could this be from some kind of allergy?
I looked at the categories and didn't really know where to make a post. About 16 years ago I began having bouts of uncomfortable symptoms that go together. I get a metallic taste that sometimes turns bitter or salty. My face flushes almost like rosacea. Sometimes my scalp would burn badly. Sometimes my tongue would look slightly swollen and darker than its normal color. I get tingling on my cheeks that makes it feel like the tiny hairs there are standing on end and around my mouth will feel stiff. On top of all that (literally) my hair falls out more than is normal.
AFter I was diagnosed with low iron and started taking supplements, and also started taking Glucophage for insulin resistance, I had some improvement. Same symptoms but not as severe.
Lately, though, the taste thing has flared up often, the tingling, flushing is worse.
I have often thought I must be having an allergic reaction. If I use a topical medication or a multivitamin it nearly always brings on the metallic taste.
But could it be a food? And it is possible to pinpoint which food with testing?
I saw 30 specialists over a ten year span and nobody knew a thing except the one who discovered I had low iron. My family doctor doesnt have a clue. And since I am simply uncomfortable, not sick, it is hard to find anyone who really cares. In fact, a few made rude responses to my problems, whether they knew it or not.
If anyone has an idea, I would be most grateful if you will share.
p.s. my ears ring (tinnitus) Char