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I think I am allergic to everything

Posted Nov 26 2011 11:41am
Ok, maybe not EVERYTHING, but lately it sure feels like it. Since getting allergy tested in January at the advice of my neurologist, I've discovered that I am allergic/sensitive to: dust, yeast, mold, trees, and grass. Really.

Like migraines, figuring out my ever-evolving allergy spectrum is a tricky task. There are no set rules. I can drink one kind of beer and be ok but 1/3 of a Leffe puts me in gastrointestinal misery for 3 hours. It seems to all be determined by how many allergens are already present in my body, so the tipping point changes every day/week/hour/minute. The nurses at the allergy clinic tell me this is normal, but that fact does not make it less frustrating or challenging.

I recently suggested to my ENT Dr that she build me some sort of clean room or bubble so we can figure out exactly what my triggers are. She said she'd get right on it. I love that she at least humors me.

And so that's where I am today: trying to figure out why my sinuses are making my head feel like a block and trying to rally and get myself motivated for an active day at work. I don't have any answers today, but maybe I'll learn something. Fingers crossed.
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