Not your typical allergy -- Estrogen

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Rhaevin
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   Posted 3/1/2011 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi folks, I'm Rhaevin, from over on the Chronic Pain section, but obviously that's not why I'm here. I'm hoping I can find someone with a similar issue who can maybe give me a little insight as even my "Female" doctor is a little baffled.
 
So I have this bizarre allergy. The long and the short of it is .... I'm allergic to being a girl.
 
Go on, scratch your head, look puzzled, and then laugh. Laugh long and loud. Trust me, I do.
 
Seriously, I'm allergic to elevated levels of estrogen in my body. Elevated levels, like you find when you're on an estrogen based birthcontrol pill, you're pregnant, and a few other natural times in a woman's life are down right life threatening for me. It builds up an excess of biosalts that my body is unable to break down and as a result my body starts shutting down, starting with my liver.
 
Does anyone else have this allergy? If so, and you don't mind talking about biology I'd really like to ask some questions off forum.
 
Thank you for reading, and hope you had a good giggle.

Post Edited (Rhaevin) : 3/1/2011 7:52:09 AM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 3/1/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry you having to deal with this. I for one am not giggling because it sounds to be pretty serious. I do not have this but I have heard of such things happening; although sort of rare. I can't compare notes with you but I hope someone will come along soon.

One suggestion, since this is an usual allergy. Edit the title of your post to Estrogen Allergy and you might actually get a few hits from people searching on Google.
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Rhaevin
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   Posted 3/1/2011 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Sherry! Now to figure out how to do that. I'm sure a lil reading will refresh my memory and remind me of how to do it.
 
And really, go ahead and giggle, I don't mind.  My OBGYN told me so long as I watch my weight, don't become a vegetarian, and don't get pregnant I should be okay, just because all those things have a tendancy to raise estrogen production.
 
Vegetarian because of alot of those foods they eat, specifically Soy is the biggest problem child.

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   Posted 3/3/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! What a unique allergy! And I though my sister's allergy was unique- she's allergic to plastic!
Joy

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   Posted 3/6/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Rhaevin,

Yes, I've heard of this before. And it is possible to be vegetarian and not eat a lot of soy - I'm allergic to soy and also a vegetarian, but find other ways to get protein (dairy, beans, nuts, etc.). And some vegetarians eat eggs also (not me because of an egg allergy).

Estrogen sensitivity is a difficult issue to deal with - and I have to wonder if there is a liver detox pathway block that is causing or contributing to this for you. Most liver detox pathway blocks can be compensated for with the use of targeted nutritional supplements. Dr. Amy Yasko has done a lot of research in this field. Also, some Naturopathic physicians are able to help with this sort of issue as well.

Were you ever on hormon-based birth control prior to developing problems with Estrogen? I'm asking because the synthetic hormones in the birth control pills can actually lead to a change in the shape of the hormone receptor sites in the body, and thus lead to problems when one's own natural estrogen levels rise. Essential oils (derived from plants) can help correct this particular issue, but the oils must be 100% pure theraputic grade and not perfume grade (i.e., most health-food stores do not sell brands of essential oils that are theraputic grade).

And finally, copper toxicity (drinking water pipes is a common source...) can lead to estrogen sensitivity symptoms and can also cause blockages in the detox pathways in the liver. Zinc supplementation is one of the best ways to deal with this, as well as reducing intake of anything high in copper or that has estrogenic properties (chocolate is a biggie here...).

I hope this helps...take care,
-Razzle

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Rhaevin
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   Posted 3/7/2011 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input Razzle!

Oddly the first time I had "syptoms", before my doctor's could figure out what was making my liver shut down, was when I had been on an estrogen based birthcontrol pill. It had been the first time in my life, and I'd been on it for several months before symptoms became noticeable. Prior to that, no BC, and no issues. Now it was known that my mother had had a history off issues with birthcontrol pills, but nothing like what I experienced.

