Joint and muscle pain with allergies??

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Joan M
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   Posted 3/15/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Life is hard and then you die, if you are lucky.

Woody Allen and the last part is by me!
 
I have so much pain, it is real bad and I am allergic to pain medicine.  O well, you can always take tylenol.  It is so much slower than aspirin but it does work.  rolleyes rolleyes

Pottel
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   Posted 3/26/2010 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
My muscle and joint pain is due to wheat allergy, which is an auto-immune disorder. Besides pain, it also makes me depressed and lethargic. If you suspect you might be allergic to wheat, search on "celiac disease." Dr's used to think that 1 in 10,000 people were allergic to wheat but they're finding out that it's closer to 1 in 250, especially now that it's in so many foods. Look at your nutrition labels for "modified food starch." If they don't specifically say it's from a source other than wheat, then it's from wheat. In things like low fat mayo, it's the first ingredient!
 
Hope this helps.
Elin
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Bcheerful3
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   Posted 3/27/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
IN THE NAME OF GOD THIS SITE IS BLOODY HELL TO POST TO! Anyone on ADVAIR?? This drug is known widely to cause joint pain, and is not necessary for all asthmatics to take. It was given to me as first line of defense and I went through hell on it. I would rather die than take that stuff again. Asthma currently controlled on ASTHMANEX. What noone is saying is how all the pollutants in our enviornment are causing this. The global warming and intense rains, pollen counts over the moon, molds and humidity. We asthmatics are like the canary in the cave. The rest of the world will be feeling it soon as well I am afraid. I wish it on noone. Breathe deeply. Take your meds. (I played around with that .... not taking ) I wonder also, if there isn't something to the theory that massive doses of anti-biotics are a cure. When I have infections of any sort and am prescribed anti-biotics my asthma is so much better. If you are on ADVAIR loose it, with doctor supervision of course. Google bad effects from if you don't believe me. Many natural practitioners will recommend getting off of ADVAIR immediately over any other drug.

couchtater
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   Posted 3/28/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
becheerful3,
Calm down...

It's true Advair is not for everybody. Everything I took before Advair would not control my asthma. Believe me I tried many things. I am aware of the risks of taking it. But to me the benefits far outweighs the risks.

Yes, the world is polluted and it is getting worse. It's a shame that it affect us first and worse.
My asthma is allergic asthma. So if the world's pollution was gone, I'd still need medication.

I am allergic to antibiotics, so I have to keep my lungs in the least irritated state I can and Advair does it for me.

Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 4/1/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
To add to the terrible mix, many city planners decided to plant all "male" trees that is pollinating trees to keep cost of cleanup down. "Female" trees have pods are require more clean up.

Add to that the tremendous pollution. O well, I agree that we are the canary in the coal mine type thing.

If anything bothers you, just "puff it off" because as an asthmatic you might find it hard to "blow it off".

Nurssarah
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   Posted 4/27/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosed with crohns disease for 5 years which is currently in remission but, even before diagnosed I would once a year around April/May get horrible muscle and joint pain. It's bad enough that I even have problems moving and getting out of bed. Doctor after doctor has said " I have no clue." it took my mom to put two and two together to figure out it HAS to be my allergies. As a child I had allergy testing done that showed I was highly allergic to red and white clover. Every year when it blooms I get sick with sore achy muscles and joint pain. I live in east Texas. I lived in Nevada a few years where there isn't really anything I'm allegic to out there and the symptoms went away. Now being back in east Texas the symptoms have returned. Yardwork always makes things worse and the only the only thing I feel helps at all is lots of benedryl and allergy meds like allegra or zyrtec. Knowing all the autoimmune stuff is related I have no doubt in my mind that it's my allergies causing this reaction. Short of moving back to Nevada I have no choice but to live with it this time of year. Coincidently I did have have an allergy doctor once diagnose me with Fibromyalgia but this diagnose STILL has a very negative conotation to it. Many doctors still don't believe it and I feel like they have labeled me as some sort of drug seeker if I mention it. So, I live with the pain and dont mention it anymore.

