Anyone else allergy symptoms?

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   Posted 1/13/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the problem that i have no known allergies (been tested) yet i get 100% allergy effects from dairy and chemicals.
I take antihistamines and do much much better.  Without the anithistamines, i get swelling throughout my body.
Just wondering if i am alone.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe you may want to move this post to the Allergy forum.
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The thing is I don't have allergies, i have been tested, but i have symptoms. Since i don't have allergies, they can't help me there, especially if they don't have fibro.

I just wanted to know if Fibro people have this as a symptom.

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   Posted 1/15/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm allergic to everything under the sun (test positive), but I did want to ask you if you had the skin prick tests or the RAST test (which is a blood test). You sometimes get different results from each of them; one picks something up that the other one didn't.

Having said all of that, I think one of the symptoms of fibro is sensitivity (to pretty much everything - different stuff for different people). I'm sure it's possible that you are sensitive to certain things without actually having an allergy. I used to test positive to dog dander, I now test negative, but I still have the same symptoms when I'm around a dog.

Also, when you say "swelling" do you mean hives? My rheumy said that a lot of fibromites get hives. I get them very, very easily, from chemicals or just something rubbing my skin.

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   Posted 1/15/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the rast done. Took forever, they couldn't find a vein.

I swell both inside and out. Hives on the outside, very small ones, not like the big ones i got with poison ivy. My inside swelling is in the muscles, i make the worst popping noises when they swell. I swell everywhere inside too from my lower and upper arms and legs, to around joint areas and just the meaty sections in the neck, jaw, cheeks etc. It's everywhere with a flair and i sound like an old building when i move anything.

Some said RA, but my doctor told me it would be in or on the joint, not in the meaty muscle several inchest above or below, but they never could figure out the swelling, they guessed it might be a new fibro thing they don't know about.

I get the swelling in the nose so it feels like i have an allergy attack. When the swelling starts, i end up getting lung swelling too and end up with asthma attacks. They gave me proventil.

It just drives me nuts.

Thanks for the response :)
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