When I was pregnant I started having the same symptoms I had before and that's what lead my OBGYN to start doing the basic blood draw, and then do the testing to find out exactly what was causing the elevated liver panels. And I mean elevated like in the 600s, not the 60s where it belonged.

Currently, aside from my daily progestrone birthcontrol pill, I also take a hair/skin/nail vitamin with antioxidants. I'd have to double check at what percentage.

Also all water in our house is run through a softner, and we use potasium not sodium crystals. Also for as long as I can remember we've always used a water purifier (either britta or something of that nature) in either an individual container, or on the refridgerator door. I've never been able to stand the taste of tap water.

Since being on the progestrone pill (about 7 years now) I've not had any issues. I am curious how both my allergy, and my current form of BC might affect upcoming changes in my life; the 40's are around the corner. Between that and the narcotics I use daily to manage my pain I'm curious when I can expect to see the begining signs of menopause, and what it might be like for someone like me. There is debate as to whether or not I'm experienceing periomenopause currently, but with my allergy and BC use it makes it difficult to get an accurate reading. I wanted to know if anyone with my allergy has already dealt with this. A lil insight would be somewhat nice instead of getting the "I don't know" shrug from the OBGYN's office.
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Eschina
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   Posted 4/10/2011 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I am looking for help for this type of problem. Two weeks ago I visited a naturapathic doctor. I have a followup appointment with him tomorrow. But during the two weeks, I had researched foods that contain estrogen in them. Since becoming vegan, the pain in my lower belly has gotten worse. I had seen multiple cysts on my ovaries in vaginal ultrasound years ago. So I thought I had polycystic ovarian disease and that got worse since becoming vegan. But according to this doctor, just because I have multiple cysts doesn't mean I have PCOS. In fact, I don't have multiple cysts the last time I had a ultrasound. This may have changed since becoming vegan. I have to get my hormone levels tested ino order to determine if I have PCOS. But lately, I have eliminated all estrogenic foods from my diet, which includes meat and dairy. Fish is excluded. I removed all nail polish, avoid lipstick. I am also sensitive to a lot of chemical. But it turns out all the chemicals I am allergic to all have ESTROGEN!. I don't even shower with soap, I shower with agave nectar syrup just to feel like I'm cleaning myself and it works!. Also, the foods that make me nauseas all have estrogen in them too. To brush my teeth, I rince them with hydrogen peroxide, which does a great job at making my sinus feel free of symptoms possible from estrogen. So you can still go vegan, but you might want to avoid foods high in estrogen. Google "estrogenic foods list" and that is the list I go by. I recently bought an organic baby toothepaste that made me feel extra "sexual." That is my sign that it has hormones in it. So it is made with an herb that is used to treat post-menopausal women's hot flashes. In a baby's toothepast! So I dont' use toothepaste anymore. I've having better days now. But I don't have any kids yet, so I dont' know how this would tie in to having kids more me. I might have to live without any I guess.

Rhaevin
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   Posted 4/11/2011 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Eschina, thanks for the extra info. You're sensitivity to it is far more extreme then mine.
 
I remember vaguely that when my levels got to high I was in some discomfort, extremely lethargic, but the big thing was being itchy all the time, and all over. I was worried my family had changed laundry soap again, as when I'd been a child I had extremely sensitive skin; couldn't wear generic make-up, couldn't use certain body or laundry soaps, etc. It was the only thing that seemed to explain being itchy on places like the soles of my feet, but it seemed that the severity of it was localized to my skins and down. I got so itchy that I would scratch myself raw and bloody on a regular basis, especially at night. They had me take benedryl but that only compounded the lethargy I was experiencing and so I ended up asleep most of the time. I also had a delicate stomache and couldn't even keep the simplest foods, such as oatmeal, down. With the benedryl I was at least able to eat, but I found that if it wasn't oatmeal my body would regject it. For a month all I did was sleep, go in weekly for blood draws, and get woken up by my mother on a regular basis so she could shovel oatmeal into me before I'd fall unconcious again.

