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Board: Stroke 10-02-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 34,834
Posted By Vickie306
Stroke symptoms... but not a stroke or TIA

I was hospitalized for 24 hours with stroke symptoms. EIGHT....separate what appeared to be TIA events. Total loss of controlled speech, right side facial paralysis, right arm and leg weakness and...
Board: Allergies 04-19-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,878
Posted By Vickie306
Re: no answer to allergies

Crazy isn't it? I had a horrible reaction after taking 2 bites off of my husband's payday candy bar. About 20-30 minutes later I had terrible terrible diarrhea and my blood pressure bottomed out...
Board: Allergies 04-13-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,098
Posted By Vickie306
Re: allergy to fresh fruit and veggies?

yes...oral allergy syndrome. Best news I guess....is the fact that OAS rarely prgresses into the more serious symptoms like anaphylaxis.

He may find that during the times of year that tree...
Board: Allergies 04-13-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Sea Salt

I eat iodized salt on a daily basis. Have all my life. So does my brother. We eat shellfish with no issues at all. But let us ingest sea salt....and I'm talking nickle sized welts all over our...
Board: Allergies 03-23-2008, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,706
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Hot, red ears and parts of face...anyone experience similar?

it happens to me too occaisonally. Also my palms turn bright red during the episode. I've been tested for food allergies and told I have none.
Board: Allergies 03-20-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By Vickie306
Re: taste in mouth

my husband had this a couple of years ago. Within 48 hours of that symptom he was in the ER trying to pass a kidney stone. :(

That's a very very common symptom regarding kidney issues.
Board: Allergies 03-17-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,013
Posted By Vickie306
Re: kinesiology allergy testing

Yes, yes, yes. I had this done too! LOL

Last spring when i had the freaky incident with the candy bar.

I have to admit...I found it very interesting and it made total sense too. The test...
Board: Allergies 03-12-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Allergy Testing

Gbug......No doubt.....every food allergy patient should have an Epi Pen. Your story about your co-worker....scary stuff!!

Makes an otherwise non allergy individual wonder if on any given...
Board: Allergies 03-11-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Allergy Testing

Exactly what my symptoms were.

Unfortunately, there is no 100% accuracy when it comes to diagnostic testing. The "gold" standard is considered 98%. A combination of skin scratch and blood draw...
Board: Allergies 03-11-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,558
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Allergy Testing

I understand your frustration spyder. I had a horrible reaction after eating a payday (peanut) candy bar exactly 1 year ago today. I'll never forget it...I thought I was dying.

Anyway....I was...
Board: Allergies 03-05-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Sea Salt

Not in my brother's and my case. We both become covered in huge welts from forehead to mid trunk if we ingest Sea Salt. But we can eat all seafood with no issues of any kind.
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Board: Allergies 03-02-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,867
Posted By Vickie306
Re: inner ear itching

my husband HAD this problem. He mentioned it on a Dr visit. His doc told him to mix cortizone 10 cream with equal parts Lamisil AT cream, put it on a QTip and swab inside his ears once a...
Board: Allergies 01-24-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,832
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Is dizziness sign of allergic reaction??

Oh I see....I too was tested and both skin scratch and Immuno Cap tests were completely negative. My bloodwork was a draw though....sent to a lab in Utah if I remember correctly.
Board: Allergies 01-23-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,832
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Is dizziness sign of allergic reaction??

did you have the allergy blood testing done too....or just the skin scratch test for your allergies?:confused:
Board: Allergies 01-11-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,971
Posted By Vickie306
Re: salt allergy

:eek: My brother and I are highly allergic to Sea Salt!!!!!!

It took 2 exposures for us to realize it. About 2 hours after dinner we were covered in hives from our scalp to mid body. Being...
Board: Allergies 01-03-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Food Anxiety

Yes I developed horrible food anxiety after having a horrible reaction of some kind within 20 minutes of taking a couple of bites off of my husband's peanut filled candy bar.

