Joint and muscle pain with allergies??

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KonaCali
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   Posted 12/2/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh and also large doses of Fish oil (like 10 a day) I get the Claratin D, fishoil and Sam-E all from Costco. Fishoil is the best pain reliever you can use in my oppinion, it really diminishes inflamation.

lisaloo99
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   Posted 8/6/2012 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely. When I eat sulfites or gluten, my boday reacts with brain fog, shortness of breath, mild wheezing and lung burning, extreme fatigue, and worst of all, debilitating fascia pain in my neck and back and a more minor tightness and ache in the rest of my body (fascia in arms and legs. It takes 3 days to clear my body and for the pain to subside. When I am exposed top allergens via the air, I get all the symptoms minus the fascia pain. It also depresses my mind and emotions. Benadryl aeand B12 help. I am also slightly anaemic so I'm supplementing with iron/b12/folic acid combo pill. I gained 50 lbs since all this began 12 years ago. I dont eat alot and I eat mostly fruits and veggies and some meat. My body seems to just store food as fat. I didnt know for 10 yrs that gluten reaction and sulfite reaction bring with it the unfortunate effect of my body not using the food during a reaction and storing it instead. I was having about one pain free day a month before I figured out my triggers by fasting. Fasting has the added benefit of putting my bidy in ketosis(fat burning) mode which makes me feel better all over and gives me relief from trigger symptoms.

bobberboy
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   Posted 8/30/2012 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. I have noticed when I have allergies to Ragweed my joints and bones ache at the same time.

bobberboy
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   Posted 8/30/2012 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, when Ragweed is at it's worst I have pain in my joints and bones.

LiquidPlasma
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   Posted 8/31/2012 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Does this sound like allergies? My ENT & doctor plus endless tests say it is. Since march early April I keep having random muscle tension and knots upper back neck and jaw tension. I had a post nasal drip since June, blocked ears , fatigue , random dry mouth. Most symptoms are worse on hot humid days, windy days and when I take anything with caffeine. I'm now on singulair which cleared my post nasal drip now it's a runny nose , reactine , Assyria nasal spray, muscle relaxers and anti- inflammatory . My dry mouth is truely random and hits the worst at night or hot/ humid days.this sound allergy related, it's been going on since may. There have been days where I feel almost normal but geez ! I even went to see a tmj doctor who said it's my jaw muscles tense not a bite problem or bone problem.

LiquidPlasma
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   Posted 9/5/2012 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I scared off everyone with my last post lol don't worry it's not contagious

Bailes
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   Posted 10/12/2012 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I have severe allergies and asthma plus type 1 diabetes and a few other "weird" immune things. However, for my tight muscles I've been found to have a ton more scar tissue in the muscles than any one has a right too. Some Chiropractors can do ART and Graston. Graston is a miracle treatment! They use tools (the newer ones are stainless steel resembling over-size cutlery) that break up the scar tissue inside the muscles. It has reversed 10 years of chronic pain. (I've also heard osteopathy suggested but I've not tried it). No idea if this will help anyone else but it's worth a check.

Hi achy mamma,
I think you shouldn't be overly hard on the med. community. In a lot of ways, I think they just don't know enough yet. Twelve years ago my allergy specialist said they didn't have anything to help me yet. I'm now on xolair and have a great health team. One day, they may even know what to do with me :)

difeterci2
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   Posted 1/22/2013 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I do and I get them so bad that the pain shoots through my body like nerve pain i feel for ya cause i know what u are going through i do have to get checked but everytime i eat something i get itchy watery eyes a dry nose muscles are sore like i have the flu and migraines and i sneeze alot

redwonder
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   Posted 2/8/2013 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Histamine effects the smooth muscles by causing contractions. They then become to weak to support various functions especially the thigh and back muscles. Prednisone and NSaids help with pain but don't stop the histamine production and the subsequent effects. I have 24/365 allergies and am basically allergic to breathing.
The thing that woks best for me is staying inside and massaging my muscles which seems to clear the histamine and makes me yawn and releases gas and tightness.

