Re: How can you tell if you have a cold when you've had flue like symptoms for 8 mont
Thanks for your interest. I've been tested for allergies, but no, I don't have any, but I do have a number of chemical sensitivities (metal, perfume, etc) and food intolerances (fruit, nuts), but they are mostly the topical reactions: rashes, blisters, canker sores. I've been struggling with these since I was 16, and I'm 57 now - so 40 years may have taken its toll on my immune system.
I also am highly sensitive to psychotropic drugs, so when I take an antihistamine like benadryl, I get very whoozy. So I limit medications and the rheumatologist prefers that I focus on simple good lifestyle practices.