Originally injured 10/26/2007 - Initial diagnosis; Tendonitis
Spent next year seeing specialist after specialist; Bone, Muscle, Hand, Neurologist, Chriopractor, Physical Therapist...
Went through a battery of tests, multiple MRI's
11/16/09 I was finally diagnosed CRPS - Stage 2
Permanently disabled, on Percoset.
February 2011 successful SCSU trial
No surgeon willing to do my SCSU Implant

Eschina
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   Posted 5/9/2011 5:45 AM (GMT -6)   
As long as I don't use any hair products on my hair, since they all tend to have an ingredient that has estrogen in them, I can use regular toothepaste now. But I stay away from "natural" oral products since they tend to contain some form of estrogen. I don't use hydrogen peroxide anymore. Agave nectar aggravated me. So I use lime water. I get a bottle of organic lime juice that you can cook with, dilute it with water and use a washcloth to wash. My skin is finally softer and I don't use lotion. After I had all my wisdom teeth pulled out by one dentist who eventually moved away, another dentist told me that the sensation I get in my gum line is not from my teeth, It's my sinus. Those symptoms are only present when I use something "estrogenic" on my hair. So I stick to plain water now. If I can digest it, then I can put in on my skin. If it is not edible, than I cannot. Please note: for anyone allergic to plastic, just know that estrogen is used to make plastic softer and more shiny.

Eschina
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   Posted 5/9/2011 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Actually, I rince my hair with lime water as well. I don't use shampoo. My hair is softer and more manageable. All of the shampoos and soaps make my sinus "stuffy," giving me a "foggy brain" and make me can't breathe adequately, resulting in the use of inhalers that don't work unless I wash them off my hair and skin. I think estrogen allergy would be the primary reason why anyone would be allergic to chemical.

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   Posted 5/10/2011 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this allergy. It was worse when I was younger and my hormone levels were nuts. I break out into nasty hives. My eyes swell shut, my lips swell, and I get nasty, itchy welts everywhere.

Last week I had my first incident in years, and it's gotten worse since. I just switched from Yaz to Ortho Tricyclen Lo. I'm hoping it was a result of that and will even out after this first month, but we'll see.

It makes me laugh too.

Rhaevin
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   Posted 5/10/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually have to take NorQD; which is a progesterone based birth control. I can't take estrogen based birth control, as it will slowly but surely kill me. I sincerely doubt I'll end up on "hormone replacement therapy" when I go through menopause simply because that's right up there with estrogen based birthcontrol.

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   Posted 9/18/2011 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I have also resently found out that I am allergic to estrogen. When i was 24-26 my body for some reasons turned aginst itself an destroyd my own way of producing estrogen. Since then I have had to take estrogen as tablets. A few years ago I started to get a lot of problems with iching all over my body and problems with my mucus memranes. I took me more then two years to find a doctor that believed in me. The answer I got was that, beeing allergic to estrogen is so unusual that it hardly exists. I hope to get medical treatment mith drugs to supress my immunsystem so that I will able to take estrogen in the future.  

ruglady
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   Posted 10/19/2011 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I am now 40, but started having these issues around age 32. I was diagnosed because I was having joint pain, fatigue, no strength to even hold a pen at times, etc... I had been through 4 years of tests, when a full body MRI showed my uterus was larger than normal. I visited with my gyno and she immediately told me it was a rare case of my body fighting the estrogen. She did a one year treatment of injections (forgive me I can't yet remember the name if the shots) I took once every 3 months that "deactivated" my estrogen production. Each month the symptoms were less and less. At the end of that year, she stopped the shots and my symptoms returned. Sometimes those injections help knock the body back to normal but of course that didnt happen for me. I decided that since I already had 2 children, a full hysterectomy would be best. Within a week of the surgery...all my symptoms were gone and I felt 18 again!! I have had no hormone replacement and the only hot flashes I get are triggered by carbohydrates like breads, sweets, potatoes...so as long as I eat healthy I feel amazing! I take calcium but thats it and no monthly period is awesome! I recommend it.