LiquidPlasma
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   Posted 4/7/2013 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My question is can a food intolerence really cause tight muscles ? Like inner thigh,calf,hamstring,upper back,neck? Or is it more a candida gut problem? I have had all muscle enzyme tests,blood tests ,thyroid ,diabetes you name it.... Always neg.I get knots in buttocks and tension thighs ,legs,arms etc.They are real knots to not fibro tender points,all vitamin deficiency tests came back neg.

bouletheou
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   Posted 11/18/2013 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having a constellation of symptoms for years. Constant diarrhea, my right testicle would painfully swell up from time to time, aches and pains in my feet, fluid retention, crushing headaches that go on for days. Muscle stiffness and joint pain. A mental fogginess. Restless legs at night, low energy, etc etc. Doctors were less than helpful. I had colonoscopies that were normal. A orthopedic practitioner told me I needed to strech more. A GP told me to eat more vegetables.

I began extended fasting for religious purposes back in 2003 and what amazed me was how much better I felt after a couple of days of fasting. I drink only non-caloric liquids during my fasts and take a really good pharmaceutical grade multivitamin. It didn't take long after I broke the fast to start feeling bad again.

Long story short, after some trial and error and a trip to the allergist, I have discovered that I have multiple food allergies... eggs, dairy, soy, and peanuts are the worst ones. Part of the reason I had such a hard time getting a handle on things is because it's so much worse when my pollen and mold allergies are also kicking in. That made it really hard to discern a pattern.

Just recently I was feeling so badly. I could hardly bend over. My weight had really ballooned. Everything hurt. I began another fast and in less than 48 hours I felt like a new man. I'm still figuring out how best to eat given my physical reality, but fasting has proven to be an invaluable diagnostic tool.

If you are having strange symptoms and no answers, try a 3-5 day fast. I recommend taking Nutralite Double X multivitamins with a little bit of unsweetened cranberry juice twice a day (all vitamins are not created equal. Found that out the hard way.) Do not do a juice fast. You need to completely cleanse your system. Drink plenty of water. Fasting is not at all difficult or unpleasant, so don't be afraid of it. You won't die or hurt your health on a five day fast. I have done up to 39 days with no ill effects. The only thing I will say is that if you have gout, as I do, you stand a good chance of a flareup after coming off the fast. That's just how it works. Keep some colchicine and black cherry juice handy and you'll be fine.

zeropoint101
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   Posted 4/21/2014 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I just joined the forum specifically to respond to this thread I found from google.

I've decided just in the last week or two that my joint pain(and some other problems. see the rest of my post) is almost definitely directly linked to high pollen days. Weather.com has an allergy report you can do for your area, and I've noticed that as the weather is warming up, my bad days are when certain pollens are high(through Children's Mercy research, they even specify which trees, weeds, or grasses are the highest that day, and my bad days seem to be related to Elm and Cottonwood. I don't know if they have this info in all areas or not though, but it's helped me to know when I'm probably going to have a bad day.)

I've had "weird" pain/lethargy days for years now that I have never been able to figure out until recently. Some days I'd feel fine. Some I was just a bit stiff and little tired. Others were very nearly debilitating, both physically and mentally. I get joint pain, muscle soreness, I'm tired, my brain gets incredibly foggy, my bones ache like when I have the flu, my eye muscles are sore and tired, and I just feel old and worn(I'
m 35). I've done some basic tests for arthritic factors and fibromyalgia with my doctor, and even saw a rheumatologist(to be fair, he was an idiot who only took one x-ray of my hands on a day I had no pain and said he didn't know anything else to do). Anyway, I could do more elaborate testing but I can't afford it, and my gut told me it wasn't going to show anything anyway. I've even done a proper lyme disease test(western blot, whole other story there) that was negative.

Just this year, for some reason I started wondering if it was related to allergies, and after keeping track on weather.com as I mentioned above, and experimenting by taking a double dose of loratadine(Claritin) on bad days(which helps ALOT), I think I may have finally figured it out. I don't recommend the double dose btw unless you've read about it/talked to your doctor, etc. on your own, but I decided to try it.

So I just wanted to post and say that pollen allergies(hay fever) can almost definitely cause this kind of pain in some people, NOT JUST food allergies. I'm going to try other things(particularly nettle extract has helped me alot with more normal allergy symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, watery eyes, etc. in the past but I haven't bought any recently to try for this) as I prefer natural, but so far the Claritin has helped, Oh, MSM helps me quite a bit too in high doses, but I never knew why exactly. I just read today that some people are finding it helps them with allergic rhinitis.

Oh, I found another site by a Dr. Gott that has some report you can order about the link between the allergies and body pain. No idea if he is legit, but I thought I would put it out there. And no, I'm not trying to promote him.

