For me, blisters (developed from hives), burning mouth, itching skin, swollen lips, cracked lips, were signs of food allergies.
When I had the excessive blisters, I also had (undiagnosed) kidney stones.
I have had traditional and non traditional allergy tests over the years. I have also learned to listen to my body.
For example, I made a new recipe for pizza crust. When I eat it, my mouth becomes excessively dry and the insides of my cheeks swell up. I can feel ridges when I run my tongue along my cheek. My tongue felt like someone was stabbing it as I ate the pizza. For me, that means food allergies. But what is it?
The millet flour? The brand of pizza sauce? The cheese? The spices I added to the pizza? I dunno, but I gotta figure it out.
Have you thought about allergy testing?
I was diagnosed with septic arthritis as a child. I don't have the symptoms anymore. I eliminated so many foods and environmental containments from childhood.
Keep us posted!
Thank you for your recent posts but given all the other syptoms and my fibro I don't think it has anything at all to do with food allergies. I have been to an allergy specialist as well as a dermatologist and I have no known allergies except to bees/wasps/horseflys and the like as well as hayfever. According to the Dermatologist, she thinks it may be something called a sub-cutaneus connective tissue disorder and possible sjogrens but I haven't been diagnosed yet. If you have any more advice on autoimmune disorders I would really enjoy conversing with you. I stay in so much pain all the time from the FIBRO/CFS it's hard to function alot of the times but, we have to keep going tho. Sincerely, Crystal
wow crystal you're right, we do have alot of the same symptoms
good luck at the doctor and hope you feel better :)
hey!!!I have almost all those symtoms,blisters on the head etc.nobody really knows what to say about them.said I have connstive tissue disease,the eye thing,shcolederma(thats not spelled rite)but ya,my sister has lupus real bad.My neurologist asked if anyone has talked to me about the beginnings of lupus.Have to have another mri cuz lesions showed on last one.Have you had an mri?also my eyes really hurt and feel cold to touch.weird.
I think you may have disseminated histoplasmosis. the fungus is carried by bats, and when I was ill with it I had symptoms of fibromyalgia and prurient rashes/bad vision.