Posted 5/24/2011 9:58 AM (GMT -6)
I am new to the forum and am in need of direction. For the past 1.5 years I have been itching. TERRIBLY!!!! The problem seems to be getting worse. It usually occurs on the bottom half of my legs and now it happens on each side of my arms. It is driving me crazy. I feel like I am losing my mind!!
I had an awful time of it about a week ago and again just yesterday. I went to my family doctor thinking that perhaps it was hormonal imbalance or thyroid issue. He did complete blood work and said everything looks great.
So, now I am wondering, is this a food allergy?
I have just started a food diary so it is too soon to see a pattern of probable trigger foods. Here are some of my symptoms:
Sometimes I get lip swelling (this happened in March after eating out)
Extreme itching, prickly, creepy crawly sensations on lower legs and arms
Inner ear (just one side) feels like it won't "pop" occasionally
Anxiousness/Irritablity especially when itching
I do not drink much alcolhol but Friday I had a German style beer and my feet felt overwhelmingly HOT (connection?)
As a youth and teenager, I had EXTREME eczma on my hands that went away mysteriously in my 20's. (connection?)
I am also very allergic to SULPA meds--swell horribly and get hives upon hives!
I am an otherwise healthy 40 year old female. If anyone has any suggestions or has symptoms similar to mine, I would love to hear from you.