Post Edited (zeropoint101) : 4/21/2014 12:53:12 AM (GMT-6)


firegold999
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   Posted 10/16/2014 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I read everyones post and there seems to be many people saying that there is a link between muscle stiffness and allergies. Does anyone have any research documents on this topic or a link to share on it?

Also, in my case I started to tear muscles in many places when I was 13. Allergy started age 10. . First I thought it is sports related. But after I had to stop sports I continued to tear muscles in new places as well as re-injure the old ones. Now i'm older they aren't healing much anymore. Ive tears in calfs, groin, hamstrings, gluts, abs, chest, quad, triceps...) In the last year, now i'm 51, the tears are getting more common and not healing and within one year I went from being in relatively good shape to now in a wheelchair to get around. I can barely stand since my calfs are both in terrible condition. Now I'm thinking that the underlying cause of the weak inflexible muscles is my allergy (allergic to many foods, dairy, grain... mold, dust, pollen). If it really is allergy cause then that is so hard as we can never eliminate all the environmentally allergens. Especially as I'm now living in polluted Shanghai.

any thoughts? welcome to write directly.
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Post Edited By Moderator (LanieG) : 10/17/2014 6:49:50 AM (GMT-6)


1whitehorse1
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   Posted 1/31/2017 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, thank goodness I found this page... I wanted to add that when I was eating gluten (I'm gluten intolerant and have been gluten free since 2004 - never got tested for celiac at the time, and can't now since my antibodies don't show up, I'd have to start eating gluten again, no thanks), I would experience IC in my bladder, and it made me feel like I had to pee all the time. If I had to sit for a long time, I would feel lower back pain and flank pain - I once went to the doctor asking them to test me for a UTI, at the start of my University degree and we had to sit in plastic chairs for 3 hours during a lecture, but I didn't have one - it was the back pain mimicking the same feeling.

I also had a host of other things that came with active gluten intolerance - hormone imbalances, major PMS, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel, colon spasms, chronic constipation, gall bladder pains, insane acid reflux, gas, bloating, weight gain, medication sensitivities/allergies, food sensitivities other than gluten (but they were caused by gluten, now I can eat them all just fine), increased respiratory allergies, itchy dry sinus, headaches, leaky gut syndrome, candida, mild knee pains, I had to use more antibiotics because I would get secondary infections easier and they wouldn't go away without antibiotics because my immune system was so shot and all my tissues were so inflamed, a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. All this by the time I was 24.

I once had chronic back pain when I had an allergic reaction to an internal feminine product (Canesten, avoid it at all costs), and that persisted for just over 3 months. I also stopped eating gluten after that incident, and it helped me recover back to normal and shortly after, I was cycling every day at age 25 and 26, 1-2 years after stopping gluten completely. I had a lot of great years health-wise after I stopped eating gluten.

But now, I have a resurgence of similar issues plaguing me at age 36.

Now, I own a hypoallergenic cat, but I am originally quite allergic to cats, and so I think that my current back pains and muscle aches are mostly due to my immune system being activated over a period of 4 years. I have chronic itchy eyes, itchy mouth palate (to the point of having opens sores on my palate), itchy and dry sinuses, more anxiety than usual, occasional mild depression, reduced ability to focus, feeling scatterbrained, more fatigue than usual, poor sleep, irritable bowels, have trouble waking up in the morning, and I can feel my lungs wheeze when I wake up from sleep first thing in the morning. So yeah, not great. I want to get rid of the cat, but my husband is attached to her now, so that's going to be a tough change to make... So I have no peer reviewed research to support the fact that my cat is causing my back pains, since I think that this is what it is due to, but now I found this site, and it confirms my suspicions. Always leads right back to the immune system, don't it? I'm an asthmatic since childhood, and its been inactive, until I got a cat, pretty dumb idea. And these allergy symptoms to my cat are mimicking the systemic allergic reaction I had to gluten, until I stopped eating it. Crazy. Sometimes I think I am going crazy because of it. I can't explain what's happening to my doctors. So many 'normal' tests come back, that something must be amiss. X-rays are fine apparently, I don't have crohn's or colitis according to my colonoscopy. But the allergy doctor said, "Get rid of the cat". I think that when the immune system is activated negatively, it prevents health problems from completely resolving themselves due to the prolonged and constant inflammation, for example, my lower back issues get really pronounced when I am having an allergic reaction that is sustained and chronic. My body has no way to remove the inflammation. What do you think?

Post Edited (1whitehorse1) : 1/31/2017 6:00:05 PM (GMT-7)

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