Advocategal
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   Posted 5/24/2010 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have muscle pains and allergies but I suffer from an autoimmune disease than encompasses these symptoms called Sjogren's Syndrome. Something to consider. Lannie

Joan M
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   Posted 6/2/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i have very bad arthritic pain during the spring. there is a lot of humidity here now. i have regular osteoarthritis but it is pretty bad. now i don't know if it's the allergies or the osteoarthritis. am very tired of the whole thing. not getting much help just the where's the money, treatment.

Rasa
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   Posted 6/20/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
 Since 2004 Doctors have been trying to figure out what was driving my joint pain and muscle pain/spasms (mainly in my thighs). Sometimes I would have severe muscle weakness and not be able to think clearly. I was diagnosised with RA, but the medications did nothing to alleviate the pains.
 
I had an allergy test and found out I'm allergic to 75% of the grasses, pollens and molds and a lot of foods. Allergy shots have alleviated muscle weakness and not being able to think clearly. Removing the foods I'm allergic to alleviated the muscle pain and joint pain. Be careful when removing foods; the foods (or derivatives of foods) can also be found in prescriptions, vitamins and over the counter medications. Exp: I'm allergic to corn which is used in its whole form and also broken down further to be used in in baking products, vitamins, sugar, tylenol, vinegar, called by several other names like starch, dextrose, polysorbate 80, powdered sugar and iodized salt.
 

caligirl2001
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   Posted 6/25/2010 2:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, due to wheat/gluten sensitivity. I inadvertently went gluten free on a cleansing diet plan when I sprained my ankle because I was afraid to gain weight when I was glued to my couch and felt fantastic, then started eating real food again and got extremely sick. Like death warmed over sick. Did tons of testing(found nothing), finally went to an elimination diet out of desperation because I was convinced it was something I was eating due to other food allergies already diagnosed, cut out wheat and gluten as part of it and bingo! Got my energy back and much of the joint and bone pain went away. Then connected that I had accidentally been gluten free for 6 weeks when I followed the shake regimen, then fed my body gluten again, which meant my body had an even worse reaction than it was having before. At least now when I am in pain I know it is a fibro flair.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety
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havaknack
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   Posted 9/24/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Muscle pain has been, for me, a symptom of severe respiratory allergy since the early 1980s. Benadryl and aspirin usually reduce or eliminate the pain. In some cases, like right now, it is important to re-medicate every 4 hours until the symptoms subside.
 
I also carry a diagnosis of CFS and have relatives with fibro.

Post Edited (havaknack) : 9/24/2010 1:41:44 PM (GMT-6)


Tala3
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   Posted 11/5/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey,
I came across this thread and wanted to add my 2 cents worth. I went through years worth of frustration trying to figure out what was wrong with me and a friend suggested my allergies could be the problem. I went to an allergist for two years who claimed all of my problems were caused by worsening allergies - which they definitely were worsening. But the treatment did basically nothing to improve any of my symptoms - typical allergy symtoms and joint/muscle pain, among lots of other symptoms. I quit the allergy treatments (sublingual drops) when my symptoms got much worse again and the allergist claimed they were now caused by a DIFFERENT allergy than what he was telling me all along. Nothing changed after several months off the treatment, so I was pretty certain allergies were not at the root of my problems. Went to a different allergist for a second opinion and was told other than my typical allergy symptoms, my other symptoms were not caused by the type of allergies I have. Back to square one. I really had no idea where to turn next, but decided to see an "alternative" medical doctor who specializes in hormones because I could never get any other doctor to even discuss hormones, much less test me. Upon hearing my symptoms, she immediately said she believes I have Lyme Disease. I was pretty adament that I was tested multiple times and was guaranteed I do not have Lyme Disease. I was annoyed, especially since the test was not covered by insurance and was $260, but grudgingly took the test. Here is what I found out - I DO have Lyme Disease and with proper treatment (this is long term stuff, not a quick fix) and nasal rinses, my allergies have improved significantly. What I have learned is that my allergies got much worse because of Lyme Disease and got better with proper Lyme Disease treatment.

