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10drum
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   Posted 8/24/2016 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings,

I spend most of my time on the prostate cancer forum. I've had prostate cancer and lung cancer, but I have come to realized I suffer with allergies as well.

There are times I have horrible head aches and dizziness. After many test to rule out brain cancer, I went to a chiropractor to help me with neck pain and arm numbness. She uses a method called neurolink. I call it voodoo. Anyway she determined I had an allergy to dairy. I would have head aches at night. I use to have some toast and a large glass of milk before bed. I quit diary. The frequency and severity of my head aches almost disappeared. However, now they are back, so I went back to her and she said I was allergic to grass, ragweed, and pollen. Great! I can't quit breathing, so now what? I am taking a 12 hour sudafed twice a day, it helps with the head aches, but now sleep is hard to come by.

Has anyone here had to deal with this?

Thanks for all replies,

Phil

Chartreux
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   Posted 8/26/2016 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
What you really need to do is to go to a good allergy clinic in your area and get the allergy testing done. You'll need to be off the sudafed for 3 weeks before testing and all anti histamines, so it'll be hard.

Have you seen a cardiologist? sometimes night time headaches can come from heart problems, not wanting to scare you, but headaches can have a whole lists of causes and you should rule out heart problems with a cardiology work up and then see the allergy doctor.
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10drum
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   Posted 8/26/2016 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Chartreux, yes I get cardio screening every year. The cardiologist is who discovered my lung cancer. I get a full work up, including a tread mill stress test, and ultra sound blood flow. They tell me I don't need to come every year, and I tell them I come because they saved my life. I'm going to an ent on Monday. Believe me, when you've had cancer, heart troubles don't worry me too much. Thanks for the reply
Age 63
Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1/2013
PSA 6 Gleason 8
Cat scan and bone scan clear 2/2013
Robotic surgery 4/4/2013 at MD Anderson, Houston, Tx.
Post-op:
G7 (4+3), Negative margins, pT3a, pN0, pMx,
PSA <.1 5/20/2013
PSA <.1 8/20/2013
PSA <.1 11/13
PSA <.1 4/14
Diagnosed with adenocarsinoma lung cancer 4/14
lobectomy 6/23/14 at MD Anderson
PSA <.1 10/14
PSA <.1 5/15
PSA <.1 10/15
PSA .3 5/16

Chartreux
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   Posted 8/27/2016 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Then go see an allergy doctor, get the testing done, they can tests for food allergies, but it might be limited. However, an allergist is a start.
A neurologists might also be of help as it could be migraines, I get botox treatments for migraines...so allergists first, remember to be off meds for 3 full weeks before testing, then a neurologists if your still having headaches...
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10drum
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Date Joined May 2013
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   Posted 8/27/2016 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been to a neurologist, no help there. I am going to see what the ent has to say on Monday, then go from there. Thank for the reply.
Age 63
Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1/2013
PSA 6 Gleason 8
Cat scan and bone scan clear 2/2013
Robotic surgery 4/4/2013 at MD Anderson, Houston, Tx.
Post-op:
G7 (4+3), Negative margins, pT3a, pN0, pMx,
PSA <.1 5/20/2013
PSA <.1 8/20/2013
PSA <.1 11/13
PSA <.1 4/14
Diagnosed with adenocarsinoma lung cancer 4/14
lobectomy 6/23/14 at MD Anderson
PSA <.1 10/14
PSA <.1 5/15
PSA <.1 10/15
PSA .3 5/16

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9657
   Posted 8/27/2016 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a heads up, but when the ent sticks that fiber optic tube up your nose its very uncomfortable...so expect some pain and discomfort.
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Chartreux
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   Posted 8/27/2016 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a heads up, but when the ent sticks that fiber optic tube up your nose its very uncomfortable...so expect some pain and discomfort.
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* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
********>^..^<********>^..^<*******

10drum
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Date Joined May 2013
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 8/28/2016 6:25 AM (GMT -6)   
If I can take a baseball bat embedded with nails, rammed up my rectum, for a prostate biopsy, I can handle a little tube up my nose.
Age 63
Diagnosed with prostate cancer 1/2013
PSA 6 Gleason 8
Cat scan and bone scan clear 2/2013
Robotic surgery 4/4/2013 at MD Anderson, Houston, Tx.
Post-op:
G7 (4+3), Negative margins, pT3a, pN0, pMx,
PSA <.1 5/20/2013
PSA <.1 8/20/2013
PSA <.1 11/13
PSA <.1 4/14
Diagnosed with adenocarsinoma lung cancer 4/14
lobectomy 6/23/14 at MD Anderson
PSA <.1 5/15
PSA <.1 10/15
PSA .3 5/16
PSA .2 7/16

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9657
   Posted 8/28/2016 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
yep.
Oh, hey, if you can find natural "honey" from a local bee farmer in your area it helps with allergies they say 1 tsp a day, it's all natural and good for you, provided your not allergic to honey...might help, but you have to stick with it, a tsp every morning...
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* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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