Not your typical allergy -- Estrogen

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   Posted 1/10/2015 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it has been a long time since any of you wrote on this but I had to share. I developed a serious sensitivity to anything with any kind of estrogen in it. I have terrible neuropathy in my arms, legs and face. The stinging gets so bad I will cry. I am a certified social researcher and when my doctor couldn't figure it out, I put my skills to work for me. I am so much better but it took time to figure it all out.

First, xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens all make me ill. The absolute worst offender turned out to be laundry products because anything you put on your skin is absorbed by your body but the body has trouble eliminating it. Laundry products (even most of the "organic" stuff) is high in chemicals I cannot have. I switched to Sun Oxi from Dollar General, Arm and Hammer Super Washing SODA (not detergent) for washing and 1/2 cup of baking soda in the rinse for fabric softening.

I use Crystal deodorant and check everything you put on your skin. Parabens are the worst offenders.

Pollutants in water, food and cleaning products also make me really ill.

After years of being a lacto-oovo vegetarian, I had to change that because phyto estrogens make me sick now.... no nuts or seeds of any kind. No chocolate, soy or black cohosh.

I take natural Progesterone which helps huge.

No progesterone blockers like peppermint, cinnamon or rosemary.

Also, nutritionally, B100, Magnesium, Calcium D3 5000 IU, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Pure Prescriptions protein powder helps.

Finally, natural sources of iodine help reduce estrogen sensor sensitivity. I Iorodol but I hear great things about Lugol's iodine too.

I hope this helps people. I am not a doctor remember. This worked on me after I experimented upon myself. I also conducted an extensive and FORMAL literary review of medical studies and sought medical opinion

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   Posted 2/2/2015 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you taking estrogen supplements? Please don't even mention or think about suicide. Stress will make your allergies worse. I sympathize with you since I, too, suffer from allergies. I am not sure if I was experiencing an allergic reaction to estrogen, but before I completed menopause, I used to wake up in the middle of the night scratching my skin raw. This happened every month, about ten days before my period. It would last for several days and then stop. Some months were worse than others. I would take a cool shower during the outbreak and sometimes use an icepack. Benadryl helped, as well. I wonder if you tried to cool your body with showers and icepacks if your symptoms would become more tolerable. By the way, I never took estrogen supplements, so I must have been reacting to my own body. Now that I no longer have periods ( I am 61), the monthly hives have stopped. I hope this helps you.

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   Posted 3/10/2015 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Can someone please give me the name / number / email to the doctor that help you with your diagnosis. I have severe rash and hives before monthly cycles - I take itchy medications daily and when I tried a low does estrogen pill I could not breath and had horrific chest pains that felt like a hear attach.

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   Posted 4/15/2017 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
In answer to your question. Yes, I also have developed an estrogen allergy. I think I was always sensitive to estrogen before it became miserable and like you had headaches every month but estrogen allergy did not happen till I became older.

I tried taking some natural estrogen supplements like Red Clover which was okay but made me gain weight like crazy. Then I tried to use an energy supplement that had licorice in it and that caused a horrible rash and weird skin conditions that appeared to be anything from sarcoidosis to glanuloma annulare, psoriatic arthritis or contact dermatitis. The glanuloma annulare was triggered by an allergic reaction to rubber, latex or nitrile gloves. All of the gloves have estrogen mimic chemicals in the materials. I also became allergic to my rubber thong shoes and a bra that had lining in it with material made from some kind of chemical.

The list of places where you can absorb excess estrogen is long. If you lived before the industrial age, most likely you would not have an estrogen allergy. Now we have a pervasive onslaught of chemicals and xenoestrogens from the environment so that our estrogen levels are not normal in any way shape or form. There is the estrogen you were born with then there is the estrogen that comes from the toxic environment of man made products. As Women age they become estrogen dominant and often have too much estrogen. Because of all the envriomental factors coming into play now, that is going to happen at a much younger age and all estrogen related cancers will increase as well as all estrogen related autoimmune disorders.

What to avoid:

Autoimmune disorders caused by estrogen dominance:

Last but not least. How to balance out all that estrogen and get some relief. I am just going to list the supplements and leave you to research, choose and experiment on your own. I can't really flat out tell you for several reasons. The most important reason is drug companies make a killing off these autoimmune disorders. They sure as hell don't want you to get better because that will kill their profits. The other reason is drug companies constantly try to kill the competition or any natural herbs, medicine etc. that might help people. This is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure. Just sharing a list of things I found helpful. They will not cure estrogen dominance but some of these things may turn it off so you are not in a constant state of misery, inflammation or facing bigger cancer risks.

Evening Primrose Oil (for inflammation and to reduce breast cancer risk)
Flax Seed Oil (reduces tumor size)
Wild Yam capsules (balances estrogen dominance)
Saw Palmetto (balances estrogen dominance)
Thymus glandular's capsule or tablets (repairs damage to thymus by estrogen and chemical damage)
Hydrocortisone Cream (to relieve itching and redness caused by estrogen/chemical contact to skin

Get your thyroid checked

Other hormones that can become out of balance due to xenostrogens

Thyroid (affected by pthalates in perfumes, plastizers, etc)
Adrenal (becomes out of balance first before thyroid)
Thymus (damaged by benzene's, xenoestrogens and other chemicals

The liver is also affected by xenohormones

Hope this helps. smile
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