Originally Posted by durkmusic
Wow thank you for your awesome reply.
Thank you for responding to my post. I hope that you can get some relief!
Originally Posted by durkmusic - not allergies??
The reason I didn't think it was alergies is because it is winter here and there is nothing in the air. Or at least it was winter and nothing changed. I guess it could be food alergies or something.
Someone can be allergic, or sensitive, to almost anything. Foods, drinks, dyes, dust, animals, materials, inks, paper, perfumes, odors, plastics, gasoline, exhaust, pollens, pollutants. In other words...... if you are an allergic, or sensitive, person, you can run but you can't hide!
Originally Posted by durkmusic - allergy testing costs?
I have considered doing an alergy test but I didn't know if it was worth the money. Should I just go ahead and get that done? The answer is probably yes. I guess I will just do that. Thanks again.
If the money is tight, like it is for the majority of us, then there are some things that you can do, in the interim, to attempt to lessen your discomfort.
For instance, avoid dust, animals, anything with a strong smell (although it doesn't have to be smelly to be a problem), inks, rugs, tobacco smoke, etc.
Also, for a while, consider avoiding processed meats (plenty of additives), frozen dinners, pre-made gravies, puddings, take-outs, milk products, soda etc. Try to avoid anything pre-made with a ton of different ingredients. The more ingredients, the more likelihood that you react to something in the food.
If you can, eat as many organic foods as possible, since those foods do not contain a lot of pesticides, hormones and additives. In other words, eat as healthy and as simply as possible for a while. If you start getting some relief from your uncomfortable symptoms, then you can start including back into your diet one of your favorite foods at a time, until your symptoms start coming back again.
I am not a health professional, nor do I have any medical training or education. The ideas I post are just what has worked for me and relieved my symptoms. So, please just consider my ideas as just that, and not as medical advice.
Regards, and have a nice weekend!