Constant problems since quitting smoking
About 2 1/2 years ago I quit smoking (after around 25 years). Since then it seems like everything is going haywire.
First, had a bad sinus infection that had to be treated. Then (about 6 months after quitting) i got pink eye. Got that taken care of. Next came a heart problem. Extremely fast beating, went to the doctor, couldn't find anything. Since then I believe (according to symptoms), that it is PSVT. After that, came this weird rash, EXTREMELY itchy. Just shows up in different places for awhile, then goes away (after a few weeks) then comes back somewhere else.
I finally went to a dermatologist and later had a patch test done. Found to be allergic to several things (Ammonium Persulfate, Balsam of Peru, Carba Mix, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, and Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile).
Since then I have tried everything under the sun to get rid of the rash. I have changed anything that even remotely touches my skin. Tried different diet options.....nothing! It seems that since I quit smoking everything went downhill.
So......question is, when I quit did I throw my system in panic mode? The main thing is the rash. While I do now have it manageable the only thing that really helped it is Prednisone. So what about boosting my immune system? Maybe....Maybe not.....just out of options.