If I can get the name of the injections and the name of the illness, I will respond back. I do remember it was not an easy word to pronounce! Can we give the name of the doctors that did great treatment on here? I can tell you her name if so. I pray that you will find some comfort for this soon.

Betty123
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   Posted 3/2/2012 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
It's been year since you posted about your estrogen allergy but I feel I must respond because I also have this allergy.
When I was a young girl I was diagnosed with an estrogen allergy after I ended up in the hospital after a severe asthma attack. During my childbearing years I had bad asthma-I got other allergy testing and some things showed up like shellfish, but really the main problem was the estrogen in my body. I wasn't able to get control of my asthma for many years UNTIL-I went through menopause.
I am now 58 years old and my asthma has virtually disappeared. I am positive that this is a result of decreasing estrogen levels in my body. Hey, nobody wants to deal with menopause, right? But if you have asthma due to an estrogen allergy, it is my belief that your asthma will really reduce like mine did. I forget my inhaler for days now. There's hope!

Jess1986
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   Posted 4/16/2012 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I also am ellergic to estrogen. You have no idea how happy I was when I googled it and this form poped up. I started taking birth control at 17 within 4 mounts I was yellow, anorexic, and itching like crazy. I went to a tons of doctors and none could figure out the issue. A entire year went by before I found a doctor in Atlanta who seen a stretch mark and knew immediatly I was allergic to estrogen.

I am 25 now and still dealing with elevated liver enzymes, I have thyroid issues, and PCOS. My liver is constantly inflamed and I have a lot of pain from it. Not to mention the mental issues that come along with estrogen levels, not being able to have children, and my constant mood swings. One min I'm happy and the next I'm in a ball somewhere crying. I feel more sorry for my husband really :)

Basically, I would also just like to talk about it, learn the methods yall are using to treat these systems. Also, I have Obeing concidering just removing my ovaries because I obviously cannot have kids anyways. My thought process is, take the overuse, no estrogen, healthy liver.

good luck to everyone else. People really do not understand this issue, and it truely is hard to find people with the same issues.

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   Posted 4/17/2012 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I have problems with too high of a dosage of estrogen. I do false pregs (when your not, but have all the symptoms). After him thinking I was prego, I'm like how can we be preg thinking, he talked me into going to one of those pro life clinics. The ladies there figured out I had too high of a dosage and was having a false pregnancy. I had morning sickness, cravings, mood swings, everything lol. We have never heard of false pregnacies before it happened to us. Anyhow, I had to be put on Nuvaring, something that you slide into your personal area. I have no problems on it. I can also do Trinesa LO , but nothing else. Now, I am wondering if you look at all the things you were on ie: natural supplements, estrogen pills, so on and try to find a common inhibitor. Especially compare all the b/c pills you had problems with and see if there is common ingredients. It could be a bizarre allergy. I know a kid who's allergic to Red 40, which is a dye and its very rare to be allergic to it.
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   Posted 7/14/2012 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad I saw this I thought I was crazy! I just found out I too must be allergic to estrogen I am not sure but it seems that way. It started when I took a heavy estrogen pill for almost a yr at first it was okay no real issues then I started to itch real bad and had a bad rash for a long time and I got real dizzy and had bad sinus infections from it. I still have these symptoms but only on my period. I changed my pill to progesterin only but yeah it sucks pretty bad. Do you ladies have any way to get over this?

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   Posted 9/21/2012 1:05 AM (GMT -6)   
My father and older sister have severe allergies to pretty much everything. Mine is restricted to Wheat, and seasonals. In the last couple months (while taking otho try-cyclen) I've had an allergic reaction to almost anything I eat. Literally! Water is about the only thing that doesn't effect me. I've tried many wheat free things, tried avoiding things that have triggered me a few days before, then something else new shows up! My ears swell up inside, sometimes my nose, and my left eyelid area. Feels like my head's going to explode from the inside out! No itchiness, however.

