First time to this site and gald to have found it. First I work full-time, have a family, and go to school full-time. Many things have change. I use to exercise a lot, but work and school cut that out.
Sept 24th this year, I started to swell up behind my ear. I thought something had bit me unitl the next day the swelling move to the top part of my thumb. Since then it has been, my knees, elbow, wrist, hip, and the worst of all lips, top and bottom. These are just a few areas.
A couple of weeks after the swellings I started to get bad heartburn at work. It was so bad it had me on my knees on the floor bent over. I have never in my life had this before. I did take an allergy test, not allergic to any foods. I do have regular seasonal allergies, no biggie. I have been to three different Dr's. I am taking something for heartburn, XYZAL, predisone and I hate this drug it makes my knees and ankles swell, water retention, but it keeps everything else down. I have been moody, depressed. I don't know if it's stress causing the swelling or what. However, I did have a panic attack the night class started trying to figure out why I took on such a load. I'm really frustrated, I don't know what else to do. I have been tested for Lupus, negative, Ulcers, negative. I have more blood test Monday. Has anyone ever heard of this. Need advice, help please.