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I am a clinical psychologist who is needing some guidance and advice regarding one of my patients who has multisystemic issues that involve her immune and neurological system. The problem is that she is intolerant to most medications unless they are pediatric doses. She has chronic migraine headaches and is unable to take anything for them. Her history includes a head injury from a car accident, but fortunately with no significant residual deficits, Mononucleosis, a number of years ago and then chronic history of fatigue, head aches, and increased allergic reactions to most medications. As a child she was exposed to industrial toxins in Hopewell, Virginia. All of her female relatives have contracted various forms of cancer. Prior to contracting mononucleosis she was vibrant and fully engaged in life.

I have worked closely with this patients PCP who is equally concerned and baffled as to what is causing this patient chronic condition. The patient is not malingering and she is wanting to be healthy and engaged in the process of living. She is unable to take any narcotic due to anaphylaxis. She also is unable to take ampicillin, amoxicillin, cephalexin, erythromycin, ciprofloxacin, ceclor, tetracycline, Tylenol, benaddryl, and anything with monosodium glutamate.

We have tried sending her to a number of allergists, neurologist, and pain specialists with no one being able to provide insight into how to treat or address these issues. Any insight, ideas, or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.