After reading your posts I was curious, and thought I may ask if any of you have had similar symptoms? I feel fine when I'm not eating, just while I eat and immediately after I feel the effects, and it's noticeable! I wasn't sure if I have a "Estrogen Allergy" and only feel the effects when eating? Like perhaps it's being irritated????

I have read on other sites that Birth Control lowers your bodys immune system drastically, and is noted for leading to Leaky Gut. Their solution was to take Colostrum.

Any thoughts or advice?

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   Posted 10/19/2012 4:06 AM (GMT -6)   
i have a very similar case, i had 3 children and with all of them i would go back to birth control ( depo) until we were ready for another child , never had any problem with it i had my first shot at 17 and used it all the way until i was 25 , then i gave birth to my 3 child and go to my doc office for my shot :_), i leave the office and half way home i start to loose my vision and then my body became really hot and i couldnt breathe right, all this was happening while iam driving home , thank god i was just 5 min from my house, i called 911 and i dont remember nothing after that , next thing i know i was in the ER , come to find out i had an anaphylactic reaction, i was given med and sent home told i was allergic to progesterone, with no real explanation . i went back to the doc office and explained what happened to me to see if i could have more answer, and i left with no new answer , so now i cant be on birth control so my husband and i have gone back to the old fashion way , sucks but iam glad iam ok

healthyatlast
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   Posted 5/13/2013 3:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi to you all,
Im allergic to my own estrogen and have therefore had my ovaries removed

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   Posted 5/21/2013 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I am also allergic or at least intolerant to my own estrogen. Oh, I have so many different things going on all at once that are so rare, I am sick and tired of hearing, "Well, I've never seen that before," from docs.

In the first week of my first period when I was 16, (late bloomer, are you too?) I got a killer migraine with a continuing looping Aura and I've been suffering with them for, well, you do the math, I'm 52 now :)
I average 15 migraines a month. And here's the kicker. I had my ovaries removed 6 yrs ago.

But because I did it so young, I am having unbelievable menopausal symptoms that are debilitating. I HAVE to be on some estrogen to help control them. I've tried everything else. And I'm allergic to soy, dairy, wheat, corn, licorice, black cohosh, most ginseng and on and on...Oh also, so sensitive to medications, I can't really do much about the pain. I do a lot of alternative modalities. Accupuncture usually yields the longest results.

During my pregnancy, (the reason I only have one child) I had, and I am not exaggerating here, a migraine every single day, and 24/7 morning sickness from the earliest signs of pregnancy until he came out. He's fine, thank goodness.

I don't know if anyone can relate to this, it's a bit different from what I've read. But I came over from the Chronic pain thread too.

For those of you experiencing allergic reactions to estrogen, I would LOVE to hear if you grew up in a particularly toxic environment. water pollution, near open sewer lines, or near chemical plants, electrical plants, or manufacturing plants. interested specifically in the place that you called "home" most of your time from birth to age 14.

Anyway, that's my two cents. It doesn't really help solve anything, but at least know others out there have all kinds of issues with their own estrogen. I'm sure glad somebody's "seen this before." :)

Peace and good luck....

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   Posted 7/19/2013 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

I have been unwell for 14 months since stopping Yaz Birth Control Pill. After 1 year of taking it my calves began to swell, therefore my GP advised me to come off it. Since stopping, the swelling got worse and before long my thighs, then my arms, hands and face (sometimes nose and ear) also began to swell intermittently, along with burning water retention in my legs (and weight gain), hair loss and muscle twitches. Over the past 9 months I have also developed food intolerances to a huge range of Phytoestrogens in foods, the worst being soy, and I often feel flu-like. I have now also been told I have premature ovarian failure. I am having trouble getting any GP/ Immunologist to believe me because I have no rash or itchiness and the swelling is fairly generalised and not acute.
Could anyone please help and shed some light on who may be able to help me or how this could be treated? Also, please let me know if you are experiencing anything similar.

