Posted 8/23/2012 7:28 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.