Is dizziness sign of allergic reaction??
I am wondering if I have an adult-onset allergy to soy. Shortly after switching from cow's milk to soy milk, and increasing the soy in my diet (moving more toward vegan, I've been somewhat of a vegetarian for years), I started having weird feelings and reactions. They usually came up after eating, and the first one happened when I was drinking a banana shake, made with soy milk. I'd get sudden feelings like I was going to pass out, like I could feel my blood pressure going way low. Sometimes I'd feel dizzy (hard to walk at times even), sometimes I experienced vertigo (room spinning). All of the times I'd get these feelings, from my observations, was after eating/drinking something with soy in it. BUT, I never got any rashes, my throat didn't swell. I didn't really notice any other typical signs of an allergic reaction. Plus, sometimes I could eat processed foods with soy as an ingredient in some form, and not be bothered. I've never had any of these feelings, that I particularly remember, up until about 8 weeks ago. Since then I've stopped drinking soy milk and stopped eating most foods with soy (at least as a high ingredient). And I haven't experienced any of those really bad reactions since then (a couple small reactions, after eating something at a restaurant where I didn't know the ingredients). BUT, I did go to the dr. and she didn't seem to give a soy allergy a second thought. She attributed all of this to low thyroid (just obtained from a blood test they did when I went to the dr. after a week of the strange feelings).
Anyway, just curious if anyone who's had experience with allergies, and specifically food allergies, would think that my symptoms would support a possible adult-onset soy allergy....or if perhaps it is the thyroid and the connection to soy is just coincidental. ?