percycat
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   Posted 11/6/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll hop on this thread too: a month ago, I had 4 weeks of pain in the elbow and halfway down the forearm. No idea why. My GP wanted me to go on an elimination diet to see if food allergies could be the cause. No real difference. Then after a reaction to silver EKG electrodes, I decided to stop wearing my watch (metal band). The pain went away. Now I'm wearing the watch again, and we'll see whether the pain comes back. If it does, I guess I know the culprit for the elbow pain.

percycat

dimples3417
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   Posted 1/15/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am new to the forum. I have been having terrible pain and stiffness in my arm, shoulder, neck and hip, all on the left side. I believe it is all allergy related. I usually have terrible allergies and muscle stiffness and pain only when the seasons change usually in April and September. Now I have been having the pain throughout the winter. Two years ago, I realized that I am very allergic to propylene glycol which unfortunately is in everything from aspirin, tylenol to all types of lotions and facial and body washes. I had to eliminate all products contanining propylene glycol and then I felt 100% better.

I went to the emergency room because my left elbow was very painful. The doctor took an x-ray and told me that my elbow was bruised. Now, I don't ever remember hitting it. He said it would heal in a couple of weeks but it has been 3 months and it still is in pain.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/15/2011 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd go to an ortropedic doctor and get the elbow checked out.
Joy

Razzle
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   Posted 1/15/2011 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
BTW, the estimates for Celiac are now 1:120 (in some European countries, it is 1:100), and then there are the gluten-sensitive (non-Celiac gluten sensitive)...estimated to be 40-60% of the population in the US...and then there are the wheat-allergic, estimated to be around 1-2%...that's a lot of folks who can't have wheat/gluten!

And also I agree that Lyme disease can trigger the genes that predispose to the development of allergic diseases (Asthma, Eczema, etc.) and also Lyme can cause persistant joint and/or muscle pain. Some practitioners estimate that about 95% of their Fibromyalgia patients and a significant proportion of their Chronic Fatigue (CFS, CFIDS) patients also have Lyme.

Take care,
-Razzle

Chronic Lyme, Bart., Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut dysmotility & non-specific inflammation, UCTD, Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube
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lyrafowlpotter
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   Posted 1/30/2011 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
@Calico: I have a severe allergy to dairy, and it DOES cause extreme joint and muscle pain for me. I don't believe its a common reaction, I have many other symptoms as well such as severe swelling and bloating, anxiety and panic attacks, impaired breathing, rapid heart rate, and others I can't think of atm. These happen just from touching dairy, it doesn't have to be ingested, if I ingest it then I have horrible abdominal problems unless I vomit immediately or take a laxitive. Its not pretty. So, yes, its possible to have joint and muscle pain from allergies, I stupidly touched butter earlier, and even after washing my hands around 5x's, I am having extreme amounts of muscle pain in my back and shoulder, and trust me it wasn't there until i touched the butter, I know my body and I was just dandy up to that point.

So yeah, just thought I'd throw that out that. I ended up on here b/c I am trying to distract myself from the pain, and this was and interesting post. :)

God Bless ~Amy

chenz
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
my syptoms are after every meal and small meals...extreme fatigue, joint pain, and swelling, and shortness of breathe..il start with just that...Ive been eatin small portion meals every two hours for a while now an my symptoms lessond please exuse my spelling. so i tried process of elimination strated with fruit all day and still experienced symptoms with white or whole wheat products basically everything!!! is doing this to me But i started relising after a salad was the worse i thought a salad how much healthier can i get so i cut out the olive oil an just did salad an vinegar no salt an it still got me lol so the last was just salad and olive oil and it was sucessfull i was starvin but i got no symptoms.....i googled what the hell is in vinegar lol and it stressed hight in sulfites well ive been researchin an sulfites is in amolst everythin and its naturally in foods..my allergist was clueless when i brought this to them

