I started having allergic reactions 2 years ago, I never had any since I was born (I am 27 now) the first time it happened it was when I woke up, and went for a run. and in the 2 years period I had the allergic reaction only 6 or 7 times, I did heart tests, lung tests, blood tests and everything looked normal, I even did all the tests while having an alergic (allergic) reaction and all my tests went fine the only problem was the hives and swollen body (not throat) mostly hands and feet.
I got my test results and they said I am severely allergic to fish, and mild to mites and cockroach which is generally insects that appear in houses. I did something (some might consider suicidal) but the answers to the symptoms I am having didnt sound logical, so I ate fish, and plenty of it, and after that I didnt have any reaction what so ever for two month. And until know with all the tests I have done nothing seems logical to me that whats going on is an allergic reaction, I will list what happens to me, during the 6 times this problem happened, I fainted only once and thats why they did all the tests for heart including echo, tilt table, stress test. the rest of the times are mostly hives all over the body and my hands and feet swollen espacially my fingure tips I never feel itchy its always like needles pain.
The doctor also check for any auto immune problems, and also did test for lungs and liver. Everything is normal and my body as he says is very good and I dont drink, smoke.
I am kind of confused with all the test results and why this is happening because I cant find a link between all this. The last time this happened I threw up which was a new symptom that made me think that its not allergy, and my vision became blurry for 15 minutes I started seeing everything in squared shapes.
I also did kidney tests and the results are fine, the only time I did have a bad results where when I did liver test during the time I was having the reaction and the tests came 200 points higher than the average and the doctor told me its because of the reaction you are having.
sorry but it does sound like an allergic reaction, some people don't know this but allergic reactions don't just mean swelling with rashes and itching but an allergic reaction can cause GI problems as well such as Vomiting and Diarrhea it just depends on how your body reacts to the allergen. My sister is allergic to numerous things to many to tell but she does not react to them all in the same way I'll give you some examples
When she gets exposed to grass she breaks out in hives and itches NO KIDDING Anything with Soy gives her GI upset like diarrhea or Vomiting Chocolate just makes her turn red and blotchy no itching Honey Graham Crackers cause her lips and tongue to swell but no hives and itching anywhere else
My point in all the rambling is you could very well be allergic to something and from what the doctor told us the more you expose yourself to the allergen the worse the reaction can become even to the point of life threatning. Since you were told that you were allergic to fish even though you are a bunch and didn't react to it I would still stay away from it to be safe
For now on when ever you have these attacks or episodes just as quick as you can write down EVERYTHING that you have come in contact with that day and keep a log for every time that it happens maybe that will help you figure something out
I hope that you get better soon and honestly I hope that you don't have these attacks anymore good luck to you
Hi, welcome to the forum, your symptoms are suggestive of Urticaria and is seen secondary to exposure to allergen and mediated by IgE antibodies. Your body is known to hypersensitive to certain things. In allergic manifestations there is release of histamines in the body which will cause dilatation of blood vessels leading to hypotension, dizziness and vision can become blurry. The magnitude of reactions differs from time to time and is unpredictable.
Stinging insects, Aeroallergens (uncommon), Foods and additives like Milk, egg, peanuts, nuts, soy, and wheat are the most common agents to cause generalized urticaria in adults.
This triggering factor should be identified (like household insects in your case) and should be avoided. A skin allergy test can be useful. Other causes needed to be ruled out are chigger bites, irritant dermatitis, generalized infection etc.
I suggest you to consult a skin specialist. Take care and regards.
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