Can persistent allergy shots cause a bloated face?

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senel
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   Posted 12/22/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on allergy shots for the last few years and one thing I notice is that my face is no longer as lean as it used to look, with all the tell-tale signs of facial fluid retention. The puffiness is more noticeable on some days (with no observable changes really in diet, sleep, exercise, etc.) than others, so I can't pinpoint the exact cause of this but my hunch is that it's allergy related, more specifically; a result of the shots. I also feel a fullness sensation (for a lack of a better description) in my cheeks which I presume to be related.

I wonder if anyone else has encountered a similar issue...as nothing I do can get the puffiness to go away. I eat as healthy as I can given my circumstance with a substantial amount of raw fruit and vegetables to no avail. I drink plenty of water and exercise and am even a little underweight according to government standards.

thanks for all the help

couchtater
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   Posted 12/23/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be an allergy. Have you discussed this with your allergist?
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   Posted 12/29/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you asked what is in the allergy shots? There could be a preservative or gelatin ...
I did ask because I know I react to additives.

Are you taking any other meds?
Alcie
 
 

senel
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   Posted 1/12/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've not discussed this with any doctor/allergist, which I think would be an exercise in futility anyway as they want to sell to you allergy shot hyposensitization so badly.

http://www.naturalnews.com/030975_aluminum_vaccines.html

Allergy shots have recently been connected to newly developed aluminum allergies, too.

senel
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   Posted 1/12/2011 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Alcie said...
Have you asked what is in the allergy shots? There could be a preservative or gelatin ...
I did ask because I know I react to additives.

Are you taking any other meds?


No, but I should find out. Thing is, I've been off the shots for about a 1 and few months now...was hoping initially that stopping them would cause my face to deflate a little bit, but no. On the positive side, I rarely sneeze now, which used to be a daily occurence for me 5+ years ago. So I guess the shots are still working even after stopping them for a year.

Is there a definitive way to find out what particular allergy may be causing facial fluid retention (and the peculiar feeling of fullness in the face)?

couchtater
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   Posted 1/12/2011 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Only by exposing yourself to them. Which is risky.
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Joan M
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   Posted 1/13/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
did you take cortisone medicine? this can definitely cause bloating. hope you feel better

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   Posted 1/13/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
did you take cortisone medicine? this can definitely cause bloating. hope you feel better

senel
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   Posted 1/13/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first began getting the shots I've used some nasal corticosteriods in conjunction with them almost daily but that was maybe only for the first 6-8 months or so. I've not used any cortisone medicine since, maybe 4-5 years, so I'm not sure if any effects of that could persist to this day. Would it be worth it to get my cortisol levels checked? I have no other symptoms and from what I've gathered online, there would be more than just a little bloating. Thanks
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