I had eaten peanuts...
Board: Allergies 12-21-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,231
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Living With Food and Mold Allergies - How to beat Anaphlaxis

You mean within minutes of taking it you started having breathing trouble? OMG that must have been horrible. You take something to stop an allergic reaction...and it makes it worse? I have to run...
Board: Allergies 12-16-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,231
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Living With Food and Mold Allergies - How to beat Anaphlaxis

Your allergic to benadryl? Really? What happened when you took it?
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-24-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Colonoscopy prep - fleet

I too have to watch my potassium levels. My prep...4 dulcolax tablets at 2pm, and then starting at 4pm, miralax 119 gms mixed with 32 0z bottle of gatorade over 2 hour period...followed by another...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-23-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Colonoscopy prep - fleet

I'll pass this tip on. My GI told me to avoid all tomato and citric acid, lettuce, fruit with skins, vegetables with skins and the obvious seeds/nuts for 7 days prior to the test.

By doing this I...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-21-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By Vickie306
Re: how long is the colon

well okee ***ee then.....I obviously confused just my colon length with the other stuff. But then again....that fabulous Versed/fentanyl cocktail...would tend to fuzzy things up abit. :D
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-20-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,881
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Colonoscopy -- what do you feel?

Just had my first screen today. Am home now to snooze off the meds. The prep wasn't bad at all....but then again...I love gatorade. The Miralax was tastless and had no grit to it. I had no...
Board: Bowel Disorders 11-20-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By Vickie306
Re: how long is the colon

according to my GI who did my first colonoscopy screen this morning......a total of 6 feet which includes small/large intestine.
Board: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 11-14-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,862
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Gatorade and Miralax colon prep

yes my husband did this prep. It was a breeze for him. No cramping, no bloating, no nausea. He took 4 dulcolax tablets at 2pm. Then at 4pm he had to start drinking 119 gms of miralax mixed in a...
Board: Allergies 08-14-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,262
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Question on Barometric pressure

All I know is when barometric pressure is rising, I get fullness in my left ear...accompanied with a arterial blood rushing sound timed with my heartbeat. Drives me crazy. It's the only time I...
Board: Anxiety 07-27-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,671
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Racing heart after eating?

My heart races sometimes after a meal too. And sometimes within minutes of eating I feel like I'm trying to swallow over a hump.

I've been tested by an allergist for tree pollens, grasses,...
Board: Anxiety 07-07-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Food equals anxiety

Hello!!! I'm right there with ya. LOL

I had a horrific episode in March of this year, of what both an allergist and my internist have now diagnosed as a vaso vaegal incident. It...
Board: Allergies 07-05-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 41,963
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Alcohol Allergy?

I feel your pain. I absolutely love peanuts. Have eaten them in some form my whole life. One day I ate a couple of bites off of a Payday candy bar...and thought I was dying.

Full blown allergy...
Board: Allergies 07-03-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By Vickie306
Re: which allergy tests should I have?

I also had the lump in my throat feeling after eating, sometimes my pulse would get fast too. The worst episode came after eating a few bites of a Payday candy bar.

I had the skin scratch test...
Board: Anxiety 06-25-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Brand name VS GENERIC????

yes.....the generic form of xanax did not stop my esoph spasms...and made me terribly dizzy and nauseas. I will not accept the generic form.
Board: Allergies 06-23-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Hi Mandy. I tested negative on everything. But given the reaction I had after that candy bar....even though the doc's say it had nothing to do with it....I made the decision to not eat peanuts. I...
Board: Allergies 06-22-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Thank Goodness the allergist confirmed it for you. And you know what to avoid. When you say you tested positive to milk, wheat and soya, did you get raised red marks on your arms?

I find it...
Board: Allergies 06-21-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Hi Mandy. I don't eat anything that say's "processed in a facility that also processes food items containing nuts".

