Originally Posted by Dads1stGirl
I have developed what appears to be many food sensitivities but don't always react to the offending food. For example, sometimes I can drink coffee with no reaction and other times, my knuckles turn very red and get warm with joint pain. My palms also get red and sometimes the bridge of my nose does to. I get a headache and sometimes a rash on my face. This happens with all sorts of foods and drinks.
I see a Rhrumatologist in March. My GP thinks that I am reacting to different foods because I have an immunological process happening. I am starting to wonder if I simply have food allergies. Does this type of reaction sound familiar to anyone?
This is very similar to what I get when my chronic hives/swelling (aka urticaria/angioedema) are suppressed by regular antihistamines, which is my current state. I call it "flushing" - a feeling of heat, some redness, a bit of swelling, although mine is not painful. I get it on my hands and face, and particularly my nose. Weird, I thought I was the only one with this twist on the hives. After many months of observation, it seems to happen after I eat or drink something hot. But I have not been able to connect it to any food though believe me, I have tried. Are you getting these symptoms mainly with hot foods/drinks?
(The flushing isn't the only thing I get in the suppressed state - I also get random itch all over my body. It's kind of like hives just simmering below the surface.)