What are your seasonal allergy symptoms?
Itchy/watery eyes - 0.0% - 0 votes
Runny/stuffy/drippy nose - 50.0% - 1 votes
Sneezing - 0.0% - 0 votes
Shortness of breath - 50.0% - 1 votes
Nausea/Diarrhea/Stomach Problems - 0.0% - 0 votes
All of the above - 0.0% - 0 votes
Posted 8/23/2012 8:28 AM (GMT -6)
I've been having several symptoms in relation to seasonal allergies. My symptoms are: Itchy/watery eyes, stuffy nose, sneezing, mucus buildup in throat, diarrhea/loose stools, nausea, and headaches every now and then.
The moment I wake up in the morning, my stomach starts to make several gurgling sounds. Not long after, I have to rush to the the bathroom. My symptoms seem to be worse in the morning and dissipate as the day goes on. Around 12:00-3:00, I feel fatigued and drowsy. My stomach starts to gurgle again but when I make it to the bathroom, I get constipated. My family practice doctor tells me its just nerves and that I need to learn how to meditate. I spent all of last year studying and practicing meditation and it calmed my nerves but the allergy symptoms were still there. I am currently not on allergy medication. The last time I was on Claritin, it seemed to clear my nose but it didn't do much else but make me fatigued. I'm on an anti nausea medication called Promethazine. It helps for a couple of hours and my symptoms return. I'm on Paroxetine to calm my nerves and panic attacks, but I believe my panic attacks are just shortness of breath caused by seasonal allergies. I've had multiple blood tests done and every time it came back negative, which was bitter sweet. I have not yet had an allergy test in my life but working on getting one withing the next week or two. I have a colonoscopy coming up and by doing research online, it looks like the colonoscopy won't do much good in helping find the problem.
Any similar experiences, cures, suggestions, or help, please let me know.
Posted 8/23/2012 10:17 AM (GMT -6)
Welcome to the forum, Roosage.
As a patient, definitely not a doctor, it sounds like you could have allergies on top of "just nerves." I would see an allergist. Blood tests aren't worth much, but skin tests do find allergens. I never heard that colonoscopy would show allergy either, but it's good for finding polyps and other problems.
If you are producing a lot of mucus and constantly swallowing, it can give you a lot of gas which can cause you to run to the bathroom. But see your doctor!
Posted 8/23/2012 10:21 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks Alice. When I see my doctor I'll ask for a referral to an Allergist.