Posted 5/18/2014 4:34 PM (GMT -7)
I am at my wit's end trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I have always had terrible allergies, I was having allergy tests run when I was 7 years old. I have not always been good about following their advice, it's hard sometimes with modern life, stress, etc. I had blood allergy test done five years ago by a naturopath but nothing since. At that time, I was mild to moderately allergic to so many things, I just wanted to throw my hands in the air. My worst allergy was to gluten, but also milk, strawberries, corn, garlic, chocolate, etc.
The past couple of months, I developed almost constant exhaustion plus headaches all the time and I've never been a headache type person. I was just at the doctor's two months ago for an infection they could never figure out. They ran a couple of blood panels plus other testing and never found anything wrong. They did get rid of my infection with antibiotics.
I am also working a very stressful job I hate and friends have suggested this could be part of the issue.
I felt so dried out and head-ache-y, I first went off my antidepressant a couple of weeks ago as it does cause headaches. It helped a little, but not a lot. I am okay emotionally, just a bit more flat and I'm seeing my psychiatrist tomorrow.
I then quit all caffeine, which helped a lot. The headaches have improved dramatically and my energy has improved some as well. But I still get them at times, woke up today with a pretty bad one.
I've also had bad indigestion all weekend, having to use the restroom a lot. I am having strange reactions to foods as well. A few weekends ago, I had a small blizzard at Dairy Queen, immediately became exhausted and fell asleep for three hours. Today, I ate some Ben and Jerry's frozen yogurt and also became exhausted and feel asleep for a couple of hours. I don't seem to react the same to all sweets though, yesterday I had some gluten free cookies, gluten free biscuits with jam and a little 70 percent dark chocolate, and was fine. I also had Sprite one day last week with my sandwich at work and was okay. But come to think of it, we had ice cream at work one day and I was tired and crabby after having it. So I guess ice cream is out for me.
I also have a shallow, dry, hacking cough that won't go away and my eyes burn at night. My blood tests at the beginning of the year were supposedly normal: no diabetes, normal liver and kidney function, no STDs, nothing was abnormal. I had an appointment to see my doctor this past week, but I take public transit and there was a mechanical issue with the train lines that day so couldn't get to my appointment. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or ideas. I'm so frustrated.