Posted 11/23/2013 4:58 PM (GMT -8)
Hi - I'm new to this forum but previously spent time on the lyme forum here (though I'm not sure if I have lyme or not). But my latest problem is where I must focus to heal.
For the past several months, I began developing sensitivities to various foods, would just get a tingling in my head. (This all started within days of getting 3 vaccinations for a trip to Brazil). Then I got a UTI and began getting weird reactions to all medications/herbs I tried taking. Since then, my food sensitivities turned into nearly ALL foods and breathing difficulties when I ate. This was 6 wks ago, at which point I started the failsafe elimination diet. Thank goodness, this saved me.
I am 5'6" and down to 102 lbs (was 113). The weight loss has stabilized, but I'm still on an elimination diet. My histamine is high as well, and I think caused the breathing issues. Other weird symptoms that just recently started are the head pressure/back of neck and tightness in my chest...not sure if these are just from stress?
Anyway, after going to Mayo and several other docs and getting no help, my functional med dr. thinks it's due to thyroid issues and leaky gut. I suppose there's adrenal issues as well to balance out the histamine/thyroid.
Has anyone else experienced these chemical sensitivities and any luck healing them? I'm pending further test results so don't have my full plan for healing from my dr. yet.