Thanks Alcie, Smurf, and Razzle.
Razzle... Where might I find a environmental medicine specialist?? I'm not sure where to look for that.
I have been dealing with a bizarre body for 5 years and when I try to explain what my body does after I eat or am exposed to certain chemicals, most doctors look at me like I have 3 eyes! But I know that my body reacts so oddly to food these days... But doctors don't seem to understand what I'm going through at all. The only one that ever remotely understood was a rheumy who first diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia.. he said chemical sensitivity was normal for those patients, and finally I didn't feel crazy. It was relieving to be validated.
My recent trouble: I've been getting bad headaches ever since I ate Monosodium Glutamate two months ago when I gave in and ate a ton of cheese puffs. (I usually avoid MSG on account of headaches) The headache hit hard and fast as soon as I ate them and I've had vertigo, eye pressure, and head pain since. I am planning to go to a neurologist, but I really need a doc that understands how badly my body reacts to all meds, and would be willing to work with me. My body flips out when I take almost any med at all... When I say flip out, I mean possibly going nights at a time without sleep, awful horrific nightmares that make me feel almost disoriented, awful horrific thoughts, and feeling a terrible dismal 'mood' that makes me want to check myself into a psych ward... And all from an antibiotic! My neurological system does not react well to half of all foods and pretty much all meds. This makes treating me as a patient very difficult.
I wish there were someone who could understand me... And not look at me like I'm making this stuff up. Its so scary to eat and then have my brain, mood, cognition, and neurological system affected by food. My main issue is food. Why on earth is my body going berserk after I eat? There are so many things I'm sensitive to. Sorry! I'm just frustrated.
Oh yeah, and @smurf.. yes! My boyfriend recently became allergic to aspirin and had to go to the ER!! I didn't realize its in foods, too.
Post Edited (CharmCityLady) : 6/15/2013 11:05:21 PM (GMT-6)