That's the only limitation I personally use. And as I said....both Dr's said...
Board: Allergies 06-20-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Thanks for your reply. We do eat out alot....I mean alot. Several times per week. I was so freaked out at first and was so afraid to eat anything, that my weight dropped just below 100 pounds. ...
Board: Allergies 06-19-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Wow...you tested totally negative to peanuts too? Were you tested with the skin scratch test as well, and was it negative also? Did your reactions start as a child, teenager or adult? Did you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 06-18-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,688
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Thank you for esophageal spasm support

Hi Mike and Alex. I suffered my first esoph spasm on June 8, 1990. I bet you both vividly remember your first "attack" too! LOL

That first attack landed me in the ER thinking at the age of 36 I...
Board: Allergies 06-15-2007, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,374
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Allergy skin testing: arm vs. back

I had the common food panel done on my arms, and when those showed absolutely zilch in 20 minutes.....they did bloodwork.

The trip before that one...they did trees, grass, molds, dogs/cats/horses,...
Board: Allergies 06-15-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

I know Mandy. It was a terribly frightening experience. But after extensive testing and clinical evaluation/history.....the allergist and internist both agreed that it was NOT food allergy related....
Board: Allergies 06-13-2007, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Thanks Hope for the reply. I never have been big on packaged foods or treats. The fact that it has a 20 year shelf life scares the heck out of me. :D

I'm sure over the course of my adult life,...
Board: Allergies 06-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,198
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Anybody else got diagnosed as a Adult lots of Allergies

Sorry to hear about all your allergies. I recently had the skin scratch testing and the blood workup too.

After taking a few bites off my hubbies payday candy bar and having what seemed to be an...
Board: Allergies 05-04-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 74,520
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Allergic To Benadryl

I had an awful flushing of my face,neck, chest and upper legs, after taking a Tylenol PM a few weeks ago. It freaked me out as I had never had that reaction before. I called the pharmacist...she...
Board: Allergies 04-18-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,009
Posted By Vickie306
Re: What is the best test for food allergies?

and then again you will most probably be told by your allergist, the way I was, that the Academy of Asthma and Allergists report the blood test has way to much of a chance for false positives...and...
Board: Allergies 04-16-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,483
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Food Allergy Skin Tests

how could allergists that attend the same continuing ed symposium's have totally different views on scratch testing? Go figure. This allergist said the scratch test is so sensitive now that it has...
Board: Anxiety 04-14-2007, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 21,295
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Strong Arterial Pulsations

yes...I have strong abdominal aorta pulsations...mainly when I'm lying still in bed. I'm very thin skinned and athletic. Not much in the way of body fat over my abs and my neck as well. So...
Board: Allergies 04-12-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,847
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Singulair Info.

It raised my husbands blood pressure. He is very athletic and has normally low blood pressure 115/64 pulse in the high 50's. After 2 months of treatment for a very bad case of allergy induced...
Board: Allergies 04-07-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,483
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Food Allergy Skin Tests

He didn't mention anything about that. Just basically....you have no food allergies.....I want you to go eat. He said he felt since I have just entered that stage in life where my hormones are...
Board: Allergies 04-07-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,483
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Food Allergy Skin Tests

No I have no nut allergies either. He tested me for peanuts and tree nuts....common foods.....vegetables....fruits....meats....fish and shellfish. I forgot that I did have what he called a minimal...
Board: Allergies 04-07-2007, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,483
Posted By Vickie306
Food Allergy Skin Tests

Is it possible to be tested for food allergies...it come back normal...and it be a false reading? I have been having trouble with food lately. I have never been allergic to anything before. I...
Board: Anxiety 03-02-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 23,588
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Recent allergic reaction to Xanax, anyone else?

It depends on how severe the spasm is. Mild ones make your chest feel alittle heavy or tight. Moderate ones can cause actual chest pain, arm pain, etc. The really bad ones mimic a massive heart...
Board: Anxiety 03-02-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 23,588
Posted By Vickie306
Re: Recent allergic reaction to Xanax, anyone else?

yes, I'm sure it is Xanax. And, yes it is extremely rare to suddenly develop an allergy.

That is why both the dr and pharmacist feel I reacted to something other than the drug itself.
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