derma
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   Posted 2/12/2011 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
hi, I was researching coz I have the same prob with my body. I had sever attack of itch with hives ony all over my body part. before its itchy only in my leg part and during night time but it got worse, that it occurs during day and other parts of body too. right now, my joints are aching but only in left leg and lef wrist. before I had ankle joints ain that I was unable to walk in normal way. I have been taking a lot of meds and lotions. I always feel dizzy, nausea adn headache. I am still waiting for the lab results but as far as the doctors I went to are concern, they said it has no cure coz cause are unknown. One said I have skins asthma, the ohter dr said I have ultecaria..i'm desperate coz the itch is driving me mad and the join pain is disturbing. thanks

Lauralight
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   Posted 3/3/2011 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
i take tons of magnesium now that I've read about it for fibromyalgia-like chronic pain, liek 6.5 x the RDA by the gov't.

look1433
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   Posted 4/16/2011 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I have sometimes I think i pulled something and its in difference places, your not alone.

Kchum
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   Posted 6/23/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a lot of tightness and pain in my muscles that started 3 years ago in my early 40's (I'm a female). This has created a lot of back pain, neck and shoulder pain. My primary resource has been regular stretching and chiropractic, but over time I also noticed that my muscles were so tight that I injure easily doing activities for me that were once not a problem.
 
My thyroid T3 is low so that is something I'm working to bring back up. Also I had a low feratin rate from heavy menstration, and that is also going up with iron supplements. HAd my hormones tested and all is well - yet still pain.
 
I did a liver cleanse several months ago and at the time elimated every potential food toxin, then added them back in. For the first week I was pain free! THen I added wheat back in and the pain tightness started again. However, I still didn't make the connection between a wheat sensitivity and the pain.
 
Months later I talked to a nutritionist who said she had lots of aches and tightness and stopped wheat. She said it takes around 6 weeks for it to leave your system, but that her pain stopped.
 
I'm on week 2 and feeling much better - I think it's the culprit! I'm not 100% pain free but there is a definite difference. I'm on the mend for certain!
 
I've had no official testing. I think that I really don't need a doctor to tell me how I feel on this one. And too many don't even understand the ideas of food sensitivities. By the sound of these posts most slap on the obligatory "fibromyalgia" that is of little help to anyone.  I've gone to chiropractors all of this time and not one of them ever suggested I eliminate specific foods. One quick conversation with a nutritionist at a health food store and things are resolving.
 
For anyone with chroic pain, it's worth a try to cleanse the liver and eliminate things like wheat, dairy, alocohol, coffee, and other potential irritants. Really, I was resolved that I would be in pain the rest of my life. I am really hopeful after two weeks!

warren15
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   Posted 8/30/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I am about 30 and I have mild to moderate joint and bone pain that seems to be seasonal. I have experienced these symptoms for the past 3 years. It started the year after I had my daughter and every fall until about December it is really bad. It does not seem to be related to the weather because we have hard winters. Does anyone present with similar symptoms or know what could be causing this my pcp does not provide much assistance.

xXGamerXx
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   Posted 8/30/2011 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom would always have terrible joint pain that prevented her from doing a lot of activities. She saw that there was a correlation between her consumption of tomatoes and severity of joint pain. So, she cut tomatoes out of her diet and the joint pain eased up! Not sure if this is an allergy or intolerance or whatever, but it could be.

KonaCali
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   Posted 12/2/2011 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered for quite some time with painful seizing of muscles that then sometimes goes into myoclonus jerking involuntary movements.
Neurologist didn't figure it out. Muscle relaxers and way more serious medicines gave me more issues. On my own, I don't know why but Claratin D (half of a 24 hour one) helps. Also Sam-E. Lately the muscle jerking happened more often. And guess what a Dr thinks now? Parasites. Prescribed Vermox (mebendazole) 500 taken once and then again 30 days later. It would be awesome if it's the answer finally. Please God.
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