Mepron again till Nov, then began Malerone
began Rifampin and Minocycline
Outstare The Darkness--The Light Will Come!