Best of luck to all of you out there.

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   Posted 7/20/2013 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Welcome to HealingWell and I am hoping we can find some answers for you. 

Phytoestrogens are plant-based compounds that act like the hormone estrogen. There are two basic types of phytoestrogens: isoflavones and lignans.

Soy products are the most common source of isoflavones, and the controversy surrounding cancer and phytoestrogens are related to soy products.

Soy allergy can be diagnossed by a prick test or a blood test for immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. Skin allergy testing is a method for medical diagnosis of allergies that attempts to provoke a small, controlled, allergic response.

IMHO, I would look for a Dr. who deals in allergies and request some testing.

I am sure others will be along to answer  questions for you.

Kindly,

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   Posted 5/24/2014 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I suspect that I have an Estrogen Allergy. Years ago I began to develop Fibroid's. I did not want to have surgery so I sought out natural treatments. I learned that fibroid's are a result of estrogen dominance so tried wild yam which balances the excessive estrogen and evening primrose oil which helps with pain and tumor prevention. This worked great and not only did I stop the fibroid problem but I eventually stopped having periods as well. I just figured it was menopause except it happened so quickly. Fast forward to about 2012 and I start thinking well I can start backing off on the wild yam now that my periods have ended. What happened was I developed a horrible rash on my hands that itched like crazy and was made even worse whenever I came into contact with rubber, plastic etc. Since I had reduced the wild yam, this of course caused my body to either produce small amounts of estrogen or absorb xenoestrogen's from the environment. The bad kind. Our Ancestors never had to deal with so much fake estrogen. So I started back on the wild yam and eventually the itching stopped but it took a long time. Now it's 2013 and I think "oh" well maybe a natural estrogen supplement will work like red clover so I try that. Everything is going great at first and I'm happy because I'm thinking a little bit of natural estrogen will help me feel more empathetic and sexy right? Sure, at first it did then the rash came back and the allergies went out of control and I developed a non stop sinus infection and just plain felt miserable. Now I am reducing the amount of natural estrogen supplement to see if that will help. I'm still not well and I still have the horrible rash but it is limited to just a few fingers instead of both hands like last time.

After experimenting on myself I have come to the conclusion that "YES", you can definitely become allergic to estrogen and "YES" it is rare but I think it is a new health condition or newly discovered health condition and that it is related to our environment and xenoestrogen's. It could be we are responding to this fake estrogen or xenoestrogen with an allergic response because our body knows that it's bad stuff and that an allergic reaction will make us stay away from it but only if we are smart enough to figure that out.

My advice to people who suffer from estrogen allergy is that it is only by avoidance of xenoestrogen's and by balancing out your hormones that you can go into remission and stop suffering. I'm not a Doctor and cannot give medical advice. I can tell you what I used and what helped me. I got rid of all the products in the house that are possible triggers: perfumes, any product with synthetic perfume or fragrance, synthetic personal care products, anything petroleum based, air fresheners, laundry soaps, candles, carpeting and upholstered furniture because it can absorb pesticides, perfumes and carcinogens. If your really want to know just google xenoestrogens and it will tell you what things have it.

Herbal supplement wild yam to balance the excessive estrogen up to 1,500 mg a day and evening primrose oil, hydrocortisone cream, saw palmetto can also help balance out the excessive estrogen but in small amounts.
Every one is different and while one of these or all of these might help you it's at least a starting place and a possible end to suffering. All of these environmental exposures can not only cause excessive estrogen but can cause all of your hormones to become unbalanced and allow xenoestrogen's to block or attach to hormone receptors. Doctors haven't figured it out yet but they will. People that suffer from it will figure it out first.
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