Or could this be something in my stomach or a digestive issue? The hives and lip swelling make it seem more like an allergy to everyone I have talked to.
Hello~This could be due to a digestion issue or lack of enzymes in your tummy. I would add a powder form of acidophilus daily to your diet, this will put the "friendly" bacteria back into your system. You can mix the powder in water and drink it, it really does have a taste at all. You could also add a good, digestive enzyme, normally, these are taken during the meal. If food is not digested properly, it ferments and in turn, can cause all kinds of unpleasant symptoms.
One other thing it might be is "Candida" this is an intestinal yeast infection and believe me, it can cause all kinds of trouble some of which you have mentioned. It would not hurt to have the test to determine if you have it. There is a book called "The Yeast Connection" and is very easy to understand and it goes into detail about Candida, and what to do for it. I believe it is written by Dr Cooke. If it is not available in the book store, I bet you can still order it on-line, I found it invaluable.
I am glad you are getting tested for allergies. I have had them. They usually draw some blood, then test the blood with certain food allergens.
Good luck and please keep us posted.
Hello, I have and do suffer from the same. But mine began after a lengthly course of "anti-biotics". I was never the same again.
Also so many people have "allergies" now, since l960's - have you ever thought of it from a different angle ? look at the way we shop now, everything is full of chemicals. The bottom line is always OUR BODIES ARE NOT DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH CHEMICALS. No matter what people say, you can't alter that.
I have gone completely organic, and I feel a lot better for it. It's your choice. Also taking more and more pills to cure things, justs adds to the chemical imbalance and load.
This is only my opinion of course, but from my angle, common sense is what must rule you. Think everything out for yourself.
Don't necessarily believe that "reports" say about chemicals not being harmful. Also common sense must also tell you that "some" health supplements would also contain many un-natural ingredients.
ALWAYS LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE......
If cutting out dairy helps, but you are still having problems, you might consider gluten as a second allergen. Hope you don't have that. I can't have gluten, nuts, or dairy, but it's great to have some control over how I feel.
Google histamine intolerance, DAO enzyme, and the low histamine chef; these have been eye openers to me after suffering for 20 years with hives, hypothyroid, vitiligo, endometriosis, anemia, and lately acid reflux. At 46, I've decided to change my diet to an anti-inflammatory diet (no gluten, dairy, nightshade foods). I'm taking vitamins, iron, and zyflamend-NewChapter. Good luck to all.