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Soza
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   Posted 3/28/2012 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
For several years now, depending on something eaten, I awaken during the night with bad dreams, whole body tingling, like a rush all over, my face is hot, will have to have bowel movement, thirsty, supper-dry mouth, ringing in ears, some heart palpations.  I sit up, take deep breaths, drink water and it will subside in about a hour or two, but will sometimes repeat if I fall back to sleep.  Benedryl does not help.  Valaren seems to help some.  I am gluten sensitive & sugar/fruit sensitive and the sugar seems to be a common component. I have been to ER about 4Xs where they always check my heart and it is ok.  I am wondering if it is an enzyme response, or adrenal.  I have tried to track my diet closely, and do better if I leave off all fruit/sugar.  I basically do not mix food groups which helps.  I am not diabetic, take no meds at all, am 68.  Does anyone else have these symptoms?

couchtater
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   Posted 3/28/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been checked for sleep disorders?
Some of your symptoms sound like your breathing through your mouth at night like a person with sleep apnea.
Do you snore? Do you fall asleep easy during the day? Are you fatigued a lot?
Joy

It's Genetic
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   Posted 3/28/2012 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, Soza,

Have you had bloodwork recently to determine if you have allergies? That might resolve this for you as quickly as anything I know. I'm surprised that they didn't check that for you at the emergency room in the hospital. Maybe you need to ask for that if you have to go again to the hospital.

I'd choose to see an allergy specialist soon to determine what's happening.  Frankly, the pollen this season has been something else, and it could be related to that if you are in an area where the pollen level is high right now.

It sounds very much like an allergic reaction and one that needs to be identified and treated for you..and not a local reaction, but almost systemic in nature.

Please take care of yourself and get to the answers and right medication you need for this.

It's Genetic

Soza
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   Posted 3/28/2012 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
To couchtater:  I don't have sleep problems.  My husband does so I am well aware of what you are saying.  It's rather like a sugar burn, more than a thirst.

Soza
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   Posted 3/28/2012 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks It's Genetic for your reply.  These episodes are not seasonal.  I do think it has something to do with food allergies or intolerences.  Most allergy clinics suggest obstaining from certain foods, one at a time, to see if it truly is food.  Their scratch tests don't include foods.  It has been trail and error trying to figure it out. 
 
I also have problems with niacin, magnesium, malodextrin--I stay away from anything in a box, or has a lot of ingredients. casseroles unless I make them. Once my body rejects something, I can't really go back to it for some time.  I learned about niacin as I was taking it for cholesterol.  My ears began to hurt, then pain radiated out in my check and eventually in neck.  I decided to stop all supplements and when I omitted the niacin, all the pain went away and stayed. Now if I eat fortified bread with niacin, the pain returns. 
 
Also wondering if it could be dysbiosis or yeast or funji.   

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   Posted 3/29/2012 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Soza, are you sensitive to the whole range of B vitamins? Just wondering because meats are heavily fortified vitamin B products
and they are more difficult to digest than carbohydrates.

It could easily be a fungi--atmospheric molds, particularly. You might wish to be tested for some of the more common molds. Since you're sensitive to sugar, it could also be a yeast sensitivity. Anything ending in "ose" means sugar. You must wonder how many there are that can be bothersome, allergically speaking.

If it continues, I wouldn't give up on trying to find an allergist who tests for foods, particularly meats.

How's your hydrochloric acid status? Do you digest foods easily? If you are over forty, one writer suggests that everyone over that age should be using a Betaine hydrochloride supplement since everyone begins to have reduced stomach acid after about 40 years of age.

In addition, another writer suggests that food intolerances aren't so much what we eat that is the problem; it's that we don't digest it all completely. Therein is the problem, assumedly.

Do you have sinus infections often? (another cue to food sensitivities or intolerances) Milk and all cheese are two of the more common ones that folks have a sensitivity to. I would suggest trying Lactaid when you ingest milk or cheese and see if that helps at all. Sometimes it works for us if we have food sensitivities. (A sugar sensitivity indicates that you might be sensitive to the lactose --another sugar-- in milk.

It really is a search you have to go through if you can't get an allergist who will check for foods. My ear,nose,and throat specialist does it by drawing blood and having a lab do the growth factor on the allergen. If you can't get an allergist, try an ENT specialist.

Keep searching.

Good wishes,

It's Genetic

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 3/29/2012 1:13:17 AM (GMT-6)


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 3/29/2012 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
See a GI doc and internist. I'm thinking its probably not what yo think, but yes write down everything you eat, drink,, when happens, what happens, so on.
Also see a rheumy to test for auto immune diseases, and you said you don't have diabetes, but please get an A1C test, to rule it out on an idea. I am a diabetic, I was in the RARE 1 % of people whom are diabetic WITHOUT showing NORMAL on tests. Normally, a diabetic is anything over 6.2 on the A1C test, but in my case I produced diabetic symptoms and was at 5.8 5.8, is on the high end of normal, but diabetic symptoms. Just something to think about...
It wouldnt hurt to see a nutritionist either. If you have a teaching hospital (ah like in Oregon we have Oregon Health And Sciences University aka OHSU) I'd go there because they